Look of the Day: Rooney Mara's Gothic Elegance

Rooney Mara (Getty)

Bold red lips were an obvious (and wise) color choice.
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Rooney Mara's seductive gothic style was on full display at The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo New York premiere. The raven haired actress' black cutout Prabal Gurung dress with airy sheer insets was like the mischievous version of her Givenchy Couture gown she wore to the film's London premiere.

Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 collection polarized critics (for the record, my review was admittedly negative). Rooney's stylist, however, should be commended for seeing the potential of this piece and pairing it perfectly with the star of this dark drama. I'm not convinced this would have worked so brilliantly on anyone else.

Rooney's red lip color was the natural choice for her ivory complexion. A clutch would have probably helped her figure out what to do with her hands, but her shy posing (or lack thereof) added an alluring mystique.

See Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 collection:
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