The best looks from Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson
It’s been two years since Dakota Johnson appeared on the big screen as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey – the cinematic adaptation of E L James’s erotic best selling novel that turned her into a household name. But since Valentine’s Day 2015 when the film was first released, we’ve seen Dakota’s star rise and rise, especially in the style stakes.
What we love most about Dakota Johnson’s style is that she looks equally good regardless of whether she’s sashaying up the red carpet or keeping it casual on the streets of her home town of New York. And she’s not afraid to tackle some of those trickier trends either. So while many people struggle to rock ruffles, pussy bows and mid-length dresses IRL, they’re no problem for Dakota Johnson.
And while Dakota is something of a chameleon, there are a few tried-and-tested looks and labels she tends to favour. One of these is sticking to a simple yet timeless palette of black and white. From slick tuxedos to chic off-duty ensembles, Dakota knows that the easiest way to look stylish is to keep things monochrome. Looking at her effortless, elegant outfits, we’re inclined to agree.
Meanwhile, Dakota is a long-standing fan of Gucci and is often spotted wearing the label to her countless red carpet events. Always a regular in the Italian fashion house’s front row, Dakota has become something of an ambassador for creative director Alessandro Michele’s cool and often quirky designs – an aesthetic the actress sums up perfectly. That yellow Gucci dress she wore to the 2015 LACMA Art and Film Gala, for example? Perfection.
With the Fifty Shades Darker film set for release on Valentine’s Day 2017, get ready to see a lot of more of her rocking her amazing red carpet style soon. In the meantime though, here are some of her best looks so far…
Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent at the premiere of Fifty Shades Darker in Germany.
Dakota Johnson channeled Anastasia Steele in a plunging nude Valentino dress at the Fifty Shades Darker premiere in LA.
Dakota Johnson styles her cropped jeans with a charcoal wool blazer and statement Gucci boots, whilst out and about in New York.
Dakota Johnson out and about in New York, October 2016.
Dakota looked pretty in pink Prada at the Venice Film Festival Black Mass premiere.
Rocking simple blue jeans and a black t-shirt look cool, Dakota gave us all a lesson in street style.
Dakota showed her support for Gucci by wearing the label head-to-toe at the brand’s pre-spring/summer 2016 show in New York.
This striking red ruffled Michael Kors dress showed Dakota isn't afraid to make a bold fashion statement.
Dakota kept it casual with denim and plaid while out and about with her super-cute dog Zeppelin.
A red Dior dress made sure Dakota stood out from the crowd at the 2016 BAFTAs.
This strapless Christian Dior gown was full of vintage elegance for the amfAR event in Milan.
Blue suede loafers kept Dakota's casual street style look curated.
This metallic Marc Jacobs gown was perfect for E L James's golden girl.
Dakota glamorous white coat and over-the-knee boots were perfect for the Upper East Side.
A Chanel shift dress kept things simply elegant at the fashion house's pre-BAFTA dinner in 2016.
Pulling off mustard with aplomb, Dakota wore Gucci to the LACMA Art and Film Gala in New York.
Dakota kept in monotone for this stylish off-duty look.
Dakota's amazing floral dress at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival premier of Black Mass is by Alexander McQueen
This mirrored mini dress got everyone's attention on the red carpet of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's benefit to celebrate the opening of China: Through the Looking Glass in 2015.
Proving that she can work a tux as stylishly as a dress, Dakota kept things monotone at this awards ceremony.
Black and denim give the perfect edge to Dakota's New York street style.
Dakota Johnson wore Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane for the New York premiere of How To Be Single in February 2016.
Dakota wore fashion-favourite Gucci for the 2015 Hollywood Film Awards.
Dakota paired a pretty green Marni dress with simple black mules for this summer street style look.
Here she is in Gucci again for the fashion house's spring/summer 2017 show during Milan Fashion Week.
Dakota looked amazing in this Dior gown for the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala Dinner in New York.
Proving herself the queen of off-duty style, Dakota kept things simple and chic in this all black ensemble.