Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara wears it well
The Girl With 's Rooney Mara has just waltzed off with my 2011 award for Sexiest Lady in a Dress, which I didn't even know I was handing out until this morning when I saw this picture of her at the New York premiere.
Normally I've not a fan of cut-out panels in clothing - a bit Strictly on a dress, a bit Sports Illustrated on a swimsuit - but I'm surprising myself all over the place.
And there is nothing remotely naff about Mara's choice of New York designer Prabal Garung for this big event.
His may not be a name that is tripping off your tongue yet but Garung is fast becoming the red carpet choice for the A-lister with a bit of style nous. He's the guy who got Hailee Steinfeld noticed by Prada after all.
But this is more than the dress, it's the whole package - the slicked dark hair, the pale skin, the red lips, and yep, a body to die for.
Mara is like a less try-hard Dita Von Teese or a contemporary version of Robert Palmer's 'Addicted to Love' girls. She's got style and class, even in a cut-out dress.
So that's 90 per cent of the making of a bona fide film star, right? Now let's just hope she can act...