Anya Taylor-Joy wore a stunning diamante sheer Dior gown to the 2023 Critics Choice Awards

Anya Taylor-Joy puts a classic yet flirty spin on award show style. A few days after she started the season a sensational, absurd yellow bandeau and skirt at the Golden GlobesTaylor-Joy arrived at tonight’s Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles in another provocative look: a nude Dior Haute Couture A-line gown with rhinestone embellishment. The menu actress had her platinum hair styled in an elegant topknot and wore Dior Beauty makeup. She accessorized with over 20 carat Tiffany & Co. diamonds. She looked incredible, from head to (crystal embellished shoe) toe:

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Arrivals at the 28th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

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Taylor-Joy posed solo on the red carpet and also with her partner Malcolm McRae, who also attended the Golden Globes with her. Taylor-Joy was the presenter during the evening’s show.

Taylor-Joy spoke USA today in November a bit about her downtime with McRae and her go-to comfort movies. “Almost famous is like my ‘feel better about the world’ movie,” she said. “I feel so, so bad for my partner – he’d never seen it and we put it on and I couldn’t help it. I stood next to the television and performed the entire film. I know it so well. He had to watch it alone without me the next day, so it was actually an enjoyable experience.”

She also touched on her character Margot The menus style and how she may have incorporated a little too much of herself into it. “I based Margot’s whole look in this film on what I used to wear when I was 18: the nail color, the fact that it’s all cut, the lipstick color, everything,” she said. “So I went out to dinner with a friend of mine the other night and she said, ‘Why are you dressed like your character from The menu?’ It’s like, ‘Oh god, I gave her my identity! What do I do now!’ Inadvertently, I sometimes find that I give characters too much of myself, and then it can come across as cosplay.”

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