This month, we didn’t have to look very far to find our girl of the month. Following in her big sister Dakota Fanning’s fashionable footsteps, Elle has emerged as a red carpet regular and has been spotted numerous times over the past few months enviably clad in designer duds. The precocious protégé seems destined for stardom, and while her performance in Sofia Coppola’s new flick, Somewhere, is already generating major buzz, it’s her sartorial panache that is getting her noticed. The young starlet’s sophisticated fashion sense seems to strike the perfect balance between fashion-forward and age-appropriate, which considering she is only 12 years old is pretty impressive.
The fashion ingénue stepped out in head-to-toe Rodarte at the New York premiere of Somewhere, deftly pairing a tan suede gold leather embossed dress with white see-through socks and a pair of sky-high Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte heels. For the LA premiere of the flick, Elle looked very sophisticated in a black long-sleeved Valentino sheath with an adorable bow front detail. Her braided hairstyle and Valentino sparkly bow shoes were the perfect complements to her grown-up gown and made the look feel young and fresh.
The budding fashion star seems to have a penchant for Valentino and donned another gown by the designer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2nd Annual Governors Awards in LA earlier this month. Although this time, the dress was a strapless voluminous number from the 2011 Resort Collection, complete with delicate floral appliqué detailing—the perfect choice for the pint-sized actress. Fanning surprised all fashion revelers when she showed up at the 17th Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Event clad in a fluffy organza Marchesa frock with a beaded neckline. The first person to wear a look from the designer’s spring ’11 collection, the young style maven proved she has major fashion chops and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this effervescent young actress.