Emma Stone arriving for the World Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in London in the gown that inspired her now famous yellow dress in La La Land. Emma Stone arriving for the World Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in London in the gown that inspired her now famous yellow dress in La La Land.

Fresh from winning this year’s Oscar for Best Actress, Emma Stone is in the spotlight like never before. As widely admired for her personal style as for her acting abilities, Emma’s most brilliant red carpet outfits actually resemble her onscreen wardrobe in La La Land! Is it a fashionable coincidence?


Not at all! Costume designer Mary Zophres realized that Emma is at her best in bright dresses of solid, primary colors and even modeled the film’s canary yellow dress off a Versace gown Emma wore to a 2014 Amazing Spider-Man 2 event.

The color scheme was also an artful homage to the technicolor of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In honor of the landmark film, here’s a look at the real life red carpet appearances that inspired it.  — jas