Rooney Mara promotes "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" in Germany, Spain, and France.
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Rooney Mara is certainly not disappointing as one of our predicted Girls to Watch in 2012. We're barely a week into the year, and she's already churning out expertly styled high-fashion looks with breakneck swiftness for her European The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo promotional tour. For a relative newcomer, her flawless wielding of labels, even a notoriously whimsical one like Miu Miu, to effectively convey her stark angular aesthetic is enough to send you on bended knee, genuflecting to her exemplary style prowess. And of the names she's wearing, her togs read like a designer DREAM TEAM. *swooooon*
Charlotte Ronson's version of Katniss' Fire Dress inspired by "The Hunger Games."
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If you're anything like us, the mention of these three words—The Hunger Games—has you giddy with excitement. We're predicting that the upcoming movie adaptation of this incredible book series (which, we can attest, will keep you up at night thumbing through it like a wild-eyed lunatic) is going to be the movie of next year. We also think the film's star, Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss, the main character of this post-apocalyptic, fight-to-the-death adventure, will reignite GIRL POWER and she will do so in some killer costumes. Katniss, you see, has a stylist (who will be played by Lenny Kravitz—ZOMG), and in a pivotal moment in the story, he creates this totally amazing fire dress that is supposed to make her look like she's, literally, on fiiii-ah. We simply cannot wait much longer to see what this will look like and neither can the folks over at In Style, so in a stroke of sartorial genius, they called upon several designers to sketch what they think the fire dress should look like. Everyone from Christian Siriano and Rachel Roy to Charlotte Ronson, who designed this insanity above, have come up with their own versions of this soon-to-be iconic costume, and we're practically on fire ourselves just looking at this goodness.
Dakota Fanning on the set of "Effie."
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Dakota Fanning (along with her sister, Elle) are esteemed style stars 'round these here parts of MTV, but never have we ever seen her looking this sort of, erm, fashionable before. OK, OK, obvi this is for a movie and girl isn't ACTUALLY traipsing around Europe in a crinoline petticoat in this internet age, but the stark contrast between Dakota's on-set styling and her own sartorial preferences is way captivating, right? The eldest Fanning dons these Victorian duds for her role as title character Euphemia Gray in 2012's Effie, a film about the relationship between 19th century art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride.
Fergie, Abigail Breslin, and Lea Michele at the premiere of "New Year's Eve" in Hollywood.
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We're officially in the whirlwind that is The Holiday Season™. If you're anything like us, before we finish our candy canes or sip that last drop of eggnog, we inevitably wake up and realize it's practically New Year's Eve and—OMG—we have nothing to wear. Luckily, this year we have the filmNew Year's Eve to help us get in the spirit early. Not only does it encapsulate several different NYE scenarios, it's opening early enough to inspire us to be prepared this year, and we can start by taking cues from the dresses worn to the film's red carpet premiere. We thought Fergie, Abigail Breslin, and Lea Michele brought their best sparkle-power with three very different NYE dresses guaranteed to wow at any party. Problem is, from the short and bodycon to the fuller and longer, we can't decide which silhouette we'd rather wear. Also, what will our dude look like? Well, that's easy, something akin to either Darren Criss, Zac Efron, or Harry Shum Jr., of course.
Pieces from the upcoming "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" x H&M collection.
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It was hard to hold back the inevitable excitement that washed over these MTV Style offices when we first caught wind of H&M's upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo collaboration. Skin-tight liquid leggings, artfully distressed blanket cardigans, a muted urban color palette, and moto details? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. We shared the news with you all late October, but since then, buzz around the collection has been relatively quiet—mostly to make room for the Versace for H&M launch and the Marni collab announcement. Just in time to rekindle our interest (and remind us to budget some of that holiday shopping that-a-way) H&M has released *drumroll* IMAGES of the collection for you to peruse.
