Dakota Fanning In Prada – 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Dakota Fanning graced the red carpet for the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, held on Saturday at the Washington Hilton.

Despite an all-too-familiar hairdo, the actress was much improved, wearing a Prada gown which was surprisingly not nude, cream, beige or clutch.

The actress wore a gorgeous embellished baby-blue gown with long sleeves, a plunging neckline and a keyhole detail which was embellished with silver floral embroidery.

She complemented her look with a silver Prada metallic box clutch, a selection of silver Cartier bangles and silver bow-accented Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Beauty and hair wise, it was business as usual for Datoka.

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29 Responses to Dakota Fanning In Prada – 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

  1. jsshan November 14, 2012 at 02:41 #

    The dress is amazing. Full of crystal detailing. while to tell the truth, i dont like her hair.

  2. Lala/S-R May 2, 2012 at 06:02 #

    I think she looks lovely.

  3. Chanel April 30, 2012 at 22:05 #

    So boring! Even though I love the dress on Dakota, her hair, makeup, shoes and accessories are so boring! I’ve seen this before on the lovely actress. I prefer her sister so much more, since she dares to take chances. Stylish and fantastic chances 😉

  4. Aline April 30, 2012 at 17:54 #

    This is a very beautiful dress and the color matches her skin tone perfectly. Too bad once again her hair ruins the whole thing 🙁

    But hey, it’s an improvement from the last time.

  5. EmmaWoodhouse April 30, 2012 at 17:10 #

    Although the color of the dress is nice, I don’t like the style of plunging neckline and keyhole. It looks sloppy not to mention age-inappropriate. The real issue is Dakota’s lifeless styling. She seems unable to elevate or even to justice to any look anymore. All her looks are morphing into one.

  6. Mary Jane Anderson April 30, 2012 at 15:52 #

    The dress is beautiful and the hair is actually not so bad seen for another angle :

    But it is still very boring. She looks like a real jaded teenager. A curly updo with a bright lippie would’ve transformed this look completely.

    • EmmaWoodhouse April 30, 2012 at 17:09 #

      I think the issue is not so much the style of the hair as is the fact that she never, ever changes it. If this was the first time she had done this hairstyle I would have liked it.

  7. Christine April 30, 2012 at 15:49 #

    bland shoes and hair.

  8. e April 30, 2012 at 15:07 #

    Love the dress. Bored with the hair.

  9. bm April 30, 2012 at 14:42 #

    This is a 8/10 for me. Not 10 because the hair.

  10. Robin April 30, 2012 at 14:17 #

    Dakota is not doing this amazing dress justice. Look at that fabric! I’d prefer to see a smoldering brunette like Eva Green wear this with a bold red lipstick.

  11. CTgirl April 30, 2012 at 13:45 #


  12. Riley April 30, 2012 at 13:38 #

    The gown is gorgeous- I was immediately drawn to it. But like everyone else, I detest her hair and makeup, which bring down every single look.

    Her sister Elle is a little more experimental in the makeup and hair department, but not much.

    I am starting to not understand the appeal of the Fanning girls beyond their acting talents.

  13. Juliana April 30, 2012 at 13:37 #

    I still find her completely lifeless lately… Was it really that much of a change, from blush/nude to very pale blue?

    • Nat39 May 1, 2012 at 00:16 #

      Yep, all within the same lifeless pale colour palette, give us electric blue (!)
      Personally find it too mature and matronly on her.

  14. dee April 30, 2012 at 13:36 #

    Hair, shoes and makeup ruin this for me.

  15. ash April 30, 2012 at 13:33 #

    This dress would’ve looked better on Elle.

  16. AW April 30, 2012 at 13:05 #

    The dress is beautiful. I hate the hair and makeup, also the shoes.

  17. TL April 30, 2012 at 12:54 #

    Can’t believe she wears the same hair style anytime anywhere.

  18. Henrique April 30, 2012 at 12:29 #

    I absolutely dislike the hair but the dress is gorgeous

  19. Ramsay April 30, 2012 at 12:11 #

    My best dressed at the event – it’s really beautiful and as always with her (at least give her credit for that) age appropriate

    • gianni April 30, 2012 at 19:22 #

      totally agree. best she’s looked in a while

  20. Nat April 30, 2012 at 11:33 #

    The gown is breathtaking, and her outfit is definitely better than her last ones.
    I hate the shoes, though.

  21. Emi April 30, 2012 at 11:27 #

    I love it, she looks great. The dress is amazing.

  22. Yeliz April 30, 2012 at 11:21 #

    Although I like this gown, it’s again a no from me. Her hair ruins her looks every single time. And on this occasion I don’t like her shoes either.

    • Alina April 30, 2012 at 11:50 #


    • Chanel April 30, 2012 at 22:03 #


    • Jess2 May 1, 2012 at 02:46 #

      +1, I’m just not feeling it. Gorgeous dress but she can’t pull it off. Someone please send her to a hair stylist!!

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