Kristen Stewart: Style evolution

From Chanel to Balenciaga, Kristen Stewart’s style repertoire reads like a who’s who of fashion heavyweights.

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From Chanel to Balenciaga, Kristen Stewart’s style repertoire reads like a who’s who of fashion heavyweights.

From Chanel to Balenciaga, Kristen Stewart's style repertoire reads like a who's who of fashion heavyweights.

The actress is friends with all the best designers (hi Karl Lagerfeld and Nicolas Ghesquiere), and is often spotted shopping for her next look on the front rows in Paris. Her favourite labels include Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga, and she usually chooses edgy mini length dresses and muted sparkle on the red carpet, over any cliché fashion silhouettes.

Kristen started her red carpet training young, first stepping into the spotlight to promote her 2001 film Panic Room, when she was just 11. And she's hardly moved from the forefront of the industry since, graduating from sweet dresses to mega gowns before our very eyes.

It was in 2008, however that K-Stew hit the big time, landing a life-changing role as Bella Swan in the Twilight series. It was on the set of these films that she met Robert Pattinson, and the Twi-hard fans came out in full force to scrutinise her every style choice on the global press tours.

More recently though, she's starred in the likes of American Ultra, Certain Women and Woody Allen's Café Society alongside Blake Lively, and she's debuted her effortless yet polished sense of style at premiere after premiere.

When she's off-duty, however, Kristen changes tack completely when it comes to style, and is much more likely to be spotted in ripped denim, grubby Converse and a baseball cap than a ballgown. But the trick is in how she wears it. Her tomboy skinny silhouette always looks effortlessly cool and, let's face it, we all wish we looked that good when we'd made no effort at all. If only...

So, sit back and scroll through our style gallery, and enjoy pinning Kristin Stewart's best style moments to your fashion inspo boards.

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Kristen Stewart wearing Roberto Cavalli to the Women in Hollywood event in LA.
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Kristen Stewart wearing Roberto Cavalli to the Women in Hollywood event in LA.

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Ever the trouser suit fan, Kristen wore this gorgeous jacquard suit by Cinq a Sept to 'An Evening with Kristen Stewart' during the New York Film Festival.
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Ever the trouser suit fan, Kristen wore this gorgeous jacquard suit by Cinq a Sept to 'An Evening with Kristen Stewart' during the New York Film Festival.

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Kristen wore this gorgeous dark red suit by Sandro Gaudi to the premiere of Certain Women at the New York Film Festival.
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Kristen wore this gorgeous dark red suit by Sandro Gaudi to the premiere of Certain Women at the New York Film Festival.

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Kristen Stewart showed of her new look blonde hair with a messy slicked back 'do and cropped Chanel top for the launch of Chanel No 5 L'eau in LA.
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Kristen Stewart showed of her new look blonde hair with a messy slicked back 'do and cropped Chanel top for the launch of Chanel No 5 L'eau in LA.

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Here's Kristen at the Cafe Society premiere in New York, wearing a semi-sheer Victoriana dress by Chanel.

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Here she again, this time at the film's after party in New York.

Kristen Stewart attends the Equals premiere in Los Angeles, July 2016

Kristen Stewart attends the Equals premiere in Los Angeles, July 2016

Kristen Stewart attends the Equals premiere in Los Angeles, July 2016
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Here Kristen Stewart attends the Equals premiere in Los Angeles, July 2016

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Kristen was spotted in her signature edgy aesthetic, as she walked the red carpet in a black leather top and skirt for Chanel's 'Paris in Rome' collection in China. The actress sported her new platinum blonde 'do, while giving her beauty look an extra bit of oomph with a bold red lippie.

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Kristen was spotted in May 2016, as she helped her former Panic Room co-star Jodie Foster receive her much-deserved Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame, dressed in a sleek black leather skirt and Kurt Geiger London Bond heels.

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Working her best angle, Kristen again donned black leather, this time wearing a simple black dress.

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Kristen Stewart at the Chanel Show, Haute Couture AW13 at Paris Fashion Week

Kristen Stewart at the Chanel Show, Haute Couture AW13 at Paris Fashion Week

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Kristen Stewart at the Met Gala

Kristen Stewart at the Met Gala

Kristen Stewart at the Met Gala
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She thinks she should be taller, but wont resort to wearing heels, saying: 'I'm 5'6". I feel like I should be taller. I feel like I'm smaller than my mental stature. I should be 5'10". 5'10" would be very good.'

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Kristen Stewart at the Twilight Breaking Dawn premiere
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Kristen Stewart - Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere in Madrid
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Kristen Stewart - Breaking Dawn Part 2 Madrid
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Kristen Stewart at the Twilight Breaking Dawn premiere
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Kristen Stewart's red carpet style
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Kristen Stewart's red carpet style
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If she wasn't an actress, Kristen would like to go to university. She told Marie Claire she'd 'probably go back to school, read a lot and figure out what I should do.'

Kristen Stewart at the Cecil B DeMille Award 2012 announcement in Los Angeles

Kristen Stewart at the Cecil B DeMille Award 2012 announcement in Los Angeles

Kristen Stewart at the Cecil B DeMille Award 2012 announcement in Los Angeles
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Kristen Stewart Style highs and lows - fashion photos
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Kristen Stewart Style highs and lows - fashion photos
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Kristen Stewart Style highs and lows - fashion photos
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Kristen Stewart Style highs and lows - fashion photos
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When she's not escaping media intrusion, Kristen loves to surf.

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While she has the luxury of having designers fight to dress her, her favourite outfit ever was from Balenciaga (naturally, as she's the face of their fragrance). She told Marie Claire: 'I especially loved the outfit I wore to the German Twilight premiere, a see-through paneled skirt over tiny shorts. I was unbelievably cool. You could literally see f***ing everything.'

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Kristen Stewart at the Snow White and the Huntsman Premiere
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Kristen Stewart at the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week
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'When you try to sum up this movie [Twilight] in a couple sentences, it sounds trite and superficial.'

Kristen Stewart at the LA premier of The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn

Kristen Stewart at the LA premier of The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn

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