Anne Hathaway's Red Carpet Evolution, From Khakis to Couture
From her breakout roles in "The Princess Diaries" and "Ella Enchanted" to her recent performances in "Armageddon Time" and "WeCrashed," Anne Hathaway has embarked on quite the impressive style transformation, today positioning herself as a connoisseur of all things glamour on the red carpet. With Bulgari and Versace campaigns under her belt and a taste for other high-end luxury labels such as Valentino, Ralph Lauren, and Armani, she is now expected to make a sartorial statement at any event she attends. Hathaway, 40, works with stylist Erin Walsh on her outfits, which have recently taken on an edgier tone thanks to touches of patent leather, shorter hemlines, and even ornamental embellishments like sequins or the beaded hood she wore to Bulgari's high jewelry event in Venice, Italy.
Most recently, Hathaway marked her partnership with Shiseido as Vital Perfect global ambassador, and she slipped into an intricate gold vegan leather leaf paillette gown from CD Greene to mark the occasion. With a shimmering, sheer-paneled bodice that caught the light at every turn and a natural glow courtesy of makeup artist Gucci Westman, Hathaway turned heads. Her long, brown hair was swept into an elegant side part by Adir Abergel, and finishing touches came by way of strappy, minimalist gold sandals, Bulgari serpent stacking rings, and diamond-encrusted architectural earrings that cascaded from her ears just like the scale-like pattern on her dress.
Ahead, catch a glimpse of Hathaway's recent appearance, then go back in time and admire how her looks have indicated a markedly different aesthetic through the years.
Anne Hathaway at a September 2023 Shiseido Event in NYC
Hathaway gleamed in a CD Greene vegan leather paillette leaf gown when she attended Shiseido's Vital Perfection event as the brand's new global ambassador in September 2023.
Anne Hathaway at the 2014 Met Gala
The actress flaunted a hint of skin at the 2014 Met Gala in a fiery look from Calvin Klein Collection.
Anne Hathaway at the 2014 Oscars
For the 2014 Oscars, Hathaway flashed a whole lot of sparkle in Gucci.
Anne Hathaway at the 2013 Met Gala
Hathaway oozed dark glamour in a sultry, sheer vintage Valentino dress on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet.
Anne Hathaway at the 2013 Oscars
For the 2013 Oscars, Hathaway worked a pale pink Prada gown — complete with a bow-detailed cutout back — paired with a radiant Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace.
Anne Hathaway at the 2013 Golden Globes
Hathaway looked absolutely angelic in a beaded gown from Chanel's 2009 spring/summer Haute Couture collection on the 2013 Golden Globes red carpet.
Anne Hathaway at the 2011 Academy Awards
Hathaway made a grand entrance in Valentino Couture at the 2011 Academy Awards.
Anne Hathaway at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards
Hathaway looked simply electrifying in Armani Privé at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Anne Hathaway at the 2010 Met Gala
As one of our favorite Hathaway red carpet princess moments, the star chose Valentino for the 2010 Met Gala.
Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Met Gala
Hathaway was flirty and fun in a retro-inspired Marc Jacobs minidress at the 2009 Met Gala.
Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Oscars
Hathaway glowed in a sparkly Armani Privé gown at the 2009 Oscars, really beginning to distinguish herself as a red carpet star.
Anne Hathaway at the 2009 Golden Globes
Hathaway stunned in navy beaded Armani Privé gown at the 2009 Golden Globes.
Anne Hathaway at the 2008 Oscars
Hathaway reveled in a modern goddess moment in fiery Marchesa in February 2008 at the Academy Awards.
Anne Hathaway at "The Devil Wears Prada" Premiere in September 2006
Hathaway looked chic in September 2006 at "The Devil Wears Prada" premiere in France.
Anne Hathaway at the "Late Show With David Letterman" in June 2006
June 2006 at the "Late Show With David Letterman" saw Hathaway in a frilly black lace strapless cocktail dress that represented her feminine style.
Anne Hathaway at the 2005 Tony Awards
Hathaway went for a costume-inspired gown at the 2005 Tony Awards that was more quirky than sophisticated.
Anne Hathaway Wearing Balenciaga in October 2004
Still sticking to a casual vibe — and showing off an emerald Balenciaga bag — Hathaway attended a red carpet event in October 2004.
Anne Hathaway at a Benefit in April 2004
Hathaway chose a printed maxi for a benefit in April 2004, which hinted at the coming change in her style.
Anne Hathaway at the "Ella Enchanted" Premiere in March 2004
Hathaway experimented with the dress-over-jeans look in March 2004 at the "Ella Enchanted" premiere.
Anne Hathaway at the "2 Fast 2 Furious" Premiere in 2003
Hathaway wasn't yet fully embracing glamour at the premiere of "2 Fast 2 Furious" in 2003.
Anne Hathaway at the June 2002 amfAR Gala
Hathaway looked fresh-faced in florals at the June 2002 amfAR Gala.
Anne Hathaway at the 2002 "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" Premiere
Hathaway was scarfing it in 2002 at the "Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers" world premiere in NYC.