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

The award for ‘best red carpet moment’ goes to…

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. 

Main image credit: Getty

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).