Elle Fanning in Dior at the Cannes ‘OUATIH’ premiere: Cannes Queen Realness?

Premiere 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', Cannes Film Festival 2

Elle Fanning is in Cannes for the entire film festival as part of the jury. She’s been having a great time with it, minus one minor issue where she swooned and Colin Firth caught her (!!). Elle seems to know why she’s there: to be a very pretty fashion plate and bring the Big Fashion Energy to a film festival which is lacking in glamour this year. So Elle has been pulling out the looks. At last night’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere, Elle wore this full Dior ensemble, complete with an amazing hat. She looks amazing.

Premiere 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', Cannes Film Festival 2

Once upon a time in Hollywood premiere at Cannes Film festival

Camila Morrone is still dating Leonardo DiCaprio. She didn’t walk the carpet with him, but she was allowed to sit near him during the premiere. She wore MiuMiu – a very pretty and simply strapless gown with a feathered trim. I honestly think she looks great? I’m surprised that after years of dating blonde Victoria’s Secret models, Leo is seriously dating a dark-haired Argentinian beauty with a natural bust.

Premiere 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', Cannes Film Festival 2

Celebrities leaving Majestic Hotel in Cannes during the 72nd International Film Festival

I feel like we haven’t seen Zhang Ziyi in a long time! She looked gorgeous and witchy in this Zuhair Murad gown.

Premiere 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', Cannes Film Festival 2

Dakota Fanning in Armani Prive – honestly, this is one of my favorite gowns of this year’s Cannes. So beautiful, so simple, so elegant.

Premiere 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', Cannes Film Festival 2

I would never have thought that Michelle Rodriguez would do the “big stupid gown” trend for Cannes, but here we are. She wore a Rami Kadi Spring 2019 Couture gown which is made of feathers. It’s a lot…especially for someone who gives off such a tomboy energy.

Once upon a time in Hollywood premiere at Cannes Film festival

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  1. CA Family Code says:

    Love the classic French look, HATE HATE HATE her hair. Dakota’s dress is perfection

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yeah, the hair ages her enormously. It’s so severe. Too bad, because there’s such a playfulness about the outfit but all I can see is the awful hair and severe make-up. She’s so young—how can she look this old?!?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      It’s very 1947 The New Look.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I wish Elle looked like she was having some fun. In all these outfits her expression is so severe, lips pinched. This outfit is very Audrey Hepburn tho!

    • Louise177 says:

      Love Elle’s outfit but I think it’s better suited for someone ten years older. I like Michelle’s dress but feel it’s a little too much. Maybe if it was more aline than ballgown.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Drags the whole thing down. Up in a high chignon would have been better.

  2. Seraphina says:

    I saw her black hat before the outfit and I was excited to see what she paired it with and when I did, I wanted to hit the back button very quickly.

  3. Anna says:

    Elle looks much older with that make up

    • Eliza says:

      Definitely looks 50 with lots of laser resurfacing. She’s too young for that look. The dew- foundation she put on was too fake looking.

    • Elkie says:

      Peak-botox Nicole Kidman is not the look I thought a barely twenty-something should be aiming for, but then I’m not fashion.

      Everyone else looks fab.

    • Hellohello says:

      She looks so much like Lara Flynn Boyle here. Which is crazy!

    • Harla says:

      I was just wondering how old she is, her makeup is definitely aging.

  4. The Dot says:

    I don’t like what Elle is wearing at all. With the hat and makeup, she looks so severe.

  5. Eleonor says:

    The hat is everything! LOVE IT.

  6. Khy says:

    The entire outfit makes her look old, like a 2nd wife eyeing the pool boy old . Love what Zhang is wearing.

  7. Chica71 says:

    Dakota Fanning’s dress looks like the improved version of Gwynett Paltrow Oscar win gown. this version nis beautiful with a bodice that fits

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yeah, it’s a beautiful dress–such simple lines and a wonderfully lush fabric. My hat’s off to the stylist and to the tailor who fitted it to her so well in the bodice area. That could have gone SO badly with a poor fitting. Looks like perfection to me!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Agreed. Dakota’s dress fits perfectly. Gwen’s was so ill fitting and droopy.

    • SKF says:

      Gwyneth’s dress originally had boning in it that she made them take out. The story goes that Ralph Lauren was begging her to leave it in but she insisted… He was very unhappy with the resulting droop.

      I think this dress is far superior to that pepto bismol thing, even if it did have boning though.

  8. Chaine says:

    Did she have something done to her nose? She just looks so much older all of a sudden.

    • broodytrudy says:

      She definitely had a nose job somewhere along the way. If you look at older photos of her much younger, her nose looked a lot more like Dakota’s. I suppose it could have just naturally changed, but it seems pretty unlikely to me. She’s also been messing with her face recently and lost quite a bit of the roundness that was naturally there.

  9. tempest prognosticator says:

    Elle crushed it! She looks sublime. Dakota’s look is perfection. Michelle looks … uncomfortable.

    • dj says:

      Agree 100% with tempest prognosticator! I love, love Elle’s look. She looks like she is having fun to me. Dakota’s dress for the win of any awards season. It is something I would love to wear & it has pockets. Michelle looks like someone else definitely dressed her. I feel bad for her.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    I love Dakotas, what a great look.

