Florence Pugh may have only become a household name in the past few years thanks to stellar performances in films like Little Women and Don’t Worry Darling, but the actress has been walking Hollywood red carpets for almost 10 years.
Naturally, her style evolution has developed as she’s grown up in the spotlight — Pugh is now a bonafide fashion star, constantly landing on best dressed lists for avant-garde designs she chooses to wear to premieres and award shows.
Below, see Pugh’s journey from the beginning of her acting career to high-profile trend setter.
A then 19-year-old Florence Pugh attended the premiere for The Falling with pal Maisie Williams — a mystery thriller and her acting debut in which Williams and Pugh play best friends at an all-girls school.
2016 was the year Florence Pugh made waves, thanks to a scene-stealing role in the independent drama Lady Macbeth. In 2017, she attended the European Film Awards in Berlin, wearing this timeless jeweled gown and platform heels. This was also her red hair era, and we kind of want it back?
2017 was when we started to see Pugh finding her style, starting with this iridescent gown by Miu Miu, which she wore to the British Independent Film Awards. Pugh said she felt like a “funky fairy” on Twitter.
For the London Film Critics Circle Awards, Pugh wore a Sandra Mansour Oberon embroidered dress, and was transitioning from red hair back to blonde.
Florence Pugh loves to wear color, and has a preference for red carpet fashion with an edge. This Staud dress, worn to a Royal Academy of Arts party, offered a hint of the star’s penchant for ruffles and striking detail.
Now very much hitting the big time in her acting career, Florence Pugh wore this showstopping Valentino mini dress to the Governor’s Awards in Hollywood. 2019 was Pugh’s international breakthrough year following standout performances in both Midsommar and Little Women, so naturally her style ramped up accordingly.
Snapped on her way to Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2020, Pugh chose a Galvan sequin midi dress, reflective of her current love of disco-inspired party pieces.
For her first appearance at the Oscars, Pugh wore Louis Vuitton, once again embracing ruffles and volume — two silhouettes the actor adores to this day.
For the afterparty Florence Pugh chose Louis Vuitton again, this time exuding Old Hollywood glamour in a 1920s-inspired floor length gown of (you guessed it) sequins.
Florence Pugh’s red carpet confidence developed over the late 2010s and solidified through 2020 and 2021. Here, at the Black Widow premiere, the actor proves why she’s a red carpet paparazzi favorite — her dip-dyed ends to match her eye makeup and this Miu Miu midi stand out — Pugh never shies away from a statement fashion look.
Pugh’s dip-dye hair remained through most of 2021, seen again here at the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall-Winter 21/22 show in Paris. Pugh once again swerved around traditionalism, teaming this Dior set with black combat boots.
One of Pugh’s most famous outfits has to be this Valentino dress, worn to the fashion house’s Paris Fashion Week show. Pugh later took to Instagram to slam critics who took issue with the gown’s sheer bodice, saying “So many of you wanted to aggressively let me know how disappointed you were by my ‘tiny tits’, or how I should be embarrassed by being so ‘flat chested’. I’ve lived in my body for a long time. I’m fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it.”
Another famous Florence Pugh fashion look was this Valentino set, worn on arrival in Venice for the Venice Film Festival, where Don’t Worry Darling was having its world premiere. Why has it made the history books? Because Pugh skipped the press event for the film, and many considered this outfit a revenge look after the alleged on-set romantic drama between Pugh, Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde.
As we said at the time, Florence Pugh was *the* moment at the British Independent Film Awards in this Rodarte design, a frothy, dramatic creation that’s easily one of her best looks of all time.
Now very much a fashion muse (and Valentino girlie), Pugh once again made headlines in this ethereal, sheer set by the fashion house, worn to their Womenswear Fall/Winter 2023-2024 show.