She's a 20th Century woman! Elle Fanning is hip in black harem trousers ahead of new movie's NYFF premiere
Her film 20th Century Women is about to ring in its world premiere at the New York Film Festival.
On Friday, the day before the big event, Elle Fanning was spotted celebrating with a bit of shopping, stepping into the Vera Wang boutique on Mercer Street.
The 18-year-old wore midnight blue drop crotch trousers that complemented her otherwise entirely black ensemble.
The woman in black: On Friday, Elle Fanning was spotted stepping out in the SoHo neighbourhood of Manhattan
Her platinum blonde hair fell free over a black leather jacket that featured a curving, studded collar and the image of a face obscured by fuzzy oversize sunglasses.
The younger sister of Dakota Fanning strolled through SoHo dangling a black leather purse from her arm.
She completed the outfit with tawny flats, which managed to match the rest of the outfit by way of black buckled straps. Metallic polish gleamed on her nails.
Eye-catching: She wore a stylish pair of midnight blue drop crotch trousers
Sightseeing: The 18-year-old stopped off at the Vera Wang boutique on Mercer Street
20th Century Women, which on Saturday will screen as the 'Centerpiece' of the New York Film Festival, features the Super 8 star alongside Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig Lucas Jade Zumann and Billy Crudup.
Written and directed by Mike Mills of Beginners acclaim, the film is set in 1979 and features Bening as the Zumann character's divorced mother and Fanning as his best friend. The Crudup and Gerwig characters share a shambolic house with the mother and son.
At the film festival, the director gave a press conference alongside Bening and Fanning. In a video uploaded by YouTube user GoldDerby, the The Neon Demon actress can be seen expounding on how she developed her character.
She noted that 'Mike said, you know, she's - I think she's based off of, like, girls that he knew growing up and things, you know, who were older than him, and would kind of, you know, these girls that would come to his room, like, drunk.'
In the offing: On Saturday, her new film 20th Century Women will ring in its world premiere at the New York Film Festival
Throwback: The film is set in 1979 and was written and directed by Mike Mills of Beginners acclaim
Smiling, she continued that 'he'd really had these experiences, like, kind of smelling their smelly breath, and, like, they're so hot, but they're also so dirty, like, gro- like, physically dirty. So, we made that a thing - like, there, we could never get enough, like, oil in Julie's hair, 'cause she's just, you know - she has too many things to do.'
Adding that 'she lies a lot,' she explained: 'She has this very studious side, you know, that she shows to the parents, but then also this whole other side to her, that she, you know, she's very promiscuous and with a lot of boys, and - but I think that she kind of thrives on keeping those things secret, you know?'
She also dished that, during rehearsals, she and her castmates would play the game 'two lies and a truth' so that she could practise delivering falsehoods convincingly.' She was really good,' Mills quipped.
The film will open to a limited release in America on Christmas Day.
Pride of place: It will screen as the 'Centerpiece' of the film festival
Glittering company: The sister of Dakota Fanning (centre) features in the film alongside Annette Bening (left) and Greta Gerwig (right)
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