A Closer Look at Florence Pugh’s Breathtaking Venice Film Festival Look


It’s safe to say that the Don’t Worry Darling premiere last night was one of the most-anticipated events of the annual Venice Film Festival. Despite all of the reported drama happening behind the scenes, the film’s stars still showed up on the red carpet dressed to impress, no less. Florence Pugh, in particular, stole the show (I mean, have you seen the pictures of Chris Pine taking snaps of her with his phone?)

Styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray, Pugh wanted to deliver an ultra-glamorous gown that paid homage to the glitzy feel of the festival. (For some of the best dresses from the festival this past week, look here.) To capture the essence of the event, Corbin-Murray dressed Pugh in Valentino’s Haute Couture black glitter-printed tulle dress, embroidered with silver sequins (perfect for commanding the paparazzi in, we say). “Venice is deeply romantic and dramatic, so we wanted something which would capture the old world glamour of the city while still being playful,” Corbin-Murray says. “We also paid homage to the movie’s glitz and glamour, so we leaned into that era of elegance with make up and hair.” (In the film, Pugh portrays a well-clad 1950s housewife.)

Pugh’s glam team—including makeup artist Alex Babsky and hair stylist Peter Lux—further accentuated the look’s Old Hollywood feel. Babsky, who used Valentino Beauty products, nodded to the beauty signatures Pugh sports in the film, leaning on more of a retro sensibility for the eye. “For her character Alice in Don’t Worry Darling, Florence wore some fluttery strip lashes, and wanted to recreate the effect for the premiere,” says Babsky. “Since the red carpet was in daylight, I substituted strip lashes for individual ones, which would look less obvious—using two different lengths to build up the fluttery effect she was after.” For the hair, Lux created a slick, side-parted bob with subtle waves—a more modern take on, say, Marilyn Monroe or Jean Harlow’s signature locks. It made for a head-turning end result that was one of Venice’s best thus far.

Below, see more photos from Pugh’s getting ready process at Venice.