Anya Taylor-Joy is queen of the remote red carpet in custom green Dior gown

Chloe Street
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 (HFPA via Getty Images)
(HFPA via Getty Images)

Not only did 24-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy scoop up her first Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in Netflix’s chess drama The Queens Gambit on Sunday, but social media has also hailed her queen of the remote red carpet.

Dressed in a dramatic custom emerald green gown from Dior, Taylor-Joy, who was also nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for her leading role in Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma, didn’t let the fact she was tuning in remotely stop her from serving up some serious A-list glamour.

Anya Taylor-JoyDior
Anya Taylor-JoyDior

The deep emerald green lurex dress oozes retro romanticism, with spaghetti straps, a draped bust and a dramatic floorlength cape. Inspiration for the bodice with belt detail came from Look 17 of the brand’s autumn/ winter 2019 Haute Couture Collection, and the entire creation took three artisans from the Dior atelier over 300 hours to make.

“The dress is retro, but modern and cool at the same time,” Taylor-Joy’s stylist Roach Law told Vogue. “Fashion is supposed to be fantasy. It transports someone to somewhere else, and Anya is the type of client who understands this, so why not go big?”

The couture gown took over 300 hours to makeDior
The couture gown took over 300 hours to makeDior

Law, with whom Taylor-Joy has worked recently on her Emma press tour wardrobe, finished the look with a chess-inspired manicure by nail artist Kim Truong and a frosting of over $1 million worth of Tiffany diamonds, that included a $195,000 platinum and diamonds pendant, $1,500,000 platinum and diamond earrings, and a $130,000 platinum and diamond ring. Go big, indeed.

Anya’s second Dior look of the nightDior
Anya’s second Dior look of the nightDior

Later in the evening Taylor-Joy changed into another Dior look, again styled by Law, to accept her award on Zoom. The icy blue satin cuir dress was inspired by the ‘Miss Dior’ dresses and took two people 150 hours to create.

Two killer looks in one night? We’d call that check mate.