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Elle Fanning's Sheer-Stomach Dress Is the Latest Crop Top Variation - Are You Loving It?

Mar/13/2014 at 10:54 AM ET

Elle Fanning Wes Gordon dress: Alexandra Wyman/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter

We love that Elle Fanning takes fashion risks. (Remember this tie-dye gown or her “flatform” kick?) And of course, when you’re 15, anything goes. The actress proved that Wednesday at The Hollywood Reporter‘s 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon in one of the most unique designs we’ve seen in a long time: a silk Wes Gordon sheath dress featuring a band of tulle around the stomach and on the skirt. Basically, she wore a high-fashion bikini, and we’re fascinated by this new style development.

Now how exactly does one classify this look? It’s definitely a cousin to the crop top. (Somewhere, a Kardashian is reading and having this dress shipped overnight.) And since midriff-baring is a huge trend, we’re curious to see if stars follow suit with see-through stomach styles.

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Fanning supported her stylist Samantha McMillen (who also styles Evan Rachel Wood and Johnny Depp) at the annual luncheon. The young star has definitely become someone to watch on the fashion scene, between her front row seats at designer shows in Paris and glamorous ad campaigns. Catch some photos below, and tell us: What do you think of Fanning’s look?
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Miu Miu's Latest Ads Star Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen - and Lupita Nyong'o In Her First-Ever Fashion Campaign!

Jan/10/2014 at 12:32 PM ET

Clearly we weren’t the only ones to sit up and take notice of Lupita Nyong’o’s style when she burst onto the scene last fall. The 12 Years a Slave actress has made a meteoric rise in the fashion world — first landing a stunning editorial photo in Vogue, and now landing a spot in Miu Miu’s spring/summer ad campaign.

Lupita Nyong'o Miu Miu adCourtesy Miu Miu

The actress joins other emerging young actresses including Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Bella Heathcote (not pictured) for the fun, retro-feeling ads shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. It’s fun to see Nyong’o in a totally unexpected outfit — while she’s most likely to wear sleek, streamlined sheaths and matching delicate shoes on the red carpet, in her ad, she’s decked out in a beaded bustier top, pink tights and some serious platform sandals. And we’re not surprised she wears it so well; after all, one of the first dresses she wore that caught our eye was a lovely bird print Miu Miu dress.

Elle Fanning Miu Miu adCourtesy Miu Miu

Fanning (above) appears to be more in her comfort zone in the ads, wearing a high-neck tulip print frock, textured yellow tights and red ankle-strap heels. The youngest Fanning sister hams it up, allowing plenty of her silly disposition to shine through — after all, she is only 15.

Elizabeth Olsen Miu Miu adCourtesy Miu Miu

And Olsen, 24, channels her inner ’70s diva for her ad, showing off pin-straight strands, lace-up boots over red socks, a covetable handbag and a palapable sense of ennui. “The actresses’ poses, full of personality, convey their diverse points of view, effortlessly translating the new spirit of the Miu Miu woman,” the company says in a statement.

What do you think of the ads? Whose is your favorite? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

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What We're Clicking: Selena Gomez On The Time She Lost Her Mani V-Card, Plus: Snooki Smells Trouble, and More!

Aug/30/2013 at 07:41 PM ET

–Selena Gomez discusses the time she lost her manicure V-card in this behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot for her latest Nicole by OPI nail polish collection. [YouTube]

–This is the way the ‘Snooki’ crumbles, apparently: The reality star is livid right now. She’s suing a perfume company in New Jersey for allegedly ripping off her eponymous fragrance line with a similar-smelling scent called “Snazzy.” [TMZ]

Pharrell Williams is designing a line of enormous sunglasses for Moncler that cover up so much of your face, the only place you’re likely to get lucky wearing them is at a welding conference. [Complex]

–Move over Jo Calderone, there’s a new male alter ego in town! It appears that Tyra Banks is adding another dude to the mix. [Instagram]

–What’s more doe-eyed: Elle Fanning on the cover of Australia’s Miss Vogue, or the image of Bambi on the Givenchy sweatshirt that she’s wearing? [Fashionista]

Holy Headbands, Hollywood! Four Ways to Wear This Very Right-Now Accessory

Apr/23/2013 at 02:59 PM ET

Drew Barrymore blonder hairWireimage; Filmmagic; Getty; Invision/AP

Q: What’s super-adorable, takes almost no effort and can cost as little as zero dollars?
A: Adding a headband to your hair, as seen on these stars.

