Rooney Mara in Lanvin at the Oxfam Charity Gala

Posted on December 12, 2013

Rooney Mara attends the Oxfam Charity Gala during the 2013 Dubai International Film Festival in a Lanvin dress.

Lanvin Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Juliana Schurig






[Photo Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images,]

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  • Victoria Anzalone

    I think the lip is a little too strong, but she looks GORGEOUS in that gown.

    • mshesterp

      Hate the lip, love the dress. Very sexy, very un-Rooney, in a great way.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Yeah, I think the lip is too strong under normal circumstances. But it does kinda work here, and she looks stunning!

    • GeoDiva

      Would a nice red kill her? Enough of the goth lips!

      • Me Again

        To quote a song from my high school days, “She’d be a whole lot prettier if she smiled once in a while.”

  • StellaZafella

    Same song…this time in white.
    But it’s stunning…keep it up Audreybot.

  • gabbilevy

    The too-dark lip is the only problem I have with this. I even like the sleek hair with that complicated neckline. Lovely. Very Rooney.

  • NBG

    It would have killed her to go with the green…or any color at all besides white?

    • Kent Roby

      Normally I’d agree, but I’m not sure that she’d stand out as well if she didn’t default to the extremes of white or black. She seems to have adopted a fashion approach that really works for her, though she alternates from goth angel to dominatrix.

      • NBG

        My problem with the white version of this dress is that it makes the shoulder detail, which is striking in the color version, look like the cheap flexible poster-board we all used to use in grade school.

    • lunchcoma

      I know white and black is her thing, but I almost hope someone else chooses to try this dress and does go with the green. It’s much more attractive in that color.

  • Cloveradams

    In that top photo she might as well be a permanent exhibit at Madame Tussauds.

  • Hallie

    hate hate hate the lips (white women tend to go overboard with plum lipsticks), love everything else

  • Christy Bishop Cricow

    Really quite sensational, I think.

  • Not applicable

    Hate the lip color- but otherwise she looks INCREDIBLE. Hard to pull of white, hip hugging, shoulder ruffle and she’s owning it.

    • kimmeister

      I never realized until these pics that she has such beautiful, curvy hips.

  • marlie

    I love this dress. LOVE. I think Audrey-bot looks rather fabulous. My only quibble is that the lipstick is a skosh too severe, but I’m willing to let it slide, because COLOR!

  • annabelle archer

    So stunning and so mostly right that I am angry at her lipstick. Or the make up gay who talked her into it.

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  • KateM

    Love. Even the lip color, but probably only on her.

  • moppet

    I’m not sure about the lip, but she’s so pretty and I love the dress. But I am so, so tired of seeing her look like she got smacked in the face with a board. I know the Audreybot look is her thing, but I feel like she’s worn out that particular persona.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    The prettiest robot I’ve ever seen! Seriously though, she’s gorgeous!

  • TrixieConQueso

    Would have loved it if she had a bit of the Swagger that the model is flaunting! She is too Walking Dead for moi’.

  • cmb92191

    Very gorgeous but the lip color is too much

  • Tee

    I would love this if the lipstick was lighter . If her color palette had a name it would be “Aspergers”. A world of absolute back or white only. I live with an Aspy and he is more flexible than Ms. Mara.

  • carnush

    I wish she would’ve worn the green…

    • kimmeister

      Nah, I wish Lanvin would pack up the green and send it over to me! Ya know, for all of those galas that I attend.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        If I could wear that Lanvin I’d find a gala to attend-that gown is worth crashing a few gates.

        • lunchcoma

          If I could wear that Lanvin, I’d wear it grocery shopping if necessary. Some things are worth finding an excuse to wear.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            And that gown is definitely worth finding a reason to wear it.

  • Cheryl

    Okay, I’ll be the weirdo that likes the dark lipstick, I think it’s so Rooney. What I would have liked to see, is whatever architectural/engineering made the model’s ruffle stand up beside her face. I’m glad she eliminated the stupid overly long belt, and the hideous neck piece (although it might have been the neck piece that made the ruffle stand up?). Anyway, despite the floppitude of the ruffle, she looks great.

  • cleva1

    The look is very her. The dress is quite elegant particularly with the toned-down belt. Lipstick looks like a gash in her face.

  • Vanessa Reyes

    Audreybot is back! I would have thought someone as petite as her would be overwhelmed by the dress but she makes it sing.

  • jilly_d

    I’m in agreement with most of the BK’s here – that lip is a shade too far but wow, what a gown on her. A step out of her usual box shape-wise but still stark and lovely.

  • Mia Moreno

    Bloody amazing.

  • Cameron Turner

    She looks amazing!!!!

  • LipstickForPigs

    She looks lovely. I think I understand the lipstick choice in the closer shots, however it all goes to hell once the wider shots come into play.

    • kimmeister

      I think the lipstick works slightly better when her lips are closed. When they’re open, like in the first shot, you can actually see the contrast between her lipstick and the natural color inside of her lips, which is a little jarring.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Love love love the dress, it is really incredible. I think I get why they did the lip, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

  • ThesisMonkey

    gorgeous, gorgeous dress on her. Just wish the lip was less black and more wine.

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  • Shawn EH

    Sepulchral. I’d let her bite me.

  • Deac82

    I like the lip. It fits her persona and prevents the gown from going too pretty/bridal.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I like the lip also. I wish that she would have gone with matte make up with that dark lip. Gorgeous!

  • In_Stitches

    She looks great, but I can’t help but think that she looks better with the freaky bangs from her dragon pole-dance. She was stunning and unique; here, she’s just stunning. The lip is a bit wonky, but then again, that’s her thing.

