It’s anyone’s guess as to how the precocious little brat in I Am Sam has evolved into a full-on fashionista, sitting front row at Rodarte and palling around with the likes ofMarc Jacobs. Nonetheless, I must put my jealousy aside and wish Dakota Fanning a very happy 18th birthday.
She has come a long way since wearing cheerleader uniforms and attending Catholic school. Dakota has traded in her pom-poms for double Cartier Love bracelets and an Alexander Wang hobo or PS1 — the bags she never seems to leave home without. Her younger sister, Elle (13), is already a fashion star too — and there’s no telling where these girls are going to go.
Click through the gallery above for a look at some of Dakota’s most shining fashion moments, and of course, some adorable pictures from the good ole’ days.