“Carol” actress Rooney Mara attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon in Beverly Hills, California.
We don’t know yet if we like this look. This is not unusual for us to work our way through our issues and thoughts about a look in real time rather than come to you with our opinions fully formed. But good or bad, one thing’s for sure: Given what we know about her incredibly consistent personal style…
This is a total needle scratch of a look.
Everything above the neck is classic Audreybot, but everything below it is … someone else. It’s weird; like someone popped the head off a Rooney Mara doll and screwed it on the body of a Kiernan Shipka doll or something. The dress is cute, but a little too precious for our tastes, which is something we never thought we’d say about a Rooney Mara joint. We realize the cut is full and loose, but even so, it looks like it’s just plain too big on her. And the shoes are probably the weirdest thing of all. Such a perfunctory choice, as if an exhausted little Oscar nominee, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel known as her poledance (to COMPLETELY mix our metaphors into an unrecognizable hash), wearily picked these shoes up and said, “Fine. They don’t clash. Go with these.”
You’re in the homestretch, girl. Don’t lose your style now.
Giambattista Valli Long-Sleeve Floral Embroidered Dress from the Spring 2016 Collection
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, vogue.com]