Carey Mulligan in a Balenciaga jumpsuit at ‘Gatsby’ Cannes photocall: cute or fug?

The Cannes Film Festival has officially begun! HUZZAH! It should be a fun two weeks full of interesting photos, although if past Cannes Film Festivals are any indication, I’m due to get a cold and I’ll end up editing photos while high on antihistamines for a week until I’m completely OVER Cannes. But right now I feel fine and I’m excited to see these pics from The Great Gatsby photocall. Gatsby will premiere tonight, it’s opening the festival. Are you excited?

While I’m sure Baz Luhrmann will bring some epic drama to the premiere, I’m not so sure about the actual stars of the film. Leonardo DiCaprio is between official girlfriends, so he’ll probably be going solo (and boring) to the premiere. Carey Mulligan has been a total snoozefest (style-wise) so far during Gatsby’s promotion, and Isla Fisher has barely been around. So… while I’m excited about the premiere photos, it’s not like we’re waiting for Brangelina, you know?

At the photocall, Carey wore a Balenciaga jumpsuit which is not all that great. It’s fine for a photocall,but it’s not the most flattering thing. It’s neither heinous (and thus noteworthy) nor awesome. It’s just boringly fug. Isla Fisher’s dress is more traditionally pretty and traditionally “south of France”. She looks really good here. As for Leo and Tobey Maguire… sure. Leo looks particularly good. Well-rested! He’s going to have a great time in Cannes.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Bird says:

    I really want to see this movie……I think everyone looks great.

    • Jennykins says:

      Leo got svelte for it, my mom noticed and pointed it out cuz he goes swimming at one point :) also it is stylish as all get out. The dresses and jewels and hats and hair and omg.

      • sharylmj says:

        the costuming and the sets where AMAZING!!!! and I agree that Leo tried to get into shape. He looked the best he’s looked in awhile … p r e t t y dreamy…

    • minime says:

      I’m not a fan of Leo (mainly because he comes across as a douchebag) but I’m really looking forward to watch this movie!!

      • m says:

        It was a great movie. Crazy and over the top, but it made sense with the way the story was being told. I will be shocked if Leo doesnt finally get an Oscar, he was amazing.
        Despite his girlfriends, he seems like a good guy. If your girlfriends are the only reason people dont like you, I would say your doing pretty well.

      • Mia says:

        @ what la la,land are you living, Oscar the movie 43% on rotten tomato, critics hate the movie, Oscar, what a joke.

        And people don’t dislike him because of his girlfriends they don’t think much of him because of how he treats women , like their interchangeable disposable wet holes.

        And people don’t care for the fact he talks about the environment , how if we don’t act now and change our lifestyle Global warming will kill us all.. ah good for the peasants while he lives the 21 century equivalent of Gatsby lifestyle.

        And the movie only got a “b” Cinmascore from audiences which means the word of mouth wouldn’t be great .. Except by paid fake people posting comments.

        And let’s be honest his head looks like a plate., wide and huge, with bloated features , he actually barely attractive.

      • minime says:

        ahahah Thank you @Mia, it’s exactly that. People don’t dislike him in general because of who he chooses for his girlfriend, but for the way he treats women…and that is pretty much as merchandise that he can pick from a catalog. I also don’t think he’s that much of a great actor, but a lucky one who tends to be in the good grace of the best directors, who offer him the best roles in great movies. And yes, his head looks like a plate.

        Still, despite the fact that I think he sucks in any role that involves romance, I’m really curious to watch this movie for some reason.

      • Ms.Smurf says:

        Does he actually treat his girlfriends badly? If you think about it, he’s not really had a lot of girlfriends…Giselle, Bar, Erin-with a few dates in between all of them. I’ve never read anything that he was mean or disrespectful..only that because he only dated models…which I take as that he works for a lot of time out of the year, and he just wants to have fun.

        I’ve never heard anything bad about him, if anything it’s just that he dates models all the time. But that doesn’t mean he’s disrespectful of women. I don’t understand why he doesn’t want to slow down life, and settle down with someone but I’m not going to make blanket statements based on the fact that he wants to put work first in his life.

