Rooney Mara promotes "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" in Germany, Spain, and France.
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Rooney Mara is certainly not disappointing as one of our predicted Girls to Watch in 2012. We're barely a week into the year, and she's already churning out expertly styled high-fashion looks with breakneck swiftness for her European The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo promotional tour. For a relative newcomer, her flawless wielding of labels, even a notoriously whimsical one like Miu Miu, to effectively convey her stark angular aesthetic is enough to send you on bended knee, genuflecting to her exemplary style prowess. And of the names she's wearing, her togs read like a designer DREAM TEAM. *swooooon*
Rooney, with her onyx tresses and blunt bang, gives instant edge to this flirty two-pieced Miu Miu look from the forthcoming Spring/Summer 2012 collection, and opts to go void of any accessories, not counting the crisscross strapped sandals that so elegantly mirror the ensemble's clean lines. We just hope this step and repeat was held indoors because BRRR, that's a lot of skin for early January.
The night before, Rooney fluttered down the red carpet of Dragon Tattoo's Madrid premiere in this soft off-white Rodarte gown. You'd think dainty polka dots and billowy chiffon would read über-girly to near-saccharine levels, but paired with those laquered black locks and Mara's impeccable posture, our eyes focus more on the mathematic precision of lines and tucks and tailoring.
This olive, chestnut, and black paneled Givenchy wool jacket is right up Lisbeth's alley in all its geometric toughness. We can see her wearing it with a ripped oversized tank and leather leggings, but Rooney's flared skirt and opaque tights are more movie star-appropriate.
Mara looked positively Hepburn in this embellished Louis Vuitton LBD at her Paris premiere. While this, with her bright scarlet pout and parted side-swept bangs, makes for one of the most feminine looks we've seen on Rooney thus far since signing on to play Dragon Tattoo's dark titular character, the sharp silhouette and overall crispness of the ensemble fall right in line with her badass aesthetic.
With four looks so varied, we can't wait to see what else Rooney has up her sleeve for the rest of her European promo tour! Which outfit is your favorite so far?