Yara Shahidi’s Best Red Carpet Moments Standout For All the Right Reasons

After Yara Shahidi jump-started her career as a pre-teen in films like Butter and Imagine That, it wasn’t long until the actress solidified herself as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. We’ve watched the Minneapolis native mature in front of our eyes; she was named one of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 by TIME, taking on award-winning roles in the likes of Black-ish, Grown-ish, and Peter Pan & Wendy.

Throughout it all, including a degree from Harvard, Shahidi has consistently remained one of the most exciting red carpet dressers in Hollywood, evolving from child star to seasoned veteran. She has always gravitated toward color on the step-and-repeat but is well versed in pulling off a more minimal moment too. She has slipped into some of the biggest brands throughout her time in the spotlight—from Chanel to Dior, Prada to Bottega Veneta—and is always sure to be decked out in some form of blinding Cartier jewels. Below, a look back at Yara Shahidi’s best red carpet moments.

2023: Women In Film Honors

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Yara Shahidi arrives for the 2023 Women in Film Honors at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Hi...

Shahidi topped off this minimal white gown with Cartier jewels at the 2023 Women in Film Honors.

2023: LACMA Art+Film Gala

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Yara Shahidi, wearing Gucci, attends the 2023 LACMA Art+Film Gala, Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles...

Shahidi didn’t let her business casual button-down stop her from indulging in a glitzy party skirt for the 2023 LACMA Art + Film Gala.

2023: TIME Honoring The March

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Yara Shahidi attends TIME Honoring The March: An Impact Family Dinner at The National Center for Civ...

Shahidi embraced Ferragamo designer Maximillian Davis’s signature brand of minimalism in this nude skirt set.

2023: Met Gala

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The actress opted for a lingerie-inspired Jean Paul Gaultier look and a hefty diamond necklace for the Met Gala in 2023.

2023: Peter Pan & Wendy Premiere

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The actress slipped into this glitzy, cut-out Alexander McQueen dress for the London premiere of Peter Pan & Wendy.

2023: Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Yara Shahidi arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Cent...

Shahidi was definitely among the best dressed at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in this Bottega Veneta look.

2022: PaleyFest

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The actress opted for a webbed maxidress for the PaleyFest in 2022.

2021: Emmy Awards

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Yara Shahidi at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards held at L.A. Live on September 19, 2021.

Only Shahidi, in Dior couture, could make neon green look this good.

2021: Met Gala

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This custom Dior couture dress, complete with a sheer veil, was the outfit of choice for Shahidi’s 2019 Met Gala appearance.

2021: Designer of Dreams Exhibition

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Yara Shahidi attends the Christian Dior Designer of Dreams Exhibition cocktail opening at the Brookl...

Shahidi usually gravitates toward bright colors, but she pulled off this all-black Dior gown with ease.

2020: InStyle Golden Globes After Party

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Yara Shahidi attends the 21st Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe After Party at The Beverl...

Shahidi brought the sunshine in this Carolina Herrera minidress for InStyle’s Golden Globes afterparty.

2019: Glamour Women of the Year Awards

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Yara Shahidi at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Shahidi rocked this high-low Schiaparelli couture dress for Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards in 2019.

2019: CFDA Awards

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Yara Shahidi at CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Art Museum on June 3, 2019 in New York City.

Shahidi cut a casually chic figure for the 2019 CFDA Awards in a look from New York label Monse.

2019: Met Gala

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The actress brought the drama, and feathers, to the 2019 Met Gala in this statement-making Prada look.

2018: Marie Claire Image Makers Awards

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Yara Shahidi attends the Marie Claire's Image Makers Awards 2018 on January 11, 2018 in West Hollywo...

Shahidi styled this couture Schiaparelli shirtdress with black pumps.

2018: Met Gala

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Yara Shahidi attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala ...

You wouldn’t have guessed this was Shahidi’s Met Gala debut. The actress slipped into this Chanel couture moment like a seasoned professional.

2018: Emmy Awards

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Yara Shahidi arrives at the 70th Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

At the 2018 Emmy Awards, Shahidi looked radiaint in a blush pink Gucci dress.

2017: SAG Awards

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Yara Shahidi seen at the 23rd Annual SAG Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Shahidi stood out for all the right reasons at the 2017 SAG Awards in this striped Naeem Khan number.

2017: Emmy Awards

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Yara Shahidi on the red carpet at the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at the Microsoft Th...

Glistening in princess-worthy Prada at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

2017: People’s Choice Awards

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Actress Yara Shahidi arrives at People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017...

Shahidi went with a sheer checkerboard look from Off-White for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.

2015: Emmy Awards

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Actress Yara Shahidi attends the Television Academy's celebration for the 67th Emmy Award nominees f...

The actress matched a satin pouff dress with strappy nude heels at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

2014: Teen Vogue Party

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Yara Shahidi attends Teen Vogue's 12th Annual Young Hollywood Issue launch party on September 26, 20...

Shahidi started making her first major style moves around 2014. Here, she slipped into a patterned maxidress for a Teen Vogue party.

2012: Let It Shine Premiere

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Shahidi at the 2012 premiere of Let It Shine.

2011: Butter Screening

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The actress opted for a sunflower shift dress for a 2011 screening of Butter.

2009: Imagine That Premiere

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A pre-teen Shahidi made one of her first red carpet appearances for the 2009 premiere of Imagine That.

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