        That being said, this is the best he’s looked in a while. He always looks better with a beard, and when he actually works out.

    • Liv says:

      Can’t wait to see the film!

      • Sassy says:

        Fabulous movie! True to the original book, a feast for the eyes. Actors excellent also. Go see it!

    • Abby says:

      Freaking loved this movie. Candy for the eyes the whole time. Stunning costumes and visuals. Stays true to the book as far as being kind of depressing, but… I didn’t go into it thinking it was going to be a happy ending.

  2. honey says:

    Its funny to me that leo and tobey are best friends and the same age. Yet tobey has been married for years and years and has kids and lives really low key. And Leo still chases models in clubs like they did together back in the 90

    • Liv says:

      I will never get why some people enjoy this lifestyle. I know, folks are different, but staying by yourself all the time and having girlfriends who never are older than 25 years – I don’t get it. Must be boring some day.

    • G says:

      Don’t be fooled Tobey isn’t as quiet as you might think! Remember the underground gambling ring he was caught in with Ben? My guess (and from his looks too) is this ol dog is still up to the same tricks!

      • honey says:

        I dont really care if he is gambling. He has been married to the same woman for like 10 years and has kids so he obviously grew up to some extent.They are both pushing 40 and Leo is starting to become ridiculous to most people. Its shows lack of growth that he still lives the same lifestyle he did in his early 20s.

  3. Miss so and so says:

    I love both ladies outfits, Carey’s is different than any thing I have seen I like the top.

  4. Anna says:

    Is CM allergic to makeup and tailoring?

  5. Onasan says:

    I really don’t like Carey’s shade of blond, it washes her out…. I think she should put some lowlights in there.

    The outfit is ok… a pass, but nothing great. Amy’s is more classic and spring-like, but still not my style.

  6. lady mary. says:

    Carey is no Daisy ,thats for
    sure,dont think she is gonna wear anything eye catching o r fun for the premiere ,what a waste

  7. Maya says:

    Whenever there’s a post about Carey Mulligan, there are always comments about how “boring” she is, and I expect this one will be no exception. I really don’t get it, though – I mean, Carey is obviously not trying to be a “fashion girl” like Blake Lively. She clearly wants to keep her personal life private, and her focus is on her work (which she is very good at).

    So…isn’t that what we always say we want? A non-fame whoring actress with actual talent who isn’t obsessed with sucking up to Karl and Anna? I don’t understand why that makes her boring or yawn-inducing – to me, it’s rather refreshing to see someone who wants to be known as an actress, not a celebrity. So why the complaints?

    • Kaiser says:

      Carey IS trying to be a Fashion Girl. She and Blake both have two Vogue covers under their belt, and Carey has her choice of all of the big designers.

    • pfeiffer87 says:


    • Missy says:

      Exactly, I am sick of it, shes an artist not a model!! It’s her normality and plainness that makes her believable as any caracter she plays and why she has so much range too, that’s why Blake lively or Charlize theron or Angelina Jolie, try as they might, will only ever be the sexy beautiful girl, I don’t know people in life who look like them but Carey could be a girl I work with or sit next to on a bus.

    • Xera says:

      It’s her granny face and mousy expressions that make her so slapable

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Personally, I don’t care what Mulligan wears or how “granny like” her facial expression is, her works speaks for itself.

      IMO-she doesn’t need to be fashionable because she’s talented.

      • Xera says:

        I’m sure she would be excellent in a young granny part but it seems that she lets the film down in her portrayal of Daisy, the french critics today are quite harsh with her

    • bns says:

      People are allowed to say whatever they want about her just like we do about every other celebrity out there.

      • Lamont says:

        @bns – Exactly.
        Its very ironic how the post complains about people dragging Carey, before then going on to drag others themselves.

  8. Tania says:

    I was expecting to see some sort of halter neckline/straps with the way the top of her jumpsuit is cut.

  9. Micki says:

    I like her jumpsuit. She’s not afraid to change styles and experiment and I like that too. I find Isla Fisher’s dress more boring.

  10. Ai says:

    I think she looks good but she should stop loosing weight; those bones don’t help the outfit even if I love this jumpsuit!

