Anne Hathaway's Best Red Carpet Fashion: Photos

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There are only a few things for certain in Hollywood: actors always seem to fall for one another on film sets, there will usually be sequels, and Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway will never step out in something that’s not showstopping.

We’ve known since before her fashionable role in The Devil Wears Prada that Hathaway was destined to be a fashion icon. No matter the red carpet event, from premieres to the star-studded Oscars, Hathaway always comes in something that wows everyone.

We’ve seen her rock the Barbiecore trend, a series of dramatic LBDs, and nearly every color of the rainbow, and our jaws always drop with each new look. (Don’t even get us started on her dramatic Met Gala looks!) But in the past year alone, she’s really stepped up her red carpet fashion game by not only adding the drama, but the color and cutouts!

Since teaming up with stylist Erin Walsh, Hathaway’s fashion has been edgy, elegant, daring and boundary-pushing — which is everything she is and more. In a March 2023 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she praised Walsh for helping her make her mark on the fashion industry. “Erin sees my idiosyncrasies as a strength…Maybe there was initial confusion with me because I was introduced to the world as a teenage princess, but I never actually connected to things that are ‘sweet’ and ‘pretty’ — no shade at all for those wonderful options. I love the right risk, as does she,” Hathaway said.

Yet even with Hathaway’s wide array of looks over the past 20 years, she has a simple style mantra: she’s all about feeling good! She told Vogue back in 2022, “I’m dressing with a lot more gratitude and a lot more joy!”

In honor of Hathaway’s sensational looks, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Check out Hathaway’s best red carpet fashion moments below!

A version of this article was originally published in April 2023.

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Anne Hathaway looked so stunning at the New York premiere of The Idea of You on April 29 in this strapless bright red Versace dress that showed off her hourglass figure.

Stunning at SAG (2024)

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We’re obsessed with Anne Hathaway’s vintage, bright blue Atelier Versace gown that she donned at the 2024 SAGs.

PVC Power (2024)

PVC Power (2024)
PVC Power (2024)

Anne Hathaway’s PVC red dress for the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week will remain in our minds rent-free forever.

Like a Glove (2024)

Like a Glove (2024)
Like a Glove (2024)

Anne Hathaway looked incredible at the National Board Of Review 2024 Awards Gala in this glimmering strapless Giorgio Armani dress that fit her like a glove. She paired the look with Bulgari jewelry and Aquazzura heels.

Simply Stunning (2023)

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At the British Fashion Awards 2023, Hathaway was understated yet enchanting in this chic nude gown.

Hostest With the Mostest (2023)

Hostest With the Mostest (2023)
Hostest With the Mostest (2023)

Hathaway also spoiled us with a second look in this semi-sheer Rodarte gown with lace and tulle embellishments.

Pretty in Pink (2023)

Pretty in Pink (2023)
Pretty in Pink (2023)

Anne Hathaway looked gorgeous at the She Came To Me New York Screening in this pink strapless sequined The Attico dress.

A Modern Twist (2023)

A Modern Twist (2023)
A Modern Twist (2023)

Anne Hathaway gave us major streetwear inspiration during her Oct 3 press day in this Dion Lee matching set. A classic black suit meets a Canadian tuxedo!

Right Off the Runway (2023)

Right Off the Runway (2023)
Right Off the Runway (2023)

Less than a week after Claudia Schiffer closed the Versace SS24 show in Milan Fashion Week in this checkered silver and green dress, Anne Hathaway rocked the showstopper at the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s 2023 Albie Awards. So stunning!

Playing With Sheer (2023)

Playing With Sheer (2023)
Playing With Sheer (2023)

As the new Global Ambassador for Shiseido’s Vital Perfection collection, Anne Hathaway turned heads at their launch event in this gold sequined halter dress from CD Greene with sheer paneling down the sides.

Golden Goddess (2023)

Golden Goddess (2023)
Golden Goddess (2023)

For the Bulgari Mediterranea High Jewelry on May 2023, Anne Hathaway stunned everyone in this glittering hooded gown from Atelier Versace SS23.

Stunning in Tweed (2023)

Stunning in Tweed (2023)
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Anne Hathaway perfectly blended the sexy Versace style with the chic Karl Lagerfeld edge in this Versace tweed dress with golden safety pin details at the 2023 Met Gala.

