Dakota Fanning

Would You Wear Clear Shoes Like Dakota Fanning?

Nov/21/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Dakota Fanning Marc Jacobs
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Dakota Fanning has a sense of style that’s generally spot-on. The young fashionista has relationships with a roster of fabulous designers, and looks put together every time she leaves the house — even if she is just going to class.

But sometimes even the chicest stars can make minor mistakes. Case in point: Fanning wore clear pumps to Marc Jacobs’s spring 2012 presentation in New York in September, a move that’s often considered a fashion faux pas. However, given her age — she’s just 17 — and the light color of her dress, it’s not necessarily an awful decision — maybe she can pull it off. Regardless, we want to know what you think of the look.


Dakota Fanning: I'm Learning to Wash Clothes

Nov/14/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Dakota Fanning, Elle FanningMario Sorrenti for W

“Before Somewhere, they asked me if I was Dakota Fanning, because we looked alike,” Elle Fanning recalls in the December issue of W. “I’d say, ‘No, I’m her younger sister.’ And they’d say, ‘Oh, okay.’ But now I think they are starting to realize I’m my own person.”

It’s true: Elle has had quite the year, with a breakout role in Super 8 and a fashion star that’s on the rise. She even met Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld during Paris Haute Couture Week in July on her first-ever trip to the City of Light. “When I found out that I was invited to the Chanel show — that was the loudest I’ve ever screamed in my life,” she says. “That was the best day of my life.”

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Style News Now's Hottest Stories of the Week!

Nov/11/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

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Which of Hollywood’s style stars had readers buzzing this week? Don’t miss our top stories!

–Miranda Kerr hits the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in a $2.5-million bra, as hubby Orlando Bloom looks on. READ IT

Dakota Fanning‘s Marc Jacobs ad is banned in the U.K. — is it too racy? READ IT

Demi Lovato turns her chocolate locks bright red. READ IT

Madonna opens about the bullying she was subjected to in high school. READ IT

–It’s officially the holiday season: Oprah Winfrey reveals her favorite things! READ IT

Dakota Fanning's Marc Jacobs Ad Banned for Being Too Racy

Nov/09/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Dakota Fanning Oh, Lola
Courtesy Marc Jacobs

Dakota Fanning‘s latest role has received a big thumbs-down in the U.K.

The actress’s recent magazine ad for Marc Jacobs’s Oh, Lola! perfume is too suggestive, Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled, and must be pulled immediately, the BBC reports.

The ad in question shows the 17-year-old American actress in a thigh-length dotted dress with an oversize flower-topped bottle of Oh, Lola! resting between her legs.

The U.K.’s Ad Standards Authority determined that “the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child.”

The ASA ruled that the ad was irresponsible, likely to cause “serious offense,” and must not appear again.

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Style News Now's Hottest Headlines of the Week!

Sep/23/2011 at 06:00 PM ET


Which of Hollywood’s style stars had readers buzzing this week? Don’t miss our top stories!

Beyoncé and mom Tina Knowles start London Fashion Week with a bang. READ IT

–Other highlights of LFW include a star-studded Burberry show and an appearance by Pippa Middleton. READ IT

Tom Brady discusses his growing hair — again. READ IT

Dakota Fanning preps for college with a new wardrobe! READ IT

Lady Gaga‘s sis encourages her sibling’s fashion choices. READ IT

Dakota Fanning Is Picking Clothes for College

Sep/21/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Dakota Fanning Oh Lola
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Dakota Fanning just celebrated her move from Los Angeles to New York at her first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but the star is busy tackling an even bigger milestone now: starting her freshman year at NYU.

“Going to college is a bit different than going back to high school,” the new student told PEOPLE recently at a Marc Jacobs bash. “You can kind of wear whatever you want, and I had a uniform in high school.”

But don’t think you’ll catch Dakota, who’s living in a Manhattan apartment instead of the dorms, taking on sloppy student style. “If you ever catch me in sweatpants in class, that’s not good,” joked the star. “I’ve tried not to dress like that.”

However, the former Angeleno did come prepared for the East Coast temperature changes — sans sweatpants. “I knew to bring a lot of coats, and my Hunter rain boots,” she shared. Still, Fanning admitted that shopping for school is intimidating. For instance, “What pencil case do you buy for college?” she asked.

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Amy Winehouse's Style Surfaces at Marc Jacobs's Spring Runway Show

Sep/16/2011 at 03:30 PM ET

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At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, when the final show of New York Fashion Week was set to begin, hundreds of top fashionistas filed into their seats as Sofia Coppola and Dakota Fanning slipped into their spots in the front row. A glimmering gold curtain covered the stage at the 69th Regiment Armory, while a wall of thick wooden beams sprinkled with light bulbs cut down the center of the runway. It was Marc Jacobs time.

“I’ve been to every show [of his] for the last three years,” stylist Brad Goreski told PEOPLE before the lights dimmed. “The choreography is always so amazing, aside from the clothes. It’s a fully realized vision — the hair, the makeup. It sets the direction for everyone else. I’m always happy to have Marc Jacobs on my [clothing] rack.”

Fanning, the face of Jacobs’s latest fragrance, Oh, Lola!, echoed Goreski’s sentiments. “I love that his work is so diverse,” she explained. “He creates everything you see — a piece of clothing or a bag — you automatically know Marc made it. He has such a specific style, but he recreates it in so many different ways.”

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