Florence Pugh wore Valentino at the Met Gala: fug or striking?

Florence Pugh had a shaved head at last night’s Met Gala and wore a Valentino white gown featuring a poorly designed bodice with a dippy chiffon bow across the bust. She topped it off with a giant black feather crown. How does Valentino get it so wrong for Florence so often? Their fashion typically baffles me but they have great shoes and purses, I’ll give them that. Florence represents Valentino and she was there with designer Pierpaolo Piccioli.

The train was really cool though.

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Speaking of dippy bows here’s Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz in Valentino. I’m sure they’re fine, but in so many photos he looks massively into her and she looks like she’s barely tolerating him. I love her jewelry it’s very on theme!

Stephanie Hsu was in a black sequin Valentino gown with a little lapel and tie in honor of Karl! It has pockets too. This is cute and her makeup is great too.

Viola Davis was in a fuchsia Valentino featuring a feather fan bust and a long train. This is very Vegas but it’s not bad.

Look at Pedro Pascal! I love that he’s there and I feel like he’s a fashion icon now basically. This isn’t the best but Pedro could wear anything.

Priyanka Chopra looked regal and I think she and Stephanie Hsu got the best of the Valentino gowns. People give Priyanka and Nick grief for their age difference but Nick knows how lucky he is.

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  1. fishface says:

    She looks great….from the neck up.

    • Josephine says:

      yes — love the shaved head and the headpiece! her hair was always so blah and the shaved head is actually gorgeous on her.

      but that dress — why do so manu designers do so many bad things to the bust line? so, so many atrocities in that area this gala. for goodness sake, learn how to flatter a woman’s figure. i guess this is what happens when we constantly elevate male designers without demanding much from them.

    • FHMom says:

      Totally agree. Her face and make up look beautiful. She consistently dresses wrong for her body type, and this is more of the same.

      • SquiddusMaximus says:

        I continue to love and worship her BECAUSE she continues wearing exactly what she wants for whatever reason — not just “for” her body type. Miss Flo knows what the comments say; she is aware and continues to NOT look exactly like every other skinny, lasered, filtered b*tch out there.

        She exudes a persona, unlike the other blonde Replicants (ahem, Peltz) — and that is something you can’t just dress for.

      • Josephine says:

        @SquiddusMaximus – I feel like she can look like an original without dressing in such an unflattering way — it feels like she’s wearing a “I’m not like everyone else” costume, but it’s still a costume.

      • Isabella says:

        She looks Venetian to me, with that headdress. The whole look is pretty cool except for the breastlets.

  2. fishface says:

    Flo looks great….from the neck up.

    • Fabiola says:

      I like Flo’s dress. She looks nice.

      • Gobo says:

        Same. I think she looks great. I think the dress looks great on her. And i think there’s an unpleasant undercurrent in this piece and the comments. There’s a swirl of judgement, thinly veiled by comments about body type and what isn’t flattering.

      • SquiddusMaximus says:

        Wow. Dang, Gobo, you fully hit the nail on the head. We are all unconsciously linking what is beautiful to her body type. “Flattering” is just a euphemism for something far more misogynistic.

  3. Emmi says:

    LOVE Pedro for this, he looks great and he seems like the best dude. He’s never phoning it in, that’s such an attractive quality. The Valentin red is so gorgeous.

    Love Florence’s hair, she can totally pull that off.

  4. Bee says:

    Florence’s dress suffered from the bodice being just a bit too nipped in. I get what they were going for, but a bit more coverage in the center bodice would have helped.

    Nicola was mugging hard for the cameras. Their looks went really well together and the matchy but not identical necklaces were a nice touch. I caught them talking to LaLa and they both seemed super stoked to be there. Posh needs to give Brooklyn some posing tips tho. But they were cute in person.

    Priyanka looked amazing! I had no idea there was an age gap. Did she sneak him out of Sunday School or something?

  5. Meh says:

    Pedro Pascal. It’s giving: I rushed across town at midnight because I had to see you right this minute and who cares about pants we won’t need them where we’re going, oh, hi, come on in let’s go there.

    • FHMom says:

      Yes! I thought Pedro doesn’t really need pants, does he?

