In or Out: Carey Mulligan in Valentino

Posted on June 15, 2011

Much like serious cat being serious, adorable little Carey Mulligan is adorable.

Carey Mulligan attends the Junior Spring Benefit for the Lincoln Center Institute in New York in a Valentino dress paired with Yves Saint Laurent pumps.

Valentino Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Daphne Groeneveld (WOMEN)

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Tribtoo’ Pumps

No, really. That’s the entirety of our commentary here. She looks adorable. The dress is adorable. The hair is adorable. The grin is adorable. If you want to be hardcore and tell this adorable creature that she’s not adorable, have at it, you heartless cretins.

VOTE NOW!

IN! Adorable!

 

OUT! Deplorable!

 

The Minion Opinion on yesterday’s “IN or OUT” entries was hard to pin down because many of the minions are not making a firm declaration either way lately, but we think it shook out as follows:

Lucy Liu’s plaid panda dress got an OUT.

Cameron Diaz’s “She’s got legs, she knows how to use them” ensemble got an IN.

 

[Photo Credit: WireImage, elle.com, hu.ioffer.com]

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  • Lisa

    I love it!  She looks good!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

    Lucy Liu was out and Cameron Diaz was in?! I don’t even know who you people are anymore. 

    • amanda crow

       Seriously! Fellow minions, I think we MUST have been off our game yesterday.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      word.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Ditto.

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      *exactly* what I said.

  • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

    In in in! 

  • http://twitter.com/sooyoung doodlebug

    nope, don’t like it. she’s cute but i’m getting “little old lady” from the dress and i hate the shape up top.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

      She looks like a Diane Wiest “Little old Lady” even. Not good.

  • http://verenahafner.wordpress.com/ Verena

    IN

  • Grace Ritt

    In! It’s nice that she’s finally looking comfortable with her hair again. I hope she comes back on Doctor Who sometime.

    • Anonymous

      That “Blink” episode was so good! The narrative was excellent and unique, supported by a very strong, yet unknown, actress: Carey Mulligan. This is my favorite Doctor Who episode, yet the Doctor is barely in it! And that’s all thanks to this actress, the story, and those damn terrifying Weeping Angels.

  • Anonymous

    in!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    She does look adorable. But she also looks tired to me. I saw a couple of these photos yesterday and inferred she was papped after coming out of the stage door at  her off-Broadway show, which would have explained the tiredness. But she’s obvs too well-dressed for that to be the case. Shows what I know. But the ensemble is swell, and looks just right on her.

  • Patty Wetli

    In. Note how she’s holding her purse in Cathy Cambridge’s “look at my ring” pose. Perhaps this is how all British women are taught to clutch their bags.

    • http://twitter.com/sylvia_warren Sylvia

      …Maybe you’re right. I hold my bags like that too, I hadn’t really thought about it. But so IN, she’s gorgeous. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1186361278 Raquel Henriques

    Adorabs! IN!

  • Anonymous

    I actually saw her play a couple of weeks ago (“Through the Glass Darkly”) and I’m not surprised she looks tired here.  She goes through a lot of crying/hysteria.  I’m sure that takes a lot out of a person.  Don’t love the dress, but it does work with her style.

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress on her, but not the shoes.  They look fine in profile, but when viewed straight on they like like hooves.  But that’s a minor issue so IN.

  • http://twitter.com/merrigator merrigator

    IN!  

  • Anonymous

    Awwww. In!

  • Anonymous

    IN!  I love how she changed the belt.  It’s too focal on the model.

  • Anonymous

    In! She’s probably one of the only people I can think of who could rock that dress and not look 12… and I *adore* those shoes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    IN! Much better than Sad Prairie Girl who has to run the farm, take care of her six brothers and sisters, and fight off the Injuns, the Revenuers, AND the mortgage banker. All that responsibility made her miserable but now that nice Mr Rochester has taken her in, lightened her load, AND given her a whole new wardrobe (don’t look in the attic, Carey).

