I don't know about you, but when I was 20 years old, my idea of a fancy look was a going-out top and a pair of dark wash jeans. No, I won't tell you what year that was. Yes, the going-out top was from Express, how did you know?
Anyway, we live in better times for style and, additionally, Elle Fanning is no typical 20-year-old. Where a big night out for me included $5 pitchers of beer (which I did not drink because I was not 21, obviously, Mom!) and sticky bar floors, Fanning's fancy occasions are usually movie premieres and the like, so she has a better excuse to wear some truly show-stopping stuff — like this flamingo-pink lace dress from Rodarte.
The summery-bright dress has a lot going on — a plunging neckline, a perfectly-fit hourglass shape, sparkling lace, delicate floral detail — so Fanning and stylist Samantha McMillen smartly keep the rest of the look simple, accessorizing with just a few sparkly rings from Tiffany and Co.
The beauty touches are what takes this outfit to the superstar level. Makeup artist Erin Ayanian Monroe used a L'Oreal Lip Dew (that I suddenly need quite desperately) and a shimmery eyeshadow for a sweet, Barbie-worthy look. Hairstylist Jenda went for a '60s-esque flip to finish things off, giving Fanning very "Catherine Deneuve in 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg'" vibes. I don't know where that headband is but I am obviously willing to cut off my own arm — my left, I don't use it that much anyway — to get my hands on it. Or hand, I guess.