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Don’t Worry Darling, We’ve Compiled Florence Pugh’s Best Red Carpet Moments

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Florence Pugh attends the "Don't Worry Darling" red carpet
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Florence Pugh’s rise in Hollywood happened quickly—like “blink and you’ll miss it” fast. All of the sudden, she was the hottest actress on the scene thanks to Midsommar, and she expertly followed the hit indie up with her Oscar-nominated performance in Little Women. Overnight, Pugh became the one to watch, both on the screen and on the red carpet. The actress quickly made it clear that she wasn’t willing to play by conventional style rules, often opting for unique silhouettes, bright colors, and other-worldly hair styles to match. Because of this, some of her looks often cause debate, but they always start a conversation (people are still talking about the sheer dress she wore to the Valentino couture show back in 2022). Basically, if Pugh has proven anything, it’s that she’s always going to be unapologetically herself, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. The actress loves to embody old Hollywood style and usually does so with the help of Pierpaolo Piccioli, but she also explores more modern looks through Rodarte, Miu Miu, and Harris Reed, among others. Now, in honor of the actress’ 28th birthday, let’s take a look back at her best red carpet moments throughout the past eight years.

2023: Business of Fashion 500 Gala
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One has to imagine that when Pugh meets with Pierpaolo Piccioli to choose a gown for an event, she has three major requirements on her checklist: sheer fabric, lots of skin, and an extra piece that she can swing in to the air on the red carpet. Luckily for her, this Valentino fall 2023 dress hit all the marks.

2023: Elle Style Awards
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Though Pugh is single these days, she looked ready to walk down the aisle in this sheer, white lace Alexander McQueen resort 2024 dress.

2023: Oppenheimer Premiere
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If this Valentino fall 2023 haute couture dress looks familiar, it’s because Pugh wore a very similar one—also designed by Piccioli—to the BoF gala just two months after the Oppenheimer premiere.

2023: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” Met Gala
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Of course, Pugh tapped her go-to designer, Piccioli, to design a Valentino dress for the actress to wear to the Met Gala. She even took the opportunity of her shaved head (which she buzzed for her upcoming film, We Live in Time), to top the look with a black, feathered headpiece.

2023: The Landmark at Tiffany & Co 5th Avenue Opening
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Pugh channeled Michele Pfeiffer in Scarface in a mint green, off-the-shoulder Valentino dress.

2023: Academy Awards
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A year after Kristen Stewart brought short shorts to the Oscars, Pugh followed suit, attending the awards in a pair of cropped bottoms with a voluminous topper from Valentino’s spring 2023 haute couture collection.

2023: Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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When it came time for the after party, Pugh traided in her shorts for pants, and added a pink opera coat, also courtesy of Valentino.

2023: A Good Person Premiere
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While usually, Pugh looks to Valentino for her red carpet looks, she switched things up at the premiere of her film, A Good Person, and wore an outfit from Erdem’s pre-fall 2023 collection, featuring gray trousers and an embroidered, sleeveless top with dramatic gloves.

2023: BAFTA Film Awards
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Pugh tapped her fellow Brit Harris Reed to design this bright orange, pleated Nina Ricci gown for the actress to wear to the 2023 BAFTAs.

2023: London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
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The actress proved that peplums are making a comeback and she embraced the trend in a big way with the help of a bright red Robert Wun spring 2023 couture dress at the 2023 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.

2022: The Fashion Awards
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Pugh wore a bright red, backless Valentino gown to the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards where she walked the red carpet with Pierpaolo Piccioli.

2022: British Independent Film Awards
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The actress went full boudoir when she wore a Rodarte fall/winter 2022 pale pink slip dress with a tulle overcoat to the 25th British Independent Film Awards in December 2022.

2022: Governors Awards
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Pugh loves a sheer dress, so this Victoria Beckham spring 2023 number at the 2022 Governors Awards was an obvious choice for the actress.

2022: The Wonder Premiere
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When in doubt, Pugh always turns to Valentino, which explains this pale peach dress with a ruched bodice and feathered hem at the premiere of The Wonder at the 66th BFI London Film Festival in October.

2022: Don’t Worry Darling Premiere
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There was so much drama at the premiere of Don’t Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival, one could have easily missed Pugh’s look. Luckily, the actress managed to stand out when she opted to wear an off-the-shoulder Valentino fall 2022 haute couture dress that demanded attention.

2022: BAFTA Awards
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Pugh’s tailored black Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2022 jacket dress was made red carpet ready with the addition of the pink tulle bow on the back.

2021: Black Widow Premiere
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This black silk Miu Miu set paired with purple dip-dyed hair made for the perfect premiere look for an action film like Black Widow.

2020: Academy Awards
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Pugh celebrated her first-ever Oscar nomination in a teal, tiered Louis Vuitton dress with a belted waist and asymmetric hem.

2020: Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Following the 2020 Oscars, Pugh changed into a slinky, low-cut dress, also by Louis Vuitton.

2020: BAFTA Awards
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This Dries van Noten look from his Christian Lacroix collaborative spring 2020 collection at that year’s BAFTAs was definitely a risk, but the simple styling helped Pugh pull it off.

2020: Critics' Choice Awards
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Pugh turned up the glam factor at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards with the help of this silver paillette-adorned Prada dress.

2019: Little Women New York Premiere
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For the big premiere of her breakout movie, Pugh opted for this off-the-shoulder Valentino fall 2019 haute couture mini dress with a side train.

2019: Governors Awards
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Pugh wore this purple confection of a dress by one of her go-to fashion houses, Valentino, for the 11th annual Governors Awards.

2019: Cannes Film Festival
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Pugh wore this low-cut Schiaparelli gown with floral embellishments to the premiere of Le Belle Epoque at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.

2018: The Little Drummer Girl Premiere
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The actress went casual for the premiere of The Little Drummer Girl, pairing a lace and floral Chloé resort 2019 dress with knee-high brown leather boots.

2018: BAFTA Awards
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Pugh wore a sleeveless, embellished Miu Miu dress to the 2018 BAFTAs.

2018: London Film Critics Circle Awards
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The actress went for a very romantic look for the London Film Critics Circle Awards in 2018, wearing a sheer, Sandra Mansour dress covered in script and finished with ruffled sleeves. She then paired the dress with velvet accessories and a bold red lip.

2017: British Independent Film Awards
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A brunette Pugh wore an army green pleated Miu Miu dress to the British Independent Film Awards in 2017.

2015: BFI London Film Festival Awards
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A 19-year-old Pugh wore a little black dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline and a fishtail braid to the BFI London Film Festival Awards in 2015.

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