Dakota Johnson sure through an image curveball last night. Amidst the Met Gala sea of uber glam offerings, including the likes of Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, it was great to see one of the big A-list players shaking things up a bit.
Known for her girl-next-door appearance, the Fifty Shades Of Grey star has always kept it quite conservative when it comes to her red carpet glam. Whether rocking a red St Laurent dress at the Oscars, or a flowing white gown to the premiere of the box office smash hit, Dakota has a pretty steady style formula when it comes to large scale events. Yup, so far it’s been floor-length all the way.
Away from the carpet, she’s become something of a style icon for us too, nailing casual cool whilst treating the New York City streets as her own personal runway.
So, when the 25-year-old actress stepped onto the Met Gala’s extravagent steps in a glitzy deep plunge mini dress, our jaws dropped.
The young actress has proved she’s every inch the siren, strutting up the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art steps in a mirrorball micro mini, flashing her pins.
Looking a million dollars in her checkerboard Chanel Haute Couture minidress, Dakota showed everyone that you don’t need to go floor-length in order to dazzle at a red carpet bash. Sorry, RiRi.
It was the first time that Dakota had taken her newly chopped hair out for a spin on the carpet too. And it totally rocked, teamed with that attention grabbing sweetheart neckline.
With a swooping low back, we also spied a tattoo on the star’s shoulder blade. Not very Anastasia Steele, eh?
With all of this going on, don’t think we didn’t notice that eyeliner.
Possibly the biggest transformation of them all, DJ rarely wears very much in the eye make-up department.
Her Met look saw her branching out into the wonderful world of liquid eyeliner, with a dramatic ’60s inspired catflick. What a fabulous match to the gown, DJ.
Top marks all around.
By Laura Jane Turner