Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder's Style Confession: 'I've Worn Dresses to the Oscars That I Got for $10'

Feb/28/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Winona Ryder was a red carpet staple at the Academy Awards in the 1990s (she was nominated for back-to-back awards in ’94 and ’95). And while most stars work with a stylist and undergo several fittings to find the perfect dress for their Oscars moments, Ryder reveals that she took a totally different approach.

“Most of my wardrobe is vintage, and I’ve worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10,” Ryder tells the U.K.’s Red magazine in its April issue. “Sean Penn’s last Haiti gala, I wore this vintage dress that I’d worn to a film premiere in 2005. I know that’s kind of a no-no in the fashion world, but why wear something just once if you love it?” Read More

FIRST LOOK: Winona Ryder and Diane von Furstenberg as Fashion's Femme Fatales

Feb/11/2011 at 09:30 AM ET

Exclusive: Winona Ryder and Diane von Furstenberg are Fashion's Femme Fatales
Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Winona Ryder and designer Marc Jacobs may be the best of friends in life, but you’d never know it from their latest pairing — recreating the emotionally volatile couple Martha and George from the Mike Nichols film adaptation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The veteran actress appears in the March issue Harper’s Bazaar in the role made famous by Elizabeth Taylor, threateningly hoisting a tumbler at her husband George, played by a meek oxford-clad Jacobs. Ryder admits, “It was actually difficult to yell at Marc because all I could think of to yell was how much I love him.” The compelling spread also includes a reimagination of the classic film The Graduate, in which fashion guru and CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg is pictured alongside up-and-coming designer Prabal Gurung. In a decidedly more vulnerable position—and far more scantily clad!—than we’re used to seeing her, the alpha female romances the fashion wunderkind. “I love Prabal. It was so easy to seduce him,” she says cheekily. And Gurung isn’t complaining: “I got to see Diane undressing. What more could I ask for?” To see the rest of Mark Seliger’s photos recreating Mike Nichols’ most iconic screen moments, go to or pick up the March issue, featuring Kim Kardashian, on stands February 22.—Justine Harman

Exclusive: Winona Ryder and Diane von Furstenberg are Fashion's Femme Fatales
Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar


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TREND ALERT: Winona Ryder, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry Suit Themselves!

Dec/01/2010 at 06:00 PM ET

Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Winona Ryder Suit Themselves!
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It looks like Hollywood stylistas are suiting themselves–literally! Yesterday we asked if you would wear a suit and tie like Leighton Meester did to the Gotham Independent Film Awards. And while our respondents were split down the middle on the trend, A-listers like Winona Ryder, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry, are clearly giving the look a sartorial thumbs up. Ryder, who has dabbled in menswear before, upped the ante last night, arriving at the N.Y.C. premiere of Black Swan in a tuxedo jacket, black oxford, slacks and a blinged-out lariat necklace, while Alba ditched the feminine frocks in favor of a fitted Dolce & Gabbana blazer, and slouch trousers for Footwear News’ 24th annual Achievement Awards. Rounding out Tuesday night’s trifecta was Halle Berry, who selected a jacquard black and gold ’70s-inspired look with a plunging sparkly blouse—all by Balmain. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, menswear is definitely a fall wardrobe staple, but we usually reserve the full-on look for interviews. Tell us: Do you think the look suits Winona, Jessica and Halle? - Justine Harman


Girly-Girl or Tomboy: Which Look Do You Like Better on Winona Ryder?

Sep/15/2010 at 11:00 AM ET

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Though she’s been out of the spotlight for a while, Winona Ryder is back in full fashion force and is once again gracing the red carpet for her new film, The Black Swan. Channeling a 50’s-era pin-up in an ultra-feminine Louis Vuitton frock–complete with scarlet lips and ample cleavage–Ryder embodied ladylike elegance at the movie’s Toronto Film Festival premiere on Monday night. But the very next day the actress seemed to do a fashion 180, suiting up in a masculine look that was more Charlie Chaplin than Botticelli, donning trousers, a white button-down shirt and a dotted silk ascot at the film’s press conference. And while Hollywood’s leading ladies have long embraced the menswear trend, Ryder takes it a step further by rocking the look head-to-toe. Tell us: Do you prefer Winona’s feminine frock or sensible suiting? Vote!Justine Harman


Winona Ryder's Anti-Aging Secret: Big Gulps of Water

May/14/2009 at 02:18 PM ET

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Those of us who grew up on her classic films like Heathers and Reality Bites and see her now keep asking each other the same question: why is it that we keep getting older while Winona Ryder keeps staying the same age? “She hasn’t aged and let me tell you, she has had absolutely nothing done,” her make-up artist on her upcoming film Stay Cool and friend Kim Collea tells PEOPLE. Her secret? “She is a very healthy eater, and I think that is a big part of it,” says Collea. “It sounds boring, but the girl eats a lot of salads. And you know those giant Big Gulps cups that most people fill with soda? She’s got hers filled with water.” As for make-up, Ryder, who famously sported a Gothic look in movies like Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, has switched to a minimalist and more natural look. “When it comes to Noni, less is always more,” says Collea. “With her I did a mix of Neutrogena, Chanel, and this stuff called Alison Raffaele a natural line. She likes everything to be natural. Her palette is all ivories, and beiges and very light browns.” One thing that hasn’t changed for the Gen-X icon is her knack for the perfect accessory. “She has the most amazing handbags,” says Collea. “Designers send them to her. They are beautiful.” To read more about Ryder’s surprising cameo in Star Trek and the 37-year-old’s new life in Hollywood, check out this week’s issue of PEOPLE. –Oliver Jones


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