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Carey Mulligan joined a host of other bold names, as she stunned on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

‘The Great Gatsby’ actress interpreted the evening’s punk theme with an impressively smart flourish in her black Balenciaga dress that riffed on the style era’s obsession with safety pins.

The angular, cutout design was neither look-at-me or louche. But the oversized gold pin at the neck still spoke volumes.

Was it an homage to the uber-famous Versace safety-pin dress donned by Elizabeth Hurley in the ’90s? Perhaps.

Regardless, I have to say I love this tongue-in-cheek variation that’s simultaneously classic and cool-girl, amidst a sea of overwrought edge at tonight’s ball.

Carey slicked back her deeply side-parted blonde locks and wore a nude lip to complete this refined look.

Call it sophisticated, new-age punk.

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Carey Mulligan In Lanvin - 'The Great Gatsby' Pre-Met Ball Special Screening

Carey Mulligan took to the red carpet at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Sunday evening for the Pre-Met Ball screening of ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Her Lanvin Spring 2013 tuxedo consisted of tapered pants and a cropped tuxedo jacket with satin detailing, contrasting white lapels and puffed shoulders.

I love the modern twist within this classic look.

Carey styled her look with her favourite black satin Brian Atwood ‘Aida’ platform sandals – which she has worn three times in a row now – a simple updo and minimal makeup, which continues to be her red carpet M.O.

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You can buy Carey’s Lanvin tuxedo jacket from LL-CC.

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Carey Mulligan's Makeup - No Makeup 'The Great Gatsby' Fresh Faced Look

Despite the fact that her ‘The Great Gatsby’ character, Daisy Buchanan, is known for dramatic 20s beauty looks such as bold berry lipstick, smokey eyes and dazzlingly adorned hairbands and wraps, actress Carey Mulligan has been opting for a much more subtle approach to beauty during the press tour for the movie thus far.

Her makeup was so subtle at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball and the Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada ‘The Great Gatsby’ Dresses Opening Exhibit–matte skin, a simple coat of mascara, no eyeshadow and a subtly glossed natural lip–that the barely there approach she took at the film’s world premiere in New York yesterday, almost looks bold! Almost. Makeup artist Georgie Eisdell gave Carey a slightly darker brow, a berry lip and lined her eyes a bit more heavily, all while staying well within the realm of ‘barely there’.

I think it was smart for Carey and Georgie to develop these subtle looks for the Gatsby tour, since the film has such an over-the-top opulence to it that anything dramatic could have come across quite costumey. Also, on the heels of Carey’s stunning but heavily made-up Vogue cover shoot, the subtle approach is a good change of pace for Carey.

Something tells me that Carey might continue these super subtle looks and then pull out all the stops at Cannes, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

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To get Carey’s Gatsby World Premiere look, line your top lid only directly in the lashline with a soft pencil like Tarte EmphasEYES High Definition Eye Pencil in Brown.

Add slight contouring to your lids with warm brown tones like those in Dior’s 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Rosy Tan. Then, define your brows with Bobbi Brown’s Light Brow Kit for a strong, but natural effect, and finally, give your lips a subtle, matte hint of color with a matte pencil like NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie.

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Carey Mulligan In Lanvin - Bowery Hotel

After debuting the ‘The Great Gatsby’ on Wednesday night, the film’s ‘it’ girl Carey Mulligan was spotted exiting The Bowery Hotel in New York City the following day.

The actress once again showed off her slimline figure in a minimalistic Lanvin design. But she swapped her hot-red moment seen at the movie premiere, for this more casual, sleeveless sheath dress in navy-blue cotton toile from the Resort 2013 collection.

She cinched in the structured dress with a wide black leather belt, complemented by a pair of black Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps.

A pair of retro shades and blowdry-and-go waves completed this effortless, street-style look.

You can buy Carey’s Lanvin dress from Nordstrom.

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Carey Mulligan In Lanvin - 'The Great Gatsby' New York Premiere

Carey Mulligan continued to work a barely there makeup look on the red carpet for the world premiere of ‘The Great Gatsby’ held at Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Wednesday evening.

The actress wore a red Lanvin Fall 2013 structural double-bonded dress, which showed off her slender figure.

I hadn’t expected colour, so this bold red hue comes as a pleasant surprise, especially when the original dress was presented in black.

The styling was kept very simple, with the same Brian Atwood ‘Aida’ black sandals she wore the night before and stunning Tiffany jewels, including pear-shaped and round diamond cluster platinum earrings and a Tiffany Legacy diamond platinum ring.

If you were expecting razzle dazzle for this promo tour, you might be disappointed by this look for a world premiere.

Maybe that will come during Cannes where the movie opens the festival, but for now it looks like she is going to continue this minimalist approach.

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