STYLE EVOLUTION

Scarlett Johansson’s Best Red Carpet Looks Channel Classic Glamour

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From pantsuits to Preen, Scarlett Johansson’s style has come a long way, but one thing remains a constant: the actress always looks supremely sophisticated on the red carpet. Whether channeling Old Hollywood glamour in a figure-hugging gown, or going modern in quirky Rodarte, Johansson pulls off any look with aplomb, exuding confidence with every look. Recently, the actress has taken a mature turn in her ensembles, opting for structured, metallic gowns, sleek suits, and tailored separates. Here, a look back at some of Johansson’s best, and most memorable, appearances on the carpet.

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2020: Academy Awards Parties
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For the afters at the 2020 Oscars, Scarlet Johansson stunned in a metallic Oscar de la Renta gown.

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2020: BAFTA Awards
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At the 2020 BAFTAs, Johansson recalled a glamorous flamingo in a custom Versace gown.

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2020: Golden Globes Afterparty
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After the 2020 Golden Globes, ScarJo was ready to party in this pink, feathered Monique Lhuillier dress.

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2019: Cannes Film Festival
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At the premier of Marriage Story in 2019, Johansson wore a sparkling red Versace gown.

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2019: Avengers Endgame Fan Event in London
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For an Avengers Endgame event in London, Scarlet Johansson decided to do suiting her way, with an asymmetrical, curve-baring jacket by Tom Ford.

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2018: Emmy Awards
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At the 2018 Emmy Awards, Johansson wore a custom strapless Balmain gown embellished in sequins as subtle as sequins can be.

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2018: Met Gala
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Johansson matched the floral backdrop in this rosy gown from Marches at the 2018 Met Gala.

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2017: Rough Night Premiere

Scarlett Johansson chose a shimmering Michael Kors disco ball dress for the Rough Night New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 12, 2017 in New York City.

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2017: Ghost In The Shell Parisian Premiere

For this Parisian premiere, Johansson opted for an Azzedine Alaïa, one of Paris’s favored sons, at Le Grand Rex on March 21, 2017 in Paris, France.

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2017: Ghost in the Shell Premiere

Scarlett Johansson opted for another sparkling Balmain gown for the American premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 29, 2017 in New York City.

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2017: Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Azzedine Alaïa knows how to dress a woman with curves, which is probably why Johansson opts for the label again and again, including at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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2017: Academy Awards

Johansson also chose Alaïa for the actual ceremony at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

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2017: amfAR New York Gala

Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 19th Annual amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 8, 2017 in New York City.

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2016: Sing Premiere at TIFF

Scarlett Johansson attends the Sing premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

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2015: MTV Movie Awards

Johansson wore a pink Zuhair Murad jump suit to attend The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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2015: Tom Ford Show

Scarlett Johansson, attends the TOM FORD Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on February 20, 2015. She was wearing Tom Ford, natch.

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2015: Academy Awards

Johansson wore green Versace to the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Consider us envious.

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2014: Late Show Taping
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Outside the Late Show studios in 2014, Johansson looked like a classic Hitchcock blonde in this mixed-material coat.

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2013: Her Premiere in Rome

When in Rome dress like Rome? Johansson’s Dolce & Gabanna dress for the 2013 Her premier included imagery directly inspired by the city.

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2013: Under The Skin Premiere

Johansson premiered her new film “Under The Skin”—and one of her best looks to date—in 2013 in a black Atelier Versace gown and a multicolored Bulgari necklace.

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2012: Hitchcock Premiere

Scarlett Johansson attends the Hitchcock New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on November 18, 2012 in New York City.

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2012: Marvel’s Avengers Assemble Event in London

Scarlett Johansson attends the European Premiere of Marvel Studios’ Marvel’s Avengers Assemble held at the Vue Westfield on April 19, 2012 in London, England.

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2012: Met Gala

The actress shined in more ways than one at the 2012 Met Ball in this embellished gold gown by Dolce & Gabbana.

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2010: Iron Man 2 Premiere

A futuristic white frock by Giorgio Armani—with coordinating glittery accessories—was just the ticket for the 2010 premiere of her new movie “Iron Man 2.”

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2009: He’s Just Not That Into You Premiere

The style chameleon celebrated her new film “He’s Just Not That Into You” in L.A. with a new brunette ‘do and a pretty floral gown by Oscar de la Renta.

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2008: The Spirit Premiere in Paris
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At this 2008 premiere in Paris, Johansson went very ladylike in a white coat and classic lace-enhanced dress.

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2007: Louis Vuitton Party
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In 2007, Marc Jacobs was at the height of his power as creative director of Louis Vuitton, and this dress sums up his contributions to the house’s ready-to-wear perfectly.

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2006: Golden Globes

The actress was irresistible in red Valentino at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards—so irresistible, in fact, that designer Isaac Mizrahi memorably groped her on a red carpet TV show.

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2004: Tony Awards
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At the 2004 Tony Awards, Johansson channeled old school Hollywood glamour in a classic black dress and hair the recalled a blonde Clara Bow.

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2004: Met Gala

Continuing her rise to film and fashion stardom, Johansson stunned at the 2004 Met Gala in a yellow silk gown by Calvin Klein Collection.

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2004: Brit Awards
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At the 2004 Brit awards, Johansson channeled the rock and roll vibes in a glittering gold mini-dress and eyeshadow that recalled a tropical sunset.

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2003: Lost in Translation Premiere

Johansson stepped things up for the premiere of her 2003 breakout role in “Lost in Translation” in a crisp cream suit by Dolce & Gabbana—sans blouse—and a trendy (remember, this is 2003) shark tooth necklace. A fuchsia pump and clutch and babydoll makeup added a feminine touch to the men’s wear-inspired look.

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2003: Imitation of Christ Show
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In early 2003, Johansson went through a bit of a rebellious fashion face, complete with mullett. Let’s be honest, though, the TikTok teens of today would totally covet this look.

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2002: Fashion Week Afterparty
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It was 2002, white belts and brown cords were in.

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2001: Black Hawk Down Premiere

Perhaps taking a cue from her “Ghost World” character, Johansson added a gothic flare to another all-black ensemble. Better safe than sorry.

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1999: Bowfinger Premiere

Even in 1999, with only a handful of movies under her belt, Scarlett Johansson was aware of the power of a little black dress. Basic as it was, this shiny knee-length number was a sign of good things to come.

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1997: Independent Spirit Awards
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Johansson was nominated for an Independent Spirit Awards for her first leading role in the comedy-drama Manny & Lo. Her knit yellow dress and clunky green sandles actually recall some of the work Daniel Lee is currently doing for Bottega Veneta, no?