20 Celebrities' First Red Carpet Moments -- Then & Now! (PHOTOS)

Michele Marin | Aug 23, 2015 Beauty & Style
20 Celebrities' First Red Carpet Moments -- Then & Now! (PHOTOS)


Who doesn't love a good makeover? We dug through the archives of red carpet moments and discovered 21 Hollywood A-Listers whose style has changed dramatically since first stepping in front of the cameras. 

Call it a killer stylist, or the confidence of knowing you have a kick-ass career -- whatever it is, we're loving the transformations! Check out 20 of Tinseltown's fiercest fashionistas -- they've come a long way, baby.

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  • Angelina Jolie


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    This half of Brangelina has literally gone from goth to glam!

    Then: 72nd Academy Awards (2000)

    Now: Critic's Choice Awards (2015)

  • Britney Spears


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    The pop princess grew up, and so has her style.

    Then: 26th American Music Awards(1999)

    Now: Billboard Music Awards (2015)

  • Reese Witherspoon


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    From country cute to glamorous Southern belle, Witherspoon has always been a class act.

    Then: Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000)

    Now: Academy Awards (2015) 

  • Gwyneth Paltrow


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    This always-classy leading lady has gone from boring to bright.

    Then: 56th Annual Golden Globes (1999)

    Now: Academy Awards (2015)

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  • Jennifer Aniston


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    Long before her famous coif, she was just another cute girl in Hollywood. Today the newlywed is one of Tinseltown's best dressed.

    Then: 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002)

    Now: 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)

  • Katy Perry


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    From sweet to sassy, Perry now rocks blue, purple or pink hair on a regular basis!

    Then: Grammy Award Announcement Kickoff Party (2007)

    Now: 57th Annual Grammy Awards (2015)

  • Taylor Swift


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    Wow. Everything Has Changed for Swift, including her huge hair!

    Then: Country Music Association Awards (2006)

    Now: Grammy Awards (2015)


  • Kim Kardashian


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    America's favorite reality show star has a new stylist to thank for her transformation, and it's none other than her hubby, Kanye West.

    Then: HBO Entourage premiere (2006)

    Now: 57th Annual Academy Awards (2015)

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  • Sofia Vergara


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    This hot Hollywood starlet turned vivacious into va-va-voom!

    Then: US Weekly Hot Hollywood Awards (2006)

    Now: Vanity Fair Oscar Party (2015)

  • Mariah Carey


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    Mariah ditched the '80s look for a much sleeker, 21st-century appearance. 

    Then: American Music Awards (1992)

    Now: Billboard Music Awards (2015)

  • Miley Cyrus


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    This one-time Disney darling traded her demure dress and sweet songs for cut-outs, twerking and tongue-wagging!

    Then: Grammy Awards (2008)

    Now: Grammy Awards (2015)

  • Paris Hilton


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    These days party girl Paris looks more old Hollywood glam than nightclub chic.

    Then: Bubble Boy movie premiere (2001)

    Now: Fifi UK Fragrance Awards (2015)

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  • Kendall Jenner


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    It's clear her stylish, trendsetter sisters have shown her the ropes.

    Then: Hollywood Style Awards (2011)

    Now: ESPY Awards (2015)

  • Gigi Hadid


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    This Sports Illustrated swimsuit model dares to bare on the red carpet too!

    Then: Heart Foundation Gala (2012)

    Now: MMVA Red Carpet Awards (2015)

  • Selena Gomez


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    This sweet tween has morphed into a glamorous sophisticate. Take that, Justin Bieber!

    Then: 23rd Annual IMAGEN Awards (2008)

    Now: Vanity Fair Oscar Party (2015)

  • Tori Spelling


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    She's still blonde and wearing white, but her current look is much more chic. 

    Then: Golden Globes (1993)

    Now: OK! magazine pre-Oscar party (2015)

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  • Arianna Grande


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    The petite singer turned from sugary to smokin'! Just ask her beau, rapper Big Sean.

    Then: Variety's Power of Youth Event (2009)

    Now: Grammy Awards (2015)

  • Ashley Benson



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    This Pretty Little Liars star has ramped up her once casual style.

    Then: Monster House premiere (2006)

    Now: GQ Men of the Year Party (2014)

  • Ashley Greene


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    From retro to refined, Greene has vamped it up.

    Then:  MTV Movie Awards (2009)

    Now: Tony Awards (2015)

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  • Emma Watson


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    This Harry Potter gal ditched her heavy look for femme fatale!

    Then: Premiere of Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (2002)

    Now: Academy Awards (2014)

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