Elle Fanning for BlackBook Magazine
Dakota’s baby sister gets the editorial treatment and it’s a bit much for a thirteen-year-old.
BlackBook Magazine June/July Issue
Photography by Yu Tsai
Styling by Britt Bardo
Hair by Michael Long @ Frank Reps
Makeup by Jo Strettell @ The Magnet Agency
Fanning on the possibility of future career clashes with Dakota: “We haven’t gotten really competitive with movies yet. I don’t think we ever will.”
Francis Ford Coppola’s advice: “He told me, ‘You always have to love it. You can never just act because someone else wants you to. You always have to feel it in your heart,’ which, well, I thought that was great.” Giggling, as if realizing it for the first time, she says, “And it’s so true!”
Usually we don’t see her being presented in an inappropriate manner, age-wise, but this one skirts right up to the line. Sure, 13-year olds wear makeup and maybe even tease their hair out, but barefoot in mini-dresses or done up like Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby and it gets a little icky. It’s not clutch-yer-pearls horrifying because she’s not even close to naked or exposed, but it does present her in a more mature light than we’re comfortable seeing from someone so young.
[Photo Credit: Yu Tsai, blackbookmag.com]