Elle Fanning wore a pink vintage John Galliano dress to her high school prom.
The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star has been a formidable force on the red carpet since a young age, and in a new interview for InStyle magazine, noted that she was determined to make a style statement at the annual formal dances she attended as a teenager.
“The first prom was in ninth grade. I wore a white Ralph Lauren dress that we found at the mall. It was long and flowy with a V-neck tank,” she recalled to the publication. “For the second prom, I went to The Paper Bag Princess (in Los Angeles) and got a vintage bias-cut pink John Galliano dress.”
Despite her high-fashion look, Elle confessed that she’s not worn the gown since.
“I should wear it to a red carpet. You know, I’ve always just been interested in fashion. I love dressing up and playing characters,” the 21-year-old shared.
The star, who is the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, went on to explain that she learned how to express herself through fashion while she was promoting Maleficent back in 2014, when she was just 16.
“That was a very important moment because it involved a huge press tour. That’s when I learned how to express myself through clothes,” she commented.
Elsewhere in the interview, Elle opened up about her surprise appearance on the catwalk at Miu Miu’s 80s-inspired fall 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week last year.
The blonde beauty, who has served as a muse for the Italian fashion house alongside her sibling, hit the runway with bouffant hair and grungy make-up alongside models such as Georgia May Jagger, Adwoa Aboah and Kaia Gerber.
“That was crazy!” Elle exclaimed. “I was so nervous. It wasn’t a planned thing. I was attending anyway, and then Mrs. Prada had that idea. Her team said, ‘You’re starting the show, so you have to be very serious.’ I tried to keep a straight face.”
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