Anya Taylor-Joy's Style Evolution Reveals Her Flair For The Dramatic (2024)

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Anya Taylor-Joy has always been a fashion darling, attending Chanel events before she ever became a household name. But over the years, the Hollywood star has proven to be a couture maestro, drawn toward avant garde designs that are only for the very bravest in Hollywood.

Taylor-Joy loves to reference her films through fashion, often opting for red carpet outfits that hint at the themes or aesthetic of whichever movie or television show she is promoting at the time. A true creative, theQueen’s Gambit star finds joy in style, making her a welcome addition to premieres and awards shows.

Below, see the actor’s metamorphosis from young Hollywood breakout star to fully-fledged leading lady.

2015

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From her very early days of fame thanks to horror filmThe Witcher, Anya Taylor-Joy was a fashion house favourite, here attending the Tribeca Film Festival Chanel Artists’ Dinner in New York City wearing, of course, the French designer.

2016

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In her brunette era, Taylor-Joy continued her rise as both a lauded actress and a mainstay on fashion’s front row, here at a Miu Miu show where her love of eclectic style is apparent.

2017

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For the 2017 BAFTAs, Anya Taylor-Joy chose resplendent Gucci, looking every bit the ethereal goddess in a pleated gown with the label’s bejewelled tiger motif.

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Very much in her award show circuit by 2017, Taylor-Joy wore Dolce & Gabbana to the BFI London Film Festival Awards, an eye-catching blend of bronze, gold and midnight blue sequins.

2018

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For the 2018 Met Gala (Heavenly Bodies), Anya Taylor-Joy made her first attendance at the fashion and art event, wearing Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda. Taylor-Joy was in the middle of her stint onPeaky Blinders, but was yet to skyrocket to fame.

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For the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party, Taylor-Joy chose a Huishan Zhang Resort dress with metallic print and feathered edging, and looked like summer personified.

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Attending the Serpentine Summper Party in 2018, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was Anya Taylor-Joy embodying her character fromThe Queen’s Gambit – however, that series was still two years away. This 60s-inspired mini by Chanel would definitely have fit into the series, though.

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We started to get a glimpse of Taylor-Joy’s flair for the dramatic by the end of 2018. Here, the actor poses prior to the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 Show – a fashion house she will later wear on the red carpet.

2020

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Anya Taylor-Joy often makes appearances (here arriving for Good Morning America to promote Emma) in outfits you’d more likely see on runways, even when it’s for daytime television. The actor chose Halpern, wearing a look straight off the label’s Spring 2020 runway.

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For a screening ofEmma in New York, Anya Taylor-Joy chose a structured Loewe dress that felt like a modern take on the early 19th century styles worn during the film’s period.

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For the Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week in 2020, Taylor-Joy chose this buttery-soft silk midi skirt which felt playful when teamed with the cropped knit and her (jealousy-inducing) blow wave.

2021

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Taylor-Joy chose Dior Haute Couture for the 2021 Emmy Awards, once again looking like sunshine thanks to her butter-blonde hair and incandescent skin. She was up for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie forThe Queen’s Gambit.

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Playing with volume and structure at the CFDA Awards, Anya Taylor-Joy wore custom Oscar de la Renta to accept the award for Face Of The Year.

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Taylor-Joy attended the Venice Film Festival in 2021, with one of her most striking fashion looks being this Rodarte dress and robe. The actress was promoting LastNight In Soho, and leaned in to Barbiecore, also opting for a hot pink Dior gown later in the evening.

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For the Los Angeles premiere ofLast Night In Soho, Taylor-Joy wore this incredible Dior gown with chevron pleats and a pleated bodice, which tied well with the film’s glamorous underbelly setting.

2022

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One of our favourite fashion looks from Anya Taylor-Joy and a pivotal moment in her style evolution was this Dior dress for the Vanity Fair Oscar’s After Party. The structure! The pleats! The netting!

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While promoting her filmThe Northman (here at its Hollywood premiere), Taylor-Joy opted for ice-queen styling that aligned with her Slavic sorceress character. Again, the global ambassador for Dior wore Dior.

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Something about Anya Taylor-Joy’s style evolution is that you can clearly see thefun in her styling. The actress truly loves fashion and dressing to theme, here arriving atThe Drew Barrymore Show in Nensi Dojaka Spring 2023 with Aquazzura heels. It’s giving 1960s Barbie.

2023

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Taylor-Joy loves a sunshine yellow moment, and she returned again for the 2023 Golden Globes, this time in Dior. The two-piece column set was a minimalist dream teamed with her long, poker-straight hair and nude makeup.

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Anya Taylor-Joy always looks right at home in period-inspired fashion. For the Critic’s Choice Awards the actress wore a Dior midi that paid homage to the fashion house’s designs of the past, with scalloped details and a corset-style waist.

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For the BAFTAs in 2023, Anya Taylor-Joy divided fashion sets globally with this Schiaparelli design, which featured an oversized velvet cloak and bustier-style mini dress.

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