Rooney Mara Brings the Gothic Drama in Givenchy Haute Couture

More Lisbeth Salander than Tiger Lily.
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More Lisbeth Salander than Tiger Lily.
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture at the world premiere of "Pan" in London on Sunday.  Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture at the world premiere of "Pan" in London on Sunday.  Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

It's been roughly four years since professional pixie-slash-actress Rooney Mara landed her first leading film role — and sufficiently weirded us out — as Lisbeth Salander in 2011's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." While Mara, now 30, has appeared in a number of big-league movies since, it appears that the character's dark, gothic style has stuck with her well into 2015. 

On Sunday night, Mara hit the red carpet for the world premiere of her latest project, "Pan," at Odeon Leicester Square in London looking less like Tiger Lily (whom she plays), and more like a glammed-up character in a Stieg Larsson novel. While the controversy of Mara's casting may have put a damper on her presence in the film, the actress's red carpet prowess can't be knocked, especially when Givenchy Haute Couture is involved. With sequined tiers, cap sleeves and a flouncy, nearly see-through skirt, it was actually one of Mara's most femme looks in recent memory. Still, the black is striking against her alabaster skin, while her slicked-back hair and inch-long ribbon choker add a hint of '90s edge. And though her makeup was kept dewy, her fluffy eyebrows gave co-star Cara Delevingne a run for her money.

Mara has long been a muse of sorts to Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, who brought her as his date to the 2013 Met Gala in a white lacy creation that decidedly clashed with the event's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" theme. She wore custom Givenchy (also white) to the 2012 Oscars before that, and throughout her press tour for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" in 2011. Clearly, there's something about Mara's sleek aesthetic that Tisci can't resist — which likely means we're in for quite a bit of Givenchy as Mara continues to drum up publicity for "Pan." 

Her eyebrows, though. Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Her eyebrows, though. Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images