Anatomy of a look: Rooney Mara, actress

Actress Rooney Mara reigns the Cannes red carpet in head-to-toe monochrome. Are her style secrets black and white? Let’s find out.

J’ADORE DIOR

Anatomy of a look: Rooney Mara, actress

The silk embroidered Dior gown is awhimsical choice for Mara but looks tailor-made in a signature palette of stark monochrome. Edgy and eye-catching. Valentino star-collar stretch-lace mini dress, The Outnet, was €3,590; now €1,436

FRINGE BENEFITS

Anatomy of a look: Rooney Mara, actress

When lines are clean and sober, a little detail goes a long way. Take Mara’s wristlet clutch by high fashion juggernaut The Row — a masterclass in the ‘less is more’ theory.

The Row wristlet mini tasselled satin Net-a-Porter, €990

EN POINTE

Anatomy of a look: Rooney Mara, actress

There’s nothing like a patent sheen to ignite the imagination. Who’d have thought a simple stiletto could look so intriguing?

Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ patent-leather pumps, Net-a-Porter, €475

Anatomy of a look: Rooney Mara, actress


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