Or should I say… the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Vogue November 2011? Because that’s what it’s all about. About Rooney Mara being the girl with the most wanted part of them all. Playing the character of Lisbeth Salander from the first adult franchise Millenium Series, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. (by franchise, don’t get all Star Wars on me, saying that SW was really adult – think un-like Twilight and Harry Potter. These are the references to keep in mind)
I wish I could tell you more about this movie, unfortunately, you know I’m not a spoiler girl, and if I’d let you in more about Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Series, you’ll know what to expect. So, if you’re not already familiar with the books and / or the Swedish movie, nothing will be different after reading this! (however, if you’re curious to know more, stick with me until the end) Let’s concentrate on Rooney Mara as photographed by Mert and Marcus for Vogue’s cover!
The cover work in itself is pure genius. The girl who not only got the character under her skin, but also looks strong enough to make a great cover even as a complete anonymous, stares you right in the eye. And you suddenly feel.. undressed. And exposed. (and believe me, this comes from a point where I know absolutely nothing about both the books and the movies) Rooney Mara is going to make it big, don’t you think so?
Even if you fight it, Anna Wintour will take care of it! If we’re feeling doubtful, she’ll shove down our fashionable throats so deep, we won’t even get a chance to breathe, let alone fight it! Remember Blake Lively’s covers? And how we didn’t see Blake being such a star and then she got there? Somehow she was made to be a star. From a TV series to being romantically associated to one of Hollywood’s most sough – after bachelors or cried – after divorces? Just a Vogue cover away! And now, mark my words, Rooney Mara is headed straight to stardomness, we’re witnessing her very first steps. And boy, how wonderful these steps are! At least from Vogue’s perspective, it all looks flawless, have you see the pictures?
The pictures are truly impeccable. In a unsettled fashion, Rooney’s style is more evocative of Lisbeth and her demons than anything else. But that’s alright, people need to be teased before the December release of David Fincher’s vision of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I have to say, though, even if Anna Wintour is so much about celebrity and always likes her fashion with a star sauce on the side, I still think she’s flawless at what she does. She has a nose for quality fashion and quality people, she’s a trends / stars maker. In a sea of editors mumbling undecipherable style clichés, Anna keeps steady on her position. She’s the lighthouse they all look at, although swearing high and low on their original fashion guidance. (now, for all of you who really want to know more about the movie and the books, you can try a bit of reading here and here; also, Rooney Mara’s work until now and her Vogue interview here)