  • Shannon Merryman

    In! 

  • http://twitter.com/mirandom03 Miranda C

    I’d like the dress better without sleeves, but overall I’d say she’s IN.

  • Anonymous

    Add a hat and it would be a nice outfit for the Queen.

  • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

    fellow unborn fawns, we have been admonished!  make a declaration on these pressing issues!  In!

  • Anonymous

    Add a hat and it would be a nice outfit for the Queen. Meaning OUT

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Everything’s drab but the cute smile, and she’s wearing her grandma’s best lace tablecloth.

  • Anonymous

    I just want to hug her and make her take me shopping… in. 

  • Anonymous

    IN- She looks fantastic

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

    What is this world coming to? Cameron in and Lucy out?! How will the Angels fix this one?!D:

  • Anonymous

    I wanna know if there’s a SENIOR Spring Benefit, seeing as how this is the Junior one . . . .

  • Aly Light

    IN, it’s one of the cutest dresses I’ve seen in a while. Although don’t you think a little more color would have been nice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/smpflueger Sean McArdle Pflueger

    Adorable.  Love her.  Love her.

  • Anonymous

    In in in!! I absolutely love the shoes, and what she’s doing with her hair! She finally looks comfortable in it again.

  • Anonymous

    Super cute and perfect for her. Loud and clear IN!

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    Out. I just don’t like that dress at all, and she is adding nothing to it.

  • aussiegal77

    Out.  Just don’t like the dress.  The shoes and general adorable-ness of grin and hair doesn’t make up for it.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Jenkins/506864334 Sara Jenkins

    I’d like her button-undone-age to be a little bit more in the style of the model, but other than that’s she’s in.

  • Kit Taylor

    I HATE her hair

  • Anonymous

    I hate the color of the dress.  I hate it beyond my ability to really express it well.  Why would anyone make a dress in that horrible color???

  • Anonymous

    ADORABLE!!!

    Wait. WAIT. LUCY LIU WAS OUT???? This is a problem.

  • Anonymous

    Love the shoes, hate the dress……..reminds me of all the old antimacassars that people used to put over the arms of their chairs.  I would like the look better if I felt Ms. Mulligan was really working it but she seems unenthusiastic.  Her cute little grin says one thing but her body language says another.  Plus the whole thing looks too monochromatic with her skin tone.  Cannot get behind this one.  Not “deplorable” but OUT just the same.

  • Glen Coleson

    Love the shoes hate the rest. OUT

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    She’s cute, the dress is cute and she gets a total IN for trading up to Marcus Mumford from Shia LaBoeuf.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

    She’s IN.  Okay, the makeup is not great and I’m not crazy about the fit of those sleeves.  But she is cute as a bug’s ear anyway.

  • MilaXX

    I love you Sally Sparrow but those shoes while fierce are not my fav for this dress.

    PS. You are still adorable.

  • http://profiles.google.com/galalefey Gabriella Ripoll

    In! Though the color looks richer on the runway – more cafe au lait than this drabber taupe. But I still like it. The sheer sleeves give it a little cheek.

  • Anonymous

    No way! I loved Lucy Liu’s look. Hated Cameron Diaz’s head (outfit was good though).

    I say “IN” for Carey.

  • Anonymous

    Now that’s an IN. Everything looks fantastic. I have no idea who she is, but I think she dresses really well!

  • http://profiles.google.com/insertbrackets Tory Adkisson

    IN! She looks sweet as can be :-D

  • Beth G

    in!!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I don’t love the dress. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure this is my 74 year old neighbor’s “good” dress.
    In any case, she IS adorable. I guess I’ll have to cancel myself out by giving her an OUT for the dress but an IN for being a cutie.

  • http://twitter.com/MarieanneDH MarieanneDH

    IN!  Adorable.  

  • Anonymous

    IN! Adorable! 

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    IN! Super cute and I love the shoe color.

