Rooney Mara in a Dior bib- dress in Cannes: annoying, aloof or exhausting?

Here are some photos of Rooney Mara in Dior at the Ain’t Them Bodies Saints premiere. I think this was a premiere just in general, not in competition for the Palme, either that or it’s in competition for Un Certain Regarde. I don’t know. Rooney’s Dior ensemble is a variation on Jennifer Lawrence’s black-and-white premiere dress, did you know that? I think J-Law wore it better. I just don’t get what Rooney is trying to achieve with her fashion. Is she trying to show us that she’s so avant-garde and special that she can wear fug clothing and pull it off? Or does she honestly think she looks cute? Ugh.

Rooney was just announced as the new face of Calvin Klein fragrances too. So much for her claims that she’s NOT A MODEL and she doesn’t want to be. You can see the first image from her CK campaign here.

Doutzen Kroes in Calvin Klein (the white) and Versace (the pink). The Versace isn’t that good and it washes her out. The CK dress is decent, but I feel like the top part is ill-fitting.

Cheryl Cole in Zuhair Murad. Game show hostess.

Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace. I’m sorry, but everything here looks straight out of the ‘80s. I mean, good for her for still looking so good and everything, but this photo looks like it was taken in 1985.

Lea Seydoux in Louis Vuitton. She’s a beautiful woman in a so-so dress.

Paz Vega has been everywhere in Cannes. I kind of think she’s “working” the festival, you know? She wore this Stéphane Rolland Spring 2013 Couture gown which is absolutely terrible. Jennifer Lawrence wore a Dior gown like this at the SAGs this year, so I guess Rolland is copying Dior. What a stupid design idea to “copy”. God.

Photocall pics from Inside Llewyn Davis, with Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac. Garrett looks AMAZING. But Justin thinks he’s the “star”!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. smee says:

    Paz Vega looks like her skirt fell down!

  2. decorative item says:

    I like the skirt, but the top looks too much like a dentist bib.

    And, Paz Vaga’s dress is the worst. I have an irritating desire/need/compulsion to pull it up.

  3. phlyfiremama says:

    I am still confused as to how Mara ended up with an Oscar nomination for what was effectively a repeat performance of Noomi Rapace in “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.Noomi TOTALLY should have gotten a nomination for her portrayal, but Mara certainly didn’t break any new ground as Lizbeth. Anyone care to explain??

    • Maya says:

      Personally, I thought they gave very different interpretations of Lisbeth; I didn’t think Rooney “copied” Noomi in any way. They were both great, but I felt like Rooney’s Lisbeth was more nuanced and much closer to the character in the book. In general I thought the Fincher film was much better made and truer to Larsson’s books than the original Swedish films, but I think I may be in the minority there.

      Just my two cents.

    • marie says:

      Both ladies were fantastic in their versions and, most important, both were very believable. Rooney had an edge because of Fincher and because of “let’s nominate the young actress with a great performance” case.

    • Aiobhan says:

      @phlyfiremama Every year the Oscar try to stay hip and young and need to find a young actress to prop up to show they are paying attention and Patricia was the token girl for that year. I personally thought Adepero Oduye from Pariah would have been a better choice.

      Noomi and the Swedish version was far superior to the declawed mess that Patricia came up with. BTW Noomi also won the Swedish Oscar for her portrayal of Lisbeth .

  4. OhDear says:

    Paz Vega’s dress is a bit trashy- looks like a short nightgown with a floating fabric panel.

    Rooney Mara’s dress is ok, but not a fan of the length.

  5. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    I agree with Rooney: she’s no model.

    I find everything about her insufferable.

    I like Carey M’s dress–and the shoes! Even if it is a tad conservative, it is a very polished, elegant look for her. She never looks very happy, but she looks fabulous nonetheless.

    • Me Three says:

      She actually reminds me of K Stewart with that refusal to ever smile and always looking like she’s just oh so bored to be here. She’s a better actress of course than Stewart but she’s still insufferable.

      And the fact that she’s from an uber wealthy family but tries to portray this grunge, kid from the other side image is really irritating to me.

  6. Anna says:

    I’m sorry but I do not UNDERSTAND how supermodels don’t look anything but perfect every time. DK has the face, the body, and the ACCESS to the best clothes, tailors, hairdressers, stylists, makeup artists, jewelers and the rest. How does she still manage to put something on that either doesnt fit or doesnt flatter?

  7. Dedrie says:

    Mara copies Kristin’s infinite crouch pants.. she’s in need of a transfusion too..

  8. Christina says:

    Cary and Rooney seem to be in a contest to see how can look the most miserable all the time. Let’s call it the ‘Victoria Beckham’ award.

  9. Reece says:

    Rooney’s entire outfit is 2nd: I KNOW someone has wore that Dior (why do I keep typing Dior as Diro?) top before but I can’t remember. Nicole Kidman?
    DK in CK is gorgeous! Versace = NO!
    Love Carey’s dress!
    Doesn’t JT always think he’s the star? Why else wear that silly doubled breasted navy jacket that pulls up way too high when he reaches with khaki pants. What is he going sailing?

