She is the youngest person on the panel at Cannes Film Festival 2019 and has had to defend her place.
But Elle Fanning ignored the critics as she graced the red carpet of the annual star-studded event in a breathtaking dramatic pink floral gown on Wednesday.
The actress, 21, exuded elegance in the dress adorned in pink and gold roses, which had a plunging neckline and dramatic layered sleeves.
Elegance: Elle Fanning ignored the critics as she graced the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival in a breathtaking dramatic pink floral gown on Wednesday
Proving she is the queen of style, the Hollywood star glided across the red carpet in the dramatic gown which had an open back and chiffon elements.
Elle wore her blonde tresses in a stylish up do while wearing beautiful fresh spring flowers in her hair to complement the floral look.
Showing off her natural beauty, the star opted for sparkling eye-shadow, pink blush and a slick of lipstick to finish the look.
The Super 8 actress posed for the cameras and finished her glamorous ensemble with a statement bracelet and rings.
Floral: The actress, 21, exuded elegance in the dress adorned in pink and gold roses, which had a plunging neckline and dramatic layered sleeves
Dramatic: Proving she is queen of style, the Hollywood star glided across the red carpet in the dramatic gown which had and open back and chiffon elements
Red carpet queen: The Super 8 actress posed for the cameras and finished her glamorous look with a statement bracelet and rings
The outing comes a day after Elle was forced to defend her placement on the Cannes Film Festival jury during a Q&A with nine panellists.
The actress faced backlash because critics claimed she was too young compared to older veterans in the industry.
However, Elle declared she was proud to represent a young voice at the star-studded festival as she hit back at the critics.
‘I definitely am young,’ she said, as reported by the New York Times.
Pretty in pink: Elle wore her blonde tresses in stylish an up do while wearing beautiful fresh spring flowers in her hair to complement the floral look
Pose for the camera: Showing off her natural beauty, the star opted for sparkling eye-shadow, pink blush and a lick of lipstick to finish the look
Glamorous: Elle looked sensational in the dramatic floral gown as she graced the red carpet at the annual event
‘But I started acting very young as well. I’ve been on many movie sets and started off with one of the best… I feel proud to represent a young voice at this festival.’
Fanning is the youngest person on the panel of nine people within the industry but she is also justified in her statements about working with some of ‘the best’ in film.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival takes place at the iconic Palais des Festivals from Tuesday until May 25.
Actress Elle Fanning, French graphic novelist Enki Bilal and the Oscar-nominated director of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos, will be among jury members during the annual event.
Natural beauty: The Hollywood star kept things natural with her makeup, opting for blush and pink lipstick
Breathtaking: The star, who is the youngest member on the Cannes Film Festival 2019 panel, opted for a dramatic gown adorned with pink and gold roses
Sensational: Elle looked like a vision of spring in the floral ensemble which she paired with fresh flowers in her blonde hair
Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will preside over the panel that decides on prizes, including the top Palme D’Or award.
The jury for the festival’s 72nd edition will also include Pawel Pawlikowski, the Polish filmmaker and screenwriter named best director at Cannes last year for the impossible love story Cold War.
Maimouna N’Diaye, who has directed documentaries and acted in films such as Otar Iosseliani’s Chasing Butterflies will also sit on the panel, alongside two other female directors.
Amazing: The star smiled and waved as she glided across the red carpet showing off her impressive up do hairstyle
Wistful: Looking back over her shoulder, Elle showed off her dramatic dress with an open back feature
Kelly Reichardt, whose Wendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams was a contender for Cannes’ Un Certain Regard award in 2008, directed 2016’s Certain Women.
Italy’s Alicia Rohrwacher won best screenplay at Cannes last year for her film Happy as Lazzaro, a satirical fable about a peasant family.
French filmmaker Robin Campillo, who took Cannes by storm in 2017 with 120 BPM – Beats Per Minute, winning the Grand Prix for his movie about an AIDs activist, will complete the line-up.
Fantastic: Elle, who is known for her stunning red carpet looks, took centre stage at the event