Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning have been turning it out in the style department for the Maleficent promotional tour, and Wednesday’s world premiere in Hollywood marked their most fashion-forward appearances so far. The co-stars continued to select red carpet ensembles that nod to their on-screen characters — Jolie as Maleficent, the evil fairy, and Fanning as Princess Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty). Plus, their accessories were so major (or killer, in Jolie’s case), we have to talk about them. See both actresses’ head-turning looks — from all angles — below.
It’s no surprise that Jolie chose another Atelier Versace design for Wednesday’s premiere. But the rubberized silk material of the black strapless dress feels fresh and unexpected. She teamed the bold look with even bolder accessories — two gold spike bangles and a matching spike earring (that could have been used as a weapon if necessary during Brad Pitt’s attack) both custom designed for the star by Stella McCartney.
Sure the silhouette looks great on the actress (like everything else she wears), but the rubberized effect is definitely polarizing (dare we say it, trash bags come to mind), so we’re not surprised that PEOPLE readers remain divided on the bold look. We think she totally pulls it off.
Fanning continued to channel a princess in a gorgeous powder blue embroidered Elie Saab couture gown, featuring a belt and sheer skirt. She completed the ephemeral design with a vintage-inspired Neil Lane choker and a floral hair comb around her low, soft bun.
The 16-year-old star told reporters on the red carpet that playing Sleeping Beauty has special meaning, because Aurora was always her favorite princess.
“I feel like I related to her the most because of her hair and the color of her dress, and she was just my girl,” Fanning explained. “And to be able to say that I am Sleeping Beauty is just crazy. It’s so exciting and I’m still pinching myself about that, that I’m actually Aurora. We loved the original so much, but she’s still a princess and she frolics through the forest, but it’s nice that our version is more modern. She’s stronger and she gets to show real emotions instead of just the animated drawing.”
What do you think of Jolie and Fanning’s gowns? Which promo stop has been your favorite stylewise? Share your thoughts below!
–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Gabrielle Olya