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Saoirse's stand-out fashion moments

Saoirse Ronan in Heidi Slimane
Saoirse Ronan in Heidi Slimane
Emerald Calvin Klein gown
Atelier Versace gown
Emilia Wickstead pink and grey pleated dress
Louis Vuitton dress
Funky metallic dress
Wearing Helen Steele
Wearing Simone Rocha on the Late Late
Allesandra Rich mini dress
Satin Gucci gown
Ralph and Russo gown
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Our Fashion Editor selects the Carlow actress’ biggest sartorial successes and red carpet hits.

EFFORTLESSLY CHIC

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Emerald Calvin Klein gown
 

This is the dress Saoirse has to beat at this year’s Oscars — her utterly stunning green sequined emerald Calvin Klein Collection gown from the 2016 Academy Awards. An age-appropriate, flattering slash front worn with hair down, green eye make-up, fresh skin and smokey eyes. The genius move was the mismatched earrings. Saoirse may not have picked up the Oscar for Brooklyn but she won our Best Dressed statue hands down.

ETHEREAL

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Saoirse Ronan in Heidi Slimane
 

Stylist Elizabeth Saltzman praises Saoirse for making choices based on her heart. Her Hedi Slimane draped, ivory silk couture creation for Saint Laurent proved a major girl-crush piece when she wore it to the Golden Globe Awards two years ago, with Brian Atwood shoes and Chopard jewellery. It was one of the best style nights for years, and the then 21-year-old Irish actress held her own with panache.

POWER PLAYER

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Atelier Versace gown
 

Accepting her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy in January, Saoirse was in-keeping with the Time’s Up campaign to wear black, in support of victims of sexual harassment, in a statement-shouldered Atelier Versace gown.

ROCKING PRINT

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Emilia Wickstead pink and grey pleated dress
 

Saoirse steals the show in November 2015, at the 7th Annual Governors Awards in this totally relaxed look of an Emilia Wickstead pink and grey pleated dress and Alexander McQueen heels. The pink lip was the perfect touch.

GUCCI GIRL

Her style evolution has been fascinating to watch and, of late, Saoirse’s been wearing a lot of memorable Gucci outfits. This glamazon short gúna and GG Marmont high heels stole the show at the label’s Cruise 2018 fashion show at Palazzo Pitti in Florence last May.

PASTELS

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Louis Vuitton dress
 

The actress proved her ability to work pastels in a streamlined  Louis Vuitton dress, with  Christian Louboutin heels and Cartier jewellery, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month.

FUNNY GIRLl! 

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Funky metallic dress
 

I didn’t like the unfunny Aer Lingus sketch on Saturday Night Live last December, and the Saoirse song about how to pronounce her name was only OK, but I applauded her funky metallic Gucci dress, which looked terrific with hair scooped back and knotted, and rockers’ ankle boots.

STEELY ATTITUDE

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Wearing Helen Steele
 

Saoirse collaborated with Irish designer Helen Steele to create this bespoke print, and wore it with pride to the Irish premiere of Brooklyn in 2015. It had the divisive Marmite factor, but I loved it.

SIMONE CHIC

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Wearing Simone Rocha on the Late Late
 

Saoirse has loved wearing John and Simone Rocha’s designs since she was a teenager and, this year, she set Irish hearts beating faster when she rocked up to The Late Late wearing Simone’s SS18 cream crystal-trimmed, washed satin, scallop- frill dress (€1,105), which  immediately triggered traffic to her only Irish stockist, Havana in Dublin’s  Donnybrook.

TWEED WITH A TWIST 

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Allesandra Rich mini dress
 

The fashion chameleon came out yet again in Saoirse last October when she wore this Alessandra Rich raw-edged tweed mini-dress with white collar/cuff, Giampiero Bodino drop earrings and an intricate braided up ’do.

YES TO CLASHING COLOURS

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Satin Gucci gown
 

The Lady Bird star thrilled in Palm Springs in January in a striking orange and pink satin Gucci gown with thigh-high slit which showed off her amazing legs. Again, her short hair and Fernando Jorge jewellery was on point.

MASTERCLASS IN COLOUR POPS

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Ralph and Russo gown
 

The Carlow woman pairs statement turquoise drop earrings with a black sequinned cut-out detail  Ralph & Russo gown for the Governors Awards in Hollywood last November.

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