Leave it to Elle Fanning to take the fairytale trope literally—and make it all the more aspirational in the process. Last night’s premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil saw the actress turning heads in a Pre-Raphaelite-inspired Gucci dress that honored her onscreen counterpart of Aurora down to the most minute detail, the fashion moment accompanied by fantasy-inducing floral hair.
Fanning’s olive green gown played host to pleats, tucks, ribbons, diamante detailing, and even trompe-l'œil drops of blood that began at hand-level and continued down her flowing skirt—a call-out to the story’s iconic finger prick—but it was the ample florets that inspired her above-neck look, executed by hairstylist Jenda. At the back of Fanning’s softly blown-out blonde hair, branches of pastel blooms were pinned to unexpected and romantic effect, as if Fanning had just awoken from a nap in a field of flowers. A glowy makeup look (blush-bitten cheeks and a touch of metallic shadow at each eye’s inner corner, applied by Erin Ayanian Monroe) finished the look, proving that fairy princess is an aesthetic worth reviving—if only for an evening.
Originally Appeared on Vogue