Another barefaced starlet is gracing a fashion magazine cover. But it's for a reason other than "daring to bare" and opting to ditch makeup to celebrate natural beauty. Actress Elle Fanning went makeup-free for the LGBTQ issue of i-D, dubbed the "LGBTQi-D" issue. But there was a specific reason for this look.
Not only was Dakota Fanning's baby-sister fresh-scrubbed and well-browed, but she also gave off an androgynous vibe, thanks to her slicked back hairstyle. Fanning is the epitome of gender fluidity with this cover image and that's a beautiful thing. Fanning also rocks a wink and a curled lip on her cover. She donned a low-cut, black leather jacket and a heart-shaped necklace.
Blurring such previously defined fashion and beauty lines is so freeing and opens up the possibility for endless creativity and imagery, such as this.
Fanning has had some super feminine red carpet and fashion moments as her career has continued to grow and develop. It's refreshing to see her take this dramatic turn, both physically and professionally.
You know, if her hair was black and a little greasier, it'd seem that another source of style inspo for this cover was John Travolta as Danny Zuko in Grease.
Right? It's the hair 'do, the jacket, and that furled lip.
That's some full-on, unapologetic slayage right there. Fanning usually has a softness to her look. But I am feeling how she totally toughened up here, thanks to the jacket and her raised brow.
Some of Fanning's recent red carpet wins are below.
This black and white gown was anything but boring, thanks to the frilly bottom.
She was scorching when she matched her lips to her crimson gown. She likes long and ruffled.
She made the blues look good.
Fanning tried her hand at boho chic. So '70s. More ruffles. So many ruffles.
Slinky, sexy, simple, and so scarlet.
She was also darling in peachy pink.
Fanning's feminine style has been her calling card for a while now. How rad is it to see her diving into something new and something more gender-neutral for her i-D cover?
Images: i-D (1); Giphy (1)