Anya Taylor-Joy served up a feast for the senses during the press tour for The Menu.
The Menu may sound like a fun movie that promises a delectable selection of food that looks too beautiful on screen, but if there’s anything we know about an Anya Taylor-Joy film, it’s that it’s bound to have an unsettling plot surrounding an elusive cast of characters.
Anya Taylor-Joy as Margot, Ralph Fiennes as Chef Slowik, and Nicholas Hoult as Tyler in the 2022 dark comedy horror film The Menu (Credit: Searchlight Pictures)
Directed by Mark Mylod, The Menu stars an ensemble cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, John Leguizamo, and Ralph Fiennes.
It’s a dark comedy that follows a young couple, played by Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, as they immerse themselves in an exclusive dining experience at a luxury destination restaurant. The film offers a satirical look at the cutthroat culinary industry and fine dining culture using horror elements and violence.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s Margot is just as much of an enigma onscreen as the actress herself. In fact, Anya is so tight-lipped about her personal life that no one really knows anything about her other than the roles she plays and what little information she offers herself during interviews. Even her wedding to partner Malcolm McRae over the summer was kept secret, and no details were shared.
This air of mystery translated well during the press tour for The Menu with a slew of looks that showcased her chameleon-like quality and bold approach to fashion.
Anya Taylor-Joy looking chic in an all-black ensemble with ankle-strap heels at The Menu 92nd Street Y Talk in New York City on November 13, 2022 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
Formerly styled by Law Roach, Anya flourished under the direction of celebrity stylist Ryan Hastings, who also works with Natalie Portman, Mia Goth, and Taylor Russell.
Anya Taylor-Joy joins a bevy of risk-takers, who have made red carpet fashion fun and exciting again like Tessa Thompson, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joey King, and Anne Hathaway.
Here are nine of the best looks from Anya Taylor-Joy’s The Menu press tour:
1. Preppy Chic in Andre Courreges and Christian Louboutin
Anya Taylor-Joy wore a pink two-piece set from Andre Courreges, which was reminiscent of Blair Waldorf played by Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl.
She styled it with sleek, straight hair and a bold red lip plus a pair of Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps in Latte Leather.
Anya Taylor-Joy wearing Andre Courreges and Christian Louboutin at the SiriusXM studios in New York City on November 16, 2022 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
2. Pretty in Pink in Nensi Dojaka and Aquazzura
The Northman actress made us blush in a cutesy pink Spring 2023 dress from Nensi Dojaka for her guest stint at the Drew Barrymore Show.
She had on a bold red lip and red nails, as well as barely-there sandals from Aquazzura that completed her daytime ensemble.
Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a pink Nensi Dojaka Spring 2023 dress and Aquazzura heels outside the Drew Barrymore Show studio in New York City on November 15, 2022 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
The So Nude sandals from Aquazzura were crafted from PVC and leather. They feature a barely-there silhouette and high stiletto heels. You can get your own pair for $650 at Mytheresa.
Aquazzura So Nude 105 PVC Sandals, $650
These shoes also have an open-toed design, clear straps, and branded leather insoles
3. Monochromatic in PatBo and Christian Louboutin
For her guest appearance at the Live with Kelly and Michael show, Anya wore a black-and-white dress from PatBo’s Spring 2023 collection. It featured beaded pearl embellishments and revealing side cut-out detailing. She finished off her look with her go-to shoes for this press tour, the So Kate leather pumps from Christian Louboutin.
Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a PatBo Spring 2023 dress and Christian Louboutin heels in New York City on November 15, 2022 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
4. Gothic Glam in Dior and Christian Louboutin
To add a dose of drama and mystery to the premiere of The Menu, Anya Taylor-Joy stepped out in a black embroidered lace mini dress from Dior’s Spring 2023 collection.
It featured a strapless neckline and a bell-shaped silhouette. Tiffany & Co. jewels added some sparkle, while black leather gloves provided some sultry edge.
As usual, her trusty Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps rounded out her premiere look.
Anya Taylor-Joy in a Dior Spring 2023 black lace mini dress and Christian Louboutin heels at The Menu premiere held at the AMC Lincoln Square in New York City on November 14, 2022 (Credit: Jordan Hinton / ABACA / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
5. Red Hot in Magda Butrym and Christian Louboutin
All eyes were on Anya Taylor-Joy as she sashayed in New York City in her red-hot ensemble. She wore a Magda Butrym Fall 2022 red patent leather trench coat over a red guipure lace mini dress from the same designer.
Red sheer tights and Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies red satin pumps finished off her look.
Anya Taylor-Joy in an all-red ensemble from Magda Butrym and Christian Louboutin outside the Good Morning America studios in New York City on November 14, 2022 (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
6. A Lacy, Hazy Daze in Dior
During the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year 2022 Awards, where Anya-Taylor Joy was recognized as the Actress of the Year, she dressed up in a Dior Spring 2023 ivory lace tie-up top and lace hoop skirt.
As for her beauty look, she styled her hair in sleek pigtails and added a bold red lip for a pop of color. A pair of nude pointy-toe pumps provided the finishing touch to her look.
Anya Taylor-Joy in Dior at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year 2022 Awards held at the Claridges Hotel in London on November 10, 2022 (Credit: Ian West / PA Images / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
7. Sultry Rock ‘n’ Roll Edge in Harris Reed
For some ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll edge, Anya Taylor-Joy turned to Harris Reed for her guest stint at The Graham Norton Show. She wore a Fall 2022 sheer floral lace waistcoat, which she kept open to reveal her black bra underneath. The multi-hyphenate star also wore the matching floral lace flared trousers.
Anya Taylor-Joy wearing Harris Reed at The Graham Norton Show in London on November 10, 2022 (Credit: Matt Crossick / PA Images / INSTARim / Cover Images)
It’s Harris Reed all the way down to her shoes, which were towering platform heels that gave her a stylish boost.
8. Equestrian Chic in Vintage Balenciaga and Vivienne Westwood
On her Instagram, Anya posted a photo of her posing on the carpeted stairs in her vintage ensemble. Appropriately captioned “London Calling,” she looked chic in her equestrian-inspired outfit.
Anya wore a black long-sleeved top tucked into a Balenciaga checked wool blend skirt. She styled it with black tights, a Balenciaga riding hat, and Vivienne Westwood vintage 1998 Nurse shoes with super-elevated platforms and block heels.
9. Electric in Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin
Anya started off The Menu press tour in an electric blue outfit for the UK premiere.
She wore a Spring 2023 leather corset dress from Alexander McQueen, which featured a strapless neckline and an asymmetric hem. For more drama, she also wore the matching electric blue leather opera gloves.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre brand ambassador also showed off her 101 Reine watch. She finished off her look with side-swept waves and Christian Louboutin pointy-toe pumps.
Anya Taylor-Joy wearing Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin at the UK premiere of The Menu held at the BFI Southbank Riverfront in London on November 9, 2022 (Credit: Doug Peters / PA Images / INSTARimag / Cover Images)