25 Looks That Prove Selma Blair's Style Is Just as Good as It Was in 1999
Selma Blair has inspired us with her vulnerability and strength in light of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, but as she works on the upcoming Netflix Sci-Fi drama, Another Life, we're reminded that Selma has also been serving us some of the best fashion on the red carpet for more than 20 years.
She struck a very '90s vibe at the Cruel Intentions premiere, went nautical-inspired at the Legally Blonde premiere, leaned into her preferred "comfort zone" of cool cocktail dresses, and surprised us with her dreamy candy-colored Ralph & Russo gown at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars party — her style really is applaud-worthy.
Here's what we know from looking at photos of her since she first appeared in the spotlight: Selma's not afraid of experimenting with color and print, but her track record shows that she can't resist an all-black look with intrigue. She's an avid wearer of Christian Siriano, but just as apt to wear Aldo or Kate Moss for Topshop, too. And she has been consistent in her style prowess for decades.
Selma Blair in May 2019
Selma Blair wore a tailored Christian Siriano tuxedo — complete with satin navy blue detailing throughout, a cropped jacket, and a wide-leg silhouette — to the Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles, where she hung out with former costar and friend Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Selma Blair in May 2018
This is how cocktail attire is done. For a dinner celebration for the AERIN Spring 2018 Collection, Selma paired a sparkly, metallic midi-length dress from the Fall 2012 Behnaz Sarafpour collection with dainty accessories. From the all-over pleating and the ruffled skirt to the deep-V bodice, it's safe to say we're obsessed with this dress.
Selma Blair in January 2018
Selma Blair in September 2017
At the premiere of Mom and Dad at the Toronto International Film Festival, Selma went high-low with a Bottega Veneta skirt-top set and slick silver Aldo heels.
Selma Blair in April 2016
Why pick just one style when you can do both? Selma Blair wore a black-and-white satin Rosetta Getty wrap dress over a chic pair of Saint Laurent leather pants at the Mothers and Daughters premiere in Los Angeles.
Selma Blair in October 2015
The actress attended the Hammer Museum's "Gala in the Garden" in Los Angeles wearing head-to-toe Bottega Veneta. From the colorful Bottega Veneta Hypnotic Aquatic print dress to the navy Intrecciato Nappa belt, black Intrecciato pumps, and snakeskin clutch, this look was eye-catching and beautiful.
Selma Blair in October 2015
Selma was a vision in yellow Oscar de la Renta at Operation Smile's Smile Gala.
Selma Blair in October 2014
For the launch of Cary Elwes's memoir, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride, Selma wore a sweet flutter-sleeved LBD by Pam & Gela with Marc Jacobs heels (which she also wore to the Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 fashion show).
Selma Blair in September 2013
Selma posed backstage at the Christian Siriano Spring 2014 fashion show in an electric blue sleeveless leather dress and T-strap snakeskin heels.
Selma Blair in July 2012
The actress knows how to let a cocktail dress speak for itself, and this Marc Jacobs printed shift, as seen at the Dark Horse screening in Los Angeles, is no exception.
Selma Blair in September 2011
She stepped out for the Dark Horse premiere at the Venice Film Festival in a fluid red Lanvin crepe gown from the Fall 2011 collection.
Selma Blair in March 2010
Selma wore a dark blue riding jacket, black taffeta ruffle shirt, and a black beaded high-waisted skirt from L'Wren Scott's Fall 2010 collection to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. The only color contrast to be found in her outfit was in her cream-colored clutch.
Selma Blair in May 2009
Selma was pretty in (Versace) pink — coordinating her one-shouldered cocktail dress with dark pink satin peep-toe pumps — at Bulgari's "Between Eternity and History" dinner in aid of the charity Save the Children in Rome.
Selma Blair in February 2008
File this under "night-out inspiration" thanks to its sparkle, shine, and wearable silhouette. We think Selma nailed it with this fun Marc Jacobs cocktail dress and Marc Jacobs heels at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 fashion show.
Selma Blair in May 2007
Selma is a fan of Topshop, too. She wore a white one-shoulder dress from the Kate Moss for Topshop debut collection with metallic heels to the Women's Filmmaker Brunch at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Selma Blair in May 2006
She was an ethereal vision in white Chanel Haute Couture at the 2006 Met Gala, which celebrated "Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion."
Selma Blair in February 2005
The actress opted for a teal-hued Fendi gown for the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Selma Blair in June 2004
Hello, rainbow perfection! Selma chose a red, pink, and orange Isaac Mizrahi number for the CDFA Awards.
Selma Blair in April 2003
Selma channeled ballerina-meets-princess vibes at the 2003 Met Gala in a gold and cream tulle-skirt dress.
Selma Blair in February 2002
Her barely-there red fringed dress turned heads at the 2002 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Selma Blair in June 2001
The actress, who starred in Legally Blonde, chose a nautical-inspired red and navy-striped halter dress for the movie's premiere in Los Angeles.
Selma Blair in February 1999
Selma Blair paired a black strappy top with a floor-skimming white skirt — showing off just a hint of midriff — at the Cruel Intentions premiere.