Say what you will about Emily Ratajkowski, but she certainly doesn’t fear the spotlight. This model and actress has what some would call a controversial claim to fame: After all, her breakout appearance was in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, which, unsurprisingly, revealed just that — blurred lines, especially when it came to sexism in the music and film industry.
But again, Emily has never feared the spotlight, and she’s no stranger to showing skin when it comes to her sartorial choices on the red carpet. While sheer details and panels are pretty much a must-have for any contemporary model, Rata doesn’t overdo the transparent fabric factor, instead usually opting for cutout silhouettes and plunging necklines. When you’ve got it, flaunt it, after all! Keep reading to check out some of the actress and model’s most daring little numbers on the red carpet.
Written by Kimia Madani for Livingly.
Custom Peter Dundas Creation
Emily went for an incredibly unique look in a custom black Peter Dundas jumpsuit-gown hybrid, featuring sheer, embroidered, and cutout details, for the Cannes Film Festival screening of “Loveless.”
Dazzling Mermaid Gown
Ratajkowski was a total knockout in this ornately beaded mermaid gown by Jonathan Simkhai, featuring glittering details and a feathered hem, during the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2017.
Met Gala Gold
The model channeled Kardashian vibes in a slinky gold gown by Marc Jacobs at the 2018 Met Gala.
Caped In Crimson
Em Rata wowed in a caped red column dress by Zac Posen at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Sheer Oscar De La Renta
Emily opted for a sheer, ruffled cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta at the 2018 UNICEF Summer Gala in Italy.
Romantic Black Velvet
She turned heads in a slinky black velvet fishtail gown by Alex Perry at the Amazon Studios Golden Globes celebration.
Feminine Brock Collection Frock
Emily showed some skin at the Dior Spring 2018 show in a white corset dress by Brock Collection, complete with a high leg-baring slit. She finished the look off with a pair of ankle-wrap pumps by Altuzarra.
Corset Top + Stripes
Ratajkowski styled an off-white Loewe corset top and striped jeans by Reformation for DJ Khaled’s birthday party in December 2017.
The model looked every bit the sexy glamazon in this strapless vintage Chanel dress at Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball in NYC.
In Champagne At Cannes
Em Rata pulled out all the stops in this slinky, champagne slip gown by Twinset at the opening gala for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Red Hot Isabel Marant
She looked ready to hit the disco in a metallic red leather top and matching ruched miniskirt, both by Isabel Marant, at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces celebration party in 2017.
Prada Feathers And Satin
She wore a satin feathered LBD and matching pants, both by Prada, for the 2017 GQ Men of the Year party.
Yellow Reem Acra Glam
Emily chose a glamorous, embellished yellow Reem Acra gown with a semi-cutout bodice and high front slit for the 2017 Golden Globes.
Sultry Cristina Ottaviano
Em Rata opted for a sultry-glam vibe in this strapless, two-tone Cristina Ottaviano gown, complete with a leg-baring slit and skinny-strap heels, during the Harper’s Bazaar 150 Most Fashionable Women celebration.
Probably one of my favorite gowns on her! Ratajkowski wowed in a sculptural blue mermaid gown by Zac Posen at the 2016 Emmy Awards.
Monochromatic Met Gala Gown
She was an abstract work of art in this monochromatic, one-shoulder Prabal Gurung gown at the 2016 Met Gala.
Bottega Veneta Runway Fringe
She floated down the catwalk at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer ’18, wearing a fringed lilac dress and embellished Mary Jane pumps.
She cut a svelte — not to mention tanned — figure in this asymmetrical burgundy frock by Prabal Gurung, while attending a Met Gala after party.
Backless Prabal Gurung
Here’s the back view of the backless, black-and-white, one-shoulder Prabal Gurung gown Ratajkowski wore to the 2016 Met Gala.
The model sizzled in this body-con one-shoulder dress by Alexandre Vauthier. She wore it while attending the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party in February 2016.
Emily stunned in this strapless, sheer-bottom gown by Steven Khalil Couture for the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
She opted for a trendy vibe in an oversized, printed silk jacket, paired with boyfriend jeans for a The Kooples LA cocktail event at Chateau Marmont.
She looked radiant in a low-cut marigold blazer and matching pants, both by Roberto Cavalli, at the 2016 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future event.
Red Alexandre Vauthier Number
She stole the show in this little red Alexander Vauthier number, complete with a halter neckline and asymmetrical hem, during a UN event in 2016.
Showing Skin In Michael Kors
She made an appearance in an off-the-shoulder crop-top and gingham, ruffle-hem skirt, both by Michael Kors, for the brand’s Fall 2017 runway show at NYFW.
Matching Satin Set
She looked stylish in a matching brown satin set by Miaou while attending Refinery29’s 29Rooms exhibit in Chicago.
Brock Collection Print Dress
Emily wore a mauve Brock Collection print dress, complete with ruched bodice and sweet bow straps, for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Cutout Mini Dress
She sported a daring cutout mini dress for a NYFW kickoff event in September 2016.
Gold Checkered Pantsuit
The actress stepped out of her sartorial comfort zone in a gold checkered pantsuit by Nina Ricci. She donned it for the label’s Spring 2018 show at Paris Fashion Week.
She wore a statement-making cutout gown by Amanda Wakeley, featuring a high leg-baring slit, during the Fashion Media Awards in 2016.
Miu Miu Midi Dress
She traded her signature va-va-voom style for a demure ruffle midi dress by Miu Miu, worn for the label’s Spring 2018 show at Paris Fashion Week.
She exuded vintage glamour in this elegant Andrew GN gown, complete with a low neckline and fringe details, at the Vanity Fair and Fiat Young Hollywood celebration in 2016.
Asymmetrical Marc Jacobs
She turned heads once again in this sheer black asymmetrical gown by Marc Jacobs, worn for the label’s Fall 2016 fashion show at New York Fashion Week.