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Elle Fanning Hosts a Dinner for her Rodarte Pals

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With the Golden Globes just wrapped and the SAG Awards less than two weeks away, Los Angeles is party central this month. But the dinner Elle Fanning hosted at the Chateau Marmont last night celebrated fashion, not the movies. In partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels, the young actress invited Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola, among others, to toast Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy. "Sometimes it's nice to steal away and celebrate what you've done with the people you've worked with for a long time," Laura told Style.com, referring to a recent spate of projects, including the A Magazine they guest-curated, their Fra Angelico solo exhibition at LACMA, and a just-announced collaboration with the L.A. Philharmonic. "It's good every once in a while to take a step back and say, 'That was really cool that we did this together.' "

Fanning, who wore a dress from the designers' Spring collection to the Critics' Choice Awards last week, first fell for Rodarte at a photo shoot. "I love how they take all the memories they have from when they were little and put that into their dresses," the actress enthused, referencing their shared passion for collecting dolls. "I always look at their show first." The adoration goes both ways: "Elle loves fashion and all the things that young girls love," Laura said. "It's fascinating for me to watch her experience them."

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