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.”