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44 photos that show how Scarlett Johansson's style has evolved through the years

44 photos that show how Scarlett Johansson's style has evolved through the years
  • Scarlett Johansson has been photographed on the red carpet since she was 16.
  • Over the years, the actress has shown how she's always been willing to take risks with her outfit choices.
  • Johansson is known for wearing custom looks that allow her to show off her numerous tattoos.

Scarlett Johansson has been one to watch ever since her first big role in 2001's "Ghost World."

Since then, she's become a style icon known for channeling old Hollywood glamour. She often hits red carpets in retro-inspired dresses and completes almost every look with the classic red lip.

Here's how her style has evolved through the years.

Daniel Boan contributed reporting to this article.

For the premiere of "Ghost World" in 2001 — one of her first red carpet appearances at age 16 — ScarJo stepped out in a red trench coat and matching shoes.

For the premiere of "Ghost World" in 2001 — one of her first red carpet appearances at age 16 — ScarJo stepped out in a red trench coat and matching shoes.
Scarlett Johansson in 2001. Vince Bucci/Getty Images
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The following year at age 17, she went with the theme for the premiere of "Eight Legged Freaks" by pairing a fake black spider with her black skirt and top.

The following year at age 17, she went with the theme for the premiere of "Eight Legged Freaks" by pairing a fake black spider with her black skirt and top.
The actress posing for photos at the "Eight Legged Freaks" premiere in 2002. Robert Mora/Getty Images
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For the 2003 "Lost in Translation" premiere, the then-18-year-old stepped up her game in a plunging power suit.

For the 2003 "Lost in Translation" premiere, the then-18-year-old stepped up her game in a plunging power suit.
Scarlett Johansson rocking short blonde hair and a white suit. Mark Mainz/Getty Images
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She went with an even more revealing look for the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in October 2003.

She went with an even more revealing look for the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in October 2003.
Scarlett Johansson in a teal velvet dress. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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At the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in January of 2004 she walked the red carpet in a nude Stella McCartney gown just after turning 19.

At the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in January of 2004 she walked the red carpet in a nude Stella McCartney gown just after turning 19.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2004 Golden Globes. Carlo Allegri/Getty Images
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She then went full mermaid for her look at 2004's 76th Annual Academy Awards the next month.

She then went full mermaid for her look at 2004's 76th Annual Academy Awards the next month.
Scarlett Johansson channeling old Hollywood. Vince Bucci/Getty Images
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Her satin yellow gown surely caught attention at the 2004 Met Gala where they celebrated "Dangerous Liasons: The Art of Seduction."

Her satin yellow gown surely caught attention at the 2004 Met Gala where they celebrated "Dangerous Liasons: The Art of Seduction."
Scarlett Johansson at the Met Gala in a yellow gown. Peter Kramer/Getty Images
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After turning 20 in 2004, she then rocked her classic red lip at the premiere for "A Love Song For Bobby Long," which she starred in opposite John Travolta.

After turning 20 in 2004, she then rocked her classic red lip at the premiere for "A Love Song For Bobby Long," which she starred in opposite John Travolta.
Scarlett Johansson poses on the red carpet at the premiere for "A Love Song For Bobby Long." Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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In January 2005, Johansson was nominated for best actress at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, where she arrived in a shimmering orange dress.

In January 2005, Johansson was nominated for best actress at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, where she arrived in a shimmering orange dress.
The actress at the 2005 Golden Globes. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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For the year's 77th annual Oscars in 2005, she donned a black, off the shoulder gown to present the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award.

For the year's 77th annual Oscars in 2005, she donned a black, off the shoulder gown to present the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2005 Oscars. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
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Johansson, then 21, decided on a shiny tea length gown for the premiere of the DreamWorks movie "Match Point" in December 2005.

Johansson, then 21, decided on a shiny tea length gown for the premiere of the DreamWorks movie "Match Point" in December 2005.
The actress on the red carpet for the premiere of "Match Point." Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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She went for the Jessica Rabbit look with a Valentino gown in January 2006 for the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards where she was nominated for best supporting actress.

She went for the Jessica Rabbit look with a Valentino gown in January 2006 for the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards where she was nominated for best supporting actress.
Scarlett Johansson in a stunning red gown. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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For Universal Pictures 2006 premiere of "The Black Dahlia," she went for a short black gown with creative embellishments.

For Universal Pictures 2006 premiere of "The Black Dahlia," she went for a short black gown with creative embellishments.
Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of "The Black Dahlia." David Livingston/Getty Images
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She wore the same silhouette, this time with an Oscar de la Renta label, at the 58th Berlinale Film Festival in 2008 where her film "The Other Boleyn Girl" premiered when she was 23.

She wore the same silhouette, this time with an Oscar de la Renta label, at the 58th Berlinale Film Festival in 2008 where her film "The Other Boleyn Girl" premiered when she was 23.
Scarlett Johansson in Oscar de la Renta. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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At the Met's 2008 gala, where guests paid homage to "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," Johansson wore a bustier-topped gown by Dolce & Gabbana.

