Scarlett Johansson Has Always Been the Picture of Sophistication on the Red Carpet, Even In Her Ghost World Days

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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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


Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.


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


Scarlett Johansson attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.


Scarlett Johansson attends Her Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 10, 2013 in Rome, Italy.


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.


Scarlett Johansson attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California


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


Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.


Scarlett Johansson attends the Ghost In The Shell premiere hosted by Paramount Pictures & DreamWorks Pictures at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 29, 2017 in New York City.


Scarlett Johansson attends the Paris Premiere of the Paramount Pictures release Ghost In The Shell at Le Grand Rex on March 21, 2017 in Paris, France.


Scarlett Johansson attends the Rough Night New York Premeire at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 12, 2017 in New York City.