Elle Fanning Just Turned a Chain-Link Necklace Into a Crop Top

Elle Fanning just blurred the lines between jewelry and clothing with a bold Balmain look.

At the 6th Annual InStyle Awards on Monday, November 15, Fanning wore a dramatic crop top that resembled a chain-link bracelet. The top was made of gold metal and studded with large oval crystals. She let that piece be the focal point of the ensemble, pairing it with a simple yet sleek floor-length black skirt. 

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The top, designed by Olivier Rousteing, was backless, held together by a simple gold chain and hung around her neck like a halter top. The actor completed the look with gold rings on each finger, her signature rosy cheeks, and a bright red lip with nails to match. 

Elle Fanning’s longtime stylist Samantha McMillen was honored with the stylist of the year award at the ceremony. Not only did Fanning get to present McMillen with the award, she posted the most touching tribute on Instagram

“THIS. WOMAN. My Mama Unicorn won STYLIST OF THE YEAR tonight,” Fanning wrote. “But Samantha McMillen is my stylist of the year every day! We cried as I finally watched her step into the deserving spotlight. We have worked closely for 10 years. She is family. Samantha treats each of her clients with love, respect, and most importantly KINDNESS! I love you. THIS IS YOUR NIGHT TO SHINE IN YOUR EXQUISITE GOWN! Thank you for asking me to join and celebrate all that is the wonderful you.”

Fanning’s been wearing plenty of elaborate style lately as Empress Catherine in Hulu’s The Great. She’s already earned a best actress Golden Globe nomination, and season two of the anti-historical comedy drops on Friday, November 19. If the trailer is to be believed, it’s coming with even more elaborate royal gowns and headdresses. I’m patiently waiting for its Emmy nomination for outstanding period costumes. 

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