For the 2021 Emmy Awards, actress Anya Taylor-Joy embodied that difficult-to-define Hollywood glow, radiating from her sleek, confectionary updo to the hem of her sunny Dior gown. Taylor-Joy—nominated this evening for her role as Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit—put a spin on Gwyneth Paltrow’s iconic 1999 pink Oscars moment with a buttery yellow dress and coordinated shawl, the homage solidified by slicked-back blonde locks, her polished twist executed by hairstylist Gregory Russell.
The gorgeous, not-a-hair-astray pile of single-tone peroxide elevated Taylor-Joy’s ethereal aesthetic, the style offered ample support by way of a matte cherry lip (courtesy of makeup artist Georgie Eisdell and Dior liquid lipstick, shade 999), lashes swept up by Diorshow Mascara 090 Pro Black, and shimmering baubles by Tiffany & Co.
The resulting moment was noteworthy for its artful blend of classic and contemporary, an eschewal of all things trendy in favor of a brilliantly fresh take on timeless beauty notes. But even with all of the lovely luster, it’s clear that Taylor-Joy’s brand of shine is entirely her own.