While we’ll always have Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman and all our other consistently
best dressed celebrities, there is plenty of room on the red carpet to welcome a particularly stylish newcomer. This year, we saw the likes of Letitia Wright, Rachel Brosnahan, and Jorja Smith rise to the occasion at every turn, showing up in show-stopping looks everywhere from the Met Gala to the Golden Globes. So, what—and more importantly, who—will 2019 bring to the red carpet? Our bets are on a Disney Princess, an SNL-approved songstress, and a Hollywood scion, among others. Here, take a look at the six stars posed to be breakout fashionistas in the new year.
After suiting up as the Pink Ranger in last year’s live-action
Power Rangers adaptation, Naomi Scott is here to play into your feelings of nostalgia once again. This spring, the 25-year-old actress will take on the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s new Aladdin, and later in the year, will be one of the titular Angels in Elizabeth Banks’s Charlie’s Angels reboot. Expect lots of dreamy princess gowns and sleek suits on those respective promo tours.
While her big sister Katherine got her own big break two years ago with
13 Reasons Why, 2019 will be Josephine Langford’s year. This April, the actress (who previously appeared on the television series Wolf Creek) will star in After, a dark romance film. If she’s taking style cues from her big sister, we can look forward to some bold premiere looks, not to mention plenty of Prada.
Chances are you just just saw Rosa Salazar in
Bird Box, and next year, you’ll be seeing even more of her. In February, she’ll star as the titular character in Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel, a major film that’s sure to come with some major premiere looks to go with her character’s futuristic battle gear.
The daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, 20-year-old Maya Hawke is no stranger to the red carpet (this year, she even attended the Met Gala with Diane von Furstenberg). But the young actress will get an even bigger audience come next summer, when she’ll join the cast of
Stranger Things for its third season.
Australian actress Eliza Scanlen already creeped you out as Amy Adams’s wild sister in
Sharp Objects, but will trade in her rollerblades and jean shorts for plenty of high fashion dresses come awards season this year. You’ll see even more of her next winter, as she co-stars in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women alongside Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh.
Hand-picked by mentor Pharrell Williams while still a student at NYU, Maggie Rogers has already nabbed a coveted musical guest slot on
Saturday Night Live, even before her debut album dropped. As she heads on tour this spring, we can look forward to another indie fashion star in the making, a la Haim and St. Vincent.