Anya Taylor-Joy’s Critics’ Choice Awards Dior Gown Took 200 Hours To Make

Anya Taylor-Joy continued her winning streak at this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards. One week on from her Golden Globes win, The Queen’s Gambit star scooped yet another trophy for best actress in a limited series.

Naturally, she dressed for the occasion in custom Dior. “[Anya Taylor-Joy] embodies the strength and fragility of a new generation of gifted actresses who are challenging the star system,” creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri tells British Vogue of the gown that she designed. “The dress she wears is the synthesis of what couture represents for me today, with contrasting rules and the creative freedom it allows, in harmony with the person wearing it. A place where beauty meets the traditions of craftsmanship and thought.”

The antithesis of her structured emerald Globes gown, which came with a dramatic, cape-like coat, stylist Law Roach swerved high-drama for understated elegance. Layers of soft, royal-purple wrapped tulle comprise the ethereal zig-zagging diamond bodice, fashioned from handmade macramé detailing. A team of two Dior atelier artisans embarked upon a 200-hour laborious process to make the gown, which Law chose to accessorise with Bulgari jewels.

Taylor-Joy’s waved redhead bob was a focal point of The Queen’s Gambit, but she has since traded the style for long, icy platinum locks. Both the Globes and the CCAs saw the actor don a bold red lip, which – especially with her new hair do – channels the fashionable turns of Old Hollywood star Veronica Lake, who was a famous advocate of side-parting hairstyles.

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