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Elle Fanning Says She Feels Most at Home on the Red Carpet

Elle Fanning is glowing on the cover of Elle Australia‘s November issue, on sale Monday (October 21)!

Here’s what the 21-year-old Maleficent: Mistress of Evil actress had to share with the mag:

On her Cannes Film Festival looks and her love of Old Hollywood glamour: “At Cannes, you can go big and that’s what I wanted. I wanted to do separates, and I asked Dior

if they would be into a ball skirt and shirt situation, and it morphed into the New Look. We added the hat very last-minute. It was exciting because I’m very nostalgic of the ’50s and ’60s. Old Hollywood glamour is so classic, I wish it would come back.”

On feeling most at home on the red carpet: “I dressed really crazy at school. So obviously people weren’t necessarily going to be like, ‘You’re so cool.’ The red carpet was like a home for me—from a young age, the fashion community embraced me. The red carpet felt safe. I don’t feel judged on it—I feel free to express that side of myself. It’s such a creative outlet, something I could really take control of.”

On how Disney princesses have evolved: “When I was young I watched all the animated Disney films, and they’re beautiful in their own way, but the women aren’t extremely complex and they do rely on the men a lot. The modern fairytale with a twist is so important.”

On working with her older sister Dakota Fanning: “We’d love to do something together… It would be great, because we don’t really talk about each other’s work. … She knows what I’m thinking, and she’s the best advice giver. As we get older, we get to be good friends.”

For more from Elle Fanning, visit Elle.com.au.

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