  11. Tessa says:

    It’s a beautiful jumpsuit. Gorgeous, well made, fits great… LOVE IT!

  12. bns says:

    Gorgeous jumpsuit. I think Carey should have kept her hair short.

  13. Cam S says:

    Fug fug fug. All day long fug, as is her face. Yup, I went there (this site is celeBITCHY right?). She is not attractive imo, and can not for the life of me understand why she is the new “it” girl. Especially after seeing her on screen acting skills.

    • Katia says:

      I think she’s gorgeous and unique.. Loved her in ‘drive’ and especially ‘an education’
      I like her look and Isla’s as well

      • Cam S says:

        @ Katia:
        I’m def missing something about her. Thought she was horrid in “Drive” as well as “Shame”. So odd, but I just don’t see the appeal. LOVE Isla, what a doll face!

    • Chrissy says:

      Yeah, she does look fug here and this is coming from a fan.

    • bob says:

      Try Never Let Me Go (and read the book first, if you can, the film missed out a lot of the subtleties as films are wont to do), she has the perfect face for that film.

  14. paola says:

    Yay! She’s smiling!! I think this is the first time i can actually see her teeth!!

  15. valleymiss says:

    Carey Mulligan is SO washed out with that hair and makeup…it’s nice to see pops of color from Isla Fisher’s hair/lipstick.

    • Lamont says:


      Carey lacks the ‘je ne sais quoi’ to pull off that jumpsuit.

      And I bet if/when Carey gets a fashion contract she’ll be on it like a rat up a drain pipe! But deign to hate every moment of it a la KStew and Rooney Mara.

  16. mslewis says:

    I like the jumpsuit but the top makes me stare because I can’t figure it out. It’s just kind of standing there all by itself. It does fit well and the bottom looks good and the shoes are nice.

    True story: Back in May, 2007 I was traveling through France with friends and we ended up in Cannes one day. I had totally forgotten it was film festival time. I ended up watching as Angelina, Brad and George Clooney walked those steps and I have photos of them. (I think it was Oceans 13.) I also had my photo taken with two of the Entourage guys because they were filming their TV show there. (Jeremy Piven and the dark curly head guy. My photo is out there on the internet somewhere with them.) Also saw the beautiful Monica Bellucci and her husband. There was loads of other people who were so PRETTY, even their dogs were gorgeous. Best vacation memories ever. I was back in Cannes this past September and had fun but it wasn’t nearly as crowded or interesting. Hope I didn’t bore anybody with my story. HA!

  17. Abby says:

    I thought this was a stella mccartney jumpsuit. But it’s not. She looks happy here, but I would LOVE to see some more makeup on her.

    The guys of this premiere look great!

  18. Itsjustblanche. says:

    She really needs a darker shade of blonde.

  19. Scarlett2 says:

    I’m just going to say it: those two are incredibly unattractive. He has very small eyes, a pudgy, undefined face and a receding hairline. He’s fug. She’s a very good actress but is very mousy and homely looking. They can’t even begin to compare with the originals: Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. I also feel like DiCaprio is shoved down the public’s throat as some enormous talent with Adonis looks. Never bought it then and not buying it now.

    • Xera says:

      + 1

    • Merritt says:

      Redford and Farrow were not the originals.

      Warner Baxter and Lois Wilson were in the first film adaptation of the book in 1926. Although this version is lost since there is a not a surviving print.

      The film was also made in 1949 with Alan Ladd and Betsy Field.

      • Chrissy says:

        So many adaptations and they never learn that The Great Gatsby translates terribly on film…

      • Scarlett2 says:

        I wasn’t aware of the first adaptation…interesting. The adaption in the 70′s with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow wasn’t the greatest but in terms of charisma and charm and Robert Redford’s stunning beauty, they are far superior to DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, IMHO.

  20. Pharce says:

    I love Leo, but he’s giving me a Nicholson vibe in some of the photos and I’m not happy about that.

    • ha says:

      DiCaprio has an incredible recemblence as Nicholson. I wonder how that happened…they looked nothing alike when they were young.

