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Every Time Dakota and Elle Fanning Were Sibling Goals on the Red Carpet

By Michael Feb 27, 2024

Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning have each made their mark as accomplished actresses, but their sibling bond comes first — and the support is always clear on the red carpet.

“We’re very supportive of each other. I’m very lucky to have a family member who’s in the business. She understands what it’s like and what you’re going through,” Elle exclusively told Us Weekly in September 2018. “Of course, we talk about [our] movies and, ‘Oh, what are you about to go do?’ And that’s exciting, but there’s other things to talk about.”

Elle further explained that her big sibling knows her personality better than anybody else. “My sister would probably describe me as a free-spirited person,” she told Us. “In the grocery store going down the aisles when I was a kid, I would be dancing and running and kind of carefree. … I bounce off the energy around me.”

Dakota started acting in 1999 when she was 5, nearly two years before Elle joined her in the spotlight. (Elle portrayed a younger version of Dakota in 2001’s I Am Sam for her debut acting role.)

Scroll below to see their best sibling moments on the red carpet:


November 2003
When Dakota starred in The Cat in the Hat, she brought Elle along to the red carpet premiere and they twinned in matching dresses.
March 2007
Dakota and Elle wore complementing pastel frocks to the 20th Kids’ Choice Awards.
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October 2008
Dakota put her arm around her younger sister at the Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services’ 2008 Mentor Awards Dinner and Fashion Show in California.
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May 2011
The pair posed together at the Alexander McQueen-inspired Met Gala, which was Elle’s first time attending the annual fundraiser.
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September 2011
They stunned in white at Rodarte’s New York Fashion Week presentation, where they sat in the front row.
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May 2013
Dakota and Elle posed with Rodarte designers (and sisters) Laura and Kate Mulleavy at the Met Gala.
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October 2013
They scored invitations to Louis Vuitton’s show during Paris Fashion Week.
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February 2016
Dakota and Elle beamed at the Saint Laurent runway show in Los Angeles.
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June 2016
The actresses both opted for sequins at the premiere of The Neon Demon.
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February 2018
Dakota and Elle showed off their style at Miu Miu Women’s Tales # 15 Screening in London.
David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Miu Miu
April 2019
Dakota attended the premiere of Elle’s movie Teen Spirit.
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September 2023
The sisters were all smiles at Chanel’s dinner at the Chateau Marmont, celebrating the launch of Sofia Coppola Archive: 1999-2023.
Stefanie Keenan/WireImage
September 2023
Dakota and Elle twinned in white at the LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2023 benefit.
Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

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