Finally more outtakes of Dakota’s Lucky Magazine cover shoot have arrived. They are quite small but are gorgeous so, be sure to check them out. Below you can also find Dakota’s interview where she talks about her life and her sister Elle Fanning. Enjoy!
Photoshoots > 2014 Sessions > Set #005
Dakota Fanning is at war with her black Balenciaga buckle-strap ankle boots. “Oh God,” she says, pointing to the Band-Aids covering the telltale signs of abuse. “They killed my feet yesterday. With tights or socks they’re fine, but last night it was so warm that I took my tights off. Living in New York City, you have to wear comfortable shoes—which I’m really terrible at—or you’re not going to survive.” Still, her solution (wearing adhesive strips designed to resemble slabs of bacon) almost makes it worth it. It’s a quirky style statement, perfectly appropriate for a 20-year-old New York University student (which she is), if not necessarily an acclaimed Hollywood actress who could likely commission Alexander Wang himself to make custom bandages for her if she had the inclination.
Fanning has always—well, not from birth, but close—been embraced by the fashion in-crowd. Marc Jacobs cast her in his spring 2007 ad campaign when she was 12, looking like the luckiest little girl ever to raid her mother’s closet. (She was so tiny he had the whole collection custom-sized for her; she still has it today.) She attended her first fashion show (Miu Miu) at age 15 and maintains solid friendships with not only Jacobs (she also appeared in his Oh, Lola! fragrance ads in 2011) but also Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind Rodarte. “Everybody would want to hang out with them,” says Fanning. “They’re so down-to-earth. They’re geniuses, really; I’m always fascinated by their inspirations.”
Given her insider’s vantage point, it’s not a surprise that Fanning gets fashion. But she’s not over-the-top obsessive about it. Right now, ensconced in a window seat at Café Cluny, a cozy spot in the West Village, she’s dressed well but simply: worn-in AG jeans, shiny Stubbs & Wootten black flats and a delicate white button-down shirt from the (inventively titled) brand Shirt by Shirt. Her bag is a quilted maroon Chanel mini, and the slightest coating of mascara is detectable on her doll-like blue eyes. Fanning may be able to rock a one-shouldered, red Roland Mouret jumpsuit, as she did for her Night Moves premiere just two evenings earlier, and know the ins and outs of shopping in London (“Selfridges and Liberty of London are great because everything is right there and it’s easy!”), but it’s believable when she says her everyday style is no-fuss classic. She stocks up on the items she loves—Acne jeans, Current/Elliott T-shirts—partly for convenience (“If you have a pair of jeans you love, why change them?” she wonders) and partly because she claims to be a terrible shopper. “The pressure of trying things on in the store freaks me out,” she admits. “I usually come back with things that don’t fit.” Her most treasured piece of clothing isn’t a designer piece but a T-shirt she got from the hospital gift shop the day her sister Elle was born. “It’s pink with big blue letters and says ‘I’m the Big Sister.’ I was so small and it was so big that it fit me forever. Now it would be like a crop top on me,” she says with a laugh, “which might be in fashion.” Read the rest of this entry »