Seeing Carey Mulligan walk into the iconic Hotel du Cap et Eden Roc near Antibes in dark glasses and a little black dress is to witness another moment in the film festival’s history of creating style moments – and movie stars.
Earlier in the week Carey arrived - by speedboat no less - wearing a 1950s style printed cotton dress, looking for all the world like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday "I wanted to get the French look for my first Cannes," the actress explains, exclusively to Grazia Daily, (Prada is of course, Italian, but that sundress, featuring a print from the house’s archives, is pure Riviera).
For the premiere of Wall Street 2, Mulligan was smart enough to charm the home crowd, having chosen an Azzaro gown, a long black column finished with a giant Peter Pan collar made of crystals, saying she wanted “to support a French designer" for her first time on the red carpet at Cannes. Smart lady.
Today, she is chic in a black fitted prom dress; "I am wearing Louis Vuitton because I am surrounded by boys for the film” explains Mulligan, removing her Dior sunglasses, “so I wanted to go ultra-girly as a contrast.”
Despite the endless fashion moments Carey has given us over the last year, the actress insists “my style is really down to earth and for most of the movie that's reflected in what [her Wall Street 2 character] Winnie wears.”
But watch out for a scene in the movie where Winnie attends a gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where she wears Oscar de la Renta "There's one bit where I am in strapless, full-flowing Oscar de la Renta and I feel like a princess. That's what all his gowns do for a girl."
On or off screen, it seems Carey’s fashion fairytale isn’t over yet...
- Emma Pritchard Jones in Cannes