Who wouldn’t love the help of a celebrity in picking out their prom dress? Well, that’s just what 35 cancer patients at Children’s Hospital Orange County got when Dakota Fanning helped them go through four racks containing over 100 designer dresses.
“Do you want a long one? Do you want a short one? Do you want color?,” asked Fanning of the girls, who were treated to jewelry from Forever 21, and makeup and hair consultations from Stila and Frederic Fekkai as well as the BCBG dresses.
After trying on three dresses, 17-year-old Danielle Knowlton chose a short black cocktail number. Emily Justiniano, 15, rejected nine dresses on the way to settling on a long, tiered silvery blue dress.
“I got to meet Dakota Fanning, and she is so cool,” beamed Justiniano, while getting makeup tips on eyeliner application from a Stila makeup artist. “She is so much like a regular person.”