Elle Fanning is following in the successful footsteps of big sis Dakota Fanning. The breakout star not only received rave reviews for her role in Sofia Coppola’s film Somewhere (the Golden Lion winner at this year's Venice Film Festival), but also appears to have landed the role of new style muse to Rodarte's designer sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
The tween actress, 12, appears in Rodarte’s latest short film, The Curve of Forgotten Things, which the designers collaborated with filmmaker Todd Cole on. The film features Fanning modeling designs from the label’s spring 2011 collection and is set to an original score by indie pop-rock group Deerhunter.
While Rodarte’s previous film with Cole, Aanteni, was a dark, techno sci-fi, Fanning’s short promises to be lighter, but no less abstract. “It’s inspired by Northern California, and the Seventies. It’s about this girl who exists in this strange place outside of time. She’s digging up things from the land and the past, and she offers them to the sun,” Cole explained to Women's Wear Daily.
The Curve of Forgotten Things will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 8 at LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Nowness.com.
Rodarte also designed costumes for Natalie Portman’s Oscar-nominated role in Black Swan.