After judging mounds of red carpet fashion, we've learned one thing for sure — when Sarah Paulson arrives at an event, we're about to be wowed! In honor of the fashionista's latest flick, "Run," hitting theaters on Jan. 24, 2020, Wonderwall.com is rounding up her most fabulous fashion moments. First up is this stunning 2016 Primetime Emmys look. This wasn't the first time Sarah donned a vibrant green Prada gown (you'll see the other one later). But of all her red carpet looks, this one might be our favorite. The stunning three-quarter-length-sleeved gown featured a plunging neckline and a floor-length skirt with intricate sequined embellishments throughout. Keep reading for more stellar sartorial selections from Sarah…
Sarah Paulson wore white to her very first Golden Globes back in 2007. Her ivory strapless frock featured ruching to the hips before flowing into a tapered skirt. She complemented her crisp look with matching peep-toe pumps and a similar-hued clutch. And though this wasn't exactly foreshadowing of her future bold fashion moves, it proved she'd be one to watch on the red carpet.
This Marchesa moment was fit for a princess! Sarah Paulson channeled royalty in this stunning silver number at the 2014 Golden Globes. The ethereal dress featured spaghetti straps and delicate tiered lace detailing and paired perfectly with a matching Marchesa clutch and silver Christian Louboutin sandals.
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Look at this neon green dream! Sarah Paulson arrived at the New York City premiere of "Ocean's 8" in this bold Prada confection covered in dazzling fluorescent sequin fringe with another neon hue bordering the collar and waist. When it came time to add a clutch, she went with an equally bright bag and finished things off with a hot pink lip for good measure.
Since Sarah Paulson often opts for bolder fashion choices, this romantic Brock Collection frock that she wore to a Tiffany & Co. jewelry event in 2018 was a delightful surprise. Its long sleeves and elements of lace, paired with that sweet black bow complemented with black accessories, made this one of our favorite looks on the actress ever.
Sarah Paulson knows the power of a good metallic evening gown. This Carolina Herrera choice turned heads at the 2017 Primetime Emmys with its puffy short sleeves and cut-outs at the waist. She accessorized with matching silver pointy-toe pumps to add another element of sparkle.
We here at Wonderwall.com adore a dual-toned dress, and one with an unexpected color combination even moreso. So when Sarah Paulson turned up at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2017 in this bold bumblebee-inspired Ronald Van Der Kemp gown, we took notice. We loved the ruched sleeves, the '80s-nostalgia of the high shoulders and, most importantly, the way it surprised us by starting out in a beautiful golden color and giving way to a dramatic black. Bravo!
Only Sarah Paulson could have pulled off this look! The star sported a bubblegum pink Valentino confection with tiered and scalloped layers in an asymmetrical design at the London premiere of "Ocean's 8" in 2018.
That wasn't the first time Sarah Paulson experimented with scalloped edges on a red carpet! The star also embraced the unique cut at a Golden Globes afterparty in 2015. That year, Sarah chose this fiery red evening gown from Osman, which was relatively minimalist apart from the bold neckline.
Sarah Paulson's first Met Gala! The star attended the prestigious fashion event for the first time in 2014 and rocked Prada for the occasion. Her forest green frock was polarizing — some likened it to a Christmas tree — but we loved the bold color choice and the funky embellishments down the shoulders and skirt.
Shimmery blue Miu Miu made an impact at the Directors Guild of America Awards in 2019. Sarah Paulson's midi-length frock featured long-sleeves and a triangular cut-out at the waist, but it was the bold color choice that really wowed us. She added a black Tyler Ellis clutch and Jimmy Choo pumps to complete this stellar ensemble.
The star stuck to one of her signature colors at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards — ruby red. Sarah Paulson arrived in this stunning Carolina Herrera design with three-quarter-length sleeves, a plunging neckline decorated with a bow and a fitted column-style skirt complete with a subtle, small train.
2015 saw Sarah Paulson embracing bold fashion choices, like this look she wore to the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration. The actress arrived in a Cos ensemble comprised of a short-sleeved top and high-low skirt that gave way to wide-legged cropped trousers, delivering an unexpected silhouette. To tie it all together, the star went with killer black-and-white pumps.
We adore a bold print on Sarah Paulson, and this bronze-hued Etro number delivered at the "Carol" premiere in 2015. The star pulled off this busy sequined pattern flawlessly despite its long length.
Have you noticed Sarah Paulson's penchant for red gowns? We bet we know why she favors them — the star looks spectacular in the bold shade. This Calvin Klein Collection frock she chose for the New York City "Glass" premiere in 2019 proved it. The garment featured puffy three-quarter-length sleeves, ruching at the waist and tea-length cut. Making things even better? Those Calvin Klein heels she added featuring alternating crystal embellishments.
Check out this sweet silhouette! At a 2013 screening of "Mud," Sarah Paulson sported this dreamy minidress with poofy sleeves and a short, full skirt, all in a delicate daisy-print fabric.
Another legendary look from Sarah Paulson? Her 2019 Oscars selection — a hot pink Brandon Maxwell ballgown. From the diamond detailing at the neck to the cut-outs at the waist to that perfectly full skirt, this look featured enough unique twists to make it one of the most memorable ensembles on Hollywood's biggest night.
The unique Armani ballgown that Sarah Paulson wore to the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards was memorable and polarizing. From the excessive tulle to the intricate red detailing, this frock stood out in a sea of boring basic dresses. It marked one of the first times the star really showed off her evolving outside-the-box taste.
Navy and red aren't a popular red carpet combo, but Sarah Paulson made a strong case for the mix at the 2017 Met Gala. Her Prada gown seemed relatively simple — with its long sleeves and straightforward column-style skirt — but it was bordered in some pretty dramatic red and black feathers that made it Met Gala-worthy.
From afar, you almost couldn't tell that this was a subtle floral confection. Sarah Paulson embraced the flowery pattern at the "Goldfinch" premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. This sweeping Prada design included sheer full sleeves, sparkly embellishments at the waist and all-over tiny floral embroidery atop a black background.
Sarah Paulson arrived at the 2013 Golden Globes in this stunning Reem Acra gown. The sleeveless V-neck dress featured intricate black sequin detailing that culminated in ruched tulle squares and strips down the full, floor-length skirt.
Sarah Paulson selected a look straight from the runway for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. The knee-length Honor frock featured a cropped shirt and skirt combo in crisp white, but it was the pale blue floral additions on the shoulders that made this look stand out. She paired it with silver Rupert Sanderson pumps and a Bottega Veneta clutch that complemented those embellishments.
Sarah Paulson was the picture of elegance at the 2018 Primetime Emmys. She arrived in this show-stopping black ballgown by Oscar de la Renta featuring an elegant strapless bodice and a full feather-embellished skirt that allowed just a peek of her strappy black heels.
Another ivory stunner from Sarah Paulson? This 2014 SAG Awards look from Rochas. The sleeveless confection's ruffles at the neckline and on the full skirt were pretty, but it was the midi-length silhouette that made this one stand apart. It also helped show off her pretty silver Manolo Blahnik sandals, which matched her silver Roger Vivier clutch perfectly.
Sarah Paulson donned this lovely floral ensemble at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards. The long-sleeved pale blue frock featured an asymmetrical hemline and an all-over print that went well with an equally light shoe choice — strappy cream platform heels.