Joe Wright’s new fantasy epic Pan just premiered in London, and with Rooney Mara having a starring role, she was in need of a starring gown. She chose this number from the fall 2015 collection of Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci: intricate in detail and yet understated in mood, it featured black tulle ruffles and tone-on-tone embroidery dotted with crystals and stones.
W Magazine’s latest cover story features not one but four leading ladies, each styled after a different decade. Keira Knightley, uncharacteristically bleached blonde, is the woman of the 2000s, Scarlett Johansson a punked up ’90s vixen, Mia Wasikowska embodies the glam ’80s and Rooney Mara the ’70s. Though photographed by Steven Klein and styled by Edward Enninful these are oddly not the most flattering of…
It was Marie Antoinette gone punk when Chanel's Cruise 2012/2013 collection sailed down the runway at the Palace of Versailles. But it wasn't just the clothes that were bold and candy-coloured: angular bobs were supported by a strong make-up look dominated by the colour pink. After the break: an in-depth look at recreating (and adapting) this look for yourself.
Will Rooney Mara’s topless scenes in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo spawn a small-breast revival? How much do the season’s prints owe to the fine arts? And how, from a scientific viewpoint, do high heels effect our bodies? Such are the topics tackled by this week’s round-up of 5 weekend reads. Find them after the break.
Once something has already been imagined, once it’s become rooted in popular culture, how do you re-imagine it? Do you willingly embrace all that’s gone before, or do you try and ignore it and start from scratch? The costuming in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – the most recent film version directed by David Fincher – swathed the title character in urban camouflage. Thomas…
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Dark, short hair with blunt micro bangs contrasted by edgy bleached eyebrows: is it coincidental that the Rooney Mara’s costume in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo called for precisely the same combination? We anticipated that, as a 2012 hair trend, the ultra-short fringe would be helped along by its presence on the big screen. Adding weight to that theory is this shoot for S…
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They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Yet as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hits cinema screens around the world, many a viewer will judge Rooney Mara's performance as Lisbeth Salander not just by her acting, but by her visual transformation. And that's a transformation that comes down to more than how Mara carries herself, but how fashion is used to project the character's inner workings. Instead of a traditional review, we give a fashioniser's view of costume design and its impact upon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And don't worry: there are no spoilers.
With the release of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo imminent, actress Rooney Mara is more than just hot property, she’s a hair trend setter too. The fact that her January 2012 cover for Dazed & Confused doesn’t feature her influential fringe makes it all the more captivating.
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Films have always left imprints on the world of fashion. A great story comes to life on the screen and before long we’re wishing we were in it: the viewer wants to be Holly Golightly in black Givenchy, or Annie Hall in a Ralph Lauren tie, or Carrie Bradshaw in Manolo Blahniks. And while the influence is often strong enough to spawn fashion trends and…