Kate Mara in Givenchy

Posted on February 06, 2013

Kate Mara attends the premiere of ‘Side Effects’ in New York City in a Givenchy dress paired with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and a Judith Leiber clutch.

Givenchy Ruffle Hem Mini Dress

Nicholas Kirkwood Swirl Suede Pump



[Photo Credit: Getty, PacificCoastNews.com, modaoperandi.com, barneys.com]

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  • teensmom99

    Those Mara girls can rock the edgy stuff.

    • Airkisses

       OH. MY. GOD. I totally didn´t make the connection between her and Rooney until this very moment!

      And apparently, Dakota and Elle are siblings, too! <– self-deprecating humor 🙂

      • PastryGoddess

        Back when Rooney had brown hair you could totally see that they were sisters.  Now you have to squint a little to see the resemblance.

      • Did you also know that Luke is Leia’s brother? Knock me over with a feather!

  • Sobaika

    Hair is slightly too blah, but this is a solid overall look and an excellent heel.

  • Vera L-

    Is this the black counterpart to the white bedskirt ensemble J. Law was wearing? I like this MUCH better. 

  • kimmeister

    That neckline is flattering on no one.  The shoulders/sleeves aren’t right for her arms either.

    Well, at least the hair and makeup look good.

    • rloliveira

       I agree. A ballet neckline on that dress would have been much better.

      • E. D.

        Even a cowl is better than that.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love this.

  • Kate can certainly pull off simple but edgy looks, and she looks gorgeous. My only complaint is that column-silhouette dresses make hourglass girls look shapeless. And those bizarre little extra flaps at sides don’t help.

  • belfebe

    Love the shoes, and it’s a cute dress, but it’s doing nothing for her.

  • sablehunter

    Very very nice.  Fabulous shoes and the hair looks pretty.  Thank you for not doing the severe part bun thing she seems to like so much.

  • kerry dee

    so bori-zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • shirab

    I just do not get that type of shoe. To me it always looks like the gas pedal in the car got stuck to the toe, and in this case somehow it got iced by a pastry chef afterward.

    • Diane Lynch

      Totally agree with you, @shirab. Hate the shoes. Although icing . . . mmmmmm.

    • 3boysful

       I thought she’d gotten her little brother’s Legos stuck to her shoes.

      And if it were MY movie premier, I hope I’d be a bit more glam and rocking some borrowed jewelry.  Except for the bizzare shoes, this is church-appropriate.

      • Well, to be fair, this is her sister’s premiere, not hers, so a more subtle look is appropriate

        • 3boysful

           Ahhh, thanks for setting me straight, Caitlin!

      • drdarke

        She’s a nice Upper-Class Young Lady from Westchester, @3boysful:disqus – her Uncles own the NY Giants and Yonkers Speedway, and her Grandpa founded the Pittsburgh Steelers.

        As an actress without a college education, I’m guessing she’s the Black Sheep of the family – so when the fam gets together to take over some other part of the Sports or Entertainment World, she plays it demure….

    • I’m getting right here in the “I hate shoes that look like a perfectly nice pump got stuck to a giant block of whatever” corner with you.

    • gabbilevy

      Yes! This! I don’t get it!

    • Airkisses

       Ha! Icing! Can´t unsee it 🙂

  • subwaycars

    She looks weirdly shapeless though I kinda like the hem ruffle thing. Also, I love the shoes.

  • Imasewsure

    Love love love this on her. It’s a weird shape but so what… chic without being form fitting. Wish there was small necklace or bracelet or something to add color to the column of black but still think it’s fantastic as is

  • SugarSnap108

    It’s kind of a cute dress, but the cut is not right for her.  I think she may need a larger size — On the model it’s much roomier on top, and the sleeves and neckline look entirely different.  Or maybe you just need to be a size 0 for this dress to work.

    Also, platform pumps are from hell.

  • filmcricket

    Her hair is pretty.

