Totally Average Teen Elle Fanning Loves Dressing Up For Bar Mitzvahs


Elle Fanning totally rules. The girl has enviable red carpet style, but she also has a genuine appreciation for fashion.

Marie Claire‘s July issue has a stunning spread featuring the 13-year-old star, as well as an adorable accompanying interview. She wears Dior and Lanvin with ease, alternately looking like a china doll and a lady. The photos are gorgeous, but we really love what she has to say. Did you know Alexa Chung is her style icon? Because she is. Makes sense, given this:

“I love clothes. I always look at runway shows online and know all of the models. I think it was passed down to my sister and me from our mom. She always loved dressing us when we were little. The best part of my day is picking out my outfit. I love looking through my closet and putting things together.”

And even though she goes to her fair share of premieres and awards shows, she still gets excited about dressing up for the most tween-appropriate of events:

“Everyone in my grade is turning 13, so there are bunches of bar and bat mitzvahs. They’re very dressy. It’s fun picking out outfits. One girl, for her bat mitzvah, wore a huge red ball gown!”

We wonder if she ever rocks couture while dancing to Hava Nagila.


[Marie Claire]

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