After rising to fame as a model and former actor, starring in music videos such as Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Emily Ratajkowski has maintained her status in the fashion world as a risk-taker and trendsetter. The 32-year-old Hollywood star, who also goes by EmRata, started her own label, Inamorata, in 2017, paving the way for the rise of the sexy, feel-good thongkini. She explored her own sexuality and power through her 2021 novel, “My Body.” And she’s now the host of a podcast, “High Low With EmRata.”
Ratajkowski has been extremely vocal about her personal take on feminism in the context of fashion, telling Allure, “To me, any expression that is empowered and is your own as a woman is feminist. If a woman decides to dress sexy, it doesn’t mean she’s not a feminist. [We] should be doing things for ourselves. If that is the woman’s choice, and it makes her feel good, then that’s great. Good for her.”
She works with stylist Emma Jade Morrison on both her red carpet outfits and street style wardrobe, showing slips of skin whenever she can, whether it’s by partaking in a leggy moment, trying out a dangerously low neckline, baring a flash of underboob, or working an eye-catching cutout. One subtler item you’ll rarely see her without? The push present she bought for herself — a nameplate necklace that spells out her son’s name, Sylvester. “It is sort of my lucky charm. I feel really naked if I don’t travel with it or don’t, kind of, have it on,” she told Vogue of the special memento.
Ahead, look back on some of Ratajkowski’s most style-defining outfits through the years.