Elle Fanning looks every inch the fairytale princess in an ethereal peacock patterned gown with a flowing skirt 

She's never afraid to take a risk in the fashion department. 

And Elle Fanning surpassed herself sartorially when she attended amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France on Thursday night.

The 18-year-old actress ruled the red carpet in her gorgeous, earth toned gown with a peacock patterned skirt.

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Ruling the roost: Elle Fanning looked incredible in a peacock patterned gown as she arrived at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France on Thursday night

Ruling the roost: Elle Fanning looked incredible in a peacock patterned gown as she arrived at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France on Thursday night

Elle worked her magic as she made her grand entrance, showcasing the stunning dress to its best advantage by posing with the full skirt held aloft.

The quirky number boasted a flesh-coloured bodice with a low-cut neckline and a flowing train with a sheer tulle hemline.

The Maleficent actress' statement garment was set off with a beautiful gold necklace running down the centre of her dress and around the waist.

Elegant attire: Elle worked her magic as she made her grand entrance, showcasing the stunning dress to its best advantage

Elegant attire: Elle worked her magic as she made her grand entrance, showcasing the stunning dress to its best advantage

Striking: The Maleficent actress' statement garment was set off with a beautiful gold necklace running down the centre of her dress and around the waist

Striking: The Maleficent actress' statement garment was set off with a beautiful gold necklace running down the centre of her dress and around the waist

Taking flight: Elle's backless dress ensured she looked every inch the silver screen siren 

Taking flight: Elle's backless dress ensured she looked every inch the silver screen siren 

Elle completed her fairytale look with a glamorous updo, with loose tendrils of blonde hair framing her face.

She set off her features with nude coloured eye shadow and a matte, rust red lip.

Elle is in Cannes to promote her new Nicolas Winding Refn-directed film, The Night Demon, which divided critics during the screening at the 69th annual Film Festival.

Classic beauty: Elle completed her fairytale look with a glamorous updo, with loose tendrils of blonde hair framing her face

Classic beauty: Elle completed her fairytale look with a glamorous updo, with loose tendrils of blonde hair framing her face

Getting the giggles: Elle was in high spirits as she twisted and twirled in her gorgeous gown
Getting the giggles: Elle was in high spirits as she twisted and twirled in her gorgeous gown

Getting the giggles: Elle was in high spirits as she twisted and twirled in her gorgeous gown 

Friends in high places: Elle posed with film procuder Gary Michael Walters at the bash 

Friends in high places: Elle posed with film procuder Gary Michael Walters at the bash 

The beauty stars alongside Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks in the film.

Elle plays Jesse, an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will do whatever it takes to get what she has.

It's the third consecutive film directed by the Danish 45-year-old to compete for the festival's Palme d'Or prize after Only God Forgives and Drive.

Amazon Studios will release The Neon Demon in US theaters sometime in June and in UK theaters beginning July 8.

Controversial film: Elle is in Cannes to promote her new Nicolas Winding Refn-directed film, The Night Demon, which divided critics during the screening at the 69th annual Film Festival

Controversial film: Elle is in Cannes to promote her new Nicolas Winding Refn-directed film, The Night Demon, which divided critics during the screening at the 69th annual Film Festival

In competition: The Night Demon's Liv Corfixen and director Nicolas Winding Refn posed with Elle 

In competition: The Night Demon's Liv Corfixen and director Nicolas Winding Refn posed with Elle 

New role: Elle plays Jesse, an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will do whatever it takes to get what she has

New role: Elle plays Jesse, an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will do whatever it takes to get what she has


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