    • SarahCS says:

      I love this and now you have me seriously chuckling just before I have to join a very serious work call. That’ll teach me to save CB for reading after work!

    • LadyMTL says:

      With legs like that he definitely could just wander around in shorts for the rest of his life (I would not complain!) I am also kind of obsessed with that coat but I’m not crazy about the slicked back hair tbh.

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      Thank you for all of this. I promise, I will share!

    • Peachy says:

      Pedro looks just fine without pants.

    • tealily says:

      I love that he’s doing the leg pop.

  6. tolly says:

    You can guess the order that people arrived by the amount of grime and debris on the carpet. Didn’t they learn anything from the Oscars?

    • Bee says:

      Forget the grime, did you see the cockroach?! What could be more NYC than a roach at the Met Gala?

  7. Kaye says:

    Once again, Florence Pugh’s stylist failed her.

    Pedro Pascal can get it.

  8. Belli says:

    Flo looked uncomfortable to me, but I know I’d be terrified to move an inch with that bodice while also trying to balance a shuttlecock on my head, so she did great. Hair, jewelry, makeup all gorgeous and striking on her.

    • Jenn says:

      “shuttlecock” OH NO hahahahaha

      I love Florence’s whole look!, but it’s probably because I identify with being short, preferring short hair, and resorting to increasingly outlandish measures to give myself “height”

      • Belli says:

        lmao I do love the headpiece, it’s such a statement, but once I saw shuttlecock I couldn’t not see it!

    • Abby says:

      SHUTTLECOCK I am screaming. LOL LOL

    • Peachy says:

      I’m dying 😂😂😂

      Shuttlecock indeed!

  9. JanetDR says:

    I have such a crush on Pedro 💗 that I couldn’t possibly write anything about the shorts! 🤣 Just looking at that smile- dreamy.

  10. Jais says:

    Pedro! Effing adorable. And Stephanie Hsu looks great. When I saw flo’s shaved head it seemed to fit her, like huh, why hasn’t it been shaved all this time. Maybe bc she slicks it off her face so much. This was the next logical progression.

  11. Ginny says:

    I’m sorry, but all I can think of when I look at Flo’s headdress is Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove!

  12. Tarte au Citron says:

    Not sure if Flo has great taste tbh. I find there’s always something a bit off in the fit, cut, or overall styling. But hey, she’s young, she ‘ll figure it out 🙂

  13. DeeSea says:

    I’m surprised to find myself saying that Florence Pugh looks great… except for the 2 inverted spoon rests hovering precariously over her boobs.

  14. Normades says:

    Stephanie’s Karl look is my favorite out of all the Karl looks.

  15. one of the marys says:

    Poor Florence. I wonder what her face was like the first time she saw herself in this 🤷‍♀️

  16. mellie says:

    Stephanie and Priyanka – beautiful dresses, love the design of both of these.

    Pedro – by the looks of those quads, you appear to enjoy hiking 🙂 Guess what? Me too!

  17. Eating Popcorn says:

    Viola for the win!

  18. Lightpurple says:

    Florence’s look would have been greatly improved if the bodice kept going straight up into a halter instead of stopping at what someone described above as 2 inverted spoon rests. That designer did her wrong. The bottom of the dress is fine. From the shoulders up, gorgeous.

  19. AnneL says:

    I think a shaved head can look beautiful and cool, but I don’t like it on Florence. I didn’t like her hair slicked back and short either. It just doesn’t suit her face IMO. Great actress but her red carpet style never hits the mark for me.

    Pedro’s outfit was kind of goofy but it’s Pedro and I love him. He’s just being himself, so I can’t hate it.

    I agree Pryanka looked regal! Stunning.

  20. HeyKay says:

    I like the head piece but it should have been shorter so you could get her face and the feathers in one photo.

    Mrs. Jonas, no to that dress.

    • Lux says:

      Thank you! I’m like, am I the only one who hates the mess that is Priyanka’s look? It’s incoherent and busy with volume and textures that clash horribly. A total miss that reminds me of Kate’s tragic BAFTA look.

      Steph Hsu FTW. Flo almost pulls it off. The tacky bust-line killed her.