Purple Princess (2023)

Purple Princess (2023)
Purple Princess (2023)

During a press conference for the opening of Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo, Hathaway turned heads in this silky purple Valentino mini-dress!

Vivacious in Versace (2023)

Vivacious in Versace (2023)
Vivacious in Versace (2023)

Hathaway proved she’s in her edgy era when she arrived in this leather Versace mini-dress.

Naked Dress Newbie (2023)

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One of Hathaway’s most daring looks to date in this black lace naked dress from Valentino.

Mellow in Yellow (2023)

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Yellow can be such a hard color to pull off, but Hathaway rocked this neon Valentino look effortlessly.

Lady in Leopard (2023)

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Hathaway made everyone turn heads at the Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 show when she stepped out in this daring, sparkling leopard print ensemble.

Dreamy & Dark (2022)

Dreamy & Dark (2022)
Dreamy & Dark (2022)

Hathaway brought out her dark side in this hooded black Alaia ensemble.

Mesmerizing Mother (2022)

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Hathaway channeled the night sky in this glittering Ralph Lauren gown for the 29th Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Celebration.

Angelic Anne (2022)

Angelic Anne (2022)
Angelic Anne (2022)

Hathaway made eveyrone’s jaws drop by looking like an angel in this sleek Armani Prive gown.

1960s Mod Madness (2022)

1960s Mod Madness (2022)
1960s Mod Madness (2022)

Hathway gave fans all the 1960s mod glamour in this sensational Gucci mini-dress.

Baby Blue Beauty (2022)

Baby Blue Beauty (2022)
Baby Blue Beauty (2022)

Hathaway’s daring cutout blue David Koma gown for the premiere of WeCrashed made headlines everywhere, and for good reason!

Barbiecore Babe (2022)

Barbiecore Babe (2022)
Barbiecore Babe (2022)

Hathaway made the Barbiecore trend go viral when she stepped out in this sparkling, hot pink Valentino look.

Charming at Critic’s Choice (2020)

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Hathaway’s glittering Atelier Versace gown perfectly showed off her baby bump and glowing skin!

Bold in Black (2019)

Bold in Black (2019)
Bold in Black (2019)

One of Hathaway’s best looks to date has to be this jewel-encrusted, sleek black suit from Elie Saab’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection that she wore to The Hustle.

Cutout Cutie (2019)

Cutout Cutie (2019)
Cutout Cutie (2019)

Hathaway’s cutout Brandon Maxwell gown still lives in our minds rent-free.

Mesmerizing at the Met Gala (2018)

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Hathaway looked angelic when she stepped out in this dramatic red Valentino gown for the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mesmerizingly Mad (2016)

Mesmerizingly Mad (2016)
Mesmerizingly Mad (2016)

Hathaway perfectly captured the Alice in Wonderland mood with this detailed and unique custom Christopher Kane dress.

Daring in Dior (2016)

Daring in Dior (2016)
Daring in Dior (2016)

Hathaway brought the fantastical vibes with this nude tulle Christian Dior gown.

Woman in White (2016)

Woman in White (2016)
Woman in White (2016)

For the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards, Hathaway looked like an angel in this white Valentino dress.

Golden Girl (2016)

Golden Girl (2016)
Golden Girl (2016)

For the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Hathaway wowed in this art-deco, sequined maternity gown from Naeem Khan.

Golden Goddess (2015)

Golden Goddess (2015)
Golden Goddess (2015)

At the 2015 Met Gala, no one could take their eyes off of Hathaway when she stepped out in this golden, caped Ralph Lauren gown.

Nifty in Navy (2014)

Nifty in Navy (2014)
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Hathaway nailed the other-worldly vibe at the premiere of Interstellar. She turned heads in this silky blue Richard Nicoll slip dress, which she paired with ornate rings.

Gorgeous in Gucci (2014)

Gorgeous in Gucci (2014)
Gorgeous in Gucci (2014)

Hathaway brought the edge and the sparkle to the 2014 Oscars when she arrived in this gorgeous Gucci gown.

Sleek in Silk (2013)

Sleek in Silk (2013)
Sleek in Silk (2013)

Hathaway’s sleek and chic Prada gown reminded everyone she’s fashion royalty.

Artistic Anne (2012)

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Hathaway looked like a work of art in this detailed, floral gown from Valentino.

