Cut and Dry

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning. Photograph by Startraks.

What: The New York premiere of director Jake Paltrow’s post-apocalyptic film, Young Ones.

When: Thursday, October 9th

Where: A screening at the Landmark Sunshine Theater followed by an after party at Sons of Essex, both on the Lower East Side in New York.

Who: Paltrow’s cast including Elle Fanning, Michael Shannon, and Nicholas Hoult were joined by the likes of Michael Stipe and Ed Norton.

Why: Fanning, the recently transformed brunette ingénue, was on hand to discuss the impact of the film—which was set in a future where water is more valuable than oil, requiring the production crew to shoot in the barren deserts outside of Cape Town South Africa—on her beauty routine. “When it’s 118 degrees outside, you just sort of dry up,” joked Fanning, who looked cool in a patterned crop top and voluminous skirt. “I’m very pale, so there was a lot of sunscreen involved.” No word on the impact of the after party’s free-flowing tequila and water on her complexion.