catching up: a chat with Dakota Fanning
Rocking multiple roles without a hitch, Glamour cover girl Dakota Fanning can now add collegiate New Yorker to the mega movie-star mix. From playing a woman trapped in a Victorian love triangle in Effie, to drama environmentalist in Night Moves, and a teen (bent on losing her virginity) in Very Good Girls, 2013 is Fanning’s chance to shine even brighter.
Dakota talks about being too sexy for Brit sensibilities, the BOYS, having Marc Jacobs as a confidant, being dubbed as a fashion icon, (while still admiring her fellow style star sibling Elle Fanning no less), and also how she will not be skinny-dipping after her fellow co-stars. Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, Dakota looks nothing less than stunning. Here are some bits from the interview:
On if she’s having fun with the fashion icon moment she and sister Elle are having now…
“It’s really fun when you’re getting dressed for something. It’s not when you’re in the rain with an umbrella and trying to carry a case of water. Yep, that’s me, alone, coming from Duane Reade. I’m not wearing a bra. Deal with it.”
On if she’d ever turn her love of clothes into a career a fashion designer…
“I don’t think so. I mean, I won ’t rule it out, because then one day I’ll be like, “I said that in Glamour in 2013, and here I am now [with my own line].” But when you know designers and see the work that they put into making their collection, and how much passion they have for that—I think that’s so amazing. And I don’t have the passion to design clothes. It’s nice to be able to grow up and know what you want to do…. I’m reminded of that every time I make a film.”
On boys and her single status…
“Yeah. I don’t really date. I have a weird vision of relationships because my parents have known each other since second grade, and they got married right out of college. I’ve always thought that’s what it’s supposed to be like, and if it’s not, then I don’t want to waste my time on it. Even when I was 14, I was like, “I’m not gonna marry this person. What’s the point of doing it?” It’s not me being naive. I just know what it’s supposed to be like. And I think until I feel that, I cannot be bothered.”
Photo Credit: Ellen von Unwerth, more pics here.
· Photo 1: Nina Ricci dress, Maloles heels and a Roberto Cavalli bracelet.
· Photo 2: Jill Stuart romper and Charlotte Olympia wedges.
· Photo 3: Burberry Prorsum dress, Kotur clutch and pumps, from the left: Christian Louboutin, Sophia Webster.