Sparkling Siren (2012)

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Hathaway looked like a summer goddess in this sparkling white, floral-collared Gucci gown for the European premiere of The Dark Knight Rises.

Magical in Metallic (2011)

Magical in Metallic (2011)
Magical in Metallic (2011)

Hathaway’s sparkling Armani Prive gown was the definition of showstopping!

Ravishing in Red (2011)

Ravishing in Red (2011)
Ravishing in Red (2011)

Hathaway was the center of attention in this show-stopping, ruffled red Valentino gown at the 2011 Oscars. (And she rocked $10 million worth of jewelry!)

 

Asymmetrical for Alice (2010)

Asymmetrical for Alice (2010)
Asymmetrical for Alice (2010)

For the premiere of Alice In Wonderland, Hathaway decided to rock this asymmetrical, dazzling copper Vivienne Westwood gown.

Flower Power (2010)

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Hathaway let out her inner flower child in this detailed Miu Miu black mini-dress.

Fabulous Flapper (2010)

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Hathaway brought all of the flapper vibes in this Valentino Couture cocktail dress.

Dazzling Disney Princess (2010)

Dazzling Disney Princess (2010)
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Hathaway looked like an IRL Disney princess in this golden, dazzling Valentino ballgown for the 2010 Met Gala.

Suit Up (2009)

Suit Up (2009)
Suit Up (2009)

Hathaway was the definition of chic in this black-tailored tux and Loubiton combination she wowed in for the premiere of Bride Wars.

Lovely in a LBD (2009)

Lovely in a LBD (2009)
Lovely in a LBD (2009)

Hathaway truly reinvented the LBD trend with this monochromatic, stylish Gianfranco Ferre creation.

Marvelous in Midnight Blue (2009)

Marvelous in Midnight Blue (2009)
Marvelous in Midnight Blue (2009)

This midnight blue Armani Prive ballgown Hathaway wowed in at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards is something out of a storybook!

Little Purple Dress (2009)

Little Purple Dress (2009)
Little Purple Dress (2009)

We’ve seen Hathaway rock many little black dresses, but we need to see more of her in little purple dresses like this ruched Marc Jacobs mini-dress!

Versace in Venice (2008)

Versace in Venice (2008)
Versace in Venice (2008)

For the premiere of Rachel Getting Married at the Venice Film Festival, Hathaway donned this colorful, floral Versace gown that looks like it’s straight out of a Monet painting.

RED-y for the Closeup (2008)

RED-y for the Closeup (2008)
RED-y for the Closeup (2008)

We still think about this draped red Marchesa gown from the 2008 Oscars daily.

Amazing at Academy Awards (2007)

Amazing at Academy Awards (2007)
Amazing at Academy Awards (2007)

While Hathaway always comes in something glamorous for the Oscars, we have a soft spot for this monochromatic, bow-accented Valentino gown.

Monochromatic Marvel (2007)

Monochromatic Marvel (2007)
Monochromatic Marvel (2007)

This black and white Valentino gown is a timeless classic!

Vivacious in Valentino (2007)

Vivacious in Valentino (2007)
Vivacious in Valentino (2007)

Hathaway showed us early on that she’s the Queen of the unique and dramatic LBDs.

Sensational Sunshine (2006)

Sensational Sunshine (2006)
Sensational Sunshine (2006)

This yellow mini-dress for the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival screams Y2K goodness.

Sheer Stunner (2006)

Sheer Stunner (2006)
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For the Black Ball, Hathaway rocked one of the most daring looks of the night: a white Vlentino gown with sheer paneling on the side.

Black & Blue (2006)

Black & Blue (2006)
Black & Blue (2006)

For the 2006 SAG Awards, Hathaway gave everyone 1920s nighttime vibes in this satin blue and black Nina Ricci gown.

Red Silk Revelation (2005)

Red Silk Revelation (2005)
Red Silk Revelation (2005)

For the premiere of Cinderella ManHathaway showed everyone that red is truly her color (and that silk was made for her!)

Fashionable in Florals (2004)

Fashionable in Florals (2004)
Fashionable in Florals (2004)

We’re still obsessed with this floral orange dress Hathaway rocked, and we think it needs to be talked about more.

Woman in Watercolor (2003)

Woman in Watercolor (2003)
Woman in Watercolor (2003)

This watercolor-esque Elie Saab gown from 2003 shows Hathaway was born to be a style icon!