We initially rejected the idea of featuring these pictures here. “Aren’t we all just a bit Fanning’d out?” we asked the sky. “Didn’t we just put an Elle Fanning editorial up? Do we need a Fanning/Elle followup?”
Dakota Fanning featured in the February 2012 issue of ELLE UK magazine photographed by David Slijper and styled by
Anne-Marie Curtis. Hair by Ali Pirzadeh. Makeup by Sally Branka.
But then we worried that by ignoring Dakota in favor of little Elle, we would be driving a wedge between the two sisters that could only end in tears and deceit someday. Possibly even murder. We couldn’t take that chance, darlings. Besides, she looks pretty fierce. She’s always been old for her years and she’s better than most young ladies her age at pulling off a sort of knowing world-weariness without making it look too much like an act.
On her age:
“I feel like I’ve lived a long time, but then I realize, ‘Oh, I’m actually only 17.’ I don’t think there should be an age limit on an interest, do you know what I mean?”
On her physical appearance:
“People are always talking about this person who looks great and that person who doesn’t. It’s there, if you let it in. I let it in to an extent. I just don’t let it affect the choices I make.”
On her sister Elle:
“She is incredibly free-spirited and totally wears her heart on her sleeve, you know exactly what she is thinking by taking one look at her. She’s just incredibly… I don’t know, I wish I could be more like her sometimes.”
Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Caitlin Lomax (IMG)
Miu Miu Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Fei Fei Sun (ELITE)
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Maud Welzen
Jonathan Saunders Spring 2012 Collection/Model: So Young Kang