Style File: Elle Fanning in Miu Miu at Paris Fashion Week

Posted on March 07, 2019

It’s been a boon to us that Paris Fashion Week seems to be slightly more star-studded than usual this season, because usually this time of year there’s almost no celebrities out because they’re all eating carbs post-awards season. But Miss Elle is a fashion trouper and she’s working that Miu Miu like it owes her money. It probably doesn’t because the checks were deposited months ago, but still.


We are completely flabbergasted, discombobulated and nonplussed. One of our longest-standing style rules is that redheads should avoid oranges and blondes need to stay away from yellows. Otherwise, they tend to look like food-themed fashion dolls. And yet, here’s the palest blondest celebrity female we can think of absolutely slaying this butter dress without looking like Strawberry Shortcake’s cousin Lemon Chiffon.

We expect vigorous pushback on this not least of which because a ruffled plunging neckline with a bow at the bottom is a lot to ask. But we’re charmed by the dandelion print (and wondering why you don’t see more of them, come to think of it) and can’t help feeling that this is an example of a much more important style dictum: Every pot has its lid. She’s just the right lady for this dress.


This one’s fun and sophisticated. It also makes a nice change of pace from the kind of Marcia Brady tweeness the house tends to impose on her with strict regularity. She’s getting older and the girly retro looks are probably not as appealing to her – of they ever were. We think the skirt feels a little unresolved, but we love the idea of her taking her retro style from the early ’70s to the disco-ready late ’70s. It really works for her.




Style Credits:
– Miu Miu Floral-embroidered Dress with Plunging Neckline and  Ruffle Detail
– Miu Miu One-shoulder Striped Dress with Crystal Embellishment

Styled by Samantha McMillen | Hair by Jenda | Makeup by Kate Synnott

[Photo Credit: Miu Miu]

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