Florence Pugh's BAFTAs look was 35 years in the making

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BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 20 2023

Peter Lux (AKA the mastermind behind Florence Pugh’s hair) has been working overtime the past few days. 

Lux has been in charge of implementing a handful of hairstyles for Miss Flo, from London Fashion week to the BAFTAs, that can only be described as follicular feats. 

Lux sculpted an extravagant, swooping fringe and piecey chignon for the actress when she walked the runway for friend and designer Harris Reed’s namesake brand.


Reed is a busy bee, and lends their creative direction to multiple labels — Harris Reed and Nina Ricci.

Pugh’s custom Nina Ricci gown for the BAFTAs? Designed by Reed (duh). Now that’s what we call a good friend. 

Reed’s sculpturesque design was inspired by an archival orange tulle gown from the spring/summer 1988 Nina Ricci collection.

Subsequently, Lux echoed the form of the gown’s origami design and explosive pleated fans of tangerine tulle with Pugh’s gravity-defying updo.  




Pugh’s film The Wonder may not have snagged the BAFTA for ‘Best British Film’ on the night, but her stylist and glam team deserve a standing ovation for creating such a cohesive, thoughtful and provoking red carpet moment from start to finish. 

Pugh has embodied the spirit of London Fashion Week by heralding British designs. But last week, Julia Fox channeled the energy of New York fashion week with a mane of fire engine red hair. 

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Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.