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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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marco on

Dress like any age as long as it looks good..

Barbara on

I think she looks lovely in this picture.

“At 60, you’re Grandma, and nothing a man would check out anyway.
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Me on

Good for you !

julie on

What we can see is that you’re learning pretty fast. Shoots of you show increasing elegance, beauty and style.Congrats

Rachel on

Age is just a number. Your only as old as you feel. I ve seen some 50 yr olds looking better than some 20 yr olds… I am in my 20s and like I said age is just a number….

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