Carey Mulligan auctions off dazzling Met Ball dress on eBay for charity (but you'll have to be a tiny size 4 to wear it)

  • Dress up for auction in aid of Oxfam America
  • With eight days remaining it has already reached a price of £600
  • Bids for the dress end on May 19

If you’re hooked on fashion, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to wait for the high street to pick up on your favourite celebrity’s outfit.

But Carey Mulligan is offering her fans an instant chance to get their hands on the stunning fish-scales Prada dress she wore to the Met Gala in New York.

The only snag is you’ll have to have deep pockets . . . and a tiny waist.

Carey Mulligan poses as she arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" exhibition in New York
Carey Mulligan wearing her custom-made Prada dress at the 2012 Met Gala

All angles: Carey Mulligan's beautiful Prada dress is up for auction on eBay for the charity Oxfam America

The sequinned gown – a UK size 6 to 8 made especially for the Drive star – is up for auction on eBay in aid of Oxfam America.

After being placed online, the halter-neck dress, covered in gold and silver paillettes, quickly received bids. With eight days still remaining it has already reached a price of more than £600.

The Oscar nominee, 26, attended then Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition ball on Monday night with her new husband Marcus Mumford.

The pair married last month surrounded by close friends and family in Somerset.

Photographed dancing the night away in the dress with Mr Mumford, who she married last month, the actress sparkled in her bespoke Prada number.

While sitting down during the evening, Ms Mulligan said: 'I might start losing sequins but that's OK. They were very laissez-faire about it.'

Carey Mulligan ebay auction

Hot auction: Bidding ends on May 19 for the custom-made Prada dress

If you are in the market an outstanding, one-off dress worn by the Academy Award nominee and Great Gatsby star, bidding ends on May 19.

The dress, which topped many best-dressed lists, will then be shipped off to the highest bidder before June 11.

All money raised from the sale will go to Oxfam, an international relief and development organisation that aims to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford dancing at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford dancing at  the Costume Institute Gala Benefit

Newly-weds: Ms Mulligan, 26, sparkled with her new husband Marcus Mumford during the Met Gala

This isn't the first time Ms Mulligan has donated a red-carpet dress to the charity however.

The actress gave her Vionnet gown she wore to the 2010 BAFTA Awards, where she won best actress for her role in An Education, to Oxfam also, which the charity then sold on her behalf.

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