Kate attended last night in Los Angeles the premiere of her new film Man Down which was being held at the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood.
The film, which was filmed in 2014 and screened at least year’s Venice International Film Festival, is finally hitting cinemas on Friday. It tells the story of a United States Marine who discovers the place he once called home is now no better than the battlefields he fought on while touring Afghanistan.
On current Elle magazine issue there’s an interview with Julien Dossena, the artistic director of Paco Rabanne, featuring a pretty new picture with Kate Mara. He’s talking about the new Paco Rabanne line, more metallic, minimalist, boyish.
He remembers Kate calling him requesting a dress for using on Met Ball. We have added scans in our gallery.
For this year’s Met Ball, actress Kate Mara requested a custom version of the sheer minidress made of smoky plastic disks from Dossena’s fall 2015 collection. “She is that kind of woman I love, with an efortless and boyish elegance,” Dossena says of the actress, who follows her turn in House of Cards with a clutch of films Morgan, Megan Leavey, and Chappaquiddick. The Met Ball fitting took place via Skype, while Dossena was on his iPhone at a bar, which seems apropos given both his wired-up MO and the inherent futurism of Paco Rabanne. Mara loved the functionality of her bespoke outfit. “Usually, you’re in some sort of a gown that’s hard to move in,” she says. “But this was very soft and light.”