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!

Posted by Janet on February 26, 2012

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  2. By Say Something Nice
    On February 26, 2012 at

    “Girl Most Wanted??” Why?

    She always looks so pinched and rat-faced to us. :(

    And is highly overrated, to boot.

    Something Nice: She’s wearing old school Converse High Tops under that getup—which we truly love. :)

  3. By Say Something Nice
    On February 26, 2012 at

    Oh, and we didn’t say this, but wish we had!:

    “Rooney Mara looks like Spock!”
    - Lankyshire Lass, Blackpool, 27/2/2012 00:59

  4. By Say Something Nice
    On February 26, 2012 at

    Hmm. The plot thickens: Octavia just won Best Supporting Actress for “The Help”…

    which was exactly as predicted by Mark Wahlberg a few days ago; he says he has a “friend” at Price Waterhouse and that the winners will be:

    Jean Dujardin
    Christopher Plummer
    and “The Artist” for Best Pic.

  5. By dont tell hollywood
    On February 26, 2012 at

    The Dragon Tattoo girl looks really beautiful in her white dress.

  6. By pippa martin-st. onge
    On February 26, 2012 at

    Hideous frock imho

  7. By Palermo
    On February 26, 2012 at

    I think she has a lovely face but those bangs are awful on a grown woman

  8. By Say Something Nice
    On February 26, 2012 at

    Well, looks like Wahlberg knew what he was talking about (he predicted Hazavanicius to win Best Director, too); weird, huh?

    UNLESS: the Academy intentionally leaked the info to Wahlberg—in order to goose the interest in the show a bit?

    Janet, your input, please. :)

  9. By Say Something Nice
    On February 26, 2012 at

    OK. A rat is smelled. Wahlberg was wrong about Viola—it went to Meryl—but since that award comes at the END OF THE SHOW, you gotta believe that this whole Nostradamus deal was a ratings ploy.

    Remember years ago when AMPAS always used to lie and say that “a billion people” around the globe were watching the show?—until someone finally called them on their shit and they had to knock it off LOL.

  10. By forrest gump
    On February 26, 2012 at

    …………..she knows girls love winners.

  11. By E
    On February 26, 2012 at

    That dress looks like her breasts are crying.

    Totally agree with my fellow commenters saying the Wahlberg “predictions” were a ratings ploy.

  12. By Reta
    On February 27, 2012 at

    Pippa: what does imho mean?

  13. By Bluejay
    On February 27, 2012 at

    It means in my humble opinion. I want to know what STAT means.

  14. By hello
    On February 27, 2012 at

    She is so pale so she wears white on top of that to make her look invisible. The lapels on the breast is ugly. If this was the best the new it girl can do then she really missed the memo.

  15. By K Dee
    On February 27, 2012 at

    It looks like her boobs are about to fly away! Horrible dress. Just like JLows. Don’t mean to pick on her but sheesh!

    BTW, I like the way you think, E! lol

  16. By Natalie
    On February 27, 2012 at

    I don’t care for her looks. She looks like she’d be popular with emo kids. You’d think someone young and fresh-faced like Emma Stone would be more sought after to wear designs than Rooney Mara.

  17. By Muffie
    On February 27, 2012 at

    Not a fan!

  18. By mbagrrrl
    On February 27, 2012 at

    I like the dress, but Rooney’s a flash in the pan.

  19. By Mel Zipskin
    On February 27, 2012 at


  20. By Kitty
    On February 27, 2012 at

    She’s just plain ugly to me, which is surprising considering what a hugely wealthy family she come from.

  21. By Christine India
    On February 27, 2012 at

    Horrible horrible bangs.

    And that is THE fugliest dress EVER. It looks like two eyelids. What was she thinking?

  22. By Blue
    On February 27, 2012 at

    Kitty, why would it be surprising that she’s ugly if she comes from a wealthy family? Rich does not equal beautiful….unless you mean the rich can afford lots and lots of cosmetic surgery.

  23. By Denise
    On February 27, 2012 at

    I thought this dress was underwhelmingly, and the structure of the bodice was not flattering on her. The heavy bangs are also very distracting.

    Worst dress for me was Melissa McCarthy. Being a heavy woman does not have to mean frumpy. Case in point: Octavia who looked fabulous in that dress.

  24. By E
    On February 27, 2012 at

    @K Dee, thanks, the feeling is mutual! Fly away, heh.

    @Bluejay, my understanding is that “STAT” is used in medical contexts for “right now.” A plausible explanation which I have read of its derivation is that it comes from the Latin “statim” which means “immediately.”

  25. By Bluejay
    On February 28, 2012 at

    Why, thank you E!


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