The casting directors for Maleficent didn’t have to look through ElleÂ Fanning’sÂ impressiveÂ film creditsÂ (the girl was acting at 3!) or have her do a screen test, to figure out if she was right for the part of Aurora.Â All they had to do was take a look at some of her red carpet outfits, to know that sheÂ is one shinyÂ gold crown away from being a proper princess.Â Normally,Â if I say someone dresses like a princess, that probably isn’t be a good thingâ€“unless of course, I am talking about Kate Middleton‘s royal wardrobe. With Elle Fanning, I mean it in the most complimentary way possible. After all, she is 16, and it’s refreshing to see someone dress young and fun, without taking the express train to tits out, twerking townâ€“ahem Miley Cryus.
Here are some of Elle’s most magical red carpet looks that would make any Disney princess jealous:
Never mind the flowery embroidered Chanel dress, we will get to that in a moment. What I love about Elle, is that she seems like such as happy, positive person despite starring in some heavy movies (Remember I Am Sam or Somewhere?). Just look at that toothy grinâ€“she’s probably excited to be wearing an amazing designer dress that’s a cross between BraveÂ and Sleeping Beauty, and is able to emote it, unlike other duckfaced celebrities who would never show it.
2.Â 2011 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
Elle is blonde and she’s wearing blue, so of course it would be easy to compare her to Cinderella (which you can totally see). Instead, I’m going to bring up the point that she is at a women in film awards event. She is 16 now and would have been 13 at the time.Â ThatÂ is the sort of thing we should look for in our princessâ€“yes, more so than aÂ prettyÂ lace and tulle dress.
This mint floral dress would totally makeÂ Princess And The Frog’sÂ Tiana jealous. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think her gownÂ was Rodarte too. Tiana’s still awesome though.
4. Maleficent Private Reception At Kensington Palace
Of course Elle was going to go full-out princess forÂ a MaleficentÂ event in Londonâ€“she plays a princess in the film, so I’m pretty sure it’s inÂ the contract you have to look like one at all promotional events.
Forget about Cinderella‘s glass slipper, if I were to become a princess (one can always hope) these would be my shoe of choice. I never really understood what was so great about shoes made of glass in the first placeâ€“Louboutins they were not.
Don’t ever think that princesses can only wear pink or purple and sometimes blue. If you recall, Beauty And The Beast‘s Belle wore a gold dress, similar to Elle’s bronze Lanvin gown. Plus, they both have a thing for hair accessories.
Has there really not been a Disney princess whoÂ wore whiteâ€“other than to get married offÂ to someÂ princess charming? There’s a new idea for you producers. And maybe while you’re thinking ofÂ fresh concepts,Â you couldÂ show diversityÂ and take note of people like Elle,Â she doesn’t just sit in a castle andÂ sheÂ still makes an awesome princessÂ (cynical, me? no)
Let’s get one thing straight: you don’t have to live in a kingdom far, far away if you want toÂ wear aÂ big, poufy, pinkÂ flower OscarÂ de laÂ Renta dress. This gown is so magical it would defintely make Rapunzel fromÂ TangledÂ jealous.
ThisÂ embroidered ValentinoÂ dress reminds me of the one Merida from Brave wore and the halo braid would make both Anna and Queen Elsa from Frozen envious.Â If you have no idea who I’m talking about, and youÂ only know Ariel and Snow White, it’sÂ time to brush up on your princess IQ.Â Start by immediately memorizing all the words to ‘Let It Go.’
10. Paris Fashion Week
This floral printÂ longÂ vest and dress comboÂ remind me of something Mulan would wear. Karl LagerfeldÂ must have had it on the TV when he designedÂ this Chanel outfit. Plus, those shoes look like they are made to kick some serious buttâ€“Dakota Fanning better notÂ make Elle angry.