Anya Taylor-Joy's Style Evolution, From Budding Teen Star To Fashionista

The "Queen's Gambit" actress has a flair for glittery gowns, pops of color and chic pantsuits.

Anya Taylor-Joy received critical acclaim for her star turn as stylish chess prodigy Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit,” but as her many red carpet appearances have shown, the actor is a fashionista in her own right.

From glittering Met Gala gowns to pops of pink and green at events around the world, Taylor-Joy has a flair for style. Heck, she even settled the great side part debate of 2021 with her Golden Globes look.

In honor of her birthday, we’ve rounded up 57 photos of Taylor-Joy’s style evolution, from budding teen actress to Golden Globe winner.

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2015
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Taylor-Joy at "The Witch" premiere during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 27, 2015, in Park City, Utah.
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2015
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Taylor-Joy at the Jameson Empire Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on March 29, 2015.
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2015
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Taylor-Joy at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Chanel Artists' Dinner at Balthazar in New York City on April 20, 2015.
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2015
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Taylor-Joy at "The Witch" photo call during the Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on Sept. 18, 2015.
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2015
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Taylor-Joy at the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 on Oct. 7, 2015.
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2015
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Taylor-Joy at Banqueting House for the BFI London Film Festival Awards on Oct. 17, 2015.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at Saint Laurent At The Palladium at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2016.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at the premiere of "The Witch" at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Feb. 11, 2016.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at the 11th Annual Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner at Balthazar in New York City on April 18, 2016.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at a W Magazine event at IT Lounge in Toronto on Sept. 10, 2016.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at the "Barry" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on Sept. 10, 2016.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner in honor of the BFI at Rosewood London on Oct. 4, 2016.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at the AFI FEST 2016 screening of "Split" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov. 15, 2016, in Hollywood.
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2016
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Taylor-Joy at the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Nov. 28, 2016.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at a "Multiple" ("Split") photo call on Jan. 12, 2017, in Madrid.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the "Split" New York premiere at SVA Theater on Jan. 18, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the "Thoroughbred" premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the InStyle EE Rising Star Party ahead of the EE BAFTA Awards at The Ivy Soho Brasserie in London on Feb. 1, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at a cocktail party to launch the film series "The Performers" at The Serpentine Gallery in London on Feb. 2, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the BAFTA 2017 Film Gala Dinner at BAFTA Piccadilly on Feb. 9, 2017, in London.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the BAFTA nominees party at Kensington Palace on Feb. 11, 2017, in London.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 12, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the Mulberry Winter '17 LFW show at The Old Billingsgate in London on Feb. 19, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at London Women's Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 on Feb. 20, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the Three Empire Awards at The Roundhouse in London on March 19, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the screening of "The Meyerowitz Stories" at the Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the Chopard Trophy photo call at Hotel Martinez in Cannes on May 22, 2017.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the "Marrowbone" premiere during the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival on Sept. 27, 2017, in San Sebastian, Spain.
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2017
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Taylor-Joy at the international premiere of "Thoroughbreds" during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on Oct 9, 2017.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Newport Beach Film Festival UK Honours at The Rosewood Hotel in London on Feb. 15, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the BAFTA nominees party at Kensington Palace in London on Feb. 17, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Burberry February 2018 show during London Fashion Week at Dimco Buildings on Feb. 17, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 18, 2018, in London.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Christopher Kane show at Tate Britain during London Fashion Week February 2018 on Feb. 19, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Focus Features' "Thoroughbreds" premiere in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the New York screening of "Thoroughbreds" at the Roxy Hotel in New York City on March 6, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Rakuten TV EMPIRE Awards at The Roundhouse on March 18, 2018, in London.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 7, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party at Burlington House in London on June 6, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Serpentine Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on June 19, 2018, in London.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Summer Party at the Victoria and Albert Museum on June 20, 2018, in London.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 photo call during Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at Universal Pictures' "Glass" and "Halloween" panels during Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at "The IMDb Show" on July 30, 2018, in Studio City.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at the Cartier Party during London Fashion Week September 2018 on Sept. 15, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy during London Fashion Week September 2018 on Sept. 17, 2018.
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2018
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Taylor-Joy at an intimate dinner co-hosted by LOUIS XIII and Vanity Fair celebrating the brand's "100 Years" campaign on Sept. 26, 2018, in London.
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2019
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Taylor-Joy at the U.K. Premiere of "Glass" at The Curzon Mayfair on Jan. 9, 2019, in London.
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2019
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Taylor-Joy at the "Glass" New York premiere at SVA Theater on Jan. 15, 2019.
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2020
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Taylor-Joy at People Now on Feb. 4, 2020, in New York City.
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2020
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Taylor-Joy at the "Emma" photo call at The Soho Hotel in London on Feb. 12, 2020.
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2020
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Taylor-Joy at "Good Morning America" on Feb. 17, 2020, in New York City.
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2020
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Taylor-Joy at "Good Morning America" on Feb. 17, 2020, in New York City.
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2020
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Taylor-Joy at the premiere of "Emma" at DGA Theater on Feb. 18, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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2020
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Taylor-Joy at the "Emma" press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on Feb. 19, 2020, in Beverly Hills.
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2020
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Taylor-Joy at the Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 3, 2020.
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2021
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Taylor-Joy during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast on Feb. 28, 2021.