The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival is off to a fashionable start thanks to Calvin Klein and the Independent Filmmaker Project! Together, they teamed up with euphoria Calvin Klein to host a party honoring women who have made an impact on film. Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman—all dressed in Calvin Klein designs for the occasion—were among the guests who made their way to the L’Ecrin in France to support the positive cause. And Mara had even more to celebrate: The actress was just named the face of CK’s newest fragrance Downtown, a modern scent which mixes notes of woods with soft florals. Click to see more of the best fetes from the festival.
There were dozens of amazing looks at last night’s 2013 Met Gala, and we whittled down our favorites to the top five you see above. These ladies all interpreted the punk theme of Punk: Chaos to Couture in their own way, which is why Jennifer Lawrence (in Dior), Beyoncé (in Givenchy), Anne Hathaway (in Valentino), Rooney Mara (in Givenchy), and Sarah Jessica Parker (in Giles) top our list. Now that we’ve told you our faves, you tell us yours by making your own top five with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top five looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
From McQueen to Prada to punk! You’ll have to wait until May to see the Costume Institute’s new PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibit, but press got to see a sneak peek yesterday—and sponsor Moda Operandi‘s Aslaug Magnusdottir was right there with us. “We’ll see in exhibition how pervasive punk’s influence has been on fashion and how it remains a powerful form of expression today,” Magnusdottir told InStyle.com. And co-chair Rooney Mara is living proof! From the bit we saw, you can expect patent leather and netted looks from Comme des Garcons and Rodarte. And remember that every exhibit is christened with the annual, ultra-glamorous Met Gala, where the red carpet will probably feature a lot more black this year. PUNK: Chaos to Couture will open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 9th—will you be attending?
Update: The Met just extended PUNK‘s closing date from August 9th to August 11th, open 100 days total to honor Clash guitarist Mick Jones’ famous quote, “Punk only lasts 100 days in its purest form.” Sweet!
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In Side Effects, in theaters today, Rooney Mara plays a woman with severe depression who finds herself living in a nightmare when her medication leads to some unwanted effects. It’s not exactly a role that lends itself to elaborate costuming, but the actress took great consideration in how she wanted her character represented. “Costuming is so important to shaping the character,” Mara told InStyle.com at the New York premiere. “Me and Susan [Lyall], the costume designer, talked a lot about how we wanted her to be in comfortable, loose clothes because when I’m feeling sad or lazy, it’s hard for me to get dressed.” Screenwriter Scott Burns echoed her sentiment: “When people are depressed, they’re not as much about their sexuality as when they’re not,” Burns told us. And that was achieved through costuming, with the use of muted colors and baggier pieces. “It’s not like she’s wearing leather in Dragon Tattoo,” he added with a smile. Click here to see movie times near you.
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Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were all about intricate floral detailing and classic silhouettes. Marion Cotillard wore a navy and white Dior Haute Couture design to the SAG Awards, Emmy Rossum prepared for a Conan visit in a slim Stop Staring by Alicia Estrada sheath, Cate Blanchett was red hot in a red sequin Armani Privé gown, Kate Mara wore silver and black floral lace Dolce & Gabbana design, and Rooney Mara looked sweet a floral embroidered Alexander McQueen dress in lovely light mint. So who do you think dressed best? Vote in the poll below! More
Sisters who shop together make for a stylish pair! Proof: Rooney and Kate Mara, who both looked gorgeous at last night’s Side Effects premiere in their monochrome frocks (Rooney’s McQueen was our “Look of the Day” pick) and Nicholas Kirkwood heels. Both Mara ladies chose a style from the pre-spring 2013 collection of British designer’s award-winning brand—he just picked up the grand prize from the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Fund. While Kate chose black suede pumps with a swirling design ($895 at modaoperandi.com), Rooney went for ballet pink patent slingbacks ($895 at Nicholas Kirkwood stores). We hope they share with each other!
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Catherine-Zeta Jones and Rooney Mara looked ultra-glamorous wearing Michael Kors and Alexander McQueen, respectively, at last night’s New York premiere of their thriller Side Effects, hosted by The Cinema Society and Michael Kors. But for their roles in the movie—in which Mara plays a severely depressed woman with a secret and Zeta-Jones her former psychiatrist—their wardrobe took a more disturbed turn. “When I’m feeling sad or lazy, it’s hard for me to get dressed. You just want to be comfortable,” Mara told InStyle.com on the red carpet. “Me and [costume designer] Susan Lyell talked a lot about wanting [my character Emily] to be in comfortable, loose clothes. That was really important.” Zeta-Jones had a different approach. “It was a fine line, because I play a psychiatrist and am a woman,” Zeta-Jones said. “Obviously there’s a danger and a sexiness to my character. So we didn’t want to push it too much. I wanted to have some sexiness to her, but keep it in the realm of a doctor.” Wardrobe really does inform a character! The edge-of-your-seat film opens nationwide February 8.
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Kate Mara (in Dolce & Gabbana) had a very special guest at last night’s New York premiere of the new Netflix series House of Cards—younger sister Rooney (in Band of Outsiders). The political thriller, which will be watchable exclusively on the video streaming site Netflix.com starting February 1, stars Kevin Spacey as the U.S. majority whip, who betrays everyone around him on his climb to the nation’s #1 office.
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