  11. Mego says:

    Camila Morrone is stunning. Dakota’s gown is lovely.

  12. Becks1 says:

    Elle looks fabulous. That outfit is so Dior to me. I wish her makeup was a little different, but overall its a win.

    • Eleonor says:

      I had the same feeling!
      She looks so DIVA and severe. Which is understandable for me, because she is so young and she is in the jury.

  13. Eyeroll says:

    Isn’t Elle 19? Her makeup and outfit add 20 years. Dakota looks beautiful. I love the clean elegant look of her gown, makeup, and hair.

    I don’t like to compare siblings, but I’ve always preferred Dakota to Elle. Although part of that might be that Dakota was the child actor that I remember seeing a lot of and then Elle was everywhere suddenly and didn’t seem to have a discernible personality. Both talented, but I give Dakota the edge. She seemed to disappear for some time before showing up in Twilight. I’m just glad it doesn’t seem like she’s going the Lindsay Lohan route after childhood fame.

  14. Mia4s says:

    Elle’s outfit is pure Cannes! I’m not sure it would work anywhere else, but there it is amazing. Dakota’s dress is great. A perfect “small supporting role in big movie” look to Elle’s Cannes juror.

    Awwww, Leo’s daughter-girlfriend got to come! 😏

  15. Yennefer of Vengerberg says:

    How do you make a 21-year-old look like a well-aging 50? What kind of magic’s involved here?

  16. Jemimaleopard says:

    I love the outfit but I feel the whole thing I’d maybe a bit mature for her?! Also how did I miss the fainting / Colin Firth story? ALL THE MARK DARCY FEELS!!

  17. Adrien says:

    Love it. She looks like Grace Kelly. People thought it was harsh looking but if you’re going to make a statement then that’s the way to do it.
    I was watching Neon Demon and although I think she is pretty I am not convinced she is hotter than the two older retiring models played by Abby Lee Kershaw and Bella Heathcote. Yeah, I know it’s her youth that they were after but those Australian babes were truly gorgeous.

  18. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Gorgeous dresses! My favorite is also Dakota’s. I have personal issues with Michelle lol. She gets nominated and wins awards for absolutely nothing. Wasn’t she nominated for flying a helicopter in Avatar? In fact, if you take her script from one movie, you could toss it at any other. Her tough guy routine in white tank tops is interchangeable as well. She can’t do anything else, and her drunk-driving past should’ve sunk her but it fits her persona. I guess hitting and running is cool if it’s female. So no, Rodriguez floating around in a princess gown doesn’t cut the Dijon lol.

  19. wendy says:

    I am kind of in love with Elle’s outfit, but she looks ill.

  20. t says:

    Leo is older than Camila’s mom. I’d be more surprised if he was dating her rather than Camila. I don’t think switching the hair color is really all that much of a “wow, he’s changed!” moment.

  21. ChillyWilly says:

    On wow, Elle is very Dior “New Look” here. I like it…dramatic and fun.
    My favorite look here is Dakota. So opulent. Drooling over the necklace.

    • Justme says:

      That was my first thought too – “New Look” And the models who wore Dior’s “New Look”, although young, always looked mature – like grown women who knew their way around the town (Paris probably!)

  22. Seri says:

    What happened to Dakota, it feels that she has disappeared? After all she was a talented child star.

    • Karen2 says:

      She has a big (?) role in OUATIH which will surely revive her career. Imma little sad tho cos it looks like this movie will be a huge success & theres like no poc in it at all. 🤨

    • broodytrudy says:

      She has been working steadily for years. Has most recently been starring in The Alienist with Luke Evans. A fantastic show.

  23. broodytrudy says:

    Dakota looks like she’s getting married. Oof.

  24. Tallia says:

    Holy *** I thought that was a young Cybill Shepherd.

  25. Beech says:

    Dakota Fanning looks like a human woman. Elle looks embalmed.

    • Original T.C. says:


      I had to blow up the screen to verify that it’s Elle buried under that mask. Embalming fluid is a perfect description. Why take a gorgeous young lady and make her look decades older with plastic-like skin. It’s like a creepy horror show. She seems to be a good sport about it, bless her heart.

  26. little bird says:

    i honestly have loved all but one outfit elle has worn in cannes this year, she looks like she’s having so much fun and has honestly nailed it on every carpet. dakota’s dress i don’t love? is that just me? and i’m OBSESSED with the feathers on camilla morrone’s dress, omg

  27. huckle says:

    Elle looks straight out of the ’40s-’50s and I totally dig retro looks like this. Her outfit looks like something Marlene Dietrich or Joan Crawford would wear. All of the ladies look wonderful.

  28. sommolierlady says:

    Elle’s hair and make-up make her look too Norma Desmond. Ages her by 30 years. Terrible.

  29. jen says:

    in light of that fainting episode, elle does not look well?

  30. Safina says:

    Something about the Fanning sisters. They both look so vacant to me. Lovely ladies and their acting is decent, but there’s just this..blank stare. I don’t know. Carry on.. haha!

  31. serena says:

    Love Elle’s whole look, not so much her sister Dakota (it seems she doesn’t get it right often)