The Girl With The Most Stylish Outfit: Rooney Mara is effortlessly chic at the AFI Awards

She has won rave reviews for her role of edgy computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the latest film adaptation of The Film With The Dragon Tattoo.

But it seems Rooney Mara is also a winner in the fashion stakes, arriving at today's AFI Awards in Beverly Hills looking effortlessly chic in a gold and black sleeveless top, skirt and belt by Lanvin.

Her dark hair, which for the film, starring Daniel Craig, was teased into a geometric punky style, looked a little softer with an updo and fringe.

In fashion: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star, Rooney Mara
In fashion: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star, Rooney Mara and actress Chloe Moretz

In fashion: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star, Rooney Mara looked effortlessly chic in a black flared skirt and sleeveless gold top at today's AFI awards in Beverly Hills

The 26-year-old star looked happy and relaxed as she posed with the film's director David Fincher and rubbed shoulders with a slew of stars out to promote their movies at the beginning of award season.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was one of several films honoured by the AFI for excellence at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

George Clooney's The Descendants is among the big-screen honorees, which also include Moneyball, Bridesmaids, J. Edgar, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Help.

Star of the show: Rooney looked happy and relaxed as she rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest names at tonight's event

Star of the show: Rooney looked happy and relaxed as she rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest names at tonight's event

How low can you go? Claire Danes added a hint of sexy to the AFI Awards in Beverly Hills this afternoon
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How low can you go? Claire Danes added a hint of sexy to the AFI Awards in Beverly Hills this afternoon

Romeo reunited: Former co-stars Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio have a chat in a break from the ceremony

Romeo reunited: Former co-stars Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio have a chat in a break from the ceremony

However, Rooney faced some stiff competition from some of the other ladies at the event, with Claire Danes taking the plunge in a white dress with black belt.

The actress – who is likely to win an award at Sunday’s Golden Globes for her performance as a CIA agent in the Showtime TV drama series, Homeland, looked stunning in a monochrome ensemble which plunged down to her stomach.

The blonde teamed her outfit with a pair of navy blue pointy heels, and displayed only minimal accessories in the form of two rings and small earrings.

Close co-stars: The Help actresses Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain wear black lace plus monochrome

Close co-stars: The Help actresses Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain wear black lace plus monochrome

Jig of delight: Up and coming star Jessica Chastain looked thrilled at her film's award tonight
Jig of delight: Up and coming star Jessica Chastain looked thrilled at her film's award tonight

Jig of delight: Up and coming star Jessica Chastain looked thrilled at her film's award tonight

Happy to be here! Jessica and Octavia strike a pose with Sir Ben Kingsley

Happy to be here! Jessica and Octavia strike a pose with Sir Ben Kingsley

At one point, she was spotted chatting to her Romeo & Juliet co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in a break in proceedings.

The actress was given some serious competition in the form of The Help star Jessica Chastain, 30, who donned black and white for the occasion.

The redhead screen star donned a relatively high neck collaboration of a black vest with see-through panelling and a full-zip front skirt reminiscent of a Chanel design.

She joined The Help co-star Octavia Spencer who wore a black lace and gold dress.

He's a happy man: Critics Choice winner George Clooney also showed up looking suited and booted

He's a happy man: Critics Choice winner George Clooney also showed up looking suited and booted

Leading ladies: George posed alongside his Descendants co-stars Judy Greer and Shailene Woodley at the bash

Leading ladies: George posed alongside his Descendants co-stars Judy Greer and Shailene Woodley at the bash

Stars of the show:The Descendants actresses Shailene Woodley and Judy Greer both have the white stuff in pretty dresses
Stars of the show:The Descendants actresses Shailene Woodley and Judy Greer both have the white stuff in pretty dresses

Stars of the show:The Descendants actresses Shailene Woodley and Judy Greer both have the white stuff in pretty dresses

The ladies happily rubbed shoulders with a dapper looking George Clooney who was fresh from winning the Critics Choice Best Actor Award for his role as a struggling father in The Descendants.

He posed alongside two of his female co-stars from the film, tipped to be in the running for the Best Picture Oscar.

Judy Greer and up and coming actress Shailene Woodley both looked pretty in lacy white dresses as they sat next to each other.

Leonardo DiCaprio was also at the bash in Los Angeles, California

Dapper in grey: Leonardo DiCaprio was also at the bash in Los Angeles, California

Hollywood big hitters: Clint Eastwood poses with Steven Spielberg, while Leonardo DiCaprio chats to the J Edgar director
Hollywood big hitters: Clint Eastwood poses with Steven Spielberg, while Leonardo DiCaprio chats to the J Edgar director

Hollywood big hitters: Clint Eastwood poses with Steven Spielberg, while Leonardo DiCaprio chats to the J Edgar director

Boy in blue: Brad Pitt stood out in a blue suit as he chatted to the director

Boy in blue: Brad Pitt stood out in a blue suit as he chatted to the director

Other big Hollywood hitters included Leonardo DiCaprio who looked dapper in a grey suit, along with Clint EastWood who directed him in biopic J Edgar.

Brad Pitt looked a lot more striking than many of his fellow actors, sporting a bright blue suit and cream shirt.

Steven Spielberg was also in attendance to honour new film War Horse which was one of the movies honoured at the event.

TV stars: Rob Lowe is awarded for his efforts on comedy Parks & Recreation, while Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul promote Breaking Bad
TV stars: Rob Lowe is awarded for his efforts on comedy Parks & Recreation, while Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul promote Breaking Bad

TV stars: Rob Lowe is awarded for his efforts on comedy Parks & Recreation, while Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul promote Breaking Bad

The stars of TV didn't go without recognition however, with Rob Lowe holding up an award for comedy TV series Parks & Recreation and Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul promoting critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad.

Meanwhile The Artist actress Berenice Bejo looked particularly happy, given that her film is a favourite to bag the Best Picture Oscar.

She looked striking in a simple bright orange dress and open toe shoes.

Winning: The Artist actress Berenice Bejo looked striking in a simple bright orange dress and open toe sandals

Winning: The Artist actress Berenice Bejo looked striking in a simple bright orange dress and open toe sandals

She's in fashion: Game of Thrones star Emily Lloyd and Kick Ass actress Chloe Moretz look stylish as they arrive at the event
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She's in fashion: Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Kick Ass actress Chloe Moretz look stylish as they arrive at the event

Elsewhere in the fashion stakes, up and coming actresses Chloe Moretz plumped for an unusual yellow and black ensemble, while Game of Thrones star Emily Lloyd looked stunning in white.

Wendy Murdoch and Bridesmaids actress Wendi McLendon-Covey both opted for sophisticated red dresses.

Ladies in red: Wendy Murdoch and Bridesmaids actress Wendi McLendon-Covey
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Ladies in red: Wendy Murdoch and Bridesmaids actress Wendi McLendon-Covey


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