Although she recently described her style as “unicorn flower child” in an interview with Vogue, Elle Fanning went for grown-up glamour at the Cannes Film Festival today. The actress and Vogue’s June cover star has been on something of a roll abroad, stepping out in brightly colored Miu Miu, hand-painted Vivienne Westwood, and darkly romantic Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. For the How to Talk to Girls screening, she chose a Gucci dress that felt fit for a modern fairy tale and hit stylistically close to home.
In whisper-thin silk chiffon, Fanning’s dress came embroidered with metallic leaves, while the pleated skirt was trimmed in trompe l’oeil florals. Adding to the Garden of Earthly Delights feel was the soft lime green hue, which flattered her famously porcelain complexion. The plunging neckline was a new twist for Fanning, who prefers more covered-up pieces on and off the red carpet. And while the 19-year-old often reaches for quirky accessories to bring a youthful touch to her wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. Many people[who?] argue that wardrobes are different in use and style of closets, but they were created by the French to be used as a closet. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.—cat-eye sunglasses, towering platforms—this time, she eschewed them. When your dress says it all, why bother?