The roaring 20s were synonymous with edgy glamour, boundary-crossing fashion and an overall sense of liberation. 100 years later, one particular celebrity is breathing new life into that very definition. Enter: Anya Taylor-Joy.
Indeed, when the 25-year-old exploded onto the A-list scene with her gripping performance as chess champion Beth Harmon in 2020’s The Queens Gambit, the world never looked back.
That’s not to say that Taylor-Joy was new to acting at that point, but you could call the 2020s her very own revolutionary era, because since then, she’s been one of the stand-out stars at every red carpet event.
Her Critics Choice and SAG Award double whammy wins in 2021 were the springboard for her mark on black tie glamour—while both events were held virtually, the British-American-Argentinean still suited up. For the Critics, a stunning berry-toned Dior gown. For the SAGs, a custom Vera Wang slip dress with black trimming.
She was also nominated for a Golden Globe that same year, and the breathtaking moss green Dior ensemble she wore was enough to make us forget about the fact she was celebrating in a swanky hotel suite as opposed to a Hollywood red carpet.
But as real-life events returned, so too did Taylor Joy’s impeccable red carpet fashion. And as you’ll see below, it only got better.
Here, we round up 14 times she said “check mate” to the red carpet—and beyond.
At a special screening of her latest movie, The Northman, Anya opted for an angelic, sparkling mini dress paired with Christian Louboutin heels.
At the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars after party, Taylor-Joy opted for a sheer Dior dress featuring tulle drop sleeves with a black fitted bodice beneath.
Taylor-Joy wore a metallic golden gown by Dior for the 2021 Los Angeles premiere for her film, Last Night In Soho.
Premiering Last Night In Soho at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, she wore a bright pink Dior midi design featuring a matching hat and stiletto heels.
Taylor-Joy later stepped out in Venice wearing this bright orange dress and shoes, courtesy of designer Dice Kaye.
At the 2021 Emmy Awards, she wore a zesty two-toned yellow ensemble from Dior Haute Couture.
Taylor-Joy stepped out for the 2022 Dior Croisiere (Cruise) fashion show in Athens wearing a stunning golden sheer gown by the famed fashion house.
While presenting on SNL in New York City, Taylor-Joy was pictured wearing this feather-trimmed Alexandre Vauthier couture gown.
As we mentioned, the 2021 Golden Globe Awards saw the beginning of her virtual fashion revolution with this stunning green Dior ensemble.
At the SAG Awards in 2021, Taylor-Joy wore a fitted custom Vera Wang slip dress featuring a thigh high slit.
The Queens Gambit star wore a beautiful berry coloured Dior design for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.
At the premiere of Emma in early 2020, Taylor-Joy wore this gorgeous vintage creation by Bob Mackie. The gown was actually a wedding dress in its past life.
At another special screening for Emma, Taylor Joy opted for another unique black and white design by Loewe.
In 2018, a fresh-faced Taylor Joy wore this golden Dolce & Gabbana ensemble to the Met Gala.
And in 2017, she wore a soft blue layered design by Gucci for the BAFTA Awards in London.