    …That’s all I got.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Not anything ground breaking, but very lovely and sweet.

  • mjude

    i kinda like it.  the bottom of the shoes looks like hostess cupcake frosting.

  • MilaXX

    I like this look and I almost like those shoes, but I can barely stand platform pumps and I really disliked the tacked on look these have.

    BTW, Her show is really good. I’m just started to netflix the UK version.

    • BrooklynBomber

      “I can barely stand platform pumps and I really disliked the tacked on look these have.”

      I agree. This look annoys, and it must make it very hard to walk. We went from the gladiator trend to beartraps, and now we’re stuck with shankle straps and half-platforms. . . until the next silly thing comes along. I wonder what it’ll be.

      • MilaXX

         It’s like a grand conspiracy to make it difficult for women to walk.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Not to mention look silly.

  • Stubenville

    The hem looks like a longer dress caught in her panties. And mjude called it on the cupcake squiggle shoes.

  • Zippypie

    Looks messy, unfinished, unfitted, unhemmed.  And mjude on the shoes – yes!  Hostess cupcakes.

  • Jon

    Love it. (Can we send one of everything to Lena Dunham?)

  • Evening tennis dress.

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  • nannypoo

    I hate the shoes, and it looks like she got the front of her skirt caught in her underpants.

  • alyce1213

    I know it’s a luxe fabric, which might mitigate the look somewhat, but basically it’s an ill-fitting black sack with a deep ruffle.  
    Really, it is.

  • greymain

    LOVE the shoes …HATE the hair.

  • Monabel

    That dress is homely. Not in a good way.

  • Cute. And the shoes are perfect for this look!

  • Deedles

    As my dad always says, “Up and back, up and back!” (He has always been somewhat of a posture policeman)

  • Seriously, though – how soon ’til we just start launching them out on stilts? I mean, really.

  • Annabelle Archer

    So much improvement!
    The makeup is spot on, as always, but the hair is much improved.
    The dress is edgy without being try hard and the shoes are killa!
    Is that the teeniest hint of fun I see in her eyes?  Ok, it’s not, but let’s not focus on the negatives.

  • Natalie Bryan

    I’m really liking that dress, like…more than I think I should. I want to wear it. But sure as hell not with those ugly shoes.

  • I like her hair down for a change.

  • OrigamiRose

    Yikes, I asked for those shoes as a Valentine’s gift 😮

  • RzYoung

    I like everything that’s going on here.

  • Beardslee

    The character she plays in House of Cards is such a pill I am having a hard time seeing a pretty young woman.  Also, the decorated hoof distracts me.  You can put lipstick on a pig-but it is still a pig.

  • I never like her hair.   The dress is fine, but I can’t get behind the platform pump, even though this is a very pretty version.

  • Ashley Garrett

    What is the opposite of “scroll down fug” because this kept getting cuter the farther I scrolled!

    • Maybe “scroll down love”? Nothing that rhymes with fug works, unfortunately.

  • Like the dress, LOVE the shoes. This would be much better with a chunky, colorful necklace though, I think.

    • dharmabum8

      Couldn’t have said it better.

  • libraangel

    Er – no, I mean yes, um no, well maybe yes, well maybe just maybe

  • The platform pumps are getting costume-y. Their design is really attractive, and I’d love to see them on a Star Trek alien princess, but here I feel like they take you out of the look. The dress is lovely, though.

  • librarygrrl64

    What is it with all of the crazy hemlines and stiffness in some of the featured looks lately? If this is the new trend, I don’t like it.

  • guest2visits

    I think the quirky heels saved the plain little black dress from being a black t-shirt.

  • 4JJ

    I like the model’s shoes better.

  • Frank Lithium

    I don’t like the tube-structure of the dress, but other then the midsection, she is doing fine.

  • shelley514

    Kate Mara is a better actor than her sister Rooney.  This is a great look on her.