Oh, Dakota Johnson.
Along with the rest of the planet, we’ve pretty much been following this lady’s every moment since the announcement of her role in the smash hit movie, 50 Shades Of Grey.
Despite her famous family roots, she was only really hurled into the limelight after stepping into the shoes of cult character Anastasia Steele. With the worldwide success of the novel, it’s no wonder that everyone wants a piece from the leading star of the most highly anticipated film, well, ever.
Last night was no different. Walking the Oscars red carpet in an equally red dress by Saint Laurent, the starlet sizzled in her assymetric floor length gown, comeplete with a seductive thigh high split. We loved the metallic rope (ahem) detailing of the single strap, matching with her barely-there heeled sandals. All very fitting.
Without a Christian Grey in sight, Dakota opted to take her Mum as her date for the evening. And we kind of love that too.
Wearing a classic black fishtail dress, Melanie Griffith smiled proudly at her daughter, putting her arm around her for the pictures.
A slightly awkward moment occured when ABC’s Lara Spencer took to the carpet, armed with her microphone. Asking Dakota about her movie role, she turned to Melanie and asked if she’d seen the film yet, who quickly responded “no”. Lara pressed and asked if she would one day see it, and Melanie confirmed “I don’t think I can. I think it would be strange”.
Dakota responded as any daughter would, and seemed to want the ground to open up and swallow her. We feel you, DJ.
Melanie simply went on to state: “She’s a really good actress. I don’t need to see that to know.”
Written by Laura Jane Turner