Florence Pugh set the color tone for a vibrant arrival on Sunday on the BAFTA red carpet wearing a tamarind-orange Nina Ricci gown designed by creative director Harris Reed.
The actress arrived with the “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” cast as the movie was nominated for Best Animated Film at this year’s BAFTAs.
Pugh’s gown featured tulle and pleated fringe at the neckline and among its mermaid train. Sheer pleats fanned the gown from the front bodice to the back in an infinite pathway as Reed adorned the train of the dress with voluminous layers.
Tulle and bright colors are a signature style statement for the actress, with the official Nina Ricci Instagram page noting that the inspiration for the dress came from the Ricci archives: the spring 1988 Nina Ricci collection to be exact.
The “Midsommar” actress’ hairstyle channeled her gown’s sculptural theme as well; her splayed micro fringe came accompanied by a slicked-back, two-layered bun with whisked ends. She accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Harris reflected on the gown on Instagram, writing, “As I pack my bags for Paris, ahead of my first runway show as creative director for Nina Ricci, I give you @florencepugh in my first Nina Ricci runway look at tonight’s BAFTA’S. This dress is based on an orange couture gown from the @ninaricci archival 1988 collection. This was the first sketch I did for the brand and am absolutely speechless to have such an incredible individual wearing it! thank you to the incredible @rebeccacorbinmurray.”
Last year, Reed, 26, became the youngest designer to take the creative helm of Nina Ricci.
The British Academy Film Awards honored the year’s best film performances. After six years at London’s Royal Albert Hall, this year, the ceremony was held Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall and hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Richard E. Grant. British rapper Little Simz was the night’s musical star, as Helen Mirren lead a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. “All Quiet on the Western Front” led the nominations with 14 nods, while stars like Ana de Armas, Angela Bassett, and Austin Butler were nominated for this year’s most coveted awards for the first time.