Elle Fanning is currently making the rounds at Cannes because she’s serving on the Cannes jury (the youngest person to do so, ever). That means she’s also got about 1.5 million costume changes to cover while she’s there, and not all of those are going to be winners. Best case scenario, your bad fashion will land you on a worst dressed list. Worst case scenario, it lands you on your ass because your dress was pulled too tight for your organs to function.
This is the dress in question. Prada’s social media manager failed to mention that it might cause the wearer to suffer a temporary goodnight moment.
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@ElleFanning wore a #Prada pale pink silk tulle gown with a wide skirt and a drapery bodice, embellished by multicolor gazarre, taffeta and crystals flowers embroideries while attending the ‘Chopard Trophy’ event during the 72nd annual #CannesFilmFestival in Cannes. #PradaPeople
Variety says it all went down during the Chopard Trophee event on Monday night. Shortly after Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux introduced actor Francois Civil onstage, Elle collapsed and fell off her chair. Colin Firth reportedly came to her assistance. How very Bridget Jones of him! One source says a hush fell over the crowd and things came to an abrupt stop as Elle and her sister Dakota Fanning were taken away by security.
Page Six points to Elle’s Instagram account, where she addressed the situation yesterday. Elle said she had a fainting spell in her Prada gown because it was too tight, paired with it being “that time of the month.” First white pants, now Prada gowns – that damn Aunt Flo, always getting in the way of fashion.
Who to blame, who to blame. The obvious culprit is Prada, who made a dress that can double as a tourniquet. Or maybe the Cannes film festival, who demand a super-strict dress code of couture torture devices. All that really matters here is that Elle Fanning is a-ok. And also that she’s lucky that people leapt to her service. It’s Cannes, after all. She’s lucky she didn’t regain consciousness to the sound of people loudly booing her show-stopping performance.
Here’s the most recent high fashion looks served by Elle Fanning at Cannes. This time she traded in her 1950s prom look for the snobby social-climbing mother of her 1950s prom date.