Birthday Girl Tilda Swinton's Best Red Carpet Looks to Date
Happy birthday, Tilda Swinton! The accomplished actress turns 56 today—and considering the breadth of her decades-long career, she has a lot to celebrate.
Up next, the actress will steal scenes in War Machine (a satire starring Brad Pitt), Okja (an action-packed drama from the director of Snowpiercer), and Suspiria (a grisly thriller set in the ballet world).
In addition to being a master of disguise (remember her unrecognizable turn in Trainwreck?), an Oscar winner, a mother of two, and a bender of modern gender norms, Swinton is also a well-established style icon—plus, she’s just generally very likable and we think she’d make the ideal celebrity bestie. From androgynous pantsuits to pastel gowns, Swinton makes any and every look her own, and wears it with a confidence that’s hard to match.
In honor of the Doctor Strange star’s unique fashion sense, we’ve collected her absolute best red carpet looks.
Scroll through the gallery below for a look at the birthday girl’s most memorable ensembles.
Swinton gave pink satin an unexpected edge when she wore this plunging column-style gown to The Gotham Independent Film Awards in N.Y.C.
The actress brought her red carpet A-game to the 2015 Venice Film Festival in an off-the-shoulder Haider Ackermann gown.
The Oscar-winner channeled her inner David Bowie in the glittery bronze two-piece and faux-hawk she wore to Cannes in 2013.
Swinton took a soft, pastel approach to red carpet suit style at a screening of Doctor Strange.
Swinton was an absolute vision in the metallic beige gown she wore to Cannes.
Swinton matched her amber hair to her dress in this fiery ensemble at the Death Proof premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
The actress's BAFTAs red carpet style was on point in this black suit with crème-colored lapels.
Swinton slayed in this simple yet elegant Lanvin number at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
For the Oscars, Swinton wore a deliberately asymmetrical black velvet Lanvin gown that featured one sleeve.