Carey Mulligan’s Oscar Dress Revealed—Almost
An Education was the movie that earned Carey Mulligan her ticket to the Oscars, but the out-of-body experience of being nominated is more like something out Avatar. “I met Dustin Hoffman in London, at the BAFTAs, and he said to me, ‘I feel like I’m just going to wake up one day and I’m going to have tubes and wires coming out of me, and I will have been in a coma for the last 30 years.’ I feel exactly the same, being in a category with Meryl Streep,” the Hollywood ingenue said on her way into the Chateau Marmont yesterday, where the Diamond Information Center was throwing a spring-themed luncheon in her honor.
Mulligan’s dress choice was daffodil Bottega Veneta, a perfect match for the trellises and pink bouquets decorator David Rodgers had arranged in the hotel’s Bungalow One. (“Serendipity,” explained Mulligan’s stylist, Tiina Laakkonen, who let it slip that Mulligan will be wearing a European designer on Sunday.)
“It’s been a little trying,” Mulligan confessed of all the dolling up she’s had to do of late, “but I wear things that are kind of interesting and scary and fun, so I enjoy it.” Nothing scary on Sunday, though, “because it’s the Oscars, and you dream about it from when you were a little kid. So you don’t want to go and do the wild thing. You want to—not play it safe, necessarily, but just feel like, you know, if it only ever happens once, you wore something nice.” And if it happens again? “Well,” Mulligan said. And she stopped there.
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