Dakota Fanning Shows Off Sophisticated Style in Valentino During Paris Fashion Week

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Dakota Fanning was back in black on Sunday, showing off a more mature style than fans are used to seeing on the former child star.

The 22-year-old actress sat front row at Valentino’s Paris Fashion Week show alongside showbiz pals Shailene Woodley and Diane Kruger, looking sophisticated in a chic mid-calf length black lace gown that gathered elegantly at the waist, lending the dress an A-Line silhouette. Fanning’s sheer look retained her modesty, as she paired the barely-there piece with full-coverage undergarments.

The Bell Jar actress complemented the gothic glamor of her ensemble with a studded clutch and a pair of strappy black stilettos. She pinned the front right portion of her platinum locks back, leaving the rest draping over her shoulders in a style that mimicked an edgy side cut.

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As always, Fanning stepped out with a smile, channeling some of the childhood glee that first drew fans to the young actress.

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