Dakota Fanning is star-spangled at the Save The Children Illumination Gala

Posted on October 26, 2016

Dakota Fanning attends the 2016 Save The Children Illumination Gala at The Plaza in New York City.

 

We’re a little torn, you guys.

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On the one hand, whenever a Fanning wears something black with bright colorful accents, our hearts leap for joy, because if there’s one thing we’ve learned in our many decades of blogging, it’s that a Fanning never wears colors nearly as much as she should.

(Caution: Blogger may be prone to fanciful language and histrionic exaggerations.)

On the other hand, it’s kind of a nothing dress, design-wise. We realize that’s perhaps an odd thing to say about a dress festooned with giant fuchsia and yellow stars, but if you take away that one element, there’s almost nothing underneath it. You might say, “But T Lo, the stars are the design.” And you would be right. Also, as we noted, it’s bold and bright, which means it checks off most of the boxes we require in order to like a Fanning ensemble. But it’s really not setting us aflame the way it should be.

We think we’re just over the Wonder Womaning of high fashion lately. The star motif is getting more than a bit played out. And in this instance, we think we’re probably having a negative reaction because the effect is whimsically juvenile, but it’s literally layered over a sheer mini-dress with a plunging neckline. We’re all for juxtapositions, but that one may be asking a bit too much.

Still, it’s better than some pale, bleached out schmatta, which is how she usually tends to go.

Style Credits:
Elie Saab Sheer Star-Embellished Dress with Belt from the Spring 2016 Collection

[Photo Credit: Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com, IMAXTree]

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