When it was announced that a girl named Dakota Johnson was to play female lead Anastasia Steele in the forthcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, everyone with a vested interest in the project (and there were a LOT of us), immediately embarked on a ferocious Google deep dive to uncover some details about this relatively unknown actress.
Well, Dakota is a member of a Hollywood dynasty, as her parents are actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith (yep, she of Working Girl fame). Plus, her grandmother is Tippi Hedren, the actress in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
You might have also seen the young star in The Social Network in 2010, or in 21 Jump Street. But, now Dakota has cemented herself as a bona fide ‘one-to-watch’ in Hollywood, and the fashion world to boot.
Whether she’s on the red carpet or demonstrating some amazing off-duty style, Dakota is fast becoming a serious sartorial icon. We’ve already seen her on he FROW at Christian Dior and at Chanel’s super exclusive Paris-Salzburg Metiers d’Art show, looking as flawless in couture as she does her skinny jeans.
The actress also favours designers such as Sonia Rykiel, Oscar de la Renta and Gucci (she carries her Lady Web bag everywhere). And, who could forget that Saint Laurent gown Dakota rocked at the Oscars?
So, in celebration of Miss. Johnson’s blossoming style credentials, we’ve compiled some of our favourite outfits from her repertoire. Whether she’s rocking a statement shoe, or hitting the New York streets in a jeans and faux fur combo, Dakota has definitely shot to the top of our best-dressed list.
All that’s really left to do is shop Dakota’s key looks, wait a year or two for the release of Fifty Shades Darker (2017? Really?), and pray that our very own Christian Grey comes calling sometime soon…