Gwyneth Paltrow - actress and lifestyle guru, (sometimes) singer, cookbook author, and a woman with so much talent that today, 27 September 2012 40th birthday. Style Factor fashion evolution of the actress listened to back in a variety of red carpet moments.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow 12-year-old
Before Gwyneth Paltrow was Gwyneth Paltrow, the Oscar winner and everything expert, she was better known as the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and producer Bruce Paltrow. In 1985, Gwyneth was just a gangly 12-year-old and accompanied her mom to an event at Studio 54 looking very Laura Ashley. “I went through a really preppy phase before I left L.A.,” she later told Vogue of her early youth. “I was, like, all Lacoste shirts, and Levi’s, and I was getting very clean-cut. Looking preppy was very cool.”
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow 14th Street store in Manhattan in 2002.
Back to looking sleek and chic, Gwyneth hit the opening of pal Stella McCartney’s 14th Street store in Manhattan in 2002 wearing a McCartney-created black suit and a hip hat. “Dressing is almost like my second job,” she once told Vogue.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow 25-year-old
The 25-year-old looked more fresh faced when she cut a cute chin-length bob as her star began to rise after roles in “Shakespeare in Love,” “Sliding Doors,” and “Emma.” She donned a spaghetti strap dress that showed off her waifish figure at the premiere of her romantic drama “Great Expectations."
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow 37 year old
A then-37-year-old Gwynnie changed things up a bit when she rocked a retro hot pink Prada frock at the 2010 National Movie Awards in London, where she was promoting "Iron Man 2." Cute!
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow At a 2009 charity event in NYC
At a 2009 charity event in NYC, Paltrow was trendy in an asymmetrical dress by Jasmine di Milo, which she wore with peep-toe heels, a clutch by Roger Vivier, and jewels by Chopard. She must have been thrilled to attend the fete since the organization hosting was Bent on Learning, which offers meditation and yoga — a couple of Gwyneth's favorite things — for free at public school kids to help them reduce stress and improve concentration.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow By 1993
By 1993, Gwyneth had appeared in a few movies, and hit the premiere of her flick “Flesh and Bone,” which starred Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid, in true ‘90s fashion – wearing leather, leggings and Doc Martens.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow an Academy Award
Paltrow donned a pink Ralph Lauren gown for the Oscars as she took home an Academy Award for her lead role in “Shakespeare in Love." The garment has since become as iconic as Jennifer Lopez's green Versace dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards or Marilyn Monroe's white dress from "Some Like It Hot."
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt
Did Gwyneth and Brad Pitt practice their pouts beforehand? The then-couple stepped out together for the premiere of Brad’s 1997 thriller “The Devil’s Own” sporting oddly looking similar styles with their sideswept blond ‘dos and long black coats.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow at a charity event in 2001
The "Se7en" actress showed off an unusually funky fashion sense at a charity event in 2001 when she donned a boxy white suit over a T-shirt and paired the ensemble with clunky blue sneakers and a fashion staple of the new millennium … a Pashmina!
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow at a soiree
While mingling with the beautiful people at a soiree to celebrate jewelry and watch maker Chopard's 150th anniversary, Paltrow was perfection in a long and lacy Antonio Berardi dress.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2000 Golden Globes
The actress turned heads when she turned herself into a brunette for the 1999 drama “Bounce” (which co-starred her on-again/off-again beau Ben Affleck). She also created some buzz when she showed up at the 2000 Golden Globes wearing pants. But if anyone could make the casual look seem edgy and elegant all it once, it's Gwyneth!
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2009 Grammy Awards
Paltrow made a fashion foul when she paired her metallic Versace mini at the 2009 Grammy Awards with silver tights. She was there to introduce a performance from Radiohead, but mostly to cheer on hubby Chris Martin as his band Coldplay took home three trophies.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005
Paltrow rarely plays up her jewelry over her dress, but that's just what she did while at a party for her movie "Proof" at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005. The film, appropriately enough, was about grief — something that she had sadly experienced herself when her father, director Bruce Paltrow, died of cancer in 2002.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow attended 2001 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards
Gwyneth donned a creation by up-and-coming designer (and Paul’s daughter) Stella McCartney when she attended 2001’s VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. Though this particular outfit got mixed reviews, Paltrow’s love of McCartney’s designs has done her well in the decade since.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow best-dressed
Could it be possible that perfect the Paltrow – praised by fashion magazines far and wide and bestowed with more “best-dressed” awards than can fill a London flat – made a fashion misstep? This jean-on-jean ensemble paired with Birkenstocks proves that yes, it is possible.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow to the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards
It's safe to say that Paltrow didn't enlist her pal Stella McCartney's help when she chose to don this odd ensemble, consisting of a barely-there vest and conservative cropped pants, to the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. Perhaps we should give her a pass since she had given birth to Apple only about three weeks before.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow white cape dress by Tom Ford at the 2012 Oscars
Paltrow channeled Old Hollywood screen queen Grace Kelly when she wore a white cape dress by Tom Ford at the 2012 Oscars in February. The "Avengers" actress wasn't nominated for an award this year, but she still managed to stun as a presenter.
Style Evolution Gwyneth Paltrow While pregnant