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Elle Fanning is a fashion favourite

Elle Fanning cites Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy as her "fashion fairy godmothers".

The 16-year-old actress is considered a style icon even at her young age and has modelled for the likes of Miuccia Prada and Marc Jacobs. Her first fashion shoot was with Rodarte sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy when she was just 12, for which she wore a range of chic ensembles.

The designer siblings loved working with Elle and the impact she had on them.

"Elle has an inner spirit that lights up every room. She is one of the most kind and special people that we have had the privilege of knowing," they gushed to the June issue of British Vogue magazine. "Elle is so talented and creative, and fashion is one of the many ways that she so eloquently expresses her artistic nature."

In return the blonde star looks up to Laura and Kate. Even as a pre-teen Elle found it a valuable experience and still keeps a gift from the designers close to her.

"They're my fashion fairy godmothers. I have this leather Rodarte jacket that they gave me; I wear it to school," she smiled. "I honestly was so excited, I loved it. It was complete dress-up, it still is one of my favourite things to do."

Elle is passionate about style and is still discovering new pieces as she gets older. While she still turns to her favourite designs, the Maleficent star is happy to experiment.

"I was aware of clothes from a really young age and my mother would let me be very free in what I wanted to put on. I just love fashion; it excites me," she added. "I used to be very girly, and I still am, I love ruffles and bows and pink, but I think my style is evolving in a way. Now I'm like, 'OK, I can wear more of a straight skirt instead of a poufy one.'"

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