Dakota Fanning has played muse to fashion designer Marc Jacobs for several years now, landing her very first modeling campaign for his brand in 2006.
Fanning, who covers the latest issue of W magazine with her more youthful sister Elle, explained of the encounter, “I was 12. I was always into fashion because my mom has always been interested in fashion. She majored in fashion merchandising in college, and it’s always been something we have in common. When I did that first campaign for Marc Jacobs, I wasn’t really old enough to wear the clothes. He made all the clothes from the runway in my size.”
An intriguing admission certainly from a lady whose campaigns nevertheless confirm controversial. Previously this month, the British Advertising Standards Authority selected to ban Fanning’s advertisement for Marc Jacobs’ new perfume Oh, Lola! Over the suggestiveness of her pose (with a huge flower bottle balanced between her thighs).
But Fanning’s Spring/Summer 2007 campaign for Marc Jacobs was far tamer fare—she just looked like a small lady wandering all around in her mother’s clothing. Which sells, evidently.