It’s time, everyone. The 2013 Met Gala–or, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, if you’re nasty–is upon us. While we have really, really mixed feelings about this year’s theme–Punk: Chaos to Couture–and we know most of the attendees are nervous about committing (despite our helpful styling suggestions!) this is still the biggest red carpet event of the year. Expect one or two unforgettable looks, lots of playing it safe, some real style, some real glamour and, hopefully, a whole lot of beautiful disasters.
So, per usual, we’ll be updating live throughout the red carpet. Come back and refresh often–expect new looks here every few minutes!
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Today, I came to a realization: I have an extremely hard time remembering — or even acknowledging — that Dakota Fanning is only four years younger than myself. I am under the same impression as Jamie in believing that Fanning has … More
Remember when that Marc Jacobs perfume ad featuring Dakota Fanning was banned in the UK for appearing to sexualize a child? I was a little disappointed she didn’t weigh in at the time, as she seems like a smart young lady who thinks at least a little bit about why she does the things she does. Well, in the February issue of Glamour, she finally addresses the controversy…by playing dumb about it. More
It’s time for the final installment of Twilight and everyone to move on from this mess. Here’s the cast–including Kristen Stewart, Kristen Stewart’s Ass, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Dakota Fanning and many more–looking fancy and wistful in their shiny neutral finest on the red carpet last night. Also, was there a single (completely) successful look in the whole bunch? More
Let’s cover some reasons that may have you running to the nearest salon or the nearest jar of Manic Panic. More
Here’s something to ponder over the weekend: unless Courtney Stodden is a 35-year-old performance artist, she and Dakota Fanning are the same age. More
I kind of feel like Dakota Fanning is currently engaged in an extended game of “good touch, bad touch” with the whole entire world. More
While most women’s magazines go the “sexy woman in a red dress” route for the covers of their February issues, Elle UK is trying something different this year. And by “trying something different,” I of course mean “featuring one of those ubiquitous Fanning sisters.” More
For its December issue, W Magazine went full Fanning with a huge spread featuring the creepily precocious blonde sisters, as well as an interview with them by the world’s most notorious hit piece writer, Lynn Hirschberg. Mercifully, she spares them the truffle fry treatment, but she does ask a question that unintentionally reveals herself to be a horrible, horrible sister.
Unrelated: doesn’t Elle Fanning’s version of “Blue Steel” look like it should be re-named “The Bad Seed“? I think this every time I see a picture of her in which she’s not smiling. Which is most of them. More
Vogue just rolled out their annual best dressed list and the top distinction goes to: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. Looks like the theme of the issue is ‘Dynamic Duos’ as honorable mentions go to Kate and Pippa Middleton, Dakota and Elle Fanning, and Beyonce and Solange Knowles. More
Yesterday, we told you about how UK watchdog group the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned a Marc Jacobs fragrance ad starring Dakota Fanning for its obvious riff on Lolita. In the same fell swoop, they also banned the following ads for British fashion label Drop Dead, after showcasing the model’s extreme thinness was deemed “socially irresponsible.” More
Marc Jacobs‘ namesake collection is aimed at young women and his perfumes–like Lola and Daisy–skew even younger. His runway shows exclusively feature very young models and his ad campaigns regularly star teenagers (he infamously cast Garren Taylor at thirteen). However, his recent ad for Lola starring Dakota Fanning won’t fly with the English: they’ve banned the ad for sexualizing children. More
Sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning recently stopped by Terry Richardson‘s studio for as-yet unknown reasons, as the photos he posted on his site today would attest. There’s nothing overtly creepy about most of the shots (keywords: “overtly,” “most of”), but the mere thought of the guy who pioneered “child molester chic” even being in the same room as these cute young girls (aged 13 and 17, respectively) kind of makes me cringe. You just know he’s thinking all kinds of unsavory things. It’s a good thing they’re too famous to really fuck with. More