Elle Fanning

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

Apr/23/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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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.

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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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Five Hair and Makeup Looks We Loved at the Critics' Choice Awards

Jan/11/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

While we were chilling on the couch in our PJs, a host of stars were getting glammed up for the second night in a row, this time for Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles. And while there were a lot of standout gowns, five hair and makeup moves in particular really turned our heads …

Eva Longoria
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Eva Longoria‘s smoky eye. The actress took her everyday look up a notch for Thursday night’s big event, opting for matte skin and a muted lip that allowed her smoky eyes to really pop (seriously, we could see those lashes from space).

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Are 'Pilgrim Shoes' the Next Hot Thing?

Nov/28/2012 at 03:45 PM ET

Lady Gaga, Elle Fanning
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Thanksgiving was almost a week ago, but we spotted a pilgrim in Paraguay the other day. Oh, what’s that? It’s just Lady Gaga? Our bad!

The singer is just one of many stars who have fallen for the latest shoe style: the ‘pilgrim’ shoe. Part loafer — often with a heel — the funky footwear is chunky, colorful and reminds us of old-school ’90s clogs. And not in a good way.

Gaga chose Versace shoes for her day out in Paraguay’s capital, Asunción. But she’s not the first star we’ve seen in the shoes: Elle Fanning has an affinity for the not-so-sleek silhouette, too. The actress selected a purple pair for a recent screening in New York City, pairing them with her fairly basic LBD. (Thankfully she didn’t wear them with this dress.)

We have Marc Jacobs to thank (or, uh, blame) for the trend: the designer included high-heeled buckled loafers in his fall 2012 fashion show, and even wore them while taking a bow. But while we’re certainly thankful for that first Thanksgiving — and for today’s designer looks — we think this is a fad that should stay safely in the past. What do you think? Tell us: Are you a fan of ‘pilgrim’ shoes? 

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What Is Elle Fanning Buying on Ebay?

Oct/17/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Elle FanningFame

While most women consider jeans a wardrobe staple, Elle Fanning’s love affair with denim is a new development.

“I used to refuse to wear jeans and I hated them, and now I am in love with them and I wear them all the time,” the 14-year-old actress told PEOPLE at ELLE’s ‘Women in Hollywood’ event in L.A. on Monday. “It was a change.”

Fanning’s favorite pair didn’t come from her older sister’s closet this time, though — they actually came from ebay!

“I got these vintage ones that are sort of a Marilyn Monroe style,” she said of her now-go-to fall style item.

If she’s not perusing ebay for unique fashion finds, you can probably find the young starlet scanning photos on style.com for outfit inspiration.

“I love looking at all the shows. I look through all the runways and drag out [photos], and I have little folders on my computer with the runway labeled,” she said.

“I’m obsessed with fashion, so I’m super intense!” Tell us: Are you inspired by runway fashion?

–Gabrielle Olya

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Are You Loving Elle Fanning's Patterned Pantsuit?

Oct/09/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Elle FanningAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Several celebs have been forgoing glamorous gowns in favor of sleek pantsuits on the red carpet lately, but none have dared to step out in one as, well, interesting as the version Elle Fanning wore during the Toronto Film Festival.

The 14-year-old chose a ’70s-inspired purple print Miu Miu suit, complete with equally retro shiny emerald-green platforms and a wine-colored button-up. Oh, and she also wore a pink-and-blue checked scarf and oversize brown belt.

It’s nice to see a young star have this much fun with fashion, but it’s hard to get behind her look. An all-over print is tricky to pull off without looking costume-y, especially if you choose a vintage-style silhouette and styling. But we want to know what you think.

Tell us: Are you loving Elle’s patterned pantsuit? Vote in our poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments; your feedback could appear in the December/January issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch.

–Jennifer Cress

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