    • Debbie says:

      From the ruffled cape to the long, white gloves, the statement jewelry, the big white bow, the statement leg, and beyond, Priyanka Chopra has never seen an excess she didn’t want to embrace.

  21. Aly says:

    Poor Miss Flo can serve nothing but shock value and that was what she was aiming for with this buzzcut but someone from her team or Valentino leaked it to tabloids. I bet she was super mad about it lol.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the only person from her team who has good understanding of what looks good on her is her MUA. He is the real miracle worker that’s saving the day for her.

  22. ama1977 says:

    I wish Christian Siriano would take Miss Flo in hand and design her something amazing that shows off all of her beautiful assets. She is an undeniably attractive woman, but her fashion is always tragic. I love her styling here, but the dress is awful.

    Brooklyn needs to stop looking like he’s going to lick her or take a bite, it’s gross. And she does look like she’s barely tolerating him.

    Stephanie Hsu’s whole look was amazing. The makeup really did it.

    I love Pedro and he looks like he’s having a blast, but the shorts are a no for me. The red is lovely though!

    Priyanka looks gorgeous, and Nick Jonas looks 12.

    • Anna says:

      It looks like she stuck two Always pads over her breasts and said “what about this?” And then they designed the gown to look like it.

    • Lux says:

      Brooklyn looks sleazy here. I wouldn’t tolerate it either if I were Nicola.

  23. zinjazin says:

    Poor Brooklyn. He is gaga over her, a girl like that will not be into that type of puppy love at all, sorry. She will probably find it off putting JMO.

    • Peachy says:

      I can’t help but feel sorry for him as it’s obvious, to me anyway, that she’s only with him for the publicity while he’s madly in love with her. Le sigh.

  24. Grant says:

    Stephanie and Viola! YES! Steph’s is my favorite. Viola’s dress is a bit showgirl but that pink is so glorious with her skin tone and I love her hair.

    Pedro… HNNNNNG! So hot.

    I think I would love Priyanka’s look if they left off the random white ruffle on her side. What’s up with that?

  25. Ameerah M says:

    HATED Florence’s dress. Generally I like Valentino – but for some reason when it comes to Florence they don’t seem to know what to do with her. They keep putting her in either sheer dresses with duvet cover capes or this monstrosity. I actually really like Nicola’s dress. Not a fan of Priyanka’s. It’s been done before and better. Stephanie Hsu looked fantastic. Viola’s dress…was okay. I just feel like I wanted better for her.

  26. Laurel says:

    Hmm it kind of looks like her boobs are covered in Maxi pads! I think certain types and cuts of whitish fabric can easily look cheap and medical, maybe because it can be associated with like gauze bandage, or sanitary products/diapers etc. Florence does look very pretty though and she rocks the shaved head.

  27. Rackel says:

    I thought that was zac braff with her.
    I didn’t notice flo hat until the last picture. I thought it was background trees.

    Who does nicola think she is. I know Brooklyn is trying to create an identity but Nicola isn’t as cool as she thinks she is. Let’s hope Brooklyn is getting paid for this.

    Stephanie Hsu actually looks like a tribute. I hope her and the team gets lots of press from this.

    I love viola dress but what does it have to do with the theme. Shouldn’t this be an Oscar dress. Maybe add a pleat. I foresee this inspiring a lot or knock off prom dresses.

  28. Kate says:

    The buzzcut does NOT suit Florence. Yikes.

  29. Fender says:

    Nicola Peltz, so pleased with herself. Mean girl turned Stepford wife.

  30. Meagle says:

    I usually hate the buzzed look, but on Florence it looks incredible. Best hairstyle I’ve seen on her yet! Love the headpiece too. The rest of the outfit….not so much. I would like her not conventionally flattering style a lot better if it didn’t often also look so uncomfortable. That bust has got to be glued on, and it looks like it’s trying desperately to escape.

  31. Carmen says:

    Viola looked FABULOUS!!

  32. jferber says:

    I really liked Florence’s look and I think she’s very beautiful. Striking, yes. I saw her in two movies (Don’t Worry, Darling) and The Wonder. She was wonderful in BOTH. She is very talented and I’d like to see her make it really big in the movies, as she deserves.