      Carey may be a talented actress but she is sooooo bland…..

  21. pretty says:

    I want to know why his face is growing wider and wider like a pancake.

  22. Helvetica says:

    I like it a lot. It’s very chic and sleek.

    Baz’s outfit also gets a win.

  23. ZigZagZoey says:

    I hate necklines like that. It just looks wrong to me.

  24. Tina says:

    Yeah, I still call bumpwatch on Carey.

  25. moon says:

    Isla Fisher looks amazingly young! She looks like she’s 23 or something, not a 27 year old mother of two. And it doesn’t look unnatural or botoxed. I need her skin care regime.

    Weren’t there rumours about Leo inviting Cara Delvingue and Riri to be his dates to Cannes?

  26. RobN says:

    That is a dull looking bunch of people. Boring clothes, bored looking, just plain dull all the way around. Leo has that “What do we have to do now?” look to him that he gets when he’d rather be anywhere else.

  27. Chrissy says:

    I really like Carey but seriously?
    You’re opening Cannes as Daisy in Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby!!
    Can she be anymore underwhelming and boring and fug and umm…boring?

  28. Hakura says:

    Carey is very cute, but I abhor that jumpsuit. It causes her body shape to look like a big rectangle, & I don’t think it would flatter *anyone*, honestly. I also agree that the blonde is too light (needs more low-lights mixed in) & washes out her very pretty skin-tone.

    I do think Leo looks better than he has for awhile. Don’t go for that much facial hair, but it’s not awful.

  29. mercy says:

    Not a fan of jumpsuits or white blonde hair Carey is sporting. She needs a punch of colour somewhere, like a brighter lipstick. Leo often looks grungy to me these days. Tobey looks fresh faced by comparison, and I like his suit. Isla look gorgeous.

    I thought Gatsby was beautiful but boring, and Carey wasn’t the only one miscast.

    I like her, but she keeps getting miscast, or saddled with weak roles lately. Hopefully Llewyn Davies will be a turn for the better. Can’t go wrong with the Coen brothers, right?

  30. MavenTheFirst says:

    What a dull looking bunch. Unappealing.

  31. Starlight says:

    I wished it had been Kate Winslet but Carey is fine too. I saw the movie and I enjoyed it so much and 3D too.

  32. Denver Danni says:

    The more interviews I see, I just think she’s lovely. That’s a great outfit.

  33. Stubbylove says:

    That jumpsuit is fantastic. With the hair back and shoes – perfection.

  34. Marianne says:

    I like the jumpsuit on her.

  35. StaCat1 says:

    I like Carey Mulligan. I think she does try to be appropriate but isn’t desperate in her attempt.

    Though I saw her evening dress to the Cannes premiere and thoght it was lovely (though would have likes another colour on her).

    But I am calling bump watch on Carey. Have a feeling.

  36. Glaughy says:

    Carey looks young and old at the same time. Like a child face but older. I just looked it up and she is 27… wow. I would have thought mid 30s.

  37. Ms.Martin says:

    She’s just not that attractive

  38. Beatriz says:

    I actually like the jumpsuit on Carey, though I think it’s one of those garments that only “work” on really skinny people.

  39. buckley says:

    Between Carey and Tobey there’s just too much surly here…

  40. Reward says:

    The movie was actually fantastic. It is the best movie I have seen in a very long time. I don’t really care how they are dressed at an event…whatevs. But, the movie was entertainment at its best. My husband and I both loved it…and that rarely happens. :)

  41. Adrien says:

    Not a fan of the outfit. It looks cute at quick glance but up close it looks like a sumo wrestler uniform or a fancily folded table napkin. What’s the point of the ribbon?

  42. Haystacks says:

    It is a testament to how beautiful Mulligan is that she does not look completely hideous in that thing. It is not beautiful, but certainly no one else could pull it off.

    She needs to go to Lurhman’s stylist. He looks great.

  43. Lane says:

    I’m just sick of these plain starlets all looking the same!
    I honestly cannot tell the difference between Carey, Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. All the same to me.
    Blond plain janes.
    Why is there not room for more diversity when it comes to starlets/young actresses under 30.