Florence Pugh’s Met Gala Outfit: A Comparison to Destiny 2’s Witch Queen

At the Met Gala, a Density 2 fan noticed actress Florence Pugh’s outfit resembled the look of the Witch Queen from the game’s expansion. It’s likely just a coincidence, but it’s amusing to consider the possibility that a fashion designer was inspired by Destiny 2‘s designs.

In 2017, Bungie released the FPS MMO Destiny 2. Set in a post-apocalyptic Solar System, the free-to-play online game requires players to assume the role of Guardians, tasked with protecting humanity from alien aggressors. One of the game’s primary antagonists is the Witch Queen Savathun, who has been part of the Destiny universe since the first game’s The Taken King expansion and has made regular appearances in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.

The 2023 Met Gala, organized by Vogue magazine, was held in New York City yesterday. The gathering is internationally acclaimed as the most significant fashion show, featuring a variety of celebrities such as actors, models, athletes, politicians, and business people. The unique ensembles worn by the stars are the main highlight of the event. This year, English actress Florence Pugh was an invitee. She had recently voiced Goldilocks in the movie Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and will be appearing in Dune: Part Two soon. Interestingly, her headdress resembled the Witch Queen’s helmet from Destiny 2.

Florence Pugh Met Gala Outfit Compared to Destiny 2's Witch Queen-min

The hat worn by Florence Pugh has a thin headband with several black feathers that stand up tall. The configuration of the feathers makes the hat appear as if it has a ring at the top with narrow rods extending from it. As SirPork7111 on Reddit noticed, this hat has a similarity to the crown on the Witch Queen’s helmet from Destiny 2. When the two headpieces are compared side-by-side, the resemblance is remarkable. For more details, here is SirPork7111’s post.

The headgear worn by Florence Pugh did not necessarily originate from Destiny 2 ‘s Witch Queen, and there is no proof that it was. It could just be a coincidence. Nevertheless, it’s intriguing to think that fashion designers may be taking cues from Bungie’s science-fantasy FPS. Therefore, Destiny 2 followers ought to keep an eye out in the future.

Players can experience Destiny 2 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X/S.