GIVENCHY WON THE OSCAR SWEEPSTAKES WITH ROONEY MARA
Best Actress nominee Rooney Mara, 26, was the “girl most wanted” by designers to wear their gowns for the Oscars because she has not only model looks, but “young and hip” appeal, according to fashion expert Merle Ginsberg. The competition to dress her was SO great that it was estimated she could have been offered up to a half million dollars plus a lifetime of free clothes by a major design house. But Rooney, who usually wears only black and/or white, also insists that her clothes be “comfortable.” And she IS modern – she doesn’t drape herself in borrowed diamonds. She seemed nonchalant about her own fashion importance and told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet that she just decided on her Givenchy dress the morning of the event – she avoided admitting HOW MANY dresses she had to pick from!