Anya Taylor-Joy Has the Purr-Fect Accessories For Her Frisky CFDA Awards Outfit

Checkmate? Anya Taylor-Joy was a fashion risk-taker at the 2021 CFDA Awards, where she wore a bright purple minidress with leopard-print hat and gloves.

By Cydney Contreras Nov 11, 2021 1:15 AMTags
Watch: Anya Taylor-Joy's "101 Dalmatians"-Inspired Outfit

Anya Taylor-Joy did not come to play at the 2021 CFDA Awards

The Queen's Gambit actress, 25, stepped onto the red carpet wearing a purple ensemble with a statement headpiece that has Gen Z written all over it. Anya wore a wild leopard-print hat, which included a net to partially hide her face, along with matching animal-print gloves and Tiffany jewels.

Her Oscar de la Renta dress featured a retro belted waist, plunging neckline and peplum detail that definitely made her stand out.

"I see red carpets as an extension of storytelling," she told E! News on the red carpet. "This is kind of designed after the opening montage of 101 Dalmatians. I loved the idea of very classy women walking their dogs. For me, this is like a giant poodle outfit."

Anya is the first ever recipient of the CFDA's Face of the Year award. The council announced the honor on Oct. 19, writing on Instagram that the 25-year-old actress' "on-screen presence is so powerful that she has transcended into the fashion and beauty realm, gracing countless national and international magazines," like Elle and Vanity Fair.

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In other words, Anya is a force to be reckoned with, whether it's on the big screen or the cover of fashion's biggest magazines.

Anya recently served as maid of honor to oil heiress Ivy Getty on Sunday, Nov. 7. The wedding was documented by none other than Vogue magazine, who reported that Anya wore a Maison Martin Margiela Haute Couture by John Galliano dress for the ceremony.

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"Being by your side all these years and your maid of honour has been nothing short of a privilege and your existence, nothing short of a miracle," the actress gushed on Instagram following the nuptials. "I am so PROUD of the woman you've become. If you're ever in any doubt- I have loved you and will love you, forever. CONGRATULATIONS LIL SPICE MONKEY! You truly were the most beautiful bride."

Though all eyes were on the bride, many fans were loving Anya's retro look she sported for the groovy reception. The star made for the perfect go-go dancer in a shimmering dress and white, knee-high boots, which she topped off by wearing her hair in a stylish beehive hairstyle.

It's no wonder Anya is taking home the Face of the Year award!

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