Dakota Fanning's Teen Style Transformation

Check out the young star's favorite fashion-forward looks from our cover shoot.

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Shirley Temple, she's not. The perfect balance of naughty and nice, cover girl Dakota Fanning keeps the world guessing. Panty flashes plague young stars. But Dakota Fanning's red-carpet choices — a couture Elie Saab at The Runaways premiere, an embellished Emilio Pucci at SXSW — are more age-appropriate than indecent. Not that the 16-year-old shies away from a daring ensemble. Arriving at our photoshoot in combat boots and skinny jeans, Fanning felt right at home in the edgy looks assembled by the MC fashion team. Schoolgirl skirts gone wild and mixed-media blazers complemented Fanning's old soul/hot starlet persona. Whether or not her teacher, who accompanied her on set, approved is another story.READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH DAKOTA FANNING
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Dakota in Proenza Schouler.
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black dress
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Dress price upon request, Felder Felder; felderfelder.com.
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Dakota in a Rag & Bone jacket and Fiona Paxton necklace.
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ring
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Ring $125, Fallon at Barneys New York; barneys.com.
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black bootie
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Shoes $248, Guess by Marciano; guessbymarciano.com.
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Jacket, $725, top, $625, shorts, $625, 3.1 Phillip Lim; tights, $46, Tights by Wolford; tiara, $875, Jennifer Behr; long necklace, $195, Soo Ihn Kim; short necklace, $425, Fiona Paxton. Bracelets, from wrist to elbow: $70 & $70, Fawn by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry; $395, Seedhouse; $735, Vionnet; $275 & $275, Tom Binns Design; $175, Fawn by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.
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brown and black jaket
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Jacket $545, DKNY; dkny.com for stores.
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cut off jean shorts
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Shorts $172, True Religion Brand Jeans; truereligionbrandjeans.com.
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Sweater, $1,690, Nina Ricci; hair ties, $14.99 (for set of eight), Emi Jay; shoulder piece, $700, Fannie Schiavoni; necklace, $875, Tom Binns Design.
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animal print skirt
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Skirt $370, Gryphon New York; (212) 764-3059.
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braclets
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Bracelets $69 each, LowLuv by Erin Wasson at Heidi Says; (415) 749-1144.
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Top, $925, skirt, $595, Dolce & Gabbana; hair piece, $2,960, Azzaro.
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bangel earrings
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Bangles $120 each, Kara by Kara Ross; kararossny.com.
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st john couture vest
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Vest price upon request, St. John Couture; (310) 858-1116.
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