Dakota Fanning Dishes on Her Banned Marc Jacobs Ad + More

Ever wonder what Dakota Fanning thought about her banned Marc Jacobs fragrance ad? Find out here!

Dakota Fanning Dishes on Her Banned Marc Jacobs Ad + More

Ever wonder what Dakota Fanning thought about her banned Marc Jacobs fragrance ad? Find out here!

-Lucia Peters

Dakota fanning Glamour February 2013

Remember that Marc Jacobs fragrance ad Dakota Fanning did in 2011? You know—the one that got banned in the UK for being sexually provocative? We never really got much from Dakota’s perspective about it at the time, but in case you’ve ever wondered what she thought about it, we’ve got an answer now.

In the February 2013 issue of Glamour, Dakota stars in a snazzy-looking photo shoot—which, of course, also has an accompanying interview. When asked if she was surprised that her Oh, Lola! fragrance ad got banned, she replied, “Yeah, I was!” Why? The actress continued, “If you want to read something into a perfume bottle, then I guess you can. But it’s also like, Why are you making it about that, you creep?” She seems to have kept a sense of humor about it, though; she also noted, “I love Marc and trust him and we just laughed about it.”

The interview doesn’t hit newsstands until February 5, but until then, here are a few more tidbits to tide you over:

On whether she has any design aspirations herself: “I don’t think so. I mean, I won’t rule it out, because then one day I’ll be like, ‘I said that in Glamour in 2013, and here I am now [with my own line.’ But when you know designers and see the work that they put into making their collection, and how much passion they have for that—I think that’s so amazing. And I don’t have the passion to design clothes. It’s nice to be able to grow up and know what you want to do… I’m reminded of that every time I make a film.”

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On having “fashion icon moment” with her sister, Elle: “It’s really fun when you’re getting dressed for something. It’s not when you’re in the rain with an umbrella and trying to carry a case of water. Yep, that’s me, alone, coming from Duane Reade. I’m not wearing a bra. Deal with it.”

I don’t know about you, Bettys, but I’m constantly amazed at how mature and intelligent Dakota is. I mean, she’s always been that way, even as a small, precocious child—it’s one of the things that made her work as an actress so fascinating to watch right from the beginning—but it’s so easy for Hollywood kids to veer off on crazy tracks that stunt their mental and emotional growth. It’s nice to see that both Dakota and Elle have managed to avoid that particular trap and come out A-OK on the other side.

Check out a few more preview images of Dakota’s photo spread here, and be sure to catch the full interview on February 5!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.

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