Dakota Fanning In Lanvin – 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party

Dakota Fanning hit the red carpet for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party in New York City to celebrate the opening of the festival which runs from April 18 through to April 29.

The young actress wore a Lanvin Pre-Fall 2012 dress.

Her vibrant fuchsia pink frock is pretty, fun and youthful, but her tan Lanvin pumps are a tad conservative for the look.

Also I don’t get what’s going on north of her eyebrows. What is that thing on her head?

We asked her to do something new with her hair, not her head.

A gold clutch and copper eyeshadow completed her look.

Whilst I like this look, I’m baffled by the shoe choice and the headband, plus I think I miss the belt.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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22 Responses to Dakota Fanning In Lanvin – 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party

  1. Alina April 18, 2012 at 09:27 #

    I just don’t get this.

    • Emi April 18, 2012 at 20:23 #

      Me, too.

  2. A. April 18, 2012 at 09:28 #

    you’re so right about the belt bit. It would have looked nicer with the belt. and is that even a headband? she could have worn a clip, or maybe gone for an updo. I don’t like the headband, but overall, she’s looking nice. love the color on that dress.

  3. gurlygurl April 18, 2012 at 09:34 #

    How I do adore this dress. Simple, great lines, wonderful color but what a shame about the distracting accessories. At first I thought someone squiggled a Halo on her head. Then I thought the shoes were orange (which would have had some wow factor!). I think the attempt was to match the accessories to the straps of the dress … Which is the only explanation I can think of!

    • Fashion Critic April 18, 2012 at 09:41 #

      “At first I thought someone squiggled a Halo on her head” … I thought the same too.

      • gurlygurl April 18, 2012 at 09:47 #

        I thought perhaps you were trying to draw attention to something. It photographs quite badly and is such an odd choice of hair accessory with such a glamorous dress. She is adorable though! :)

      • Francois B April 18, 2012 at 13:16 #

        Thumbs up for the halo x)

      • Clover April 19, 2012 at 04:21 #

        Agreed! It looks like it was badly photoshopped onto her head!

    • Juliana April 18, 2012 at 10:43 #

      I would’ve loved orange shoes with this dress!

  4. bm April 18, 2012 at 09:44 #

    “We asked her to do something new with her hair, not her head”.
    So true, i’m with you.

  5. TeuntjeVDW April 18, 2012 at 09:53 #

    I like the dress, but the styling is awful!

  6. Naama April 18, 2012 at 10:11 #

    It just looks like somebody drew this thing on her head on the picture. Doesn’t make sense at all.

  7. Jess2 April 18, 2012 at 12:27 #

    Love the dress on her but totally baffled by the rest. I would love to see a more adventurous lip colour on her.

  8. EmmaWoodhouse April 18, 2012 at 12:29 #

    The dress was better on the model, with the belt! Why would take the belt off? As for her styling, it is truly terrible. That headband will haunt my dreams…

  9. dee April 18, 2012 at 13:56 #

    This whole look is a mess.

  10. gabis April 18, 2012 at 14:48 #

    The skirt is way too structured to work with a belt, it made the model look a little balloon-like for my taste, so I totally understand why she opted not to wear it and unlike in Naomi Watts peplum dress case, here it was the right choice. The dress looks a lot better without the belt.
    I do agree with you on the styling, very poor and not at all complimentary. A ponytail would’ve helped.
    But the dress is gorgeous and I would love to see it on Emma Watson.

  11. Christine April 18, 2012 at 14:59 #

    What’s up with the Halo? LOL.

  12. Tati M April 18, 2012 at 15:16 #

    She must have big ears. That’s the unique explain

  13. Riley April 18, 2012 at 15:22 #

    She butchered a gorgeous dress.

    What was her stylist thinking????

    FC why are there fashion blunders when there is so much at stake for the stylist? And when the celebs pay the stylists so much money?

    • Fashion Critic April 18, 2012 at 15:41 #

      *shrugs*…I wish I knew :)

  14. Yeliz April 18, 2012 at 16:02 #

    For me there is no explanation for wearing that headband. I liked the dress on the model but it doesn’t work on Dakota.

  15. die Modeoma April 18, 2012 at 19:53 #

    Yes, the hairband look rather curious.

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