Carey Mulligan: Balenciaga Babe at 2013 met Gala

Posted Monday May 6, 2013 9:21 PM GMT

Ready to rub elbows with her fellow fashionistas, Carey Mulligan showed up at the 2013 Costume Institute Gala on Monday evening (May 6) in New York City.

The “Great Gatsby” star rocked a black calf-length Balenciaga dress with a cut out back as she graciously stopped for photographers stationed outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

With co-chairs Rooney Mara, Lauren Santo Domingo, Riccardo Tisci, and Anna Wintour, the 2013 Met Costume Gala is poised to be the biggest and brightest so far.

Of the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” theme, Metropolitan Museum of Art Director and CEO Thomas P. Campbell told press, “Punk’s signature mixing of references was fueled by artistic developments such as Dada and postmodernism, so it makes sense to present this exhibition in a museum that also shows the broader output of those movements. Indeed, that dialogue between art and fashion is what makes The Costume Institute so singular. Projects like this don’t happen without sponsorship, and we greatly appreciate the generosity of Moda Operandi, and its co-founders Aslaug Magnusdottir and Lauren Santo Domingo.”

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