June 8, 2012

Dakota Fanning In Gucci – 40th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine

Posted by Catherine Kallon

It looks like Dakota Fanning’s bun at the CFDA Fashion Awards was just a teaser, as the talented actress was back to sporting a familiar hairstyle on the red carpet for the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Shirley MacLaine, held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California yesterday evening.

The actress looked beautiful wearing a Gucci Pre-Fall 2012 gown.

This coral silk georgette v-neck pleated gown thankfully isn’t within her usual nude colour palette, but some of you may argue that it’s not too far away.

Her bi-colour gown was styled with interesting black Gucci accessories, which included a leather studded belt, a suede studded clutch and strappy sandals.

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26 Responses to Dakota Fanning In Gucci – 40th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine

  1. jsshan November 14, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Pretty dress, nice color. is it the back with v-neck also?

  2. Jess2 July 8, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    She looks lovely, one of her better looks!

  3. Dan Oliver June 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Love this look on her she looks fresh even if she is very pale but at least she’s comfortable in her own skin not to be orange like so many in hollywood

  4. Parvati June 9, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    She hasn’t done anything different here, but I don’t mind, because she looks pretty and this colour is great!

  5. Dhppy June 9, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    This is the best she’s looked in some time. The color is stunning on her skin! Her makeup looks wonderful, and the hair down works well. Lovely.

  6. Nat39 June 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    I find the accessories too heavy for this light gown.

  7. EmmaWoodhouse June 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    I wish that the neckline was not so revealing. I don’t think it’s appropriate. If it were a more modest v-neck or a scoop-neck, I would really like this looks and say it was one of her best ever! The color is nice on her, I like the black touches, and her hair has a bit more body than usual. The hair actually works for me here.

  8. vicky June 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    I love this, it’s the best she’s looked in ages.

  9. kane June 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    The, let’s say, “understated” hair feels like part of the look–works for me in here!

  10. Nat June 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Nothing much to add, I agree with the previous commentators: even if she’s sporting the old same hairstyle, she looks amazing here. The gown is so pretty and suits her well without feeling too dejavu.

  11. Jen June 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Yay, a color! And a color she looks great in — very pretty! The hair is the same as always, but it also kind of works with the laid-back ’70s vibe of the whole outfit. And LOVE the glasses!

  12. Mol June 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    This has got to be the best I’ve ever seen her, I can’t complain about the hair this time as everything seems effortless and pretty. Very well executed I think.

  13. IC June 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Does anyone know who makes the glasses she’s wearing here?

  14. Zineb June 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    How come an 18 year-old girl not enjoy the pleasures and fun of putting make-up on? Not that I don’t appreciate natural beauty but she looks so pale and ghost-like. It’s sad…

    • Shaina June 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

      What? She’s 18?! Here I am thinking “that deep v is a little inappropriate for a 14 year old”.
      Anyway I agree with you, it would be nice to see more of an effort in the beauty department from her.

    • goldfish June 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      i think she looks beautiful au naturel. her pale creamy complexion makes her glow. simply gorgeous

  15. Emmeline June 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    This is fantastic from the neck down. The dress is beautiful on her and the accessories are perfect. Maybe some day she’ll learn to experiment more with her hair and makeup.

  16. Lady Loki June 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    What an improvement! This is her signature style and it works. Remember her CDFA Proenza disaster? Exactly.

  17. Odette June 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Hair, makeup and glasses aside, I love the look on her. The gown is gorgeous.

  18. Alina June 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    I think this is one of her best looks ever.

  19. bm June 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I love this look . Her hair is perfect for this dress , no complaint here .

  20. gabis June 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    She looks gorgeous. I love the dress, the color, the accessories, the barely there makeup. So flawless and effortless.

  21. Dave June 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    The hair is same old, same old but she looks divine, the colour is amazing.

  22. Yeliz June 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Although her hair is back on its usually style, I still really like this look. Much better than her CFDA Awards disaster.

  23. Serena June 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Same boring hair, but she looks amazing here.

    • Christine June 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

      She does. I love the dress to the coloring down to the accessories.

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