Greta Gerwig Has Always Been the Master of Quirky Sophistication

Greta Gerwig

For someone widely recognized as the face of the film movement known as “mumblecore,” Greta Gerwig is not one for quiet fashion. Since gaining mainstream success for her role in Greenberg, in which she starred alongside Ben Stiller, the actress has been a staple on the red carpet, where she started her career in mod-inspired little black dresses, before moving on to more sophisticated and vibrant pieces from the likes of Chanel and Gucci. Most recently, the actress co-starred in two hit films–Jackie and 20th Century Women–which saw her navigating the awards circuit with aplomb. Up next, the star will make her directorial debut with Lady Bird, a comedy-slash-drama featuring Saorsie Ronan and Lucas Hedges due out later this year. In anticipation of many more red carpets moments to come, a look back at Gerwig’s best ensembles thus far.


March 2010: At the Los Angeles premiere of Greenberg, Gerwig went prom-like in a strapless silk dress and matching peep-toe heels.


April 2011: A printed moment for the actress, donning a key-hole gown at the premiere of Arthur.


September 2011: Another red carpet, another keyhole. Gerwig once again selected the neckline, this time at the Venice International Film Festival.


March 2012: Never one to shy away from a print, Gerwig went for a bold mini at the Salmon Fishin in the Yemen premiere.


April 2012: Looking like a picture of French chicness, Gerwig stunned at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.


May 2012: Attending the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum with Prabal Gurung, Gerwig wore an emerald gown of his design.


June 2012: Gerwig goes ladylike in a tulle skirt and ballerina bun at a screening for To Rome With Love in New York City.


February 2013: Gerwig had her Grecian goddess moment at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, wearing a flowing navy blue gown.


October 2013: At the Giorgio Armani One Night Only NYC event, Gerwig showed off her prowess for prints in an oversized floral blazer.


2015: Gerwig is a woman of many parts—both on and off the silver screen. At the 2015 Sundance Institute Celebration Benefit she showed us classic and chic in a long black shirtdress, nude pointed pumps, and a clean up-do.


2015: Premiering her film Eden in New York, Gerwig showed us Young Hollywood cool with glowing skin, a smoky eye, Monique Péan jewelry, and a white Brock Collection shirtdress.


2015: The actress looked California cool at the Barneys New York and United Talent Agency Cocktail in a flowing printed dress and minimal makeup.


2015: Gerwig showed off how to dress down a floral Carven dress while doing press in London.


2015: When the time comes for a major red carpet look, Gerwig rarely lets us down. This Rosie Assoulin top and Hellessy trouser look is no exception.


January 2016: With a cool new cropped ‘do, Gerwig was the epitome of downtown chic in Proenza Schouler.


February 2016: Proving that she can do ultra-gram just as well as casual cool, the actress wore Chanel to the Cannes Film Festival.


May 2016: For a New York screening of Maggie’s Plan, the actress wore mismatched prints in flowing silhouettes.


November 2016: Ultra-glam in a purple gown with just enough hint of skin at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 8th Annual Governors Awards.


December 2016: It was only a matter of time until Gerwig too fell powerless to the charms of Alessandro Michele’s designs for Gucci.


December 2016: Bringing the boudoir to the red carpet in a lace-covered gown at the Critics’ Choice Awards.


February 2017: The actress was one of the many famous faces perched in the front row to take in Raf Simons’ debut for Calvin Klein.