Florence Pugh Walked Her First Met Gala Red Carpet
And more stars who lost their Met Ball v-card.
Florence Pugh is having quite the week. On April 26, Valentino announced the actor as its newest ambassador. On April 28, she went viral for her new bob and bangs, which she revealed at the Tiffany Landmark opening in NYC. And on May 1, Florence Pugh made her Met Gala debut. It would appear that everything is coming up Florence.
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The Little Woman star turned heads — quite literally — with her tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld who was known for his love of feathers and monotone colours. Pugh arrived for her Met Gala debut accessorizing her black and white Valentino gown with a freshly shaved head and sky-high feather headpiece. Now Pugh is not stranger to taking fashionable risks. She fearlessly freed her nipple in 2022 at a Valentino show. She’s rocked monstrously tall platforms multiple times. And who can forget her infamous black tulle revenge dress at the Venice Film Festival? But this is undoubtedly her most daring — and tallest — look yet.
That said, the biggest daredevil of the night was another Met Gala newcomer, Doja Cat. Instead of honouring Lagerfeld’s fashion legacy, the rapper chose to pay homage to his famous cat Choupette with a feathery white frock by Oscar de la Renta, a cat ear-adorned hood and literal cat eye makeup. Other celebs who were new to the red carpet took slightly safer approaches. Quinta Brunson’s Prabal Gurung ensemble was an ode to iconic Chanel camellia. Bella Ramsey wore a pearl-encrusted suit. And Ice Spice wore a white bodycon Balmain dress whilst holding a camera, as a cheeky nod to Lagerfeld’s love of photography.
Click through to get a closer look at what Florence Pugh and other Met Gala newcomers wore on the 2023 red carpet.