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From the sequined tulle confection she wore on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in May to her sheer pink gown at Valentino’s haute couture show in Rome in July, Florence Pugh has issued a string of memorable red carpet moments this year. What connects them? relationship between the actor and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of the Italian fashion house.
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Pugh chose a different Valentino creation for The Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall: a backless red gown with a dramatic train. It was the ideal look to start off the holiday season with—complete with a dash of punk that has since become the Don’t Worry Darling star’s signature—paired with slicked-back hair and a deep berry lipstick.
Pugh has previously shown her affection for Valentino, notably during the London premiere of The Wonder, when she wore a dress with boudoir-inspired details. “Unbelievable craftsmanship went into the making of this gown,” she wrote on Instagram. “Wearing [Pierpaolo Piccioli] dresses [is] so easy, I step into his elegant designs and become alive. I thank every hand that helped this creation at Valentino, 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.”