Elle Fanning was cast as Aurora in the 2014 live-action version of Sleeping Beauty alongside Angelina Jolie. Now she’s back to reprise her role of Princess Aurora, and the young actress has been serving dreamy and fairy-tale worthy looks that show how perfect the casting choice was. See her most ethereal looks on the red carpet this year, from the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil red carpet premiere to the Cannes Film Festival.
Sleeping Beauty in the Flesh
Elle Fanning wore a custom Gucci gown to the premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in Los Angeles last 30 September. The flowy green chiffon gown had drop sleeves, thin silver straps, and a slim silver belt cinched at her waist. It had a medium-length flowing train, decorated with long purple ribbons and silk flowers in varying shades of lavender were also used as headpieces. Her makeup was fresh and minimal, done with a subtle pink blush and stained lips. The detail that caught everyone’s eye? Red beaded blood drops that start from her glove and go down her dress, a fitting tribute to Princess Aurora. With a gown fit for a princess, Elle looked like she just walked out of the Enchanted Forest!
The Fairy in Mint and Pearls
For the London premiere of Maleficent 2, she donned a mint green couture ball gown made by Armani Prive. The glamourous sleeveless ensemble featured delicate pearl and mesh detailing with fluted sleeves. Her slicked-back bun drew attention to her eye-catching Sutra drop earrings. Again, her subtle makeup accentuated her doll-like features with a rosy pink blush, black eyeliner, and silver eyeshadow. Her shoes also had the same detailing to match her gown.
Modern Day Princess
For the November cover of Instyle Magazine, Elle wore this billowing ballgown with floral details and tiered skirt. The big pink silk ribbon emphasised her slim waist. Though this gown looks a bit heavy, she certainly makes it look effortless and graceful to pose on a stopped escalator.
Finally, we’re taking it back all the way to the Cannes Film Festival in May with her Reem Acra Bridal gown at The Specials premiere. The gown was part of the designer’s Fall 2019 bridal collection, and featured intricate beading, a sweeping tulle cape, closed off with Chopard jewellery. This was the year that Elle was named the youngest jury member in the history of the Cannes Film Festival. She certainly dressed for the part!