Ryan Gosling on the set of "Gangster Squad"
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Yes, we love Ryan Gosling. It's not a secret, and we're pretty sure you love him, too, because, really, how could you NOT? Dude breaks up street fights, wears PJs to film festivals, isn't afraid of super tight suit pants, and he really loves his dog. He's a real human being—and a real hero—and ZOMG now he's a GANGSTER?! Wait, no, scratch that. He's actually playing an LAPD officer back in the '40s/'50s for the new movie Gangster Squad, and photos from the set have made their way to the interwebs with The Gos prowling around in pinstripe, Dick Tracy-esque, three-piece period suiting complete with suave fedora, brown oxfords (which appear to match his floral tie), and some sort of vintage timepiece with leather straps that we imagine smell like a blend of tobacco, Aqua Velvet, and true love.
Edward and Bella at the altar.
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Michael Wilkinson graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia. He is wildly entertaining, talented, gracious and a delight to interview on the subject of—WAIT FOR IT—'Breaking Dawn' (*HEAD SPLOOOODE*) because he is the dude tasked with costume designing not only B.D. one but B.D. two, too (that’s what we insiders call it *brushes dirt off shoulders*).
Before we move onto discussing the sartorial majesty of what may be the MOST SIGNIFICANT CINEMATIC EVENT since 'Twilight: Eclipse,' I’d like to take a sidebar to address Mr. Wilkinson’s curriculum vitae leading up to this moment. YOU GUYS, he worked on 'Party Monster', 'Romeo + Juliet', '300' (for which he won a glut of awards [DESERVEDLY #teamfassbender]), 'Watchmen,' 'American Splendor' (R.I.P. Harvey Pekar), and he’s also working on the Zack Snyder Superman reboot, 'Man of Steel.' Yeah, basically, he’s the best.
In the impending interview, Michael spilled about which designers he worked with for the second-to-last film of the franchise, Robert Pattinson's shorts phobia, Kristen Stewart's enviably taut physique, and teased how GLORIOUS all those vampire capes will look in the spectacular battle scene in the final installment of this face-meltingly incredible saga. I AM RUNNING OUT OF EFFUSIVE ADJECTIVES.
Emma Watson attends the U.K. premiere of "My Week with Marilyn" in London, England.
Miss Emma Watson has turned into quite the ingenue. After graduating (with HONORS) from the Harry Potter movies and enrolling in college here in the U.S., the former Hermione Granger has made a new name for herself as a bona fide fashion STAH. Not only has she landed multiple coveted magazine covers like Vogue and British Elle, she's fronted a fragrance campaign for Lancôme's Trésor Midnight Rose perfume and has been working on many a new movie. Her major role in the upcoming The Perks of Being a Wallflower is getting a lot of buzz, but we'll see her in a supporting role first in the upcoming My Week With Marilyn, in which she plays a wardrobe assistant (love it already). No stranger to the fashionable glare of the red carpet bulbs, Miss Watson turned it out in true class-act style for the premiere of Marilyn and toted the COOLEST Perspex leopard clutch.
Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed at The Cinema Society and DKNY's screening of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1" in New York.
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Happy Twilight: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 Day! If you didn't catch a midnight screening last night, we're assuming you've cleared your schedule to see it multiple times today. Aside from all of the wedding/honeymoon/magical vamp baby action, we particularly loved seeing Alice (Ashley Greene) and Rosalie (Nikki Reed) getting more screen time this time around. It's also exciting to see both actresses stepping out more in support of the movie. Both were recently in New York for a Breaking Dawn screening hosted by The Cinema Society and DKNY, and they both wore similar ensembles. Were these dual cutout dresses planned?
Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson in "Entertainment Weekly."
Photo: Sam Jones; "Entertainment Weekly"
OK, DEEP BREATHS. It's here. It's finally here. The long and arduous wait is officially over. After months of anticipation, trailer teasers, movie clips, wedding dress speculation, and photos involving young love against the backdrop of Rio de Janiero graffitied walls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 opens TONIGHT! Not to brag or anything (because, honestly, we still feel like it happened in a dream), we caught a sneak peek last night and are here to tell you that you're in for one heck of a ride. We don't want to spoil anything, though! Instead, we've been feasting our eyes on the new issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring sumptuous shots of cover stars Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson looking all kinds of comfy-cozy together unlike their typical vampire/human/werewolf tension triangle counterparts. Not to give anything away, but we think these photos truly capture the essence of Breaking Dawn and echo the ramped up sexiness of the film. But that could just be Kristen's blood red Zac Posen dress too.