Anya Taylor-Joy won the Golden Globes with this retro look

Pure old-school Hollywood.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 03: Anya Taylor-Joy attends the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 03, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
(Image credit: Jacopo Raule /Getty Images)

Anya Taylor-Joy's Golden Globes look has crystallised her reputation as the queen of transformation. The 24-year-old is known as a style chameleon on screen, playing a demure Emma one minute and a fashion-forward, flame-haired chess prodigy (The Queen's Gambit) the next.

It was a successful night for Anya, who was named Best Actress in a Television Motion Picture for her role as Beth Harmon in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit. It was Anya's first Golden Globe award and, more impressively, the first for a Latina actress in that category.  

The English-Argentine actress beat some particularly stiff competition, too, namely Nicole Kidman (The Undoing), Cate Blanchett (Mrs America), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), and Shira Haas (Unorthodox).

Decked in an emerald green Christian Dior couture gown and matching floor-sweeping cape, which reportedly took 300 hours to make, Anya looked every inch the Hollywood starlet. 

Her makeup look was pure old Hollywood, with an emphasis on full, fluttery lashes and a bold red lip. But it was her waist-skimming icy platinum waves, worn in a deep side parting over one eye for dramatic effect, that stole the show. Indeed, it's a stark departure for the actress who once revealed that the one item she can't live without is a humble hair scrunchie.

Unsurprisingly, Anya's muse for the night was Veronica Lake—the actress who famously made the one-eye style a sensation in her breakout role in I Wanted Wings—a look she carried off with aplomb. Something tells us the ever-chic Beth Harmon would approve of the top-to-toe ensemble.

Fiona Embleton

Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years +  of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.