Saoirse Ronan Has a Long History Of Big Risks On The Red Carpet

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Irish actress Saoirse Ronan came to fame after a scene-stealing role in 2007’s Atonement alongside Keira Knightley. Then only 13, that portrayal brought filmmakers clambering to her door and her very first Oscar nomination. Roles in Hanna and The Lovely Bones quickly followed, as did parts in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2015’s Brooklyn (which also earned her a Best Actress nomination), and Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-winning Little Women.

And with these roles came a myriad of red carpet opportunities. From the start, Ronan has had a penchant for big names and bold shoes, favoring Valentino, Lanvin, and Proenza Schouler, all anchored by sky-high Louboutins. Though, as she rose to new heights with films like Lady Bird, she didn’t dare tame her adventurous streak on the red carpet. In fact, in recent years, she’s gravitated towards former Gucci designer Alessandro Michele’s outré concoctions as well as Nicolas Ghesquière’s futuristic Louis Vuitton. Here, look back at Saoirse Ronan’s biggest red carpet hits.

2024: Berlinale Film Festival
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In sequined and sheer Louis Vuitton, Ronan dazzled at premiere of The Outrun during the 2024 Berlinale Film Festival.

2024: Sundance Film Festival
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Ronan slipped into an iridescent Louis Vuitton gown and quirky, open-toe heels during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

2023: Academy Museum Gala
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Ronan’s pleated Louis Vuitton set was practically falling off her body at the 2023 Academy Museum Gala. And that’s what made it so memorable.

2022: BAFTA Scotland Awards
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For her first red carpet appearance in well over two years, Ronan looked ethereal in a mustard yellow lace gown at the 2022 BAFTA Scotland Awards.

2020: Academy Awards
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Ronan, decked out in Gucci, updated the princess gown on the red carpet of the 2020 Oscars.

2020: BAFTA Awards
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Ronan channeled icons of Hollywood past at the 2020 BAFTA Awards in a dramatic Gucci gown, bold red lip, and a chic updo.

2020: Golden Globe Awards
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Ronan looked ready to party in a disco ball Celine number for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

2019: Little Women Premiere
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In a two-tone lace Galvan number, Ronan tapped into her romantic side for the 2019 premiere of Little Women in Paris.

2019: Met Gala
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In fully-sequined Gucci, Ronan turned heads at the 2019 Met Gala which celebrated “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”

2018: The Fashion Awards
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A glittery flapper moment backstage at the 2018 Fashion Awards in London.

2018: Academy Awards
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Ronan, wearing Calvin Klein By Appointment, looked like fashion Royalty at the 2018 Oscars.

2018: Critics Choice Awards
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Armed with a bold lip, Ronan opted for a glittery drop-waist gown to attend the 2018 Critics Choice Awards.

2016: Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Ronan took the plunge in custom Calvin Klein at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2016.

2016: Golden Globe Awards
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A Grecian goddess moment in Saint Laurent at the 2016 Golden Globes.

2016: BAFTA Awards
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Ronan dazzled in a sequined Burberry look and megawatt jewelry during the 2016 BAFTAs.

2016: SAG Awards
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For the SAG Awards in 2016, Ronan sported a blush pink Michael Kors confection.

2015: London Film Festival
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Ronan looked chic in Lanvin at a screening of Brooklyn at the BFI London Film Festival in 2015.

2015: Brooklyn Premiere
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Ronan wore an off-the-shoulder Stella McCartney jumpsuit for the Los Angeles premiere of Brooklyn.

2015: Britannia Awards
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Ahead of the sheer curve, Ronan posed in see-through Calvin Klein at the Britannia Awards in 2015.

2015: New York Film Festival
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In Valentino, Ronan looked chic at the premiere of Brooklyn during the 2015 New York Film Festival.

2014: Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Ronan made a statement in butterfly patterned Valentino at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2014.

2013: BAFTA Awards
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For the 2013 BAFTA Awards, Ronan sported a floral and sheer Christopher Kane number.

2013: The Host Screening
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Ronan slipped into a Proenza Schouler coat worn as a dress during a screening of The Host.

2013: Toronto International Film Festival
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Ronan channeled her goth side in Mary Katrantzou at at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.

2013: The Host Premiere
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The actress opted for sleek and chic Lanvin for the Los Angeles premiere of The Host.

2011: Hanna Screening
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Ronan went bold in sequined Chanel at a screening of Hanna in New York.

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