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Winona Ryder’s Red Carpet Style—from ’90s It girl to “Stranger Things“ Star


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As a young actress, actress Winona Ryder played edgy, gothic characters in Beetlejuice, Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Reality Bites and Girl Interrupted. On the red carpet, she blurred her on-screen personals with girly, grunge, and gothic pieces, favoring leather jackets, slip dresses, and high-waisted jeans. Today, Ryder has a more ladylike aesthetic–and is starring in the highly anticipated Netflix series “Stranger Things,” which debuts on July 15th, as the mother of a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances in Hawkins, Indiana. In honor of her comeback, here’s a look back at her 20 most iconic looks from the red carpet.

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Winona Ryder arrives to the 45th Annual Golden Globe awards in January, 1988 with Rob Lowe on her arm, wearing a ladylike black and red dress, classic black leather pumps and modest sheer black stockings.

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The actress attended the ‘Great Balls of Fire’ New York City premiere in June, 1989 wearing a very modern white off-the-shoulder bodycon dress with white sheer stockings.

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Winona Ryder wore a chic little black wrap dress, crimson lip and her ladylike pumps to the 48th Annual Golden Globes in January 1991 with boyfriend Johnny Depp.

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Winona Ryder attends the ‘Dracula’ Hollywood premiere in November 1992 dressed in a cornflower blue button down top and matching skirt with a white lace trim.

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Winona Ryder wore a cute pixie cut a purple velvet slip dress at the The Age of Innocence’ New York City premiere in September 1993 with long-haired musician Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum.

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At the 1996 Academy Awards, Winona Ryder epitomized Hollywood glam in this vintage deep-cut nude gown with matching shawl and nude satin heels.

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The actress wire a white floral satin frock with matching mules at the American Movie Classics’ Fourth Annual Film Preservation Festival in 1996.

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Winona Ryder arrived to the premiere of the film ‘The Crucible’ wearing a black ankle-grazing dress and midnight blue wool statement coat with black fur trim in 1996.

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At the 1997 Vanity Fair Oscar party, Winona Ryder embraced the flapper look by pairing a beaded gown with a crimson lip.

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At the AMC’s 5th Annual Preservation Festival in 1997, Winona Ryder looked stunning in a ‘50s-inspired pale lavender lace dress and black peep toe heels.

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The actress was simple and chic in a black leather pencil skirt, mock short-sleeved turtleneck and scrappy mule sandals at the the ‘Alien: Resurrection’ Westwood premiere in 1997.

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Winona Ryder looked youthful and fresh at the premiere of ‘Smoke Signals’ in New York wearing a periwinkle blue frock and basic strap metallic sandals in 1998.

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After spending a few years out of the spotlight, Winona Ryder reemerged at the 19th Annual Museum of the Moving Image Benefit in 2004 wearing a gorgeous off-the-shoulder crimson gown with a sweetheart neckline.

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Winona Ryder was eclectic and at the ‘Before Sunset’ premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2004.

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The actress attended the 35th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala in 2007 wearing a dazzling vintage tea-length Christian Dior dress with jewel-covered pumps.

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For the Los Angeles closing night premiere of ‘Black Swan’ in 2010, Winona Ryder wore a black strapless ankle-grazing dress with a voluminous skirt.

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Winona Ryder looked like a princess in this cream Alberta Ferretti gown at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2011.

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For ‘The Iceman’ premiere during the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012, Winona Ryder look effortlessly chic in a strapless black lace Dolce & Gabbana gown and blood orange lip.

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Winona Ryder attended the New York premiere of her HBO miniseries ‘Show Me a Hero’ wearing a black and white velvet Oscar de la Renta dress in 2015.

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The actress wore a sexy satin Marc Jacobs LBD on the red carpet before at New York Fashion Week in 2015.