Florence Pugh has had quite a year. Since closing Do not worry honey From turning press conferences into aperol spritzes to securing a starring role in the next chapter of the sci-fi blockbuster Dune, the 26-year-old has definitely proven herself to be the next big Hollywood icon.
Another thing that elevated Miss Flo to world superstar status? Her otherworldly red carpet looks have topped every best-dressed list this year.
“Florence is enthusiastic about beautiful things,” her stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray, who also works with Gemma Chan, Lily James and Jenna Coleman, told British Vogue in 2020. “He has a unique way of looking at the world, and fashion is an extension of that.” At the time, Corbin-Murray described Pugh’s style as “bold, fearless, eccentric, elegant”, which continues to be true of her 2022 fashion outfits.
Above all, she has proven herself to be the poster girl for this party season’s hottest trend: the nude dress. Whether it was her set of sheer skirts covered in beads and sequins for the final day of Paris Fashion Week or the white gold-detailed Victoria Beckham sheer mesh gown she wore to the 13th Governors Awards, the star didn’t shy away from ultra cool ( and risky) style du jour.
In terms of brands, Pugh experimented with veteran eveningwear brands like Rodarte, Galvan London and Erdem. However, this year she has undoubtedly become synonymous with Valentino after wearing a plethora of dresses from the high-end fashion house. Recently, the Little Women actor attended the British Fashion Awards with the brand’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, where she presented him with the Designer of the Year award, wearing a stunning red dress from the fashion house. “Red Valentino from shoulder to shoulder, designed by the man himself. Pinch me. She later wrote in an Instagram caption.
Pugh also donned a lady-worthy pink Valentino dress with feathers to the premiere of her Netflix movie The Wonder (“It took incredible craftsmanship to create this dress. Wearing @pppiccioli’s dresses is so easy that I step into his elegant designs and come to life,” she wrote on Instagram at the time). Like the hot pink sheer chiffon gown that appeared at the brand’s haute couture show in June. Further confirmation that she is not only Valentino’s girlfriend, but also a follower of the viral aesthetic, Barbiecore.
“Pierpaolo Piccioli’s universe is so delicious and lavish. It’s a dreamscape of beauty,” Corbin-Murray told British Vogue, adding that Pugh loves her dresses for their “personality” and “pure joy.”
And with roles in the monster movies Dune 2, Oppenheimer and The Good Person in 2023, we can expect a lot more “pure fun” in Florence Pugh’s fashion next year.