Stylist: Anya Taylor-Joy and Paul Burgo
Outfit: custom Christian Dior Haute Couture by Maria Grazia Chiuri
Makeup Artist: Georgie Eisdell using Dior Beauty assisted by Nina Reminder
Facialist: Iván Pol
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell assisted by Joshua Falewitch
using Bio Ionic, Sacha Juan and OUAI
Manicurist: Kim Truong using Suqqu, NailodiaArt and OPI
Shoes: Dior
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.

Anya Taylor-Joy looked otherworldly for the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards, taking place at L.A. Live on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

The blonde stunner donned a pale yellow Christian Dior Haute Couture sinuous halter neck dress made from silk lingerie satin, paired with a yellow voluminous silk faille opera coat.

According to L’Officiel Malaysia: “The work was crafted through the hands of 5 professionals and over 200 hours of work, and that was not including the additional 250 hours dedicated only to the beautiful cape and train in bright yellow.”

Courtesy of Kanya Iwana (close-up detail of the satin dress), Dior and Sophie Carre (sketch and atelier photos)

Anya collaborated with friend and designer Paul Burgo on the look and she told the Dior team that she had never worn anything with a very low back and also that she wanted something simple in the front. The first reference she looked at was the camp film “What a Way to Go!
In the movie, the costumes by Edith Head were a feast for the eyes and the piece that caught Anya‘s attention was the one with the lower back worn by Shirley MacLaine (the hairdo is also almost the same MacLaine had in the movie).

Shirley MacLaine in “What a Way to Go!” (1964)

Taylor-Joy also mentioned her obsession with silk during the interview, an important component of the gown that made it look so soft and elegant.

The look was accessorized with matching Dior pumps and Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti® ‘Diamonds by the Yard®’ necklaces of over 30 total carats down her back and Tiffany & Co. diamond cluster earrings of over 10 total carats. She also wore a Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection bracelet featuring an unenhanced yellow sapphire of over 11 carats and baguette diamonds of over 26 total carats, a matching unenhanced yellow sapphire ring of over 17 carats and a Tiffany & Co.Victoria‘® diamond Vine ring in platinum.

The reference for the makeup look was Kate Moss and the lips were a homage to the Sixties and where Beth Harmon ends up in Russia, which was also the reason Anya attended the award ceremony in the first place, because she played the role of the fictional chess player in ‘The Queen’s Gambit‘.

Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon at the end of her arc in the series
Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon at the end of her arc in the series
Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon at the end of her arc in the series

Here is the breakdown of all the products used by Georgie Eisdell for the makeup, (courtesy of Dior Beauty, buro247 and The Hollywood Reporter):

From @ninamariemahon’s Instagram
From @ninamariemahon’s Instagram
From @ninamariemahon’s Instagram

Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum;
Dior Capture Dreamskin Care and Perfect;
Dior Forever Skin Glow in #0N;
Dior Forever Skin Correct in #1N;
Dior Forever Cushion Foundation Powder in #010Fair‘;
Dior Backstage Contour Palette;
Dior Rouge Blush in #361Millefiori‘.

Diorshow Mono Couleur Couture in #530Tulle‘ & #481Poncho‘;
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl in #090Black‘;
Diorshow Brow Styler in #011Blonde‘.

Dior Contour No-transfer lip liner pencil in #080Red Smile‘;
Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid in #999Bloom‘.

The products pictured are not present in the kits above

Hairstylist Gregory Russell reportedly used a Bio Ionic 3-in-1 Curler Wand and Flat Iron, a Sacha Juan Shine Serum and a OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray to achieve Anya‘s curly updo while manicurist Kim Truong used a Suqqu nail polish in the shade ‘135‘, NailodiaArt Chess Nail Art Water Transfer Decal Wrap Stickers and an OPI Infinite Shine Long-Wear Lacquer in the shade ‘Meet A Boy Cute As Can Be‘.


Taylor-Joy attended the event because The Queen’s Gambit was nominated in the category Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series (winner), Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (winner) and Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

She herself was nominated in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Beth Harmon, as well as her co-stars Moses Ingram and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in other important categories.


The Queen’s Gambit is a 2020 American coming-of-age period drama streaming television miniseries based on Walter Tevis‘s 1983 novel of the same name. The title refers to the “Queen’s Gambit“, a chess opening. It was written and directed by Scott Frank, who created it with Allan Scott.

Beginning in the mid-1950s and proceeding into the 1960s, the story follows the life of Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy), a fictional chess prodigy on her rise to the top of the chess world while struggling with drug and alcohol dependency.

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