Carey Mulligan knows how to work a dress, but turns out, she doesn't need to hang on to one - particularly when it comes to matters of the heart.
One of her most spectacular looks ever, the Prada metallic dress she wore to the Met Ball on Monday night when she co-hosted with Miuccia Prada and Anna Wintour, is going to be going to a good cause - and not her own closet.
Mulligan put the dress on eBay (you can bid here), and the proceeds will go to the Oxfam charity. We're speculating that dress is probably worth upwards of $4000 -- as of press time, bidding was at $1050 -- which will be a tidy sum for the charity. And the truth is, Mulligan can't wear it again. She was photographed by thousands of shutterbugs and the photos went everywhere. Prada could have asked for the dress back, but clearly, they're behind her donating it.
The condition of the garment is listed as "pre-owned" and the auction post features a photo of Carey wearing the gleaming gown. The item is located in Los Angeles and will ship world-wide. There are 8 days left in the auction so check it out. And if you're a European size 38-40 (which is a US size 8-10) this cocktail dress will fit you like a Prada glove.
Carey and her new husband Marcus Mumford, of the band Mumford & Sons, attended a charity gala dinner together at Kensington Palace later on this week and were happily arm in arm, after they kept their relationship low key most of the time they were dating.