This 12 months’s Critics Circle Movie Awards may’ve taken place in a swanky Mayfair resort in London, however actor Florence Pugh’s placing purple search for the event channelled greater than a touch of the seven seas. I’ve to confess, Pugh’s dramatic brimmed hat seems loads like Puss in Boots’ trademark headwear: a jaunty, musketeer-style d’Artagnan hat. The placing accent, which additionally got here with its personal flowing purple veil to match the awards do’s scarlet carpets, is presumably a delicate nod to the actor’s position in Puss In Boots: The Final Want. (Acclaimed Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas performs the titular feline, Pugh voices fellow fairytale favorite Goldilocks within the animated movie.)

On the movie awards bash, Pugh took house the gong for British/Irish Actress Of The Yr, in recognition of her latest roles in Don’t Fear Darling, The Surprise, and the aforementioned Puss In Boots: The Final Want. Elsewhere, Todd Subject’s tense and thorny drama Tár and Irish tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin have been huge winners on the night time, with Cate Blanchett profitable Actress Of The Yr for her portrayal of fictional conductor Lydia Tár within the former.

In addition to embracing a little bit of cowboy adjoining headwear, Pugh additionally tapped into one other key trend pattern: peplum skirts. Initially a success in Historical Greece, the garment began out as a kind of tunic known as a Peplos – a toga-type scenario with detailing and further cloth across the waist– and has since advanced into an ruffled overskirt that flares out of attire, skirts, jackets, you title it. The peplum look has been having a little bit of a second as of late: suppose Sydney Sweeney’s classic ‘81 Mugler costume from the HCA Awards final 12 months, or Anne Hathaway’s hot-pink peplum quantity from Valentino.

Pugh’s vibrant purple ensemble is the creation of rising Hong Kong designer Robert Wun, who made his runway debut in 2023 at Paris Haute Couture Style Week. Drawing from horror movie aesthetics and sensible, angular tailoring, Wun’s Spring/Summer season 2023 couture assortment incorporates its fair proportion of peplum skirts, too, teaming the dramatic ruffles with surreal, high-heel formed purses, and a white robe stained with red-wine hued beetroot dye, per Vogue. Florence’s Critics Circle look beforehand appeared on Wun’s Paris runway.

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