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Scarlett Johansson reflects on her best fashion moments at the movies and on the red carpet

Scarlett Johansson reflects on her best fashion moments at the movies and on the red carpet

Having acted since the age of 7, it’s safe to say that Scarlett Johansson is a Hollywood veteran. Whether she’s transforming for one of her many chameleon movie roles or stepping onto the red carpet for one of the splashy big premieres, the actress knows how to dress the role of an A-lister, too. In a new Life in Looks video, the star sat down with vogue to relive some of her best fashion moments throughout her career.

Johansson’s trip down memory lane began in 1996, when she attended the premiere of Manny & Lo. Considering this was her first starring role, 12-year-old Johansson dressed beautifully in a vintage dress with a fur lapel sweater. She got the set from a vintage store she lived near in downtown New York. “It was a vintage store for adults called Dorothy’s Closet, but the [owner] would save some vintage kids clothes for me,” says Johansson. “This look is very current; I would wear it today.

“As her star rose in Hollywood, Johansson developed her red carpet style. Her highlights include her first Met Gala in 2004, when she wore a chic yellow Calvin Klein dress. “When I’m on the Red Carpet , I’m a lot bolder with the colors I wear,” Johansson says. At the 2021 American Cinematheque Awards, she went for clean minimalism in a white Versace suit, with a fitted corset and clean skin. “That was two years since I had done a red carpet,” she says of her post-pandemic style, which leaned heavily on a back-to-basics approach that starts with the essentials of her new beauty brand, The Outset. I receive.”

Of course, a lifetime in looks with Johansson wouldn’t be complete without reliving some of her favorite outfits on film, too. Sound 2001 ghost world her look – a simple green top and miniskirt, which she remembers as Banana Republic – remains iconic, as does the bright pink wig she wore in 2003 lost in translation. “[Director] Sofia Coppola has her own style,” says Johansson. “Some of the clothes we wore were his clothes. Lots of Frenchie labels, like APC, and Agnès B.” She also recalled the skintight Black Widow costumes she wore in the avengers. “Some of the Black Widow costumes were incredibly uncomfortable and impractical; Some of them were better,” she says. “Playing Natasha Romanoff has been one of the greatest treasures of my career.”

Above, watch Johansson’s Life in Looks.

Director: Max Bartic
DP: Steven Mastorelli
Publisher: Alana McNair
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