Anya Taylor-Joy works one of this year’s most unusual celebrity red carpet outfits

Anya Taylor-Joy stunned on The Menu premiere red carpet on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Anya Taylor-Joy stunned on The Menu premiere red carpet on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy took to the red carpet last night for her latest project, The Menu, in one of her most daring looks yet, just one of a host of unusual celebrity outfits we’ve seen this year.

Taylor-Joy, 26, posed up a storm on the red carpet with her co-star, Nicolas Hoult, in a vibrant cobalt-blue asymmetric dress by Alexander McQueen which stood out against her bright blonde hair.

The Miami-born, British-Brazilian actor chose the matching blue leather opera gloves which cover some of her bare skin from the strapless angular dress, which featured a subtle ruffle at the edging.

Anya Taylor-Joy at the UK premiere of Anya Taylor-Joy at the UK premiere of

Anya Taylor-Joy’s bright blonde hair stood out against her cobalt blue Alexander McQueen dress. (Getty Images)

Taylor-Joy joins a long list of celebrities opting for more unusual red carpet outfits this year.

Perhaps it’s the post-pandemic freedom – two years of lockdowns and quarantines birthed a new era of creativity – or maybe as a society we’ve become more accepting of those who want to try more ‘unconventional’ looks.

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From Doja Cat and Janelle Monáe’s avant-garde styles, to Julia Fox and Kendall Jenner finding new ways to interpret the ‘nearly naked’ trend that has dominated the red carpet of late, it seems unusual celebrity outfits became more and more commonplace in 2022.

Of course, the annual Met Gala red carpet serves up some of the most interesting looks in the fashion calendar, and this year’s theme of Gilded Glamour and White tie in honour of the New York museum’s In America: An Anthology of Fashion exhibition was no exception.

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The Met Gala red carpet always plays host to the most unusual celebrity outfits of the year. (Getty Images)The Met Gala red carpet always plays host to the most unusual celebrity outfits of the year. (Getty Images)

The Met Gala red carpet always plays host to the most unusual celebrity outfits of the year. (Getty Images)

The Gilded Glamour theme gave attendees enough loose guidance whilst still leaving room for some celebrities to find the most unorthodox and eccentric outfits.

Fans were slightly confused how Kylie Jenner and Nicki Minaj’s baseball caps fit the theme, but they made for great social media commentary afterwards.

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It’s not just the women, either. Men and non-binary celebrities have been in the spotlight for some out-there outfits this year, too.

Always a purveyor of the slightly absurd (see: holding a model of his own head at the Met Gala 2019), Jared Leto chose for a lace cape style over his white satin suit for an event in March, whilst Brad Pitt seemed to throw out the entire ‘classic premiere outfits’ section of his wardrobe, instead opting for a series of colourful relaxed linen suits, and a brown skirt suit.

Keep scrolling to see this year’s most unusual celebrity red carpet outfits so far.

2022 most unusual celebrity red carpet outfits

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy on The Menu premiere red carpet in November 2022. (Getty Images)Anya Taylor-Joy on The Menu premiere red carpet in November 2022. (Getty Images)

Anya Taylor-Joy on The Menu premiere red carpet in November 2022. (Getty Images)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry at the 56th Annual CMA Awards in November 2022. (Getty Images)Katy Perry at the 56th Annual CMA Awards in November 2022. (Getty Images)

Katy Perry at the 56th Annual CMA Awards in November 2022. (Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2022. (Getty Images)Kendall Jenner at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2022. (Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala in November 2022. (Getty Images)

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe on the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery premiere red carpet in October 2022. (Getty Images)Janelle Monáe on the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery premiere red carpet in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Janelle Monáe on the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery premiere red carpet in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Jared Leto

Jared Leto on the red carpet for a Morbius screening in March 2022. (Getty Images)Jared Leto on the red carpet for a Morbius screening in March 2022. (Getty Images)

Jared Leto on the red carpet for a Morbius screening in March 2022. (Getty Images)

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt on the red carpet for a screening of Bullet Train in July 2022. (Getty Images) Brad Pitt on the red carpet for a screening of Bullet Train in July 2022. (Getty Images)

Brad Pitt on the red carpet for a screening of Bullet Train in July 2022. (Getty Images)

Fredrik Robertsson

Fredrik Robertsson on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)Fredrik Robertsson on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Fredrik Robertsson on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)Nicki Minaj on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)Kylie Jenner on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Kylie Jenner on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Doja Cat

Doja Cat at the Monot Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show in October 2022. (Getty Images)Doja Cat at the Monot Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Doja Cat at the Monot Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Charli XCX

Charli XCX at the BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week in October 2022. (Getty Images)Charli XCX at the BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Charli XCX at the BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn at the BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week in October 2022. (Getty Images)Jourdan Dunn at the BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Jourdan Dunn at the BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week in October 2022. (Getty Images)

Emma Corrin

Emma Corrin on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)Emma Corrin on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Emma Corrin on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in May. (Getty Images)

Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)Donatella Versace on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)

Donatella Versace on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)Tessa Thompson on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)

Tessa Thompson on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)

Julia Fox

Julia Fox on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)Julia Fox on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)

Julia Fox on the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet in March 2022. (Getty Images)