At the Met's 2008 gala, where guests paid homage to "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," Johansson wore a bustier-topped gown by Dolce & Gabbana.
The actress at the 2008 Met Gala. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

This was only the beginning of her love affair with D&G.

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She stepped out in a Monique Lhuillier dress for the "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" premiere in August 2008.

She stepped out in a Monique Lhuillier dress for the "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" premiere in August 2008.
Scarlett Johansson in 2008. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
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In February 2009 when the actress was 24-years-old, she went with a floor-length floral gown by Oscar de la Renta at the premiere of "He's Just Not That Into You."

In February 2009 when the actress was 24-years-old, she went with a floor-length floral gown by Oscar de la Renta at the premiere of "He's Just Not That Into You."
Scarlett Johansson in a floral gown for the premiere of "He's Just Not That Into You." Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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Johansson took things to an asymmetrical level at the 2010 premiere for "Iron Man 2" when she was 25.

Johansson took things to an asymmetrical level at the 2010 premiere for "Iron Man 2" when she was 25.
Scarlett Johansson in a white mini dress. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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Fans and fashion critics alike loved her return to Dolce & Gabbana with this form-fitting dress at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.

Fans and fashion critics alike loved her return to Dolce & Gabbana with this form-fitting dress at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.
The actress in Dolce & Gabbana. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

You might remember that event as the night Scar Jo and Sandra Bullock kissed in front of everyone on live TV.

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In 2010, she attended the 64th Annual Tony Awards in a sparkly Elie Saab gown. Later that night, she took home the award for best actress in a play for her work in "A View from the Bridge."

In 2010, she attended the 64th Annual Tony Awards in a sparkly Elie Saab gown. Later that night, she took home the award for best actress in a play for her work in "A View from the Bridge."
Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
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In January 2011, Johansson wore Elie Saab again at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, where the then-26-year-old presented the award for best supporting actor.

In January 2011, Johansson wore Elie Saab again at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, where the then-26-year-old presented the award for best supporting actor.
Actress Scarlett Johansson on the 2011 Golden Globes red carpet. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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For 2011's 83rd Annual Academy Awards she went with a purple lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana.

For 2011's 83rd Annual Academy Awards she went with a purple lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2011 Academy Awards. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Johansson rocked a retro look, once again by Dolce & Gabbana, for the "We Bought A Zoo" premiere in December 2011 at age 27.

Johansson rocked a retro look, once again by Dolce & Gabbana, for the "We Bought A Zoo" premiere in December 2011 at age 27.
The actress in a retro black dress for the premiere of "We Bought A Zoo." Joe Corrigan/Getty Images
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She switched it up with a streamlined look by Prada at the 2012 "Marvel Avengers Assemble" premiere in London.

She switched it up with a streamlined look by Prada at the 2012 "Marvel Avengers Assemble" premiere in London.
Scarlett Johansson in Prada. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
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Her likeness for patterns stuck around as she was honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in May 2012.

Her likeness for patterns stuck around as she was honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in May 2012.
Scarlett Johansson being honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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Five days later, she attended the 2012 Met Gala to celebrate "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" in a stunning Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Five days later, she attended the 2012 Met Gala to celebrate "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" in a stunning Dolce & Gabbana gown.
Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana. Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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She went a bit darker than usual for her premiere of "Hitchcock" later in 2012.

She went a bit darker than usual for her premiere of "Hitchcock" later in 2012.
Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of "Hitchcock." Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
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Her patterned mini dresses continued at the 2013 Rome Film Festival where her movie "Her" premiered. Once again, the then-28-year-old wore Dolce & Gabbana.

Her patterned mini dresses continued at the 2013 Rome Film Festival where her movie "Her" premiered. Once again, the then-28-year-old wore Dolce & Gabbana.
Actress Scarlett Johansson at the Rome Film Festival. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

This was around the same time that she starred in the designer label's perfume ad alongside Matthew McConaughey.

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For 2015's 87th Annual Academy Awards at age 30, she took to the stage as a presenter in a green floor-length Versace gown.

For 2015's 87th Annual Academy Awards at age 30, she took to the stage as a presenter in a green floor-length Versace gown.
Scarlett Johansson in Versace. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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She was a hit at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards where she took to the blue carpet in a bumble gum pink jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad.

She was a hit at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards where she took to the blue carpet in a bumble gum pink jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad.
The actress on the blue carpet for the MTV Movie Awards. Jason Merritt/Getty Images
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For the premiere of "Sing" in September 2016, Johansson wore a red Haney mini dress featuring a bow and long sheer sleeves.

For the premiere of "Sing" in September 2016, Johansson wore a red Haney mini dress featuring a bow and long sheer sleeves.
The actress at the "Sing" premiere in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Johansson donned a pink patterned dress with a silver belt for the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017.

