Elle Fanning Is a Runway Model Now

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A Miu Miu debut.

Elle Fanning had guests doing double-takes at Miu Miu's fall 2018 fashion show on Tuesday when she made her surprise catwalk debut. The 19-year-old longtime partner of the brand had the honor of opening the show sporting a very Amy Winehouse beauty look — a sky-high pompadour hairdo and kohl-rimmed cat eyes. The actress brushed (wool coat-clad) shoulders with modeling veterans like Kaia Gerber, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Teddy Quinlivan, also on the runway.

It's not unusual for the season's It girls to be seated front row at fashion shows during the marathon that is fashion month (at Miu Miu alone, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel herself, Rachel Brosnahan, was seated next to actress/activist Rowan Blanchard and The Big Sick star Zoe Kazan). It's less common for an actress of Fanning's caliber to turn up on the runway itself. 

While many models attempt to parlay their camera-ready looks into acting careers (lookin' at you, Cara Delevingne), it's rare for the reverse to take place. That being said, Fanning has had a bit of practice, having starred as a deviant model in 2016 horror flick The Neon Demon.

And if there's any house for Fanning to test out her runway walk, it's Miu Miu. The actress has starred in several campaigns for the brand, and her big sis, Dakota Fanning, recently made her directorial debut with a short film called Hello Apartment for the label's Women's Tales campaign. 

Meanwhile, it appears the younger Fanning has been embracing the modeling lifestyle with open arms. At least, her over-the-top Instagram selfie slideshow makes it seem that way. Do you, Elle. 

 

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