If one individual shut down the pink carpet eventually night time’s Academy Awards, it was Carey Mulligan. The Promising Young Woman star arrived at Union Station with husband Marcus Mumford carrying a one-of-a-kind couture piece from Pierpaolo Piccioli’s spring/summer 2021 collection for Valentino. In an instantaneous, Mulligan raced to the highest of each best-dressed listing. “I’ve never seen a dress like it,” shared Mulligan pre-ceremony. “It’s such stunning artistry that goes into designing and creating a dress like this.
Mulligan’s Valentino was genuinely wearable art. Piccioili named the piece—which served as the collection’s grand finale—after the artisans responsible for its creation. Dubbed “Debora, Giuseppe, Nina, Paola D” it was embroidered with hundreds of iridescent sequins with pearl reflections and took 350 hours value of labor on the model’s Rome atelier to excellent.
Accessorized with Cartier excessive jewellery earrings that includes tourmalines and colourful sapphires, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and Stuart Weitzman heels, it introduced the grandeur we’ve come to anticipate from Hollywood’s largest night time. To polish issues off, hairstylist Jenny Cho gave Mulligan a traditional chignon, whereas make-up artist Georgie Eisdell and manicurist Queenie Nguyen stored issues refined with traditional colours and understated glamour. Combined, the total impact was dazzling. For Mulligan, it was a matchless type second. “I just feel so honored to wear it,” she says.
Of course, the star had rather more to rejoice than her impeccable style. A nominee for her efficiency as Cassie within the biting black comedy Promising Young Woman, Mulligan has by no means been extra dynamic or subversive onscreen. Emerald Fennell’s script, which took residence the prize for Best Original Screenplay, tackles the subject of rape tradition in a nuanced and thought-provoking means. For Mulligan, the venture’s magic lies in the way in which it delivers its message. “I think what’s so brilliant about what Emerald has done is to make a film about a subject that really needs to be talked about that people want to see, rather than one they feel they ought to see,” she explains. “It’s a movie first and foremost—it’s not medicine, and so it’s so delightfully appealing so that you almost don’t realize that you’re going to be asked to reflect on some challenging stuff. And this subject touches all our lives.”
As the star of one of the acclaimed movies of your entire yr, Mulligan has seen first-hand the response of audiences as they’ve found the film and fallen in love with its distinctive mixture of wit and grit. “I think this has all just been such a huge surprise to us; we’ve just been enjoying every minute,” she says. “To experience it with Emerald is just the greatest.” Naturally, seeing Fennell decide up her first Oscar was the spotlight of Mulligan’s night. “Absolutely [an] out of body shock,” she says. “I was over the moon for Emerald and our whole team, and it all still feels so surreal.”