Brie Larson’s Best Red Carpet Looks Of All Time

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by Emma Firth |

It’s hard to believe it’s been just a year since the world went into a frenzy over then-unknown actress Brie Larson. Yes, she’s been acting and singing (she even put out a pop album) since her teens, but it was her Oscar-winning performance in the emotional drama Room that saw her status rise. She's also fast become fashion's new darling - with everyone from Gucci to Oscar de la Renta lining up to dress her. The actress’ sartorial taste? Old Hollywood meets Grace Jones (her icon): ‘Every time I’m on a carpet, I can embody a different character,’ Brie told US InStyle. ‘I can feel a different way, I can expose a different part of myself.’ And with her promo tour for Kong: Skull Island now kicking off you’ll be seeing a lot more fancy frocks. From her go-to neckline to the real reason she wears royal blue, we’ve decoded the 26-year-old's award-worthy style moments…

Cold shoulder dressing

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Looking back through Larson’s style hits there’s one common denominator: asymmetrical necklines. For the Academy Awards after-party last year she opted for an off-shoulder pink velvet ensemble and, again, donned a similar silhouette for the post-Oscars do last month, choosing a silk teal gown by Ralph and Russo. The rule to nailing asymmetric detailing a la Brie? Stick to one block colour.

Blue Crush

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Royal blue is a winning shade for Brie. To pick up her Best Actress Oscar in 2016, she wore a custom-made dress by Alessandro Michele who had then only been at Gucci for a short time. “Our first inspiration was the colour,” Brie’s stylist Cristina Ehrlich told The Telegraph. Her makeup artist revealed she’s a big fan of the colour lapis [a blue gem] and its significance in art. Away from awards season, we’re particularly in love with this sailor blue outfit she wore to a W magazine party last year. An oversized striped shirt and high-waisted trousers from Vivienne Westwood? The workwear outfit of dreams.

Romantic ruffles

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While there was a definite nod to Veronica Lake at the Oscars this year (rocking a dramatic velvet gown, red lip and slicked back hair), we’re getting ‘70s bridal vibes during her latest red carpet appearance at the Kong: Skull Island premiere in London. Brie upped the glamour in a floor-length tiered number from Ralph and Russo, keeping her hair minimal and lipstick shade a peachy nude.

Here’s Grazia’s edit of the best red carpet moments from Brie Larson…

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Going for gold at the 2016 Golden Globes.

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Oh Gucci, Gucci, Gucci how we love thee. As exampled by this floaty, powder blue gown of dreams. Also, we want this floral clutch bag stat.

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A futuristic look at the Met Gala in New York last year, rocking a metallic dress from Proenza Schoulder and a dark berry lip.

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How to steal the spotlight during awards season? Case in point: Brie Larsonu2019s Golden Globes look this year. Red EVERYTHING.

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Pink + velvet + Oscar = dream trio.

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Less is more: the Room actress looked sleek in a satin teal dress and strappy black heels.

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One of our favourite Oscars dresses – channelling Old Hollywood glamour in a black velvet show stopper designed by Oscar de la Renta.

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Fancy frills and patchwork embroidery is a-go-go at Toronto Film Festival in 2016.

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Brie Larson keeps it minimal in a simple cut white dress by Jason Wu at the 2017 SAG awards.

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Peak sophistication in a ruby red Oscar de la Renta number at Kong: Skull Island LA film premiere.

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