Interview Magazine Rooney Mara Interview Highlights: The 1970s: Rooney Mara

Since zooming to stardom in last year’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara has gone from virtual unknown to that rare combination of serious actress and fashion-world darling. Recently named a face of Calvin Klein, Mara is no ingenue. Instead, she evokes the intensity of the seventies, when the world of filmmaking was dominated by passionate auteurs. As with those directors—and her brilliant mentor, David Fincher—Mara is both complicated and uncompromising.

Who from the seventies do you find interesting?

Stylewise, the person I’m most drawn to is Ali MacGraw. There was something about her that was very regal but very natural at the same time. We kind of modeled my character in The Social Network after her: I had a crocheted beret that was inspired by the one she wore in Love Story.

What was the worst fashion trend of that decade?
I find the way men dressed then to be kind of repulsive—especially disco style. I like almost all of the women’s fashion—and I think men in little shorts and high socks are really cute—but I don’t like anything shiny, and much of the seventies was shiny.

What’s your favorite movie of that era?
Paper Moon. I saw it only last year. David [Fincher] made me watch it, and I think I’ve seen it five times since then. My favorite scene is when Ryan O’Neal is talking about how he’s going to leave Addie [Tatum O’Neal, who plays his daughter in the movie]. They’re mad at each other, but Addie comes up with something clever, and they get back together. I love that ending—it’s not too happy-happy.

Source: W Magazine

 

Rooney Mara To Co Host THE Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute

THE Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will stage a tribute to the punk movement next May. The Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition will be launched on May 6 2013 at the annual Costume Institute Gala – otherwise known as the Met Ball.

The installation, which will be open to the public from May 9 to August 11, will focus on haute couture and ready-to-wear creations inspired by the punk era. Rooney Mara, Riccardo Tisci, Anna Wintour and Lauren Santo Domingo will act as co-chairs for the exhibition.

“Punk broke all the rules when it came to fashion, and everything became possible after punk,” said Andrew Bolton, Costume Institute curator. “Its impact on high fashion became so enormous, and continues at the same time.”

The exhibition will feature over 100 Punk-influenced pieces of both men’s and women’s fashion, including the iconic Gianni Versace safety-pin dress worn by Elizabeth Hurley back in 1994.

“Primarily the biggest legacy is DIY and deconstruction,” said Bolton. “Punk has had one of the biggest influences on fashion over the last 30 years, and sometimes people wear punk without even realising it.”

Other designers to be featured in the exhibition include Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang – to name but a few. We can’t wait to see what this means for the red carpet dresses at the 2013 Met Ball.

Source: Vogue UK