Whether it’s the Cannes Film Festival or the British Independent Film Awards that GLAMOUR cover star Florence Pugh is attending, you can always count on her to bring her sartorial A-game. Her bubblegum pink Rodarte AW22 satin dress at this month’s BIFA in London was applauded the industry-over, while that lace crop top and maxi skirt co-ord by Emilia Wickstead (at the Tiffany & Co.’s ‘Vision & Virtuosity’ exhibit) left us reeling.
That said, perhaps her very best looks have all had a more specific common thread. Cast your minds back to October when the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ actress attended her ‘The Wonder‘ premiere. She wore a pink feathered dress with cut-out detailing by Valentino.
At the Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 22/23 fashion show in July? A hot pink tulle Valentino gown with ruffled neckline and full skirt. On the front row at Paris Fashion Week in October? A mini Valentino dress paired with the brand’s cult, super-high heels in white. You get the picture. A whole host of Florence’s most-adored red carpet looks are a celebration of the actor’s close relationship with Pierpaolo Piccioli, the Italian fashion house’s creative director.
As such, it came as no surprise when the 26-year-old stepped out on the British Fashion Awards 2022 Royal Albert Hall red carpet in another epic Valentino number this week. This time: a sweeping, red, backless gown which serves as a masterclass in Christmas party dressing.
Paired with slicked-back hair and the dark, vampy lip which has become Pugh’s signature, the dress featured a dramatic train, fitted bodice and elegant straps shoulder straps. If you needed a sign to level-up your office drinks get-up, this. Is. It.
Pugh has previously spoken out about her Valentino adoration on her Instagram feed. “Unbelievable craftsmanship went into the making of this gown,” she wrote. “Wearing @pppiccioli dresses are so easy, I step into his elegant designs and become alive. I thank every hand that helped this creation at @maisonvalentino, and to all those who helped me step onto that carpet. Thank you for making me feel my best, for filling me with confidence and love. I appreciate it all.”