22 Ways Carey Mulligan Has Evolved Into A Fashion Icon

The Great Gatsby leading lady would have wowed Nick Carraway years ago.

1. Before you travel back to the 1920s with Ms. Daisy Buchanan, lets take a look at the star’s personal fashion choices.

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2. Don’t worry, it’s a good thing!

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3. Carey received her breakout role, and an Academy Award nomination, from the 2009 film “An Education.”

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4. And at her first Oscars after her blockbuster success, she wore an amazing Prada gown that put her on everyone’s best dress list. She hasn’t really left that spot since.

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5. Because, boy does she know how to dress!

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6. She can rock Balenciaga when she needs to look punk.

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Pun intended.

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7. She looks lovely in Lanvin.

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8. She is maybe the only other person in the world that looks as good as Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham’s line.

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9. She’s perfect in Prada.

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10. She and Prabal Gurung are a beautiful match made in floral heaven.

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11. She knows how to channel Kate Middleton’s poise when she is around the Queen.

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Look at that curtsy!

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12. She donates her gowns for charity.

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This dress, which Mulligan wore to the 2010 BAFTAs (where she won Best Actress), was donated to OxFam.

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13. She can multi-task: Here she is attending a gala for the Alzheimer Society (she’s an ambassador for the cause) and wearing a gorgeous Valentino gown.

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14. She is a totally normal person and loves to wear Target.

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15. She looks amazing with just fabric draped around her.

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16. She knows how to mix red carpet sophistication with personal funk.

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17. She can handle the beaded collar trend, with grace no less.

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18. She makes plain (in terms of makeup and color) look really appealing.

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19. She knows how to add some edge while still maintaining her style.

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20. She has conquered multiple decades of trends.

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Here she’s rocking a 1950s mod dress.

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21. She’s so fantastic at dressing herself that editors want to style her instead of models for photo spreads.

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22. Just keep being your savvy self Daisy, I mean Carey.

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