Elle Fanning first appeared on the red carpet as a toddler alongside her big sister Dakota.
Over her two-decade career in film and television, however, she has grown into a true style star, sporting both subtle and dramatic looks from a range of top designers. Whether she’s making a splash at the Met Gala or commanding the cameras as the youngest jury member in the history of Cannes Film Festival, Fanning often looks straight out of a fairy tale in colorful prints and voluminous gowns.
In honor of her birthday, we’ve rounded up photos of Fanning’s striking style, from budding child star to haute couture fashionista.
American actress, singer, and Songbird star Sofia Carson is no stranger to making a grand entrance, typically working with her stylist Nicolas Bru to showcase the most jaw-dropping couture creations from designers like Giambattista Valli and Prada on the red carpet. Carson didn't hold back for her appearance on American Idol season 19, when she joined the top nine contestants on stage to lead them in a performance of "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin.
Update: On May 3 — the first Monday in May — Vogue revealed the hosts for the 2021 Met Gala, as well as the official dress code for the evening, which is American Independence. Find out everything we know about this year’s event, below. This story was originally published on April 9, 2021. It’s been just over a year since it was first reported that the 2020 Met Gala would be postponed due to the pandemic. Two months later, Vogue made the official announcement that fashion’s biggest night would be canceled completely. Though the About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition opened later in the year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, no pink carpet was rolled out to celebrate it, nor did Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Zendaya, or any of the other stars who frequent the Met Gala, show up in fashion fit for the occasion. According to Page Six, though, the 2021 soirée won’t meet the same fate. On Thursday, the publication reported that this year’s Met Gala will take place, and no, it won’t exist only on Instagram like this year’s award shows. That said, it won’t be on the first Monday in May as we’ve grown to expect, either. Instead, the benefit, which raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and is known in the industry as the “Oscars of Fashion,” will take place during New York Fashion Week in September. Ahead, everything we know (so far) about the 2021 Met Gala. When will the 2021 Met Gala take place? The gala will take place on September 13, 2021. According to Page Six, the date was changed in the hopes that, with the current vaccine rollout, it will be safe to gather by then. Whether or not that will turn out to be true is yet to be determined. Furthermore, the date apparently could not be held on the first Monday in September due to the fact that it’s Labor Day, and national holidays trump even Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Who will host the 2021 Met Gala? On May 3, Vogue confirmed the rumors about Inauguration Day poet Amanda Gorman hosting the 2021 Met Gala. That, and they filled out the rest of the event’s open seats, naming actor Timothée Chalamet, singer Billie Eilish, and tennis star Naomi Osaka as the poet’s co-hosts. CFDA chairman Tom Ford, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri, and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour will be the evening’s honorary chairs. According to Vogue, each of the four co-hosts embodies American individualism. “They may approach the concept differently,” says Monday’s announcement, “but their shared passion for expressing themselves through clothing connects with the exhibition’s theme.” What will the 2021 Met Gala theme be? According to Vogue, the 2021 Costume Institute exhibit will combine with the one for 2022, thus creating a two-part fashion display. The theme for the 24-month show? American fashion. Opening on September 18, 2021, the first half of the exhibition, titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” will be held in Anna Wintour’s Costume Center and focus on fashion’s ability to tell stories through time. According to Andrew Bolton, Costume Institute’s curator, the Costume Center will be transformed into an “imaginary house” for the exhibit, which will run until September 5, 2022. The second half of the show, which opens on May 5, 2022, will also run until September 5, though it will be housed in the American Wing’s period rooms. Titled “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” this display will “address the subject of inclusivity,” with the primary question being, “Who gets to be American?” The show will discuss names that have and have not been left out of this group in the past, and explore why. According to the announcement, the brands on display will include Pyer Moss, LaQuan Smith, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Andre Walker, and Ralph Lauren, among others. Prior to 2020, Met Gala themes included Camp: Notes on Fashion, which saw Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, and Ezra Miller, among others, don fashion at its most over-the-top, in 2019; Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination in 2018, which was unofficially won by Rihanna, when she showed up wearing a Pope costume by Maison Margiela; and Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between in 2017, which featured co-host Katy Perry in custom Maison Martin Margiela, Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli, and Zoë Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Here’s What You Would’ve Seen At The Met GalaAn Ode To The Best Met Gala Bathroom Selfies EverThe Met’s New Fashion Exhibit Is Right On "Time"
See how the LBD went from flapper frock to wardrobe essential. The little black dress may have been introduced by Coco Chanel, but it was Audrey Hepburn who made the garment famous in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. From Hepburn's Givenchy sheath to Queen Bey's embellished mini, the LBD has become the uniform of choice for some of the most iconic women in history. Actress Sophia Loren shows there's no limit to what you can do with a LBD, thanks to this pleated and nautical design that she wore in Cannes.