Enchanted by Elle Fanning

Hollywood's Freshest Face Captured On Set of the New Rodarte Film

In The Curve of Forgotten Things, Todd Cole teams up again with Rodarte to tell, in the filmmaker's words, "a story of a girl existing outside of time in a magical place that is unique to California." Here we show behind-the-scenes images from the film, in which Elle Fanning plays the "girl." The young starlet’s extensive resume and innate poise hint at experience beyond her years. Having appeared in films such as Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fanning earned accolades for her recent performance in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere—and wore Rodarte to the film's NYC premiere. We spoke to the ingenue about ballet, blondes and Peter Pan.

Any favorite Rodarte looks from The Curve of Forgotten Things? What would be the perfect place to wear them? 
I have two favorites: The blue pants and top combo are my style completely, because the pants are high-waisted, I love the color, and the whole outfit looked very old-fashioned! I would wear this on Free Dress Friday at school or to the movies with friends. I also really liked the mint green skirt and brown blouse; again the skirt's high-waisted and the belt that I had on with the outfit was super unique. This would be perfect for a special birthday dinner. I'm also obsessed with the socks and hair clips I wore with every outfit!

You study ballet. What would be your dream ballet to dance in?
Giselle, because of the iconic picture every Giselle ballerina gets to have taken in the arabesque pose. Also, I love the over-the-ear, parted-in-the-middle, low-bun hairstyle. 

What is your No.1 place in LA?
It would have to be the Blonde Room in the Max Factor building, where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde. I first visited it on my eighth birthday!

You're a collector of vintage fashion. Do you focus on one era?
The 1950s will always be my all-time favorite, but at the moment I’m adding in baby doll dresses from the 60s and high-waisted shorts and pants from the 70s. 

The Curve of Forgotten Things has a magical bent—do you believe in magic?
Of course! When you lose believing in magic, you're too grown-up and take yourself too seriously. Peter Pan had a point!

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