Elle Fanning is a “Star in Bloom” on her very first cover of Vogue magazine for their June 2017 issue!
“Once Upon A Time in the land of New Orleans, one lucky girl, balancing a crown of ROSES atop her head, had her dream come true by Anna Wintour,” Fanning wrote on Instagram celebrating her cover. “Thank you endlessly, Anna, for choosing me to be your JUNE COVER GIRL!!✨ I am overjoyed to share my very first American @voguemagazine cover with you all! Chills are running up my spine as I write this. I’m truly grateful to so many! We traveled to the southern gothic sets where I filmed, “The Beguiled” which provided the perfect setting for @therealgracecoddington and #AnnieLeibovitz’s creative vision! I will forever admire Grace’s enchanting styling, soul, and “grace” !!!! Annie, to be in front of your lens is a humbling and visceral experience! Thank you @jilldemling for your love and support always! And to @juliendys for giving me magical hair and @lauren.parsons for painting my face! Read the story by the insightful Nathan Heller and see the haunting full spread in the link in my bio! I’m “blooming” from ear to ear! #VogueRose.”
Check out excerpts + spread from the 19-year-old starlet’s feature with the fashion mag below:
On Instagram: “Before you share, you get nervous: You can’t help but have those flashes. My sister has a million followers—which is nothing compared with Selena Gomez, who has the world.”
On having a bit of a temper: “My mom and my sister are always like, ‘That’s not something you brag about.’ But I tell strangers—I’m also very trusting of people—like, ‘I get so mad!’”
Dakota Fanning on the comparisons with her younger sister: “People sometimes want us to feel weird jealousy or competition. It will never happen. There’s no one I want to see succeed or soar more.”
On going to college or continuing on with her acting career: “It’s scary to think of not being able to do movies still.”
Images: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue