Gemma Chan has been a red carpet fixture across the pond for years. The British-Chinese actress is beloved for her sensational style, and her consistency is particularly exceptional: going back to the beginning of her career in 2006, Chan has been polished and flawless from the get-go. Roles in iconic British TV shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock, and The IT Crowd gave way to coveted film roles in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Along the way, Chan shut down the red carpet with her immaculate glamour.
But it wasn’t until her performance in 2018’s hit movie Crazy Rich Asians as Astrid Leong-Teo, the fashionable entrepreneur whose supreme aesthetics are eclipsed only by her kind heart, that audiences worldwide fell in love with the star. Nowadays, red carpets and fashion shows aren’t complete without Chan’s magnetic presence. Whether she’s wearing a minimal column dress or a billowing, architectural Louis Vuitton gown, she’s the picture of perfection. Below, revisit all of Gemma Chan’s best red carpet moments.
Chan perfected the lingerie look for the 2023 Elle Style Awards in this slip number from Louis Vuitton.
2023: Cannes Film Festival
Chan was a vision in red Louis Vuitton for a screening of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
2023: Extrapolations Premiere
Chan opted for an edgy, multi-colored Louis Vuitton look for the premiere of Extrapolations in Los Angeles.
Chan was a vision in Jason Wu for the 2022 Albie Awards in New York City.
2022: Venice Film Festival
For the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, Chan dazzled in a reflective Louis Vuitton dress adorned with 3D flowers.
Chan’s lampshade-esque Louis Vuitton look made quite the statement on the red carpet of the 2022 Met Gala.
2021: The Eternals UK Premiere
Glistening in a couture Zuhair Murad ensemble, Chan stunned for the 2021 UK premiere of The Eternals.
2021: The Eternals Los Angeles Premiere
Chan stunned in this Louis Vuitton gown at the Eternals premiere in October 2021. The cape is constructed entirely of feathers, while the delicate lace skirt recalls the gentle spirit of her character, Sersi.
At Paris Fashion Week in October 2021, Chan attended the Louis Vuitton show in an outfit from the atelier; this all-leather look by creative director Nicolas Ghesquière shows off his love of modular, geometric shapes.
At the 2021 Met Gala, Chan wore this sculptural custom piece by Prabal Gurung. The dragon design was sourced from a Qing dynasty-era Chinese textile, which dates back to around the 1660s.
2021: Cannes Film Festival
One of Chan’s most lavish looks to date, this sequined Oscar de la Renta gown stopped us all in our tracks at the OSS 117: From Africa With Love screening.
2021: Cannes Film Festival
Chan loves Valentino, and at the Cannes screening of Les Intranquilles (The Restless), this two-piece kept her cool in the hot French summer.
Gemma Chan arrived at the 2019 Met Gala as the date of designer Tom Ford, wearing one of his signature exquisite column dresses. She’s an absolute vision on the pink carpet with the squared cape and dramatic silver headpiece, which was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1960s.
Chan honored Chinese fashion designers in this eye-catching silver gown by Mark Gong in May 2019.
2019: The IMDb Show Premiere
Even her casual style is meticulous, as seen in this 2019 photo. She’s wearing Awake Mode with Adidas sneakers for cool comfort.
2019: Captain Marvel Premiere
Another breathtaking look, this time in iridescent Ralph and Russo, for the 2019 premiere of Captain Marvel in Hollywood.
2019: Vanity Fair Oscars After Party
Chan continued her love affair with silver in this Tom Ford gown, dripping with sequins and a tiny clutch at the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty.
Without a doubt, Chan was one of the best-dressed at the Academy Awards in 2019; her pink tiered gown by Valentino famously had pockets, a detail cheered on by every woman on the planet.
2019: Independent Spirit Awards
At the ISP Awards in 2019, Chan wore this bi-colored Miu Miu dress that was fit for a princess.
2019: Screen Actors’ Guild Awards
Chan loves a dramatic train, as evidenced by this soft pink Oscar de la Renta dress she wore in 2019.
2019: National Board of Review Awards Gala
The midi shift dress silhouette was made for Chan—here, she’s wearing Erdem as Crazy Rich Asians accepted a NBR Film award.
2019: Golden Globe Awards
This is what red carpet moments are made of. Chan’s sumptuous navy blue halter gown by Valentino was as bold as it was beautiful.
2019: BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party
Still hitting the red carpet circuit for Crazy Rich Asians, Chan’s gingham Prabal Gurung dress is contemporary and fun.
2018: Mary, Queen of Scots Premiere
Naturally, the 2018 premiere of Mary, Queen of Scots necessitated a gown fit for a royal, and Chan nailed it in Miu Miu.
2018: Crazy Rich Asians Premiere
Crazy Rich Asians was a breakthrough for Asian actors, screenwriters, and audiences. For the 2018 London premiere, Chan wore this tulle floral Simone Rocha piece.
2018: Crazy Rich Asians Premiere
Astrid herself would have loved this Art Deco-inspired Oscar de la Renta dress.
2016: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Premiere
Chan adores a long-sleeve silhouette, as seen at the 2016 premiere of Fantastic Beasts.
Tea-length perfection in 2016.
2016: EE British Film Academy Awards
At the EE British Film Academy Awards in 2016, Chan’s red carpet prowess is coming into its own, as she dazzled in this metallic gown.
2014: London Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Chan’s style star power is evident here in this black and blue dress that she accented with strappy heels and a tiny clutch.
2013: Investec Derby Festival
In 2013, Chan was the face of the Investec Derby Festival, and as is customary, she wore an architectural fascinator to host the event.
2012: Britain Comedy Awards
Chan is impeccable in this yellow midi dress at the December 2012 Britain Comedy Awards.
2011: InStyle Best Of British Talent Party
As a then-rising fashion star, Chan sported a piece from Christopher Kane to a 2011 InStyle event.
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