Florence Pugh wore hot pants to walk the Oscars red carpet

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Florence Pugh wore hot pants to the Oscars

Florence Pugh has never been one to shy away from a bold outfit; recent looks have included a ruffled, bright orange Nina Ricci gown at the BAFTAs and a completely sheer skirt to sit front row at the Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week. But her Oscars outfit may well be her most daring yet.

To walk the champagne-coloured carpet, Pugh turned to Valentino again, this time sporting a voluminous, off-white couture gown with an open front, which she paired with thigh-skimming stretch-cady shorts – complete with the ultimate practical detail: pockets.

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Florence Pugh in Valentino at the 2023 OscarsKayla Oaddams - Getty Images

Pugh referred to her look, styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray, as "a bit romantic, a bit punk", adding to the outfit with Tiffany & Co jewellery and sky-high platform heels, styling her hair in a spiky bun with baby bangs and a black bow.

It's not the first time the Don’t Worry Darling actress has turned heads in eye-catching Valentino. Last year, she made headlines for wearing a sheer, pink dress at the fashion house's couture show in Rome, and spoke out eloquently about the controversy. "I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be a commentary on it," she said. "I was excited to wear it, not a wink of me was nervous."

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Florence wearing a sheer Valentino gown to the brandJacopo Raule - Getty Images

Pugh, who presented the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay awards alongside Andrew Garfield, is currently kicking off press for her new film, A Good Person and getting ready for Dune: Part Two, in which she stars with Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Austin Butler.

She isn't the first to have worn shorts on the Oscars red carpet, either - last year, Kristen Stewart wore a tuxedo jacket and hot pants by Chanel, saying that it gave her "the one opportunity to be me".

Pugh was just one of many stars who graced the Oscars in a variety of high-fashion looks. Catch up on the best fashion moments from Hollywood's biggest night here:

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