  10. j.eyre says:

    I have been so happy with Calvin Klein lately. I love his lines and how he focuses on the back for the extreme drops and sexiness. I feel like he has reclaimed his mojo.

  11. Sarah says:

    I just want to give Carey Mulligan a hug. Poor thing looks wretched since she got married.

  12. Dawn says:

    Rooney has way too much money and time to look this awful. And how really sad that Jane Fonda looks the best out of all of these people? And really I was around in the 80′s and I am not seeing it in her dress. I don’t know the girl wearing Calvin Klein but she looks okay too.

  13. Izzy says:

    I find Rooney Mara completely annoying. I’m not sure why exactly, but even photos of her are annoying to me.

    Also, I saw both versions of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Noomi Rapace can act circles around her.

  14. moon says:

    Cannes is getting way too hollywood and b list

    • Christina says:

      True. Most of the people I’ve seen are models or L’oreal ‘ambassadors’ like has-been Cheryl Cole. I thought Cannes was supposed to be a film festival?

      • Loira says:

        Cannes film festival has sponsors, and L’oreal is one of them. They always have some pretty girls as representatives, they call them ambassadors. Other years Aishwaria Rai, Eva Longoria (she. Is this year too), I think Sonam Kapoor, Doutzen, and many others.
        Of course they are there to bring the glamour to Cannes along with tbe actresses in the movies. Lately, maybe since all these gossip and fashion police blogs started, they are calling up more attention.
        There are many more films that we have not heard anything of their red carpets, or we would not know anything if it were not for the fashion.
        Only the bigger films are known /heard of beforehand in sites like these.

      • Glaughy says:

        Yeah wtf is Cheryl doing there? EW

    • Sugar says:

      plus we can always count on “exactly why are you here again” Paris Hilton to show up.

    • Me Three says:

      I was actually thinking it’s gotten to D List. I mean if you look at some of the people appearing on the red carpet this week…Cindy Crawford, all the VS models and then the models in the tier below, Paris Hilton!, and the list goes on. I hear Stacy Keibler is supposed to appear at Harvey W’s AMFAR gala. David Hasselhoff?! Please!

    • LAK says:

      Please Cannes has always been a famewhore and B list paradise. Only the good stuff is reported on in the media. There are premieres of every sort of film, at the Palais and elsewhere. It runs the gamut from A list to Z listers. The Big premiere of the day is the one that makes it into media.

      L’oreal has been sponsoring the festival for a more than a decade now. They bus in as many of their ambassadors as they can, from different territories around the world. There are perhaps 20 L’Oreal ambassador girls ranging from models to Actresses here.

      This is why people like Jane Fonda, DK, Cheryl, Eva, Ash, Liya, Zhang Ziyi [sp?] etc are here, walking the carpet.

    • magpie says:

      Like Lainey said, they’ll let anyone walk the red carpet.

  15. lisa2 says:

    I swear the whole Cannes experience has been so MEH.

    just lets you see the difference when REAL stars are not there. All these newbees and they just don’t have that thing that pulls you in.

    Every look so far is forgettable and will be forgotten.

    • Jane says:

      I was thinking the same thing. No one has been memorable at all. They all seem bored , looking like they wished they were somewhere else, and/or depressed (Mara and Mulligan especially) and they all seem to be wearing the same boring clothes. Is there a “black and white” theme (though I do like black and white as a combination) or is that all the designers gave these folks. They need some excitement and it is just lacking this year completely.

  16. serena says:

    I like Rooney’s make-up but not the granny-lenght of the skirt.

  17. Londerland says:

    Oh god, here was I thinking “Wow, Paz used to look like she’d been sculpted out of earwax – she actually looks amazing here!” But, yeah, wrong Paz. If it had been Paz de la Huerta she’d have deserved a medal, but as it is it’s just a horrible dress.

    And Carey Mulligan – god I just wish she’d smile on the red carpet. Doesn’t matter how cute the dress or well-styled she is if she insists on looking like she’s going to burst into tears.

  18. stinky says:

    its looking like Cannes finally has jumped the shark. Uber-orchestrated = un-fun.

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    The fashion f*ck? And I DO NOT LIKE Rooney. I’ll take her sister over her any day of the week.

    Oh, and I’ve adored Garrett since Four Brothers.

  20. taxi says:

    Jane, body skin as old as yours should remain concealed.

    • Me Three says:

      I don’t get comments like this. This woman is 70+ years old and she looks wonderful. Her skin looks fine. Aging is a normal thing my friend and at some point you too will hopefully be 70+. And, when you reach that point and still want to have some fun in your life–maybe wear things that are sexy and fun, and maybe, for once in your life stop worrying about covering yourself up and what people like you are going to think about your choices in life…remember how you felt today.

