Oscars 2023: Don’t Worry Darling, Florence Pugh Has Arrived in Daring Style

Florence Pugh chose another head-turning look at the 2023 Oscars, where she'll present a trophy and will see whether her movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish wins for Best Animated Feature.

By Lindsay Weinberg Mar 12, 2023 10:51 PMTags
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The red carpet looks just right for Miss Flo.

Florence Pugh went for it at the 2023 Oscars on March 12, stepping out on the red carpet in a draped beige Valentino gown with ruffled off-the-shoulder sleeves, worn with black shorts and dark platform heels. The Don't Worry Darling star had her blonde hair in a wavy up 'do and accessorized with Tiffany & Co jewelry, including a platinum diamond necklace and platinum earrings with pink tourmalines and diamonds.

As for the inspo behind the bold look? She told E! News' Laverne Cox on the red carpet that she's going for "a bit of romantic, a bit of punk, wearing some shorts," adding, "They're very short."

She noted she's rooting for Everything Everywhere All at Once tonight. "I went in and left feeling like I had just witnessed life in front of me," Florence said. "It was unbelievable."

Florence, 27, offered a style departure from her Goldilocks character from the 2022 Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which is nominated at the 2023 Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film. (Also nominated in the category are Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, The Sea Beast and Turning Red.)

Florence is known for her bold and controversial fashion choices—ranging from a boudoir-inspired dress to that sheer hot pink gown she wore last summer—but opted for a more classic style at the Academy Awards, where she's on hand to present trophies for Adapted and Original Screenplay later in the evening. (See all the red carpet arrivals here.) 

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"I always loved making an entrance and I always loved having people turn around in the street and think: ‘Oh my god, what is she wearing?' and not necessarily always in a good way," the Black Widow star previously told The Outnet. "It's always been very apparent that I do have two sides and whether it's me going out onto a red carpet or me going onto a stage or me going to set, you are in some way performing."

Florence—who was spotted holding hands with photographer Charlie Gooch on Valentine's Day—suggested that one key part of picking a red carpet outfit is how empowering it feels. 

"When you feel good in the clothes that you're wearing," she noted, "you are unstoppable."

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At the 2023 Oscars, she is joining fellow presenters Halle Bailey, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Chastain, Dwayne JohnsonNicole Kidman and more in handing out the most coveted trophies in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre. 

Keep reading to see more stars step out on the red carpet at the 2023 Oscars.

Cara Delevingne

In Elie Saab Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Angela Bassett

In Moschino

Salma Hayek

In Gucci

Mindy Kaling

In Vera Wang

Jamie Lee Curtis

In Dolce & Gabbana

Rihanna

In Alaïa with Moussaieff jewelry 

Lady Gaga

In Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Melissa McCarthy

In Christian Siriano

Cate Blanchett

In Louis Vuitton

Elizabeth Banks

In Vivienne Westwood with Pomellato jewelry 

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen with Fred Leighton jewelry 

Kate Hudson

In Louis Vuitton

Janelle Monáe

In Vera Wang with REZA jewelry

Emily Blunt

In Valentino with Chopard jewelry 

Michelle Williams

In Chanel Couture with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Michael B. Jordan

In Louis Vuitton with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Andrew Garfield

In Fendi with David Yurman and OMEGA jewelry

Halle Berry

In Tamara Ralph with Pomellato jewelry 

Michelle Yeoh

In Christian Dior Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Ke Huy Quan

In Giorgio Armani with OMEGA and Fred Leighton jewelry 

Nicole Kidman

In Armani Privé with OMEGA jewelry

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

In Dolce & Gabbana with Tag Heuer jewelry 

Samuel L. Jackson

Idris Elba

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Brooks Nader

In LaQuan Smith

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci

Jessie Buckley

In Rodarte with Chopard jewelry 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In Dolce & Gabbana

Paul Mescal

In Gucci

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The 2024 Academy Awards air live Sunday, March 10, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. ET/4 to 7:30 p.m. PT on ABC.