How Elle Fanning Keeps It Fresh on the Red Carpet

Laura Tolentino

Elle Fanning makes an impression whenever she walks the red carpet, often donning vintage designer gowns or daring floral patterns from leading fashion houses to keep things exciting and relevant for herself and her young Hollywood actor fans alike. Check out all the ways this young Hollywood actress keeps it fresh!

At Cannes’ 2019 premiere of Les Miserables, actress Eva Longoria stunned in a striking peach pink silk Gucci gown featuring structured shoulders and long cape. Her glam team completed her look by accessorizing with delicate Chanel jewelry and barely-there makeup.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen was an iconic British fashion designer renowned for creating innovative pieces. Starting his career at Givenchy before leaving in 2001 to focus on his eponymous label and dramatic runway shows with bold style statements.

McQueen often used themes of violence and grotesqueness in his designs. His gowns often resemble coats or even ship’s hulls. Now his work can be found at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McQueen’s collection has become more refined and sophisticated over time. His dresses are timeless yet modern; featuring sleek lines, intricate details, beaded embroidery, feathers, or even deer antlers – often both. McQueen was an interesting character with many layers to his personality – having experienced both poverty and sexual abuse as a child before later going on to become gay and having his paintings shown at various London galleries.

Elle Fanning made waves this year when she wore two Alexander McQueen ensembles: for the screening of How to Talk to Girls at Parties she donned a custom Vivienne Westwood gown which took over 300 hours of work; its strapless gown boasted a hand-painted train with pink unicorn and shooting star designs featuring her name on them.

Fanning attended the premiere of her movie Lady Bird wearing a custom blush Armani Prive gown, complete with Paris net and silver bugle beads, diamond earrings from Chopard and three-tier diamond bracelet from them both completing her look with rose-colored lips and undone waves from Fanning’s glam team.

Armani Prive

Elle Fanning has always embodied royal beauty. From her role as Princess Aurora in Maleficient to portraying Catherine the Great on Hulu’s The Great, Elle Fanning has never failed to amaze red-carpet audiences with her timeless red-carpet presence and custom couture dresses that recall old Hollywood glamour. Additionally, Elle can often be found donning daring silhouettes and bold prints without deviating too far from her signature pastel colors and princessy gowns.

At a 2023 Cannes Film Festival event, Fanning made her presence felt in an exquisite blush Armani Prive couture gown designed exclusively for her by Armani itself. The floor-length design featured pale pink tulle, Paris net and silver bugle beads embroidered with crystal embroidery along the strapless bodice of this floor-length design crafted by Armani Prive couture. For added princess flair she completed the ensemble with Cartier jewelry, minimal makeup application, and a classic ballerina bun to complete her princess moment.

Fanning then chose an eye-catching floral print gown that combined both edge and femininity, made up of pastel pink hued layers of tulle skirt, sheer ruffled sleeves, floral embroidery reminiscent of 1950s fashion and floral embroidery details as an ode to 1950s elegance. She wore this look for Chopard Trophee Dinner together with her sister.

Fanning has also been seen wearing other textures gowns, like this blush pink Prada dress inspired by Edgar Degas’ ballet artwork. She paired it with delicate Chanel jewelry and minimal makeup for an elegant outing.

At the conclusion of her Cannes trip, Fanning looked stunning in a shimmering metallic gown designed by Paco Rabanne with dagger-like fringe and snowflake-shaped bra cups – both nods to this year’s theme of snowflakes! To complete her look she accessorised it with open-toed heels and a matching metallic Cartier purse.


Elle Fanning has made her mark since birth when it comes to style. From attending fashion shows and appearing in campaigns for brands like Miu Miu and Tiffany & Co, to being named as Paco Rabanne’s Fame fragrance face and Cartier jewelry ambassador – Elle has proven herself time after time as someone with impeccable taste.

Starr has worn couture since her first red carpet appearance in 2001, often opting for feminine, romantic dresses with a touch of edge like this Valentino floral number designed to look like Sleeping Beauty awakening in a garden. She accessorized it with Chopard diamond earrings and pink tourmaline rings from Chopard as well as adding white silk scarf and polished waves for an alluring finish.

As Cannes Film Festival began, Elle Fanning revived her love for vintage with custom and couture looks. To begin the festival off right, Fanning began wearing stunning peach silk Gucci dresses which featured vintage-inspired silhouettes such as structured shoulders with long capes and plunging necklines and floral embroidery in purple, ivory and rose hues embroidered onto them. Fanning completed her look by layering black leather chokers and gold necklaces for an exquisite ensemble.

As Fanning attended Alexander McQueen Paris runway show earlier in 2018, she made use of their brand to design a custom pink lace and silk corset outfitted with crystal-lined bodice and blush pink tulle skirt, she felt it perfectly represented Catherine in The Great’s Russian Empress wardrobe. Completing her look were Miu Miu crystal mules, flag earrings and red lip.


Valentino was an Italian fashion designer who started his career in Paris despite its hostile environment toward foreigners. He quickly rose to fame due to his leather designs adorned with prints or embroidery; many dresses also included pleating like silk material; using innovative techniques like pleating it like silk pleats; cutting into strips to form basket patterns and pleating again for basket weaving patterns; using various materials like metal and fur in his designs for unique creations.

Valentino was known for his innovative designs that combined innovation and technique, from pastel hues to black and white shades. Not content to limit his talent to haute couture alone, Valentino also designed ready-to-wear collections and accessories; his bold and daring styles earned him many devoted admirers over time.

Elle Fanning is an avid supporter of Valentino, wearing pieces from their couture, ready-to-wear and fragrance lines over time. Additionally, Elle has appeared at numerous fashion shows where Valentino products were showcased – as well as collaborated with them multiple times on several projects.

Fanning made her most recent public appearance wearing an elegant blue Elie Saab off-the-shoulder gown featuring Salvador Dali’s painting “Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening”. To complete her ensemble, Fanning added white open-toe heels and an elaborate flower hair comb.

Valentino is now owned by Qatar Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund from Qatar. This purchase marks a pivot away from traditional oil and gas investments into luxury retailing; with Pierpaolo Piccioli continuing his successful haute couture and ready-to-wear collections as creative director of Valentino.

Miu Miu

Miu Miu is an Italian women’s high fashion clothing, footwear, handbag and accessory brand owned and managed by Prada and headed by Miuccia Prada. The brand is well known for its distinct designs and use of materials, which create a seamless blend of contradictory elements into classic and contemporary styles with vibrant colors and quirky details that add an element of surprise in each collection.

Miu Miu design ethos centers around an empowered feminine spirit. The brand’s strength varies between nave spirit and iridescent subversion, and glamour details reflect modern women’s desire to experiment, join together, and experiment further. Miu Miu is known for its feminine charm and sensual allure which appeals to a wide array of customers.

Miu Miu has built a distinct brand image through innovative marketing strategies that go beyond its unique designs, such as collaborations with prominent talents and maisons, exclusive collections and its distinctive visual identity that draws from different cultures and historic references – these enable it to distinguish itself from competitors while drawing fashion enthusiasts worldwide into its fold.

Miuccia Prada and her team showcase their creative genius through advertising campaigns featuring young Hollywood celebrities like Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld and Lindsey Wixson – as well as using social media and interactive digital elements to elevate customer experience.

Miu Miu has used social media to launch an exciting special project dubbed “Miu Miu Selects.” Guests are able to choose pieces from Miu Miu’s latest collections and have them signed by guest curators before having them sold at Miu Miu stores for a limited time period – this initiative aimed at engaging a younger demographic while showing the versatility of Miu Miu products.