Carey Mulligan attended the Suffragette New York Premiere at The Paris Theatre in New York City Monday in an all-black look.

Carey Mulligan’s ‘Suffragette’ Premiere Look

Mulligan arrived at the premiere of Suffragette in a black Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 dress. The satin and pleated lace dress was styled with Jimmy Choo ‘Rosana’ ankle strap pumps.

Historical period drama Suffragette follows a group of early members of the British women’s suffrage movement. In the film, directed by Sarah Gavron from a script by Abi Morgan, Mulligan plays Maud Watts alongside Meryl Streep‘s Emmeline Pankhurst and Helena Bonham Carter‘s Edith Ellyn.

Suffragette is a timely film in many ways, including the loudening discussion about the persistent inequality experienced by actresses in Hollywood. Talking about the current stage of the industry, Mulligan has said that it seems as though it’s on the right track.

“There’s a lot to be optimistic about,” Mulligan told Variety. “There’s lot of films this year that have great roles for women. If you look at people like Jennifer Lawrence, who make billions at the box office, you kind of have to think a studio is going to sit up and take notice that women sell tickets. Essentially, that’s what it’s all about. It’s all about money.”

Suffragette hits theaters Oct. 23.

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