Met Ball Well Played, Carey Mulligan


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As I said on Twitter — and on The Cut — Carey Mulligan hasn’t looked this good in, like, possibly ever. Perhaps marriage is really agreeing with her; whatever it is, she needs to keep it up.

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  1. Orange Clouds
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    Marcus Mumford + Carey Mulligan = WIN!

  2. Edith
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    Just GORGEOUS. Love this so much.

    (Are they really trying to push us into satin shoes, though? Coco wore them, too…)

  3. Karen
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    It’s glorious. With her golden hair up top and her silver shoes below, she even coordinates perfectly.

  4. Cranky Old Batt
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    Her face looks pasty to me. Way, way, way too much foundation and powder. A little stronger lip would have been nice but would not help the pancake. Yuck.

  5. Libby
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    See Beyonce & Gwynnie, you don’t have to expose all sorts of flesh to shine.

  6. Jen
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    I was hoping you would feature this!! It was one of my favorite looks of the night, for sure. So interesting!!

  7. Ms.A
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    I really don’t like this. Super giant reflective fish scales. The makeup is also killing me.

  8. Liz985
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    I agree – she seems like a happy and super cute girl – but the dress is a 50/50 for me. Love the top and how it highlights her face. But the bottom is too stiff. Taking this too far, I’m sure, but scales = fish = water = fluid. The dress should flow and have movement for me for this to be a true success. But, again, she’s a newlywed cutie.

  9. Fawn
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    I LOVE this. And I’m really glad she kept everything else simple.

  10. luxsword
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    This is fun, but this is FUG.

  11. sophie
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    I love this. Probably my favorite red carpet dress in 2012 yet. so much glitz and glam paired with fun. She works it well.

  12. Emmy
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    This may be the only photo I’ve ever seen of her where she doesn’t look like she’s sucking a lemon.

  13. Kristina
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    She and the Mumford brother got married? Already?

  14. lisas
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    Love everything but the makeup.

  15. Shirley
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    Sorry, but ick! I wouldn’t have known who it was. It’s like those so-called glamour shots: Here’s a picture of me. You won’t be able to tell it’s me, but here it is. No.

    • Jen
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      Ha! I don’t agree in regards to this look (I love it), but your description of Glamour Shots is hilarious!

  16. Adriana
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    This is what I was wishing the costumes at The Hunger Games would look like: completely memorable and gorgeous.

  17. Cat
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    I love the way the gold top reflects on her face. She looks so happy! I too wish she had a stronger lip color, but… overall I like this. I agree that maybe it’s too stiff, but I think she looks adorable and happy so I’m giving it an A.

  18. TaraMisu
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    Ooooo shiny! I really like this! She really does look so very happy…. good for her :) and agreed on the lip, could use a stronger color

  19. Samantha
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    This solidifies her status as Blanchett 2.0 to me … which is an awesome thing. Love her.

  20. Carl
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    She looks like her face is frozen. The whole thing looks like a mannequin in a tribute to fashions of 1968 was left behind on a red carpet.

  21. Rebecca
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    Love it…this is one of my favorites of the night. I don’t really love the makeup, but she really does have such pretty, pretty skin.

  22. Lina
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    Usually I can’t stand her but this is possibly the best she’s ever looked. Stylist win!

  23. M.Amanda
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    I guess I just really don’t get it. I hate it. Carey is impossibly cute, but I hate how the light reflects onto her face, the fish scale look, the different colors… and I kind of wish she’d go back to the brunette pixie cut.

  24. Laucie
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    Love it ! Unique without being outrageous, and so appropriate for her age and body. Brava !

  25. Softwear
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    Art Conn hated this, but I think the fit of it is killer. And she looks genuinely thrilled. It’s the Met Ball – let her have it.

  26. Stubenville
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    She looks like a Las Vegas lounge hostess; so very out.

  27. katkin74
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    I think her fun and obviously happy attitude carried this off. At first I wasn’t sure about it, it reminded me of Kind Midas’ koy pond, but the more I looked at it the more I really liked it. Attitude can be a game changer (ahem, Ginnifer *cough* Goodwin)

  28. Annie
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    All I see here is Betty Rizzo in lady armor.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  29. Sandra
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    It’s a bit too shiny and it the skirt does look a bit rigid, but I love the cut and the fit. Dressy but not slutty. Go her.

  30. neiges
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    This could be good but it looks awfully stiff on her and the shape… everything’s off for me. And she looks matronly with this hair.

  31. JanetP
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    She wins belle of the ball for me. Love!

  32. KelseyA
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    Did NO ONE touch up their roots before this Big Deal Fancy Event?

  33. JaneEyre
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    I don’t understand. Why is she dressed as a fish?

  34. mepe
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    Seriously awesome dress!! I don’t love a halter neck but it’s so shiny and fun (finy?) that I don’t mind it!

  35. Sweetsinger
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    pretty girl from the back, but something fishy going on in front.