30 posts tagged "Carey Mulligan"
One of the photographic-print looks from Miuccia Prada’s Spring show has been at the top of our must-buy list—along with a pair of her swishy-crystal Lucite sandals, might we add—but we’re not surprised that the kitschy prints haven’t yet been embraced by Hollywood A-listers. Technicolor beaches and lounging vacationers are hard to pull off, and the lure of the more conventional-skewing Best-Dressed List is hard to resist. So kudos to Carey Mulligan for having the guts to rock this playful frock at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this weekend. We think her gamine looks perfectly suit Prada’s latest collection. What do you think? Does Mulligan shine here, or are you too busy staring at the beachgoers on her skirt?
With the Golden Globes and the SAGs down—and their red-carpet fashions suitably assessed here and here—and the Couture shows, from where many of the awards season’s dresses are plucked, now under way, the tea-leaf reading, rune consulting, and general oracle beseeching for who’ll wear what to the 2010 Academy Awards can begin. Attempting clairvoyance is tricky. Sometimes you’re spot-on (as in the case of Marion Cotillard, who wore the very Dior dress we recommended for her to the Globes); sometimes you’re way off (Carey Mulligan did wear Nina Ricci, but a far heavier, darker option than we’d expected).
But then there’s Kate Hudson. After donning a sixties-style, silvery-white mod minidress for her big number in Nine (left), she seems to be paying tribute to it award show after award show. For the Globes (center), she opted for a bustier-topped confection from Marchesa, which elicited a snarl or two from the blogosphere (“Kate Hudson Determined Not to Run Out of Toilet Paper” sniped one commentator); for the SAGs, an elegant column gown from Pucci, to far better effect (right). Will she go for white once again for the biggest show of them all? Only time will tell. If we could put in a plug, it’d be for one of Lagerfeld’s glittering, silver-encrusted creations from Chanel—less reverent than some of couture’s more traditional offerings, perhaps, but also truer to Nine‘s kicky spirit of go-go sex appeal. But whoever her date may be, we wouldn’t go so far as to recommend Baptiste’s show-closing silver spacesuit. It’s Kate’s night to shine.
Moncler is set to unveil a new line, Moncler Grenoble, at New York fashion week next month, named for the French town where the brand was founded. Expect technical skiwear that gets back to the label’s sporting roots. (What, you wouldn’t want to hit the slopes in Giambattista Valli’s Moncler Gamme Rouge line?) [WWD]
The 2010 BAFTA awards nominations were announced this morning, with Avatar and An Education leading the charge. Hey, Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan, the Nina Ricci gown we picked for you for the Globes would look just as good across the pond… [Slash Film]
Today in Trend Pieces, part 1. Practice your best Seinfeld voice and repeat after The New York Times: “What’s the deal with all these ad campaigns featuring models laying down?” [NYT]
Today in Trend Pieces, part 2. “What’s the deal with all these faux bulletproof vests?” [NYT]
Oh, and if you’re hearing bells ringing, that’s just the Wall Street Journal tolling the death of trends as a driving force in fashion. So, fashion trends out, journo trends in? [WSJ]
With the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations this morning, awards season has officially begun. And while many are furiously debating who’ll make it up to the Beverly Hilton hotel stage to collect their statuette, we’re more concerned with the action outside—the red carpet. What are this year’s crop of nominees going to wear?
Nine‘s Marion Cotillard is a no-brainer: She’s a Dior girl, fronting the house’s campaign for the Lady Dior bag; here’s hoping Galliano puts together something suitably shocking for her bravura turn as Nine‘s neglected wife. (We’d wish for a half-on, half-off Fall ’09 Couture look—perfectly appropriate for the flick’s many bedroom scenes—but January in L.A. can be chilly.) Her co-star and co-nominee Penélope Cruz tends to favor long, elegant gowns (vintage Balmain to the Oscars in 2009, pictured; Versace a few years before), and there’ll likely be more of the same. Likewise from Meryl (twice nominated for Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated): We can see her in a sensible Alberta Ferretti (again) or maybe Carolina.
Luckily, it’s a great year for young actresses to shake things up. Emily Blunt, nominated for her portrayal of Queen Victoria, would look great in a simple, regal gown—maybe an Alexis Mabille? Carey Mulligan (An Education) has been stepping out in Prada, where she could pick a crystal-studded stunner. (Careful not to outshine Shia.) And Precious‘ Gabourey Sidibe—a first-time nominee—has been opting for jewel tones in her many appearances to promote the movie. She’d look great in a gem-colored Devi Kroell from pre-fall ’09.
On the TV side, there’s bound to be the requisite dose of Mad Men proper. Betty Draper cut loose this season, ditching Don and heading for Reno—any chance nominee January Jones will, too? We’d love to see a little Vegas gold, especially for an actress who’s played the Grace Kelly card so often. (And, while we’re on the subject, no nomination for Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss?)
But there are upstarts here, too. If anyone can pull off evening shorts or a jumpsuit to an awards show, it’s gotta be Big Love nominee Chloë Sevigny. Ditto Drew, who’s making the rounds for Grey Gardens with her co-star and co-nominee Jessica Lange one final time. (The pair was nominated for Emmys, too; Lange won.) Call us literalists, but wouldn’t it be great to see Barrymore and Lange—who played Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, the quintessential cat ladies of the twentieth century—in feline frocks from Miu Miu’s kitty collection?