  • Sara__B

    In, despite the ugly hoof shoes and the boring beigeness of it all.

  • Anonymous

    IN. She’s adorable!

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    She must be extra adorable to be able to make that depressing color look good. 

  • Anonymous

    In, but barely. She IS adorable and I like the shoes with the dress but it’s not a real flattering dress – obscures her waist, assuming she has one.

    I also don’t like the dress’ color, but it’s in a color family I know I don’t perceive the same as many people so I can’t stand on that.

  • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

    And to clarify, IN. 

  • Anonymous

    That dress! THOSE SHOES!

    In.

  • Anonymous

    That dress! THOSE SHOES!

    In.

  • Anonymous

    IN

  • Anonymous

    Adorable!

  • http://rinnia.livejournal.com/ Alex Smith

    IN. IN IN IN. I love the look from head to toe and wish I had the coloring to pull it off.

  • Anonymous

    Dress IN.  Hair SAD.  Shoes great but way too heavy for a sweetness & light dress, so OUT.

    Carey definitely IN!

  • Vaniljekjeks

    In.  Adorable. 

  • Anonymous

    as the kids these days say… Toats Adorbs!  IN

  • Anonymous

    as the kids these days say… Toats Adorbs!  IN

  • Anonymous

    IN. I don’t love it but she does look adorable. Despise the shoes and think they look horrible with that dress.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I don’t love it but she does look adorable. Despise the shoes and think they look horrible with that dress.

  • Anonymous

    The shoes make her legs look like cut off stumps.  I’d give her an IN from the hem up (although not loving the sleeves)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    Love the shoes!

  • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

    Aaaaaaaahhwww. In!

  • Joyce VG

    IN!  She’s as cute as a button!

  • Patricia Biswanger

    IN, though I do think her hair looks kind of dirty.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    In! Even tho I’m not wild about the shoes, she looks cute.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    In! Even tho I’m not wild about the shoes, she looks cute.

  • Tamara Hogan

    I don’t think that’s a good dress color on, well, ANYBODY. I loved her pixie cut and hope she goes back to it.  

  • Anonymous

    Too cute! I don’t love the shoes with the dress (a little heavy), but I’m too distracted by the overall adorableness that is Carey Mulligan to mind them too much. IN.

  • Anonymous

    Totally IN.

  • vmcdanie

    Oy, I’m torn. I love the Carey Mulligan (did you see An Education? So. good. in that she was.) It’s nice to see a young woman without her fanny hanging out at an event.

    Not sold on the dress though. It looks old-fashioned and the color is a little dingy (even on the runway so I suspect it’s not the street lighting that’s to blame.) I definitely don’t care for the buttons.

    Oh fine, IN.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable dress. Needs a belt. 
    HATE the pumps. 

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    She is, indeed, completely adorable. Definitely IN. Although I think this hair really suits her, I kind of miss her pixie cut. I know it seemed like every starlet cut all their hair off at once, but she pulled it off better than most of them.

    My only quibble here is that while I appreciate colored lipstick to keep this from veering into too-neutral territory, I don’t really like that pink.

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    She is, indeed, completely adorable. Definitely IN. Although I think this hair really suits her, I kind of miss her pixie cut. I know it seemed like every starlet cut all their hair off at once, but she pulled it off better than most of them.

    My only quibble here is that while I appreciate colored lipstick to keep this from veering into too-neutral territory, I don’t really like that pink.

  • Anonymous

    Perrrrrrrrrrfection. IN! Everything she’s wearing is great, but really you just can’t beat that smile!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    IN. Though I miss the pixie haircut.

    I can’t believe the minions voted Cam Diaz an IN. She looked dreadful…. (and she’s a mutt).

  • Anonymous

    Don’t like the shoes. Other than that she is adorable.  IN

  • Anonymous

    The dress looks cute on the model. Carey doesn’t carry it off. Don’t like the hair either. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Beyond adorable.

