“My favorite color is white,” said actress Kate Mara, while in conversation with designer Gilles Mendel and The Hollywood Reporter. “This past Emmys I wore a beautiful white gown of his, but the year before was my absolute favorite dress I have worn.”
Mara is talking about the gown that she wore to the 2013 Emmys — floor-length, white, with intricate beaded accents — which was designed by Mendel, one of THR‘s top 25 red-carpet designers.
“She is daring, which helps me to push the boundaries in dressing her,” said the fourth-generation French fashion designer, adding: “In order for her to really shine she not only needs to look beautiful but she needs to be comfortable.”
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