  21. Chutzpah says:

    Well im not giving this Rooney woman a free pass to look miserable as shit everywhere just because she’s a better actress than Kristen Stewart who pulls the same grumpy posturing.

    F*cking smile.

    You can just smell her priviledged upbringing.

  22. lolamd says:

    why is justin timberfake there? please for the love of god stop acting

    • Me Three says:

      So with you on this one. Why is he anywhere is my question. I’ve never liked his “music.” And he’s the most insufferable and egotistical person around. Why he’s a “star” is beyond me. Look at that smirk!

      • TheOneAndOnly says:

        Agree, I find JT’s personality grating and smug and his music is underwhelming; give me Mumford and Sons, Esperanza Spalding or the Black Keys any day;
        I’ve seen RM on talk shows and she’s blase to say the least, and why is yet another actress shilling for a perfume/cosmetic brand – hire models, hell, just bring back Kate Moss and those great 90s CK ads instead of this sourpuss.
        Me Three – maybe he’s a “star” because of wraparound marketing and just plain low taste in music for much of the public, just conjecturing.

    • lisa2 says:

      He is in a Coen brother’s film.. Inside Llewyn Davis.

      the film is getting good buzz. So Justin is associated with another Oscar potential film.

      He may not be a good actor (seriously I could not say) but he does pick good projects to work in. Something some other actors could learn to do.

  23. Grant says:

    Cheryl looks like a goddess.

  24. Michelle says:

    Paz Vega’s dress looks like it is copying Jennifer Lawrence’s dress fail at the SAG Awards.

  25. Kate says:

    She just looks like she takes herself SOOOOOOOOO SERIOUSLYYYYYYYYYYYY.

  26. Original A says:

    Oh Rooney. There is a film journalist for THR who says nice things about everyone outside of their acting…even Franco. Rooney is the only one I’ve ever read him making a semi-nasty comment about. She was late and rude (not just awkward and a bad interviewer, because he’s given both Eisenberg and KStew a pass). That said, she’s a fabulous actress in my opinion.

  27. Vera says:

    The first thing I noticed was that Rooney’s dress and JLaw’s dresses are too much alike. Didn’t anyone from Dior catch that? Paz Vega’s (whoever she is) dress looks like it belongs in the trash bin of a bordello. I do like the Klein on Doutzen Kroes (again whoever she is). Fonda looks fabulous, and I love, love, love Mulligan’s dress very much.

  28. LahdidahBaby says:

    You’re so right, Kaiser–I usually rather like the edge that Mara brings to celeb fashion (no particular opinion re her acting chops, and I thought Noomi was ever so much more interesting in the other Tattoo), but this thing she’s wearing deserves all three of the adjectives you suggest.

    As for Jane Fonda, I used to run into her at political gatherings and parties in SoCal back in the day and she always looked way cooler than that in the ’80s, whether dressed up or dressed down. This gown is hideous and makes her look like a factory-discard doll whose torso got caught in the machinery and became jointed at all the wrong junctures. It’s absolutely hideous.

  29. lisa says:

    i cant think of a less boring spokesperson than rooney

  30. Ashley says:

    Also I think rooney dresses the best out of all the starlets the only other is kristen I just think Kasier’s taste is extremely mainstream and “people” and I think so many people judge rooney unfairly as an actress just because. Also people not smiling doesn’t always mean they aren’t happy some cultures and or people are like that,plus rooney’s smile isn’t flattering she should stick to not smiling.

  31. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    Rooney Mara thinks she is high fashion, but she just can’t pull it off.

  32. Mouse says:

    I believe Michael K at dlisted put it perfectly when he said she “looks like the ghost of Ichabond Crane in daytime drag.”

  33. M. says:

    Rooney Mara just does not impress me…not as an actress, spokesperson, etc.,. I also agree that Noomi Rapace’s performance blew Mara’s away. Mara is a good not great actress.

  34. mel says:

    So I guess its not in to smile and look like you are having a good time…the “oh my god I am so miserable” look is so much better? Nicole Kidman just rocks the whole event while Carey and Rooney just look like spoiled brats

  35. GirlyGirl says:

    GO GIANTS!!!

    Love you Rooney! and can you tell your dad to sign Cruz?

    pay the man

  36. Athena says:

    Oh, that’s right, Mara is part of the 1%!…so she can afford to smile, right??.

  37. IrishGirl says:

    Actually, Rooney Mara’s family is part of the 0.00001% so, she should definetly be able to afford to smile. Daddy’s money can’t buy talent, though, it can buy directors, producers, studios, etc.,….

  38. Nance says:

    For the boring face, please Mara, don’t be the chic Kstew.

  39. Abby says:

    Um… I like Carey’s shoes. That’s all I’ve got for this post. Hideous dresses. Sorry.

  40. MST says:

    Wow, her family is worth millions and she gets a fragrance contract that is probably worth millions. Meanwhile, here in Philly city workers (including myself) havent gotten a raise in six years!

    Life is so stinkin’ unfair. Yes, I’m hatin’.