Stylist: Rebecca Corbin-Murray
Outfit: custom Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière
Makeup Artist: Alex Babsky using Pat McGrath Labs
Hairstylist: Peter Lux
Manicurist: Betina Goldstein using Chanel Beauty
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Jewelry: Louis Vuitton
Award season is gearing up and we cannot wait to see all the looks that await us. In the meantime, as always, we’ll refresh your memory with some gems from past events that truly left the mark in the fashion landscape.
Here is Florence Pugh attending the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Pugh looked amazing in a gold custom Louis Vuitton sequined column dress decorated with gold “scales”. It also featured a plunging v-neckline and a thigh-high slit.
Every “scale” was created using a line of gold beads, sewn onto a base of sheer transparent organza.
The seamstresses used circa 26.000 sequins and it took them 1200 hours to achieve the desired result. Also, the couture pieces Florence wore to both the Academy Awards and the afterparty were created using new technology fabrics, friendly to the environment, certified by the Red Carpet Green Dress, an organization aimed at global change, founded by advocate and environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron.
She completed the look with a pair of black Jimmy Choo satin Liberty 150 open-toe platform sandals, Louis Vuitton jewelry and a Louis Vuitton silver handbag.
For the afterparty makeup, MUA extraordinaire Alex Babsky only switched the actress’ lipstick for a bolder one, so it is safe to say that the process was pretty much the same as of that in preparation for the Oscars.
You’ll find all the Pat McGrath Labs products the pro used, listed down below (except for the red shade of lipstick). ↓
– Sublime Perfection Foundation in Light 7;
– Sublime Perfection Concealer in L6;
– Sublime Perfection Blurring Under-Eye Powder in Light;
– Sublime Perfection Powder in Light 1;
– Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo in “Nude”.
– Mothership VII “Divine Rose” Palette;
– Permagel Ultra Glide Pencil in “Xtreme Black“;
– Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner;
– FetishEyes Mascara in “Xtreme Black“.
The same went for Florence‘s hairdo, which was the exact same as the award ceremony. Here is what we already found out while we were working on the article regarding Pugh‘s red carpet appearance a few hours before.
In an interview for online publication HelloGiggles, hairstylist Peter Lux talked about the inspiration behind the knotted updo: “Since we’ve done a string of sometimes elaborate, sometimes simple looks throughout this year’s awards season, often playing with oily textures, we wanted to stick to the theme we started with today. I worked Florence‘s hair into an intricate row of knots with thin sections of hair that I shaped into fans. The inspiration for this look comes from a fashion shoot I did the hair for a few years ago where I tied chunky sections of hair into intricate knots.”
Here’s the process:
“- First, he applied the Dove Style + Care Smooth & Shine Heat Protection Spray throughout Pugh‘s damp hair, then blow-dried it with the ghd Helios Hairdryer.
– Once her hair was completely dry, he ran the ghd Platinum + Deep Scarlet Styler flat iron over her hairline in an upward motion in the direction of her crown, spraying it with the Dove Care Between Washes Clarifying Dry Shampoo to add volume to her roots.
– Then, Lux took two small sections at the front and tied them into a knot at the top of her head, adding two strands from both sides (starting at the ear), looped them into the ends of the first knot, and tied them all onto another knot. – Lux continued twisting her hair in this pattern until he reached a total of four knots along her crown.
‘Then I did the same at the back of the head, working from the nape upwards until I reached the crown, spraying the Dove Style+ Care Micro Mist Flexible Hold Hairspray throughout to ensure knots held together’.
‘Next, I interlinked the top knotted section with the back knotted section by tying them together across the top of her head and pinning them close to the crown, leaving the ends out. I took a piece of Hidden Crown Clip In Extensions, cut it short to about three inches to match the length of the ends that I left out of the knots and pinned it underneath one of the loops at the crown of Florence‘s head.’
– To wrap up Pugh‘s hairstyle, he molded the extensions and the ends he left out into a fan-like shape, using the ghd flat iron to make them pin-straight and have them peek out off the top of her head. He finished up by spritzing the look with the Dove Style + Care Micro Mist Flexible Hold Hairspray once again to lock in the look with a soft hold.”
Manicurist Betina Goldstein used a Chanel nail polish in the shade ‘Ballerina‘ as base with rose gold foil French tips.
The “Black Widow” actress has always been the perfect woman for a brand such as Louis Vuitton, and even though now she has experimented with many other brands, we need to acknowledge the fact that the French Maison bets on new talents and has an incredible eye when it comes to spotting the stars of tomorrow.
They did it with Florence, with HoYeon Jung and also with Milly Alcock. I feel in tune with their strategy because they can bridge the gap between their heritage past and the modernity of the present.
Florence Pugh was nominated in the category Best Supporting Actress for her role as Amy March in “Little Women“, which she lost to Laura Dern for her role as Nora Fanshaw in “Marriage Story“.