Elle Fanning in Fantasia by Will Cotton for New York Magazine

The amazing artist Will Cotton creates a Candy-inspired editorial for New York Magazine featuring actress Elle Fanning. Entitled “Will Cotton’s Elle Fanning Fantasia,” the actress also talks fashion:

“At night, after homework, I check out what’s going on in the fashion world,” she says, nonchalantly. Right now she’s really into eye shadow—she tried out a pink one recently, because “I was inspired by the Chanel resort show, where the models had on different pastel wigs, and I wanted to do my take on a sixties eye, but with pink.”

Cotton is internationally recognized for his dreamy landscapes often composed of sugary desserts and idealized female figures. Drawing inspiration from diverse sources such as pin-ups and bakery windows, Cotton’s prints, canvases, and interactive projects explore the promise and possibility of gluttony, beauty, and desire. Cotton’s work is represented by Mary Boone Gallery in New York and by Daniel Templon in Paris.

Photos courtesy of Will Cotton/New York Magazine. Read the entire article here.

Bag by Will Cotton, based on Fendi, original available at 677 Fifth Ave.; 212-759-4646. Dress by Valentino.



Corset and earrings, Will Cotton, based on Dolce & Gabbana. Headpiece, Will Cotton. Bodysuit, Dolce & Gabbana, available at 825 Madison Ave.; 212-249-4100.



Dress, Dior, available at 21 E. 57th St.; 212-931-2950.



Dress, Erdem and Will Cotton, available at Net-a-porter.com.



Dress, Marc Jacobs, available at 163 Mercer St.; 212-343-1490.



Dress, Reem Acra, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave.; 212-753-4000.



Dress, Will Cotton, based on Derek Lam, original available at 10 Crosby St.; 212-929-1338. Lipstick, Candy Wrapper by Three Custom Color.



Eyes, Will Cotton, based on Dior, available at Dior.com.



Gown, Marchesa, available to order by calling 212-463-8135.



Whipped-cream dress sketch, oil on paper, Will Cotton, based on Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, available at 138 Wooster St.; 212-206-0872.



Headpiece, Will Cotton, based on Alexander McQueen, available at 417 W. 14th St.; 212-645-1797. Gown, Marchesa.



Vivienne Westwood–inspired Will Cotton headpiece, original available at viviennewestwood.com.



Necklaces, Will Cotton, based on Chanel, original available at 15 E. 57th St.; 800-550-0005. Crown by Will Cotton. Swimsuit by Chanel.



Petits-fours-covered skirt, Thom Browne and Will Cotton, available at 100 Hudson St.; 212-663-1197. Shoes, Louis Vuitton.



Shoes, Valentino Garavani, available at 746 Madison Ave.; 212-772-6969. Robe, Agent Provocateur.


Landscapes, props, and artwork throughout by Will Cotton; all works courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery. Styling by Rebecca Ramsey; makeup by Erin Ayanian Monroe for Cloutier Remix; hair by Jenny Cho for Suave Professionals at the Wall Group.

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