The Great Gatsby To Open The 2013 Cannes Film Festival, But Will Carey Mulligan Wear Prada On The Red Carpet For The Premiere?

13 March 2013 by


It was way back in November 2010 when it was first announced that Carey Mulligan would star as heroine Daisy Buchanan in director Baz Lurhmann's feature film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece The Great Gatsby and still, nearly three years later, the much-hyped movie has not even been released in theatres. That's all about to change on May 15th when Gatsby debuts in 3D on the first night of this year's Cannes Film Festival schedule. As we were initially expecting the production to hit cinemas in December 2012, we're more excited than ever to drool over leading man Leonardo DiCaprio as troubled central character Jay Gatsby, feast our eyes on Carey's flapper girl costumes - a lot of which were created exclusively by Miuccia Prada - and tap our feet along to the film's score featuring music by none other that Mr Beyonce himself, US rapper Jay-Z.

Lurhmann revealed "It is a great honour for all those who have worked on The Great Gatsby to open the Cannes Film Festival,. F. Scott Fitgerald wrote some of the most poignant and beautiful passages of his extraordinary novel just a short distance away at a villa outside St. Raphael." So it was worth the wait then - especially if Carey's French Rivera wardrobe is half as good as we're expecting it to be!


The actress has been a long-time fan of Prada, having worn designs from the Italian fashion house to the Met Ball 2012 in May last year - which later sold for charity on eBay For £1,860 - and her wedding to hubby Marcus Mumford. Combine this with the fact that Miuccia Prada, who previously worked with Luhrmann on Romeo & Juliet, has reportedly selected 40 items from the Prada and Miu Miu archive to be adapted for the film it would surely be weird if Mulligan didn't pull Prada out the bag during her Cannes promotional extravaganza. We're picturing the two looks above from Prada's Autumn Winter 2013 collection as arrival options. 


For the red carpet what about one of these to sexy silken looks from Miu Miu's Spring Summer 2013 presentation. Or perhaps Carey will stay true to the era of the film and choose vintage pieces from the Prada archive!

Take a look through the star's previous style hits in the gallery below...

Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard at the press night performance of ‘Skylight’ – June 18, 2014

Carey Mulligan and Dianna Agron in Los Angeles, California – April 26, 2014

Carey Mulligan at LAX airport – December 6, 2013

Carey Mulligan in Christian Dior at ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ London Film Festival Premiere - 15 October 2013

Carey Mulligan in Miu Miu at the Miu Miu Women’s Tales screening at Venice Film Festival - August 2013

Carey Mulligan wearing Vionnet at 'Inside Llewyn Davis' premiere at Cannes Film Festival - 19 May 2013

Carey Mulligan in Chloe at 'Inside Llewyn Davis' photo call at Cannes Film Festival - 19 May 2013

Carey Mulligan in Dior Couture at 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere in Cannes - 15 May 2013

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga at the Great Gatsby photocall at the Cannes Film Festival - 15 May 2013

Carey Mulligan in Lanvin at the Great Gatsby world premiere - 2 May 2013

Carey Mulligan in Victoria Beckham at Tiffany & Co Blue Book Ball - 19 April 2013

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga at 2013 Met Gala

Carey Mulligan in Valentino at the Winter Weekend Party at the Palace Hotel - Dec 2012

Carey Mulligan with Tom Ford Natalia bag in New York - August 2012

Carey Mulligan in Prada at the Met Ball, May 2012

Carey Mulligan in Roland Mouret at London Film Critics' Circle Awards - January 2012

Carey Mulligan in Roksanda Ilincic at Film District Party - July 2011

Carey Mulligan in New York - June 2011

Carey Mulligan in Valentino at a charity benefit in New York - June 2011

Carey Mulligan in Erdem at 2010 Dubai International Film Festival - December 2010

Carey Mulligan in Prabal Gurung at British Independent Film Awards - December 2010

Carey Mulligan in Preen at 19th Annual BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards - November 2010

Carey Mulligan in Vionnet at The BFI London Film Festival Opening Gala - Never Let Me Go - October 2010

Carey Mulligan at

Cary Mulligan in Vionnet at The Orange British Academy Film Awards - February 2010

Cary Mulligan in Prada at the 25th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival - February 2010

Cary Mulligan in Nina Ricci at the Golden Globes - January 2010

Cary Mulligan in Marni at the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - January 2010


All posts must obey the house rules, if you object to any comments please let us know and we'll take the appropriate action.