The ensemble was a tribute to the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, and Fanning paid homage to him by walking the “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” carpet in this stunning outfit.
Elle Fanning opted for a woodland-inspired take on the Chanel bride, donning a gorgeous lace gown by Vivienne Westwood, accompanied by a black bolero jacket, at the 2023 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York City (Credit: Jennifer Graylock / INSTARimages)
Her choice of accessories exuded a romantic vibe, with a flower crown tied around her head using black ribbons and a beautiful bouquet of daisies she held in her arms.
While not visible on the red carpet, she reportedly wore Andrea Wazen 165mm Double Jeu leather platform pumps that you can buy on Luisaviaroma.
Elle Fanning wore white Andrea Wazen 165mm Double Jeu leather platform pumps that are popular among celebrities due to their unique and stylish design
To top off the look, Fanning added a cropped black jacket that added an edgy touch to the otherwise ethereal ensemble. Fanning’s outfit was a perfect blend of elegance and emotion, making her a standout on the Met Gala red carpet.
Elle Fanning’s stunning Met Gala look was directly inspired by the outfit she wore during a photoshoot with Karl Lagerfeld. She explained in an Instagram post, “When I first heard the MET Ball theme was honoring Karl Lagerfeld, I started to reflect on memories we had shared together.”
Elle Fanning’s hair was styled in loose waves, falling effortlessly down her back, while Cartier jewelry added a touch of elegance to the ensemble (Credit: Doug Peters / PA Images / INSTARimages)
Fanning went on to describe the memory that stood out to her: “When he photographed me for his ‘Little Black Jacket’ book. I was 13. Everyone that was pictured wore the same black Chanel jacket and although we all wore the same, Karl let our individual styles and personalities inform how the jacket should be worn. For my portrait, he decided to place a daisy crown on my head and put the jacket over the white dress I arrived in.”
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If you’re looking for inspiration on how to style flats, look no further than Elle Fanning.
Elle Fanning wears her hair up during a Studio City shopping trip on July 21, 2016, in Los Angeles (Credit: WENN)
She always knows which pair to wear and what matches perfectly with them. An example? The Gucci “Ace” sneakers and black jersey dress combo she sported while arriving at LAX in July 2016. Another great example? Her Gucci “Bayadere” flats with a culotte jumpsuit pairing.
But we’re not done. After Elle was spotted in Studio City, we added another ensemble to our inspiration list.
Elle Fanning shows off her legs in a casual black dress paired with creepers (Credit: WENN)
The actress kept things casual by tying her hair in a high bun and accessorizing with aviators, a Hermes bracelet, and a leather backpack.
Elle Fanning pairs a casual black dress with a topknot and a leather backpack (Credit: WENN)
We absolutely love her laid-back street style.
Elle’s suede creepers feature platform rubber outsoles with ridged tooling.
Elle Fanning shops in a pair of Puma by Rihanna creepers (Credit: WENN)
This unique and eye-catching pair of shoes is no longer available online.
Puma by Rihanna Creepers in Coral Cloud Pink Ultramarine Green