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Kirsten Dunst: I'm Learning to Dress My Age

10/21/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Kirsten Dunst: Melancholia and Shopping
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She may be known for crater-deep dimples and alabaster skin, but Kirsten Dunst says she’s all grown up.

“I’m currently cleaning out my closet of childish dresses,” the Melancholia actress explains in the winter issue of T Magazine. “I want to start dressing like I’m 30. Some of the things I have are like, ‘I can’t wear this anymore, it’s not cute.’”

Items on the star’s shopping list include basics from A.P.C. and Balenciaga, which she stocked up on after a self-imposed shopping hiatus. “I didn’t shop for a long time,” she confesses, “People bother you.” Not on the agenda? Trendy items and New York-sourced vintage, which she dubs “too expensive.”

However, like most women, Dunst is a sucker for sartorial romance. “I like it when I do a photo shoot and it’s a fantasy of something,” she says. “You can dress me up.”

For the full interview and a portfolio of retro-style Terry Richardson images of the star, visit nytimes.com.

 –Justine Harman

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Sus on

I think this is absurd she is so young, she should say this when she turns 50, looks at older actresses they dress young, you can dress age appropriate and still be youthful, she is ageing herself, not dressing age appropriate. She is so boring.

mrsw on

Good for her. I am a little sad when I see some Hollywood person , in their forties or more, who dress like they are half their age. I see someone, like Heidi Klum, with a dress or skirt on that barely comes down to there and I cringe. It just looks beyond inappropriate. This is always a matter of just because you can, should you? I think the classics rather then trends always work well and the women in them look amazing. Common sense in Hollywood is rare to find. Go for it Kirsten.

Stella on

Perhaps she might also learn how to speak like a thirty year-old.

Magaly Ayala Vildoso on

I liked Kirsten Dunst since Interview With A Vampire in the 90s. Her best films were Bring It On and Crazy Beautiful. She dressed well and youthful in the 00s. She doesn’t need to change much, but as a woman in her 50s, born in 1954, I understand. I was born same day as Christie Brinkley, who I emulate, and thanks to following my Daughter Alana, who is 35, I dress decent for my age. Kirsten should emulate all the older stars and news women and celebs. People like Demi Moore and Ashley Judd and Tv’s Kelly Ripa.

Liz on

She has always dressed in really unattractive clothes. Either she needs a stylist or needs a new one. She has been improving lately tho.

Nichole on

Amy Hale…can you make any more of an ageist comment? Look at Helen Mirren…the woman is very attractive and sported a red bikini to boot. Obviously, to you, older women should just hang it up after a certain age. Believe me, it doesn’t matter what age women achieve, they want to feel attractive to those that they’re attracted to. And, by the way, men DO look at women over 60. I know couples that didn’t meet until their 60s and they’re still going strong…in all senses of the word.

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Debbe on

I don’t know, 30 is not near old yet, and I was very petite and little at 30 so I still wore the teeny bop clothes just because I could fit in them and looked younger than my age and also, because I liked the clothes. How we carry ourselves should be much more important than if we like a cute young outfit….I love being girly and want to wear what I want and not let a number determine that for me.

kel on

there is no hard and fast rules on how to dress come a certain age. come on people when it comes down to it clothes are nice but they really mean nothing!

Raven on

that is the best i’ve ever seen her look. stunning. keep it up, Kirsten.

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