Elle Fanning Perfectly Blended the Corset and Baggy Pants Trends
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Elle Fanning Perfectly Blended the Corset and Baggy Pants Trends

May 06, 2023

By Emily Tannenbaum

Elle Fanning is continuing to turn heads in Los Angeles after dominating the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival.

Throughout May, Fanning made headlines with a series of eye-catching looks on the Croisette—from a bespoke Alexander McQueen gown to a silver Paco Rabanne party look with sculptural nipple covers. Her looks off the red carpet also drew praise, particularly the dreamy yet casual black corset dress by Bottega Veneta (which would later be worn in Paris by Kylie Jenner).

While out in LA on June 7, Fanning gave the corset trend another wearable, flirty spin by pairing a structured black corset with visible boning and fastenings with a pair of semibaggy trousers and pointed-toe pumps. The lack of jewelry only added to the look's effortless appeal, while hearkening back to the age of the going-out top.

Elle Fanning in Los Angeles on June 7, 2023

Elle Fanning recently discussed the ups and downs of her decades-long Hollywood career during The Hollywood Reporter's annual women-in-comedy round table, specifically recalling a particularly "disgusting" incident when she was just 16 years old.

"I’ve never told this story, but I was trying out for a movie," Fanning said to a group of fellow accomplished actors. "I didn't get it. I don't even think they ever made it, but it was a father-daughter road trip comedy. I didn't hear from my agents because they wouldn't tell me things like this—that filtration system is really important because there's probably a lot more damaging comments that they filtered—but this one got to me. I was 16 years old, and a person said, ‘Oh, she didn't get the father-daughter road trip comedy because she's unfuckable.’"

Though she didn't disclose the name of the "disgusting pig" who made the comment, she says she "can laugh about it now."

The Great star also reflected on the "weird" aspects of growing up in the public eye. "I was always immensely confident, but of course, you’re growing up in the public eye, and it's weird," she said. "I’ll look at paparazzi photos from when I was 12 and think, Is that a good thing, to see such a mirror of yourself at that age? I don't feel like it damaged me, but it definitely made me very aware of myself."