Anya Taylor-Joy’s rapid rise to become one of cinema’s most promising young stars has been a thrill to watch. However, Taylor-Joy’s on-screen performances in Emma, The Queen’s Gambit and The Witch can only be judged by her electrifying red carpet style, which has rapidly evolved from the English rose into the glory of old Hollywood.
So it makes sense that at the premiere of her latest lead role in Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival last night, Taylor-Joy and Ant Image architect Law Roach has decided to pull out every stop. To accentuate the classic beauty at the heart of the time travel movie — but mostly 1960s —, she donned a hot pink Dior couture gown with a matching mesh skirt. (Naturally, she’s inlaid with Tiffany & Co.’s million-dollar diamonds.) Taylor-Joy’s charismatic looks also seem to cover another corner of ’60s pop culture: Barbie dolls in particular.
Since partnering with Roach, Taylor-Joy has presented herself as a true fashion original, taking on a classic beauty while giving it a modern, outlandish style of its own. From the Loewe dress with a novel about panniers that she wore to Emma’s movie screening in New York City last year, to the custom Dior dress with a matching gown cut from green Lurex fill The one she wore at the Oscars in March, Taylor-Joy can consistently deliver high drama on the red carpet.
Her other Venice Film Festival outings have brought so many fantastic, fanciful fashion moments that Taylor-Joy made her calling card, from the floral Rodarte dress she wore to the shoot. photo Last night on Soho’s call to Dice Kayek’s tangerine dress with pleated skirt she wore to Venice’s Lido today. But the full fantasy of her Barbie pink dress proves once and for all that if there’s one thing Taylor-Joy knows, it’s how to give a sparkly look — no pun intended — fun.