  • MaggieMae

    Somebody’s bringing the drama!

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Not feeling anything on her head, but what a gorgeous dress. I wish she had worn the emerald green, because she would’ve killed it.

  • Violentcello

    That dress is rad, but I hate the lip color.

  • Qitkat

    LOVE the high fashion editorialness of the green version. Rooney’s looks great, but so subdued, in comparison.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow I gasped. I love this.. even the makeup

  • Imasewsure

    And not sure why but I think the green version is kind of tacky. I usually don’t like white dresses but this works for me (well, for her anyway)

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Lovely and completely her look. But I would have loved to see her in the green.

  • frannyprof

    Hate the lipstick. Love the dress.

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  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Not crazy about the lip color, but that dress is absolutely stunning-making a statement!

    • Pennymac

      I love the white version! Wonder why I have an unreasonable hate for the green? That dress might actually be *moment!*

  • Liz

    Girl, that is your dress. She looks amazing, hate the lip color though.

  • HM3

    *YAWN* Bored with the ethereally beautiful alien-face routine. I’d like to see her change it up even a LITTLE bit. David Bowie-chic maybe? Harajuku house? SOMETHING.

  • Her lipstick matches my nail polish. Not a good thing, in my opinion. However, the overall package is gorgeous, I think that dress is stunning on her.

  • belfebe

    She’s channeling Dita von Teese. She looks gorgeous.

  • SewingSiren

    She clearly loves black or white gowns with a touch of weirdness. She is beautiful as per usual.

  • Wendy Todd

    Her body is amazing in that dress. Just amazing.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. The shape and fit are fantastic, hair and makeup balance the dress without fighting it…. she looks fab.

  • Fraggle

    Love the dress! Don’t like hair and make up AT ALL. Cheapens the look imo.

  • clatie

    I LOVE IT.

  • MilaXX

    Typical Rooney look. I wish she had switched things up and worn that green color. I don’t mind the lip, but I think the hair was too severe.

  • KT

    Whoa, she looks awesome. That dress is super flattering and striking. The makeup looks a bit underdone to me, but it’s also fittingly stark. Wish she was owning this look a bit more though — that’s some awkward body language.

  • Diego!

    She looks stunning! What a pitty she chose such a dark color for her lips. otherwise this would have been a WERQ!

  • Gaga wishes she could do this. Iconic.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Phenomenal. She looks like a beautiful long stemmed flower. That ruffle is amazing, very sculptural.

  • Jumpingjacks

    she needs some bling around her arms, but besides that she’s rocking it.

    What horrendous styling can do to a dress you can see in the model pic… tragic

  • alyce1213

    Beautiful dress, classic Lanvin. I wish the white graphics near her head in pics 1 and 2 of the slideshow were actually a hair ornament, that would be exciting. She leaves me cold, so expressionless.

  • Sam Smith

    Ever since Slate did the collection of her hand poses, that is all I can see.

  • Trickytrisha

    She’s very sensibly letting that amazing dress do all the work. She’s simple and elegant, styled minimally and appropriately, IMO.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Love it.

  • Richard Harper

    Love everything about this.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Like those before me, the only thing I don’t like if the lip color.

  • Mori Rene

    lighten the lip up, more eye makeup.

  • I’m just happy she didn’t wear that long ass belt.

  • crash1212

    I think she is stunning in this and I love it from tip to toe – however – the brain swirls with what might’ve been if she’d worn that emerald green version. I really think that color would pop on her.

  • She’s certainly working it better than the model, but I really need to see her in a different shade of lipstick. It’s time, Rooney.

  • jspark

    I wish she would have popped the coller like the green dress.

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  • LeelaST

    Love this! She looks like a modern-western-dress Geisha – and I mean that in a “perfection/ideal” way.

  • gksp

    Gorgeous… the white is perfect.

  • Milos Mom

    Stunning. Stunning. Stunning.

  • E. D.

    Everything is great except for the lipstick.

  • I’m really tired of the Goth makeup thing on her. The dress is fantastic, but I seriously want to hold her down and put some pink lipstick on her.

  • GillianHolroyd

    No wrinkles. Whether she came to the venue in the back of a truck standing up or if she had a posse of pressers backstage, it’s nice to see that *some people* can walk the RC without being a mass of wrinkles and creases.

  • demidaemon

    Man, I wish she would have worn the green version, even though the white is quite stunning. COLOR WON”T KILL YOU, ROONEY!

  • pookiesmom


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  • mila_8

    One brown contact away from Marilyn Manson.

  • quiltrx

    Gurl, that is SO your dress! I kind of love that she usually doesn’t look like this in her films…like this is her porcelain-doll dress-up persona.

  • ankali

    Love her, love her style, think she looks gorgeous in this, but… of course.

  • sunflower

    I love it but if the picture of the green version weren’t posted I would definitely think it were from the Lanvin bridal collection

  • Demeter

    How did Lanvin get the necklace to twirl inside the collar?
    This dress is simply gorgeous!

  • Mona_Visa

    I love this.

    And I know I’m in the minority here, but I love the lip color. It’s working really well with her hair and dress and skin; she looks other-worldly.

  • Gatto Nero

    Beautiful, sculptural, and perfect on her small frame. She sets the gown off like the work of art it is.
    And I love the hair and dark lip, too.

  • dschubba

    Down is the location to which it has been shut.

  • Derryng Deux

    Wow, Tom Hiddleston looks amazing!!

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL