The 13-year-old star of this week’s number one film, Super 8, has yet another pictorial in yet another fashion magazine. Little Elle Fanning was featured in Blackbook, and we talked about those photos last Friday. I thought that shoot was mostly sophisticated and pretty, with one glaring Lolita exception where Elle was placed in a camisole and bloomers (that what it looked like to me), with her leg up and a mock-sexy look. It was kind of gross. Today we get to see Elle’s Marie Claire editorial, which appears in the July issue with Jennifer Aniston on the cover.
Now, this shoot isn’t as gross as Blackbook, and I’m starting to develop a theory that perhaps stylists and photographers are simply overcome by how easily Elle can be made into an adorable Twiggy-esque, retro model, and they forget that she’s 13. I hope that’s it. Here’s what I like: I love the retro styling, I love her hair, I love the gloves, I love the white palette dress and I love her pretty little face. What I hate: I hate fishnets on a young girl, I hate Daisy Dukes/hot pants on a young girl, and I hate that the magazine used that one shot of her grabbing her heel. It would be sultry if it was a 29-year-old. Because it’s a 13-year-old, it’s bordering on “too much.”
Marie Claire photos courtesy of The Fashion Spot.