Elle Fanning eager to kick start her awards season, as she was among the first to hit the red carpet at the 2012 Critic’s Choice Awards, held in L.A. on Thursday evening.

The young actress wore a Rodarte Spring 2012 gown.

Her sunflower print gown was perfect for a sunny day in L.A.

Rodarte’s Van Gogh inspired Spring 2012 collection has seen little wear on the red carpet, so I’m happy to see the arty collection worn before next month’s Fall presentations.

This floaty floral dress works perfectly with Elle’s young and fresh persona.

Natural hair and makeup complete this youthful look.

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