The past year has been a flurry of red carpets and fashion shows for 26-year-old Simone Ashley. Cast as It girl Olivia Hanan in comedy series Sex Education and the enigmatic Kate Sharma in Bridgerton, Ashley displayed serious acting chops despite debuting just six years ago with a minor role in the 2016 drama series, Wolfblood. However, fans can expect more screen time from the British-Indian actress in season two of Bridgerton which premieres today. This time, look forward to a slow-burning romance between Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton, a performance complete with glittering tiaras and intricate Regency era dresses.
Apart from her time on the silver screen, Ashley is also a budding fashion darling. Spotted at multiple major shows from Valentino to Prada, the actress has proved herself to be a force to be reckoned with in fashion as well. Her red carpet ensembles so far include copious amounts of dramatic dresses, a series of show-stopping jewellery from the likes of Piaget and Tiffany & Co, as well as shoes from Jimmy Choo. Most recently, Ashley stunned at the Bridgerton season two premiere alongside her co-stars in an elaborate number from Gucci’s Love Parade collection.
Below, the best looks Simone Ashley has worn over the years, on and off the red carpet.
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Ashley donned a look from Gucci’s Love Parade collection for the season two premiere of Bridgerton. The ensemble consisted of contrasting separates, black patent leather sandals and a pair of diamond earrings.
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Ashley attended a BAFTAs afterparty in a Valentino minidress from the spring/summer 2022 collection. She expertly paired the piece with bold gold Tiffany & Co jewellery and black mules.
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At the 75th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), the actress wore a Valentino jumpsuit from the house’s monochromatic fall/winter 2022 collection, ValentinoPinkPP. Archival jewellery from Tiffany & Co completed her striking outfit.
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Ashley attended Burberry’s fall/winter 2022 show in the label’s signature Heritage Trench Coat, a printed miniskirt and towering stilettos.
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No stranger to sporting bold graphics, Ashley’s feather-trimmed minidress by Valentino made a splash at the brand’s fall/winter 2022 show. The sequinned design was offset with nude sandals from the iconic Rockstud line.
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At The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala, Ashley wore a glimmering minidress from The Vampire’s Wife paired with matching gold Jimmy Choo sandals.
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The actress flaunted her toned physique in a custom AZ factory gown at the British Fashion Awards, pairing it with a dazzling necklace from Piaget.
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At the Annabel’s x Swarovski Holiday Façade Unveiling Party, Ashley showcased Swarovski jewellery and a bedazzled Judith Leiber clutch in a simple cut-out midi dress by Magda Butrym.
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Decked out in Valentino’s spring/summer 2022 collection, she strikes the perfect balance between masculinity and femininity in a pink suit and matching Roman Stud sandals at a Valentino Beauty dinner.
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Ashley channelled edgy chic at a special screening of Dune in a Rouje blouse, ruched Aritzia skirt and Prada’s Monolith boots.
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Ashley graced Chanel’s spring/summer 2022 show in a youthful get-up consisting of a knitted minidress, a two-toned coat and black slingback pumps.
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Ashley was clad in head to toe Prada at the house’s spring/summer 2022 show in Milan. The label’s crop top and miniskirt was dressed up with a pair of Monolith boots, a sequined mesh bag and Symbole studs.