Elle Fanning (near right) in Low Down
“It was always my dream to play a princess. I watched all the animated Disney films, and there were two blondes like me: Cinderella and Aurora. My sister liked Cinderella, but Aurora in Sleeping Beauty was mine because of her pink dress. Pink was my color.”
Dakota Fanning in Night Moves
“For Night Moves, I dyed my hair dark. That was a shock. Everyone acted differently toward me—even my family. My mom has dark hair and dark eyes, so I’ve never really looked like her. For the first time, we were similar. And she was not into it. [Laughs] The day after the movie ended, I went back to being blonde—and myself.”
Dakota Fanning wears Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress, $3,190, brooch, $4,995, hat, $990; and scarf, $325, Saint Laurent, New York, 212.431.3240; Eres bra, $235, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900. Elle Fanning wears Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress, $2,390, Saint Laurent, New York, 212.431.3240; Max Mara bow, price upon request, Max Mara, New York, 212.879.6100; Preston & Olivia hat, $215, prestonandolivia.com.