Dakota Fanning has reminisced on some of her most memorable red carpet moments from her impressive 15-year career. The actress said she has a “warm nostalgia” for some of the outfits she wore when she was younger, as she modelled in an exclusive Style Diary video for Jimmy Choo.
Talking about her first red carpet appearance at the I Am Sam premiere in 2002, Dakota – who was just eight at the time – said: “It was my first film, therefore my first premiere. I wore a satin champagne coloured dress with capped sleeves. I had a purse that was black patent and shaped like a present, which I thought was very chic. I am sure I still have it somewhere. I do not really look back and cringe too much. Definitely more of a warm nostalgia.”
Dakota also reflected on the “dream dress” she wore during Venice Film Festival in 2016. “I wore a Miu Miu dress to the Venice Film Festival,” she said. “It looked like a mermaid’s tail, and it was truly my dream dress. I felt absolutely magical in it and taking it off was really hard… That dress, combined with such a glamorous location, was a very special moment for me.”
The 23-year-old looks stunning in the shoot, captured for Jimmy Choo at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. And while she appears at ease in skyscraper heels from the designer’s spring-summer collection, Dakota revealed that day-to-day she prefers to wear flats. “I am more a flats girl when I am in New York because there is so much walking involved when you live in the city,” she said.
Dakota reminisced on some of her favourite red carpet fashion moments
Speaking about the brand’s decision to work with Dakota for a spring-summer style diary, Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo Creative Director said: “Dakota has such a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of fashion. Unafraid to push boundaries and wear something unexpected. I love seeing someone explore fashion with such maturity and self–assuredness.
“Her style is bold yet classic and her experimentation with colour and pattern suited her perfectly to the Spring Summer collection. The botanic gardens as a back drop made the collection come to life and envelope you in their natural beauty.”