Johansson donned a pink patterned dress with a silver belt for the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2017 Oscars. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Sadly, the look landed her on our worst-dressed list.

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The actress stepped out in June for the premiere of "Rough Night," wearing a silver sequined gown by Michael Kors.

The actress stepped out in June for the premiere of "Rough Night," wearing a silver sequined gown by Michael Kors.
Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of her latest comedy "Rough Night" in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Johansson supported then-boyfriend Colin Jost at the 2018 Emmy Awards in a sequined white Balmain dress with Nikos Koulis jewelry and metallic silver sandals.

Johansson supported then-boyfriend Colin Jost at the 2018 Emmy Awards in a sequined white Balmain dress with Nikos Koulis jewelry and metallic silver sandals.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Dan MacMedan/Getty Images
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Johansson arrived at the "Avengers: End Game" premiere in April 2019 wearing a gorgeous Atelier Versace strapless chainmail dress. She paired it with custom Sonia Boyajian jewels that were inspired by the six Infinity Stones from the film.

Johansson arrived at the "Avengers: End Game" premiere in April 2019 wearing a gorgeous Atelier Versace strapless chainmail dress. She paired it with custom Sonia Boyajian jewels that were inspired by the six Infinity Stones from the film.
Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of "Avengers: End Game." Valerie Macon/Getty Images
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At the 2019 Venice Film Festival premiere of "Marriage Story," Johansson looked stunning in a sleek, custom Celine gown covered in sequins.

At the 2019 Venice Film Festival premiere of "Marriage Story," Johansson looked stunning in a sleek, custom Celine gown covered in sequins.
Scarlett Johansson attends the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage/Getty Images
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At the "Jojo Rabbit" premiere in November 2019, Johansson channeled the '60s in a pretty custom Miu Miu pink outfit that was designed with embellishments and bow detail at the waist.

At the "Jojo Rabbit" premiere in November 2019, Johansson channeled the '60s in a pretty custom Miu Miu pink outfit that was designed with embellishments and bow detail at the waist.
Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of "Jojo Rabbit." Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic/Getty Images
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Johansson graced the red carpet at the 2019 Governors Awards in a black-and-gold Celine gown with Hanut Singh earrings, Maxior bracelets, and a Misahara ring.

Johansson graced the red carpet at the 2019 Governors Awards in a black-and-gold Celine gown with Hanut Singh earrings, Maxior bracelets, and a Misahara ring.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2019 Governors Awards. Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images
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Johansson looked stunning in a custom red strapless gown from Vera Wang at the 2020 Golden Globes. She channeled an exquisite old Hollywood vibe by accessorizing the dress with a diamond necklace.

Johansson looked stunning in a custom red strapless gown from Vera Wang at the 2020 Golden Globes. She channeled an exquisite old Hollywood vibe by accessorizing the dress with a diamond necklace.
Scarlett Johansson attends the 2020 Golden Globes. Jon Kopaloff / Stringer / Getty Images
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Johansson turned heads at the 2020 SAG Awards in a floor-length teal Armani Prive gown with a plunging neckline and jeweled back straps.

Johansson turned heads at the 2020 SAG Awards in a floor-length teal Armani Prive gown with a plunging neckline and jeweled back straps.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2020 SAG Awards. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
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For the 2020 BAFTAs, Johansson wore a feathered custom pink Versace gown that was designed with a plunging neckline and cutouts that let the actress show off her tattoos.

For the 2020 BAFTAs, Johansson wore a feathered custom pink Versace gown that was designed with a plunging neckline and cutouts that let the actress show off her tattoos.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2020 BAFTAs in February. Getty/Dave Benett
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The actress attended the Independent Spirit Awards in a sequined black-and-white polka-dot dress from Balmain's pre-fall 2020 collection. She paired the mesmerizing dress with Hanut Singh emerald earrings and patent leather stilettos.

The actress attended the Independent Spirit Awards in a sequined black-and-white polka-dot dress from Balmain's pre-fall 2020 collection. She paired the mesmerizing dress with Hanut Singh emerald earrings and patent leather stilettos.
Scarlett Johansson attended the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards in February. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images
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At the 2020 Oscars, Johansson wowed in a silver Oscar de la Renta dress designed with a mesh bodice and draped fabric.

At the 2020 Oscars, Johansson wowed in a silver Oscar de la Renta dress designed with a mesh bodice and draped fabric.
Scarlett Johansson attends the 2020 Oscars. Amy Sussman/Getty Images
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For the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty, Johansson was photographed in another Oscar de la Renta look that featured a bedazzled bandeau top, a thigh-high slit, and a cutout that showed off her rib-cage tattoo.

For the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty, Johansson was photographed in another Oscar de la Renta look that featured a bedazzled bandeau top, a thigh-high slit, and a cutout that showed off her rib-cage tattoo.
Scarlett Johansson at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Karwai Tang/Getty Images
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