Kristen Stewart is set to hit the red carpet for her long-awaited biopic of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Spencer tells the story of a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana joined the Royal Family for Christmas and had her UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival before its UK and Ireland release on November 5.
Now 31, Stewart has been on our screens for decades – she starred in Panic Room with Jodie Foster in 2002 and starred in the Twilight series as a teenager.
That means we’ve seen Stewart’s style evolve on the red carpet, and she’s given us some major looks along the way …
Stewart’s initial style was dominated by slender mini dresses, comfy sneakers, and tousled hair. This outfit at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards is a perfect example: a bold red Chanel dress with well-worn Converse sneakers.
It appears that Stewart has a longstanding aversion to wearing heels – she famously protested the Cannes Film Festival dress code in 2018 by removing her Louboutins on the red carpet and walking barefoot.
Stewart is a Chanel brand ambassador and her relationship with the fashion house has lasted for years. For the 2010 Baftas, she donned a cream embellished gown with matching shoes – a classic and classy outfit, but we’re not sure that’s something we’d see Stewart in today.
In a rare departure from Chanel, Stewart wore Balmain to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. It’s a classic look straight out of Stewart’s playbook: mini, strapless, with an edge thanks to the safety pins – although this time, she swapped his sneakers for heels.
Proving she was in the near-nude trend before she flooded the red carpet, Stewart wore a black lace Marchesa dress to the London premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012 – complete with illusion mesh and cutouts interesting.
While her style tends to have punk rock elements – which makes her the perfect casting choice for Joan Jett in The Runaways – Stewart can always keep things classy on the red carpet. Just take her look for the 2013 Oscars – a blush Reem Acra dress with tulle accents and a subtle floral pattern.
Stewart cut her signature tousled locks in the mid-2010s, heralding a more experimental era in her style. She often flaunts her fashion chops on the steps of the annual Met Gala – for the 2019 event, she wore a sparkling monochrome Chanel outfit, paying homage to David Bowie with orange and blonde highlights in his hair.
In recent years, we’ve been much more likely to see Stewart in a perfectly fitted suit than a mini dress – though her relationship with Chanel is still going strong. For a 2019 screening of her film Seberg, she wore a bay-colored Chanel two-piece, modernized with accented cuffs and nothing underneath.