  • Santa Knostenberga

    IN I think it is lovely :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    she looks marvellous here, much better than usual, @ least in the first photo. lots of times, i think, she looks accidentally smug.

    i dont know how ANYbody can walk in those shoes–& i have been walking in platforms since before a lot of these people were born {my father started me @ this game, age nine, dont ask}. those skinny skinny heels just amaze me.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Although it’s nothing remarkable, there are no major misteps. [yawn]

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    That’s so Carey. IN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

    precious! in!

  • Anonymous

    In, but not enthusiastically. The dress is gorgeous on the model and cutesy on Carey. Her hair is bad.

  • Elizabeth Winer

    Adorable

  • Anonymous

    Adorable. Hate the shoe color though. Melted/burned caramel.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable. Hate the shoe color though. Melted/burned caramel.

  • http://twitter.com/DJButtons Breanna

    Absolutely ADORABLE. Total in.

  • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

    in! those shoes are phenomenal, as is carey herself.

  • http://twitter.com/giallogiraffa Breanna Snodgrass

    In!

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    She puts the IN in WIN! So cute and chic, soooo many extra points for pairing these shoes with the dress! Love it. I think I would’ve killed her if she wore nude pumps or strappies.

  • Anonymous

    OUT – grandma out

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMJYU3ENVAX537EZRTADIX2QLI Leela

    IN! I would like to go to a daytime party with her and whisper secrets to each other and giggle!

  • Anonymous

    Really cute. I give her an In. She manages to wear that dress without looking like she is playing dress-up in her mom’s clothes. Pretty impressive to pull that off.

  • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey Martin

    Out.  I think she looks super frumpy and washed out.  I like the shoes though.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sleepneeded Greg Polansky

    In. Supercute. 

  • Anonymous

    ADORABLE!  in.

  • Margot Brose

    so IN! good for her, defying the nude pump fad and going with those beauties to really spice it up.

  • Anonymous

    always looks like she just ate a lemon

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    LOVE the shoes! So in.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    LOVE the shoes! So in.

  • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

    IN! She’s so cute!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

    In! She looks so adorable. She might’ve chosen cuter shoes- though that might have pushed it over into twee territory. 

  • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

    In! Adorable!

  • http://profiles.google.com/stevens.abby A. W. Stevens

    WOW, my 100% Irish gramma had drapes just like that!  Memories… OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Love the transparent sleeves and how it actually looks kind of comfortable to wear. It’s not revealing so you wouldn’t worry about flashing someone accidentally and it’s not super-fitted. It probably isn’t as comfortable as I’m imagining it, but you see, I can’t help worrying about that, because I worry about Carey after seeing her in “An Education.” I want her to make good film choices, and not date anyone lame, and grow up to be like Helen Mirren. So back off, guys–she’s an IN!

  • Anonymous

    Yep, adorable. IN!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    In!  Glad to see her out of her rut.

  • Mary McClelland

    I just really don’t like the shoes on their own or with this dress.  They are so ridiculous.  Otherwise – TOTAL IN.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable is right!

  • Angela Green

    In!  She is the cutest little imp in Imperton!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/QmbUNWEpnMu79ybqGhjEDktIFEQ-#77589 ket

    MEH

  • Anonymous

    In, but the shoes are a touch too heavy…

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    In.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Adorable – and I like this hair color on her, too.

  • Lattis

    Ok so – last week we finally got up the courage to see “Never Let Me Go,” (we’d both read the book), and now I can’t see Carey Milligan without weeping.

    She looks adorable (wail).

  • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

    In. it’s adorable

  • Bridget Dierks

    In!  That dress is super.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Curefreak Daniel Wheeler

    i like it except for the shoes

  • http://www.facebook.com/Curefreak Daniel Wheeler

    i like it except for the shoes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQLI7NTDM22M7DLPNE7HWMH25A Al

    I don’t respond to adorable looks the way others do, but it works well. She just looks super cute. A belated IN.