Designers Predict What Rooney Mara Will Wear to the Superbowl on Sunday – Balmain, Chloe, Bouchra Jarrar?

03 February 2012 by

Don’t let her reputation as a style crush, waif-like actress fool you – Rooney Mara is a football-going girl. Yep, it may sound unlikely, but rumour has it our girl Rooney will be at the most feted game of the American sports calendar: this Sunday’s Superbowl.  

Rooney comes from a long line of American football movers and shakers, dontcha know. Her great grandfather, Tim Mara, founded the New York Giants (her father, Chris, is now their vice president of player evaluation) and her other grandfather, Art Rooney Sr., founded the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sheesh! Talk about football royalty. All eyes (ok, maybe not all eyes. But OUR eyes) will be on Mara come Sunday (when David Beckham's commercial isn't playing, that is). So what will she wear err, courtside? Pitch side? Not important.

Such is the flurry of excitement in the American fashion press, that industry bible WWD commissioned three Parisian designers to sketch the designs they’d like to see Mara in. First up, is Balmain’s designer Olivier Rousteing, who sketched a slightly longer-haired Rooney in head-to-toe bad ass Balmain. A sexy embellished tuxedo jacket with black and silver skinnies and boots. We can totally see this at the Superbowl. WWD asked Rousteing what he liked about American football, and his response is suitably hilarious and fitting for a Parisian womenswear designer… “The shoulders of course! And my old, torn-up Giants sweatshirt that I still wear on Sundays at the office!”

Chloe’s creative director, Clare Waight Keller illustrated grass green sporty ankle-cuffed trousers with ankle boots and an oversized beige anorak. Super chic, but she might get a bit hot and bothered in all those layers. We love the look but aren’t convinced it’ll be alright on the night.

Look through our gallery to see all the sketches, and let us know what you’d like to see Rooney wearing...


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