Elle Fanning in Versace at the Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party

Posted on April 09, 2014

We feel a little bad. We’re always urging the Fanning sisters – especially this Fanning sister – that they need to stop being afraid of color. So what happens? Darlings, you know us. We’ve been down this road before many times.  A starlet does what we ask her to do and …


Elle Fanning attends the Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party at Soho House in West Hollywood, California in a Versace dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps a Brian Atwood clutch.

Versace Fall 2014 Collection

… we don’t much like it.

The dress, the shoes and the bag all look too mature for her, not to mention a little dated. It’s an ensemble that would have looked perfect on Samantha Jones circa 2001. And while we’re happy to see her conquering her fear of color, we don’t get why a pale girl would put on a slinky red dress and virtually no makeup. It just looks half-assed to us. Not that she or any lady is required to wear makeup; just that this kind of dress, paired with her kind of coloring, really calls for at least a little bit more of tint on the lips or something.

We think we’re going to have to be more explicit in our critiques. Elle, sweetie? When we say to embrace color, we mean that you should embrace colors that really work for you. Stick with blues and greens – especially if you don’t want to wear much makeup. Red tones aren’t really your friend, unless we’re talking about something in the pink family, and even then we’d caution you to be a little careful on that front because, well, you’re pink.


[Photo Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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