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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
Courtesy Coty

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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Elle Fanning Models for Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jul/21/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs
Courtesy Marc by Marc Jacobs

Looks like Elle Fanning admires her sister in more ways than one! In addition to following in big sis Dakota’s footsteps by becoming an actress, the Super 8 star is taking her sibling’s lead on another aspect of her career — as a fashion model. Just like Dakota, who is the current face of Marc Jacobs’s latest scent, Oh, Lola, Elle is set to show off her fashionable side as the face of the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall ad campaign. According to, the fashion-forward star, who credits Alexa Chung and Marilyn Monroe as her style icons, was recently shot by photographer Juergen Teller. And at just 13 years old, it looks like she may have caught a premature case of fashion fever: the budding fashionista has already been to her first Parisian runway show and while there, spent time posing for photos with famed Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. Tell us: What do you think of Elle’s first Marc by Marc Jacobs ads? –Kim Peiffer

Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs
Courtesy Marc by Marc Jacobs



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