Carey Mulligan for Vogue

Carey Mulligan gets her Gatsby glamour queen on. 

Vogue May 2013
photographed by Mario Testino, styled by Grace Coddington
gown by Chanel, headpiece by Julien D’Ys

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

It’s haunting, it’s glamorous, and the headpiece is phenomenal. Could you really ask for anything more in a 1920s-set photo shoot? If the incomparable Grace Coddington (have you guys read her memoir? because it’s AMAZING) and Mario Testino intended for this editorial to make me beyond psyched for the Gatsby press tour, well, mission accomplished.

gown and shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

She is the very definition of cute as a button, and the dress is a work of art, and the Mary Janes are absolutely to die for.

gown by Chanel, headband by New York Vintage

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

It’s a fantastic photograph, but I would have loved to see this intricate dress close-up.

top and skirt by Oscar de la Renta

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

I wish the pose were a little less “I’m waiting to use the ladies’ room,” but everything else about this picture is spectacular.

gown by Nina Ricci

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

Probably my least favorite photo of the shoot – not that it’s particularly bad, I just don’t think it has the magnificence of some of the other pictures. The others make you feel like you’re being pulled into another world; this one is just a picture of a fancy lady in a dress that doesn’t fit.

dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

Perfection. I can’t even handle how beautiful the dress and shoes are – I’m in danger of drooling on my laptop.

top by Christian Dior

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

Breathtaking. The floral embellishments on the blouse are just exquisite, and this shot shows off the jewelry and Carey’s own delicate features in such a beautiful way.

gown by Oscar de la Renta

Photo: Mario Testino/Vogue

Though the dress is perfect for the cover (that color!), I think the headpiece and the earrings are a lot of look, and her facial expression is just kind of strange. She looks like a little girl playing dress-up here, even though the rest of the editorial doesn’t really give me that vibe at all. But overall, this was a very enjoyable journey through Gatsby glamour.

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One response to Carey Mulligan for Vogue

  1. Livi

    The color of the dress on the cover…wow, my jaw just hit the floor. It really forces you to look again…and again…just to make sure you’re seeing it right! Wow!

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