JIMMY CHOO X DAKOTA FANNING
Dakota Fanning’s unpredictable and romantic style has caught the attention of the global fashion industry, featuring her on numerous covers of international fashion magazine.
Dakota has been in the spotlight as a rising star from an early age. In fact, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award at the age of 8, making her the youngest nominee in history.
Jimmy Choo unveiled an exclusive fashion shoot with Dakota for Spring Summer 2017. “Dakota has such a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of fashion. Unafraid to push boundaries and wear something unexpected. I love seeing someone explore fashion with such maturity and self –assuredness. Her style is bold yet classic and her experimentation with colour and pattern suited her perfectly to the Spring Summer collection. The botanic gardens as a back drop made the collection come to life and envelope you in their natural beauty “– Sandra Choi, Creative Director
Having gone through so many outfits in your career, which have been your most memorable and why?
Recently I wore a Miu Miu dress to the Venice Film Festival. It looked like a mermaid’s tail, and it was truly my dream dress. I felt absolutely magical in it and taking it off was really hard… That dress, combined with such a glamorous location, was a very special moment for me.
From your shoot with Jimmy Choo, which were your favorite shoes and why?
There was a pristine white sneaker that I absolutely adored. Very practical, and I love a slightly dirty white sneaker so I wouldn’t mind if the city stuck to them after a while. There was also a beautiful strappy heel with metallic purples and greens. The straps were like the vines of the flower that unfolded across the toes.
Do you have any poignant memories about wearing Jimmy Choo either on or off the red carpet? What does the brand stand for to you?
To me the brand is absolutely iconic. I have worn Jimmy Choo’s too many times to count, because they are able to make a statement, but also seamlessly fit with many different looks.
The Jimmy Choo collection is inspired by the beauty of nature—are you inspired by the outdoors? Do you get out of the city to be amongst nature often? Is it something that’s important to you and if so where do you like to go? What’s your favourite flower?
I would question anyone who said that nature was not important to them! I do not get out into it as often as I would like, but I daydream about all the places I want to visit when I have time! One of my favorite places I have ever been is Tulum. There are the most beautiful beaches, as well as jungles that are transfixing. My favorite flower is a peony.
When it comes to career aspirations what are the most important aspects you look for in projects now? Would you like to do television or theatre?
I am about to do a television series for the first time, and I could not be more excited. I watch so much television and am so inspired by the subject matter that is being tackled. It is such an incredible opportunity to be able to develop a character over a long period of time. As for theatre, that is something I have yet to do, but absolutely want to. I know that will be a challenge unlike any other, and I am also very excited for that.
And outside of your work what do you most aspire to achieve?
The basics: being a good person, creating meaningful relationships, enjoying life and not rushing through time.
Fakhry Bey Street, Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, T. 01 99 11 11 ext. 595