The actress plays the complex daughter of playboy Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) in a moving, emotional film. Ms. Fanning gave the Ms. FAB Mariana Leung the rundown on vintage clothes shopping and getting big sis Dakota's fashion approval.
MsFAB: Do you have a favorite designer now?
Elle Fanning: Rodarte is just amazing right now. They made this [dress] for me which is incredible. I love them so much. I also love vintage. I lot of things I wear don’t have a specific designer. I go to the vintage stores and shop around. I like the 1950’s.
MsFAB: Are there certain types of pieces you like?
Elle Fanning: The real clothes, like dresses with organza fabric. I like mixing boots with it. I have also gotten into the 70’s as well so like everything is high-waisted that I am obsessed with. Bell bottoms,
MsFAB: Do you have a favorite red carpet outfit of all time so far?
Elle Fanning: I have so many different things, so they’re all tied right now.
MsFAB: Was there a certain outfit that Dakota really loved of yours that you might want to fight over?
Elle Fanning: Well, we have never really fought over an outfit before…yet. She is older than me so she can wear other stuff that I can’t. She’s loved all the outfits. She’s not here in New York right now, so I sent her a picture of the dress and she approved, so that’s good!
MsFAB: Do you usually get each other’s approval on outfits before an event?
Elle Fanning: Yeah sure! She’s my big sister, so I definitely want her support! With all the movies, she comes to visit me on set and everything. She’s proud of me and I’m proud of her.
MsFAB: Where are you shopping for Christmas?
Elle Fanning: I’m looking for a lot of ornaments right. I have a tradition where I give each of my family members an ornament every Christmas, so I’m on the lookout for any of those.
MsFAB: Do you have a favorite place to shop for ornaments?
Elle Fanning: We look at all the different malls that have the trees set up. Whenever we see those, we just say let’s go and scout around
MsFAB: Where do you shop for yourself for clothing?
Elle Fanning: There’s a place called Playclothes in L.A. which is a vintage store which recently moved farther away from my house which was sort of a bummer. I went for a trip to find it and it’s a lot bigger now, so it can hold more 70’s and 50’s clothes now !
MsFAB: That's awesome, thank you Elle!
Photos by Mariana L. and Ritika W.