Elle Fanning in Miu Miu at the SXSW 2019: Not What We Expected

Posted on March 13, 2019

This is not at all what one would normally expect to see under a headline announcing Miss Elle in her go-to brand. You read “Elle Fanning in Miu Miu” and, if you’re the type who cares about such things, you’re going to have some expectations.


This is not the sparkle-twee Marcia Brady drag we’ve come to expect. We usually respond well when someone upends our expectations, but honestly, we can’t figure this look out at all. First, there’s the waist cincher over the frilly blouse. That’s weird enough. Then you move down and, after a minute or two of taking it all in, come to the realization that Miss Girl is wearing PLEATED CARGO PANTS. No, girl. Absolutely not.

We think waist cinchers are dumb in any instance not involving a drag queen, but if you’re going to wear one outside your garment, shouldn’t it, y’know … cinch? Not that we want her to be uncomfortable, but if you’re gonna wear one and do a half-assed lacing job, we have to wonder what the point was. Then again, it’s a waist-cincher with pockets, which is just about the dumbest garment to ever exist.



Style Credits:
– Miu Miu Ensemble from the Pre-Fall 2019 Collection
– Sophia Webster ‘Andie’ Bow Mule in Black Satin

Styled by Samantha McMillen | Hair by Jenda | Makeup by Erin Ayanian Monroe

[Photo Credit: SXSW, Courtesy of Miu Miu, Courtesy of Sophia Webster]

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