Candy Hearts, Cakes and Elle Fanning by Will Cotton


Headpiece by Will Cotton, based on Alexander McQueen

New York magazine’s spring fashion issue featured a cover and spread of Elle Fanning as Will Cotton’s latest muse, wearing designs from the spring runway accessorised with sweets and icing against candy land backgrounds that are blowups of Cotton’s paintings.

Cotton reworked the clothes into “something even more perfect for the environment”, adorning them with all kinds of dainty designs made from icing, and ‘Cottonised’ a brand new Reed Krakoff bag by shoving a couple of big squishy cakes into it!

You can watch the behind-the-scenes video featuring Will Cotton and Elle on The Cut:


Elle pipes the icing corset Will Cotton created to be worn over a Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit. Cotton made the earrings and headpiece, too.


Elle Fanning wears a Marchesa gown in front of Will Cotton’s Pastoral, 2009

Will Cotton hand piped this Erdem dress with icing to create sugar appliques

Elle_will_4Eyes by Will Cotton, based on Dior

Elle_will_11Will Cotton based this dot candy detailed bag on a Fendi design

Elle_will_13This Thom Browne skirt reminded Will Cotton of a tea tray, so he decorated it with petits fours “because what a nice thing would that be?”


Elle wears a Marc Jacobs dress in front of a version of Will Cotton’s Insatiable, 2008

And you thought your purse was messy. Will Cotton stuffed cakes into this Reed Krakoff bag!


Elle wears Reem Acra in front of one of Will Cotton’s gingerbread house paintings

An ink on paper rendering of Elle in a Louis Vuitton romper by Will Cotton

Elle lounges on sugar crystals wearing Valentino’s ‘glass slippers’ Photos: NY magazine/The Cut


  1. sweet (:


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