Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Mulligan's Prada dress mess

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan can't believe she once ripped apart a Prada dress at the Oscars.

The 28-year-old actress has only been to the Academy Awards once, in 2010. She wore a black gown by Prada which she adored, but she didn't show it the respect it deserved.

"When I went to the Oscars - the only time I've ever been to the Oscars - a few years ago, I wore [a] Prada dress covered in cooking utensils," she recalled to vogue.co.uk. "I got drunk at the end of the night and started ripping them off and giving them as presents to people, so that was fun. I'm pretty sure that was the point of it, that's how Miuccia [Prada, designer] meant for it to go I'm sure."

Carey always goes for unique looks on the red carpet, but hasn't been able to show off her one-of-a-kind dress sense much of late. That's because she has taken a bit of a break from work, as she's only interested in roles which excite her.

"Interesting female characters are few and far between and I'm in an extraordinary position now where I've been able to stop for a year and a half," she said. "I've just started working again now because I've been waiting for a great thing to do. I do miss working, but it's just the way things are at the moment."

Although Carey often goes for unusual dresses at industry events, she has some rules she'll stick to. Chiefly, the slim blonde doesn't like showing off too much of her body.

"I never wear anything above the knee,” she previously explained. “I wore a dress above the knee once and it was to the Met Ball. I just hated it! The dress was amazing but I just can’t do it. I’m pretty conventional.”

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