Fugger: Dakota Fanning

The Secret Life of Fugs: Dakota Fanning in Valentino

Listen, Dakota, I’m going to miss Downton Abbey terribly, too.

Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 - Valentino Show

But our angst does not give us leave to wander out of the house in one of Lady Mary’s re-purposed dressing gowns! YOU HAVE TO GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab: The Fannings in Saint Laurent

Welcome back, Fannings! It’s been a while. I see you’ve been investing in a lot of makeup.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Dior Cruise/Resort Show

In which Cressida Bonas leaves her scrunchie behind.


Fug or Fab: Dakota Fanning

I have a very basic question for you, and it is: Is she pulling this off, or what?

2015 Tribeca Film Festival - World Premiere Narrative: "Franny"

I feel like she SHOULDN’T be — she’s so pale, and this dress is so pale, and it seems like those two things ought to combine to make her look like a big old glass of milk — but she MIGHT be, in a weird and slightly appealing Tim Burton Styled Me kind of way. What do you think?

(Is it her lipstick? It might be her lipstick.)

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab: Dakota Fanning in Saint Laurent

This is a toughie for me.

Dakota Fanning in Saint Laurent

This is EXTREMELY GOOP Lite to me, and I can’t decide if that’s good or bad. I’m not sure if Dakota Fanning ever actually sells the more adventurous stuff she wears, or is she just sort of allows it to be on her body and then waits until it goes away again. Does she ever seem at home in this stuff? Is she trying too hard? I mean, sure, I’d rather she tried than showed up in formal shorts and Birkenstocks, but after this many years I still think she is having to make the clothes work rather than making the clothes work for her.

So, I’m torn. This could be super edgy and fun that she’s swinging around in a cape, or the boots could be a step too far. OR, she could be at exactly the right age to pull off those suckers and is simply a soldier of time and place. Or none of it matters because WHY did this party decide a moldering heap of faded insulation was an attractive representation of snow? Is THAT why she looks terrified, or is she just scared of what we’re going to say about her armpit vents?

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Fug or Fab: Dakota Fanning

First, and most importantly, I totally just decided that Dakota and Kate Hudson need to star in a Gilmore Girls meets Thelma and Louise road trip movie as a sassy mother and her wise-beyond-her-years daughter:

Save The Children Illumination Gala

They’re obviously driving across country the summer before Dakota goes to college, and because Kate had Dakota when she was merely 15 (their actual age difference), and then farmed her out to be raised by her own imperious mother (GOLDIE! Playing against type!), this is their first chance to really get to know each other and clearly Kate learns to be a little more of a responsible person and Dakota learns to Just Keep Livin’ or whatever (Matthew McConaughey will cameo as her out-of-the-picture father). I will not force the ending of Thelma and Louise on them in anything other than an emotional sense. It’s going to be AMAZING when you’ve got the flu on a Sunday afternoon and run across it on USA Networks. Second, I don’t know if this is perfect, but it’s WAY better than what she wore last time. I’ll take it.

[Photo: INF]


WTF: Dakota Fanning at the ACE Awards

Okay. Enough is enough with this style. She looks like a beach-goer who got caught up in a fisherman’s net, and all I can say is that I hope he was cute. (And that this sounds vaguely like something that would happen in the opening act of a Nicholas Sparks novel. The fisherman would be handsome, but sad, and the beach-goer would have an attractive but fatal secret).

Accessories Council 20th Anniversary ACE Awards

Legitimately, who do I have to pay to make this stop? I will GIVE MONEY if people stop wearing these things. I will do a Kickstarter and give all the money to SOMEONE if that person can guarantee that never EVER again will a celebrity think, “yes. I am going to wear a 1950s bathing suit under one of those mesh bags that generally contain oranges and then I’M GOING TO ASK PEOPLE TO TAKE PICTURES SO THAT THIS MOMENT LIVES FOREVER.” I will give all the money. All of it. Just END THIS MADNESS NOW.

[Photos: AKM/GSI]