Elle Fanning In Valentino Couture – ‘Isle of Dogs’ Berlinale International Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

Nothing makes me more excited than a European Film Festival, so was delighted to see Elle Fanning take center stage alongside Tilda Swinton and Greta Gerwig for the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival opening ceremony and ‘Isle of Dogs’ premiere in Berlin, Germany this evening (February 15).

Cannes was a succession of pretty princess gowns for Elle, so I love how she took things up a notch with this Valentino Spring 2018 Couture gown.

I’m captivated by how colour blocking really helps embolden the gown, yet there’s still a sweet serenity surrounding this artful look.

I don’t think by any means this is an easy look to pull off, but when you’re a 19-year-old red carpet veteran, it’s light work.

Could this be a coming of age look as Elle moves out of her teens in 2018?

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Front Row @ Calvin Klein Fall 2018

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40 Responses to Elle Fanning In Valentino Couture – ‘Isle of Dogs’ Berlinale International Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

  1. kane March 2, 2018 at 22:07 #

    If this was just a tiny tad more defined pile of textiles… nope. I can see what they were going for but nah.

  2. MG February 18, 2018 at 04:44 #


  3. Amanda F February 17, 2018 at 22:48 #

    All of this fabulousness…and it has pockets! Praise the Lord!! BDOTY list.

  4. barbara February 17, 2018 at 19:10 #

    this look would not work if she didn’t know how to carry it and she makes it seem so effortless… The color mix is stunning and Elle has such poise, I’m floored

  5. Serenaia February 17, 2018 at 11:20 #


  6. clippy February 16, 2018 at 19:44 #

    now THIS is a bdoty look. shocking that the margot louis vuitton look after this even gets placed in the same category as this, which is clearly on another level. flawless.

  7. Jess February 16, 2018 at 17:18 #

    good god, jaw is on the floor! BDOTY

  8. fromchi-town February 16, 2018 at 15:46 #

    Blown away. I have never been a big fan of her fashion – but this is a show stopper of a look. Way to create a fashion moment!! This is the epitome of go big or go home!! Definitely a BDOTY contender.

  9. Angelis February 16, 2018 at 14:48 #

    this is S T U N N I N G !

    You know, as soon as they announced that Maria Grazia was leaving Valentino to take over at Dior however many season ago, I immediately wondered if we’d see who was putting in more work at Valentino, once they were both solo. Now , I definitely like Maria Grazia at Dior, but don’t love her (HATED those damn monogrammed “bra straps” and tulle skirts) but for the past few seasons I’ve really been FALLING IN LOVE with Pierpaolo’s designs… so maybe that answers my question, lol

  10. Clem February 16, 2018 at 14:13 #

    I love this! I initially thought she was wearing a Hanbok, the design reminds me a lot of it. Gorgeous

  11. Leandra February 16, 2018 at 14:09 #

    The dress is spectacular, as most of the collection is, I totally love it but it’s not for her, sorry. She is way too young and this is an outing for a “grand dame”.

  12. katia February 16, 2018 at 10:56 #

    yes very pretty.

  13. alvarospain February 16, 2018 at 09:54 #


  14. Alina February 16, 2018 at 09:05 #

    Wow. Her presence. The way she carries the gown. Fashion icon power at 19. Unbelievable.

    BDOTY so far. Only Lupita’s purple goddess moment rivals this.

  15. Noreen February 16, 2018 at 08:44 #

    What a beautiful red carpet moment! I think this will continue to stand out throughout the year.

  16. The original AB February 16, 2018 at 08:42 #

    I see I’m in the minority, I’m not into it. To me it just looks odd, and in some pictures it make her look pregnant.

    • Charlotte February 16, 2018 at 08:52 #

      I agree.

    • CreoleLady February 16, 2018 at 21:39 #

      +2. As someone else mentioned, too ‘grand dame” for a 19 year old, ar least for me. Plus, that bow is a firm no. I do like the color on her though.

  17. Chris February 16, 2018 at 05:58 #

    Definitely BDOTY-level awesomeness. Such a bold, unique look and she carries it so well.

  18. dolan February 16, 2018 at 05:10 #

    Hi Catherine, PLEASE post the picture where she is on the stair case, its breath-taking.

    • cmarouet February 16, 2018 at 09:51 #

      +10, I saw it somewhere else. It reminded me of one of those Audrey Hepburn/Grace Kelly moments that you don’t see very often these days. I hope it becomes a classic.

      • Miss H February 16, 2018 at 09:56 #

        Where? I want to seeeeee! 🙂

        • GRACE February 17, 2018 at 06:31 #

          I want to see it too!!

  19. Pheephee February 16, 2018 at 04:29 #

    Now THIS! I was just saying Margots look didn’t have enough pizazz or intrigue to pull off a BDOTY potential…..but this does!

    I LOVE this. it is so utterly fascinating and has a timeless quality to it. from the dress to the styling to the attitude.
    It almost seems like we just entered Cannes. Which is always a good thing!
    Or a whole different, glamorous era. which is also a good thing, in this case.

    it has BDOTY candidate written all over it.

    • Camilla February 16, 2018 at 08:17 #


      Margot’s design doesn’t feel that inspirational to me. On the other hand, this very much does.

  20. EmmaWoodhouse February 16, 2018 at 03:23 #

    AMAZED by how she is carrying this. As the FugGirls said, this is some Cate Blanchett-level stuff. Elle has really come into her own.

  21. JHH February 16, 2018 at 01:12 #

    I am not that impressed by the dress but the whole package of hair, pose, and face is stunning.

    • Maria F. February 16, 2018 at 13:10 #


  22. Nat39 February 16, 2018 at 01:08 #

    I’m FLOORED! And it’s not even the gown itself (it’s hardly the most refined Couture out there), but the overall impact of the look – it’s so strong, unexpected, and impressive – Elle is show-stopping! BDOTW- and BDOTY-worthy.

  23. Jasmine February 16, 2018 at 01:07 #

    Wowwwwww! Everything is perfect (and her hair is up!).

  24. Grace February 16, 2018 at 01:04 #

    The dress is GORGEOUS!! Actually really reminds of traditional Korean Hanbok dresses from the front.

    • Susie February 16, 2018 at 03:20 #

      I noticed the hanbok resemblance as well! Lovely look.

  25. Giras February 16, 2018 at 00:50 #


    That posed and her stunning face, omg this is BDOTY!

  26. Mimi February 16, 2018 at 00:39 #

    I died and went to fashion heaven when I saw this!! Absolutely timeless and stunning. BDOTY for me as well!

    • Caroline February 16, 2018 at 00:42 #


  27. Fanny February 16, 2018 at 00:27 #


  28. quimby February 16, 2018 at 00:10 #

    This is STUNNING; I literally gasped. What a moment. BDOTY list for me.

    • Catherine Kallon February 16, 2018 at 00:12 #

      We had the exact same reaction.

  29. Athena February 16, 2018 at 00:10 #

    I love this. BDOTY so far for me

    • Catherine Kallon February 16, 2018 at 00:12 #

      Yep 100%

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