Carey Mulligan made a glamorous return to the red carpet this week as she graced the Los Angeles premiere of her new biopic, Maestro, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Impressing fans who were let down by her lackluster interpretation of understated elegance at the Maestro London premiere, Mulligan showed up in a glittering navy-blue gown that stole the spotlight.
Looking every bit the leading lady, the 38-year-old actress was impossible to miss in the breathtaking gown made especially for her by Celine’s creative, artistic, and image director, Hedi Slimane.
Carey Mulligan dazzles in a navy sequin-embellished gown with dramatic draped sleeves custom-designed by Celine for the Los Angeles premiere of Maestro on December 12, 2023 (Credit: Dave Starbuck / Future Image / Cover Images)
Adorned with thousands of sparkling navy sequins, Mulligan’s outfit was the perfect representation of Slimane’s obsession with shiny ornaments.
Carey’s slender physique was exquisitely accentuated by the gown’s column construction, which elegantly cascaded down her body.
Apart from the shimmering sequins, the impeccable dress featured dramatic structural sleeves that draped over her arms, providing her plenty of room to accessorize with a bold necklace.
Carey Mulligan pairs her glimmering sequin gown with black pumps and Bulgari jewelry (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
However, given Mulligan’s preference for minimalist styling, she went bare-neck and accompanied her sparkling look with a set of Bulgari diamond jewelry.
Makeup artist Yukari Obayashi Bush applied pink lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow to Carey’s face to give her a youthful, glamorous appearance. Hairstylist Jenny Cho straightened her signature platinum bob, giving the ends a slight flare for volume.
Carey Mulligan sports her signature short bob hairstyle and highlights her lovely facial features with soft pink makeup and lipstick (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Maestro Picks Up Several Golden Globe Nominations
Maestro was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. It made its theatrical debut in selected theaters on November 22 and will be accessible for streaming on Netflix on December 20.
For her role as Leonard Bernstein’s wife, Felicia Montealegre, Mulligan earned a nod for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama at the 2024 Golden Globes.
Meanwhile, Cooper, who looked dapper in a three-piece navy-blue suit by Louis Vuitton, also received a nomination for Best Director in a Motion Picture and Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Maestro is also up for Best Motion Picture Drama.
At one point on the red carpet, Mulligan was seen posing alongside Cooper’s A Star Is Born leading lady Lady Gaga and daughter Lea De Seine.
Carey Mulligan is pictured with his co-star Bradley Cooper, his daughter Lea De Seine and Cooper’s A Star Is Born leading lady Lady Gaga (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Carey Mulligan Promotes Maestro in Ferragamo Menswear-Inspired Look
After the Los Angeles premiere of Maestro, Mulligan was seen heading to the Jimmy Kimmel Live studios to promote her latest project.
Adopting menswear-inspired clothing, Carey is power-dressed in a Ferragamo Spring 2024 suit composed of a blazer and a pair of wide-leg trousers.
Carey Mulligan heads to the Jimmy Kimmel Live studios to promote Maestro on December 14, 2023 (Credit: BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)
The house’s creative director, Maximilian Davis, designed Mulligan’s outfit, a modern interpretation of the traditional blazer suit. It features contemporary split long sleeves, a structured bodice with a flattering nipped-in waist, and a daring plunging v-neckline.
Instead of teaming it with slim-fit pants, stylist Andrew Mukamal dressed Mulligan in loose-fitting trousers and finished with $1,690 high patent stretch boots.
These bold and seductive boots are made of stretch patent leather, giving them a glove-like fit. They have long, pointed toes, an internal side zip, soft suede lining, 3-inch slim, curved stiletto heels, and the label’s signature golden F logo on the sole.
Carey Mulligan opts for a menswear-inspired look with Ferragamo’s modern suit, patent boots, and Geometric bag (Credit: BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)
Sporting her usual blonde bob, Carey completed her menswear ensemble with the $2,750 Geometric handbag, a sophisticated, ladylike bag with a retro flair.
Crafted from soft, semi-glossy calfskin, this bag features an asymmetrical front flap that gives the rigid structure more fluidity. It also comes with a golden custom clasp and can be carried by the top handle or the removable shoulder strap.
Carey wore minimal makeup and shielded her eyes from the sun with the $330 Ferragamo rectangular-framed sunglasses.
Carey Mulligan hides her eyes behind a pair of rectangular sunglasses and wears her blunt bob straight (Credit: BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)