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Elle Fanning reassured everyone that she’s OK after suffering a medical emergency at the Cannes Film Festival Monday evening. The culprit? Her gown.
The “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” star, 21, took to Instagram to reveal that she fainted at the Chopard Trophy dinner because her vintage Prada dress was too tight.
“Oops, had a fainting spell tonight in my 1950’s Prada prom dress but it’s all good!” Fanning captioned a picture of herself flashing a thumbs-up sign.
Fanning, who is a fixture of this year’s fest as a Cannes juror, added the hashtags “time of the month” and “dress too tight.”
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Variety reports that older sister Dakota Fanning was seated at a nearby table when Fanning collapsed and fell off her chair.
Elle Fanning attends the The Chopard Trophy event on May 20, 2019. (Photo: Daniele Venturelli, WireImage)
Dakota immediately jumped up to help her sister to her feet, and security escorted them out of the event, the outlet added.
Fanning posed on the red carpet in her beige, tulle Prada gown before the scare. Her dress featured a corseted waist, which may have been the cause of the unconsciousness.
Actress January Jones made light of the situation, commenting, “Where’s your smelling salts when you need em?” referring to an inhalant used to revive consciousness.
Fanning replied, “Amen!”
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