The cast for Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 blockbuster adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was filled with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, but relative newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as golfer and socialite Jordan Baker nearly stole the show out from under them entirely.
Over a decade on, Debicki is set to star in The Crown season five as the late Princess Diana when it is released on 9 November, and has already begun filming season six of the hit Netflix series.
Debicki had only done one professional acting project before Luhrmann’s hit, but it only takes one Hollywood hit to make a household name. From there, the Australian-born actor’s projects didn’t stop coming.
From spells on TV series The Night Manager and The Kettering Incident, to dipping her toe in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Ayesha, leader of the Sovereign people, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and voicing Mopsy in Disney’s Peter Rabbit Debicki’s net has been cast far and wide when it comes to her roles.
The same goes for Debicki’s style. The actor’s 6’3 frame suits just about anything, and she has certainly taken the opportunity to experiment with her style over the years.
From classically feminine silhouettes and dainty florals one minute, to crisp suiting and adrogynous styles the next, Debicki is a true fashion chameleon.
Sleek gowns in ‘traditional’ black tie colours still reign true on the red carpet, but in recent years the 32-year-old actor has taken to tailoring for press events, much like Diana herself.
As we wait for the next instalment of The Crown, starring Debicki as the late Princess Diana, take a look back at the actor’s best looks, and see how they compare to her on-screen counterpart.
Elizabeth Debicki’s best fashion looks, on and off the red carpet
Debicki’s ethereal beauty look for the 2022 Met Gala red carpet featured bleached eyebrows and long blonde hair extensions to go with the actor’s Dior haute couture gown with a gold Jennifer Behr headpiece.
At an event for her film, The Burnt Orange Heresy, Debicki wore a gold lamé jumpsuit with an oversized black blazer.
Debicki chose a deep navy silk suit for a press event in 2020. The a single-breasted blazer was a nice not to the ’90s, and enough edge, together with the suit’s tailored wide-leg trousers, to stop it being frumpy.
Debicki chose a glamorous yet demure Schiaparelli Haute Couture layered gown for an appearance on the 2019 Venice Film Festival red carpet.
Debicki wore a glamorous floral Armani Privé Couture dress to the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party in 2019. She wore her cropped hair in a 1920s-style finger wave to allow the dresses ruffled red neckline to take the spotlight.
The actor stunned in a whimsical Salvatore Ferragamo gown which featured a huge bow at the front on the 2019 Met Gala red carpet, held for the museum’s Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition.
The Australian actor chose Armani Privé Couture again for the Widows premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Debicki went slightly out of her usual comfort zone in a flouncy Valentino Couture gown for a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, pairing the monochrome floral dress with Chopard jewellery.
The Night Manager actor chose a pale blue and rhinestone Miu Miu dress to celebrate receiving the 2018 Trophée Chopard alongside Joe Alwyn at the Cannes Film Festival.
The actor stunned in her native Australia at the premiere of Peter Rabbit in a sunny yellow floral Erdem dress with a lilac belt and dark pumps.
For the Peter Rabbit US premiere in 2018, Debicki opted for a Gucci collared dress with pocked and brooch detailing.
Debicki attended the Burberry show at London Fashion Week in 2017 wearing an asymmetric pale blue coat dress by the British fashion designer.
Debicki channeled her Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 character Ayesha, leader of the Sovereign people, in a Bottega Veneta gilded gown for the film’s premiere in 2017.
Debicki chose a pleated patterned dress with a deep V-nick for the New York premiere of The Man From U.N.C.L.E in 2015.
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