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Dakota Fanning Debuts a ‘Reptilian Mermaid’ Look

Photo: Aaron Harris/2013 Getty Images

The phantom of the red carpet has claimed its latest, young crop-top victim: Dakota Fanning. Last night, the actress attended the premiere of her new film, Night Moves, at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, boldly dressed in a blackish green, sparkling crop-top-meets-maxi-skirt ensemble from Atelier Versace. With her hair tied up in a tight topknot, Fanning looked like a glittering armadillo or a mermaid, what with her outfit’s scale-like shimmer, the skimpy top, and the equally bedazzled, floor-grazing skirt that could pass for a tail. She rimmed her eyes with dark liner and added a silver polish to her nails. While Fanning still carried the startling look with poise, the main lesson to take away from the look? Fanning’s transition from child actress to an adult has begun in earnest. Thanks, crop tops.