We love an elaborate braid as much as the next girl, but sometimes you want to get a “done” look in under a minute. That’s why we’re digging these four very different looks.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on even more awesome star hair looks here!

Prices of these headpieces range from $498 (Elle Fanning’s Jennifer Behr “Delicate Vine” circlet) to “free if you just got a present” (Kirsten Dunst‘s black satin ribbon).

And we also love how uniquely each star has styled her look, from Fanning’s tiara-like crown, to Kelly Osbourne’s studded headband to give her updo a little more edge, to Katy Perry‘s traditional placement or her floral number, to Dunst weaving hers right behind her bangs for a schoolgirl style.

But the best part of all: This look works with nearly any hair length or texture, meaning there’s no excuse for you not to give it a shot tomorrow. Tell us: Which headband are you most likely to wear?

–Alex Apatoff

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Hollywood's Hippy Chicks: Michelle Williams, Dianna Agron and More Dare to Wear Exaggerated-Hip Dresses

Apr/23/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Dresses with big hipsFilmmagic, Getty (2), AKM-GSI, Splash News Online

There’s been a lot of volume on the red carpet lately — and we’re not talking about hair. Some of Hollywood’s most stylish are bringing their fashion A-game (and taking a major risk) with sculptural-hip dresses.

Sophia Bush and Michelle Williams both recently stepped out in frocks by Katie Ermilio with sharp definition at the hips. Dianna Agron’s belted, red structured Louis Vuitton dress is both feminine and fashion-forward — we’d love to borrow it for an upcoming bridal shower.

Elle Fanning combined her ethereal looks with her style-setting instincts in a whimsical Lanvin gown with a voluminous skirt and black sash. And Emma Roberts styled her bell-shaped Honor skirt with a white blouse from the N.Y.C. based label.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more star style here!
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The One Item of Clothing Elle Fanning Refuses to Wear

Feb/12/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Elle Fanning NY Mag CoverCourtesy New York Magazine

We’ve seen Elle Fanning rock everything from a ’70s-inspired purple pantsuit to a velvet Pilgrim-style dress, but there is something you will never spot the star in: skinny jeans.

“For a long time, I refused to wear jeans. I liked high-waisted pants, but jeans made me feel like I wasn’t being unique,” Fanning says in the latest issue of New York Magazine.

The 14-year-old has since lifted her ban on denim — though skinnies still have no place in her closet. “Even now, I won’t wear the skinny-jeans style, because most people wear those. They have to be baggier, boyfriend-looking, or sort of like a mom jean.”

And just like with her style, Fanning likes to experiment in the beauty department, too. Inspired by Chanel’s recent resort show, she gave pink eyeshadow a shot. (What, like you didn’t base your makeup off the Chanel runway when you were in eighth grade?)

“The models had on different pastel wigs, and I wanted to do my take on a ’60s eye, but with pink,” she explains. Watch out Kiernan Shipka, Fanning is gunning for your Most Precocious Tween title.

Tell us: Were you as style-savvy as Fanning at her age?

–Jennifer Cress

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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Jeweled Necklines, Floral Prints and Slashed Styles

Jan/12/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Jennifer AnistonJason Merritt/Getty; AP (2)

This week’s People’s Choice Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards offered stars lots of choices (ha!) in the fashion department — chances to experiment with prints, designers, trends and more. Overall, we liked what we saw … and think we’ll be seeing lots more of two specific trends as red carpet season rolls on. Let’s get to the lowdown:

Up: Eye-catching embellished necklines. We’re not talking Jessica McClintock prom-style here, thankfully, but several stars — including Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Naomi Watts — showed up to this week’s awards shows in otherwise classic gowns that boasted beautiful, sparkly beading up top. And since red carpets always seem to attract major bling, we expect to see more gowns of this style in the high-fashion weeks ahead.

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