Elle Fanning exudes elegance in pastel trouser suit during the Cannes Film Festival... after slamming criticism she is too young for the jury panel at 21

She recently hit back at criticism she is too young to sit on the jury panel at the Cannes Film Festival.

And Elle Fanning brushed off the criticism as she filmed for L'Oréal on day two of the French film festival on Wednesday.

The Super 8 actress, 21, exuded elegance in a pastel pink trouser suit as she out on a glamorous display on the Promenade de la Croisette.

Chic: Elle Fanning looked radiant as she filmed for L'Oréal on day two of the French film festival on Wednesday

Chic: Elle Fanning looked radiant as she filmed for L'Oréal on day two of the French film festival on Wednesday

The couture suit featured an elegant tailored blazer adorned with silver buttons worn over a yellow, pink and red striped blouse from J Brand.

The Beguiled star paired this with high-waisted culottes which cinched in at her slender waist, completing the ensemble with scalloped baby pink sandals.   

Her platinum tresses were styled in soft waves, parted in the middle while a radiant dusting of make-up enhanced her pretty features.  

The outing comes a day after she was forced to defend her placement on the Cannes Film Festival jury during a Q&A with nine panelists. 

Smile: The Super 8 actress, 21, exuded elegance in a pastel pink trouser suit as she out on a glamorous display on the Promenade de la Croisette

Smile: The Super 8 actress, 21, exuded elegance in a pastel pink trouser suit as she out on a glamorous display on the Promenade de la Croisette

The actress faced backlash because critics claimed she was too young compared to older veterans in the industry. 

However, Elle declared she was proud to represent a young voice at the star-studded festival as she hit back at the critics.

 'I definitely am young,' She said, as reported by the New York Times.

'But I started acting very young as well. I've been on many movie sets and started off with one of the best…I feel proud to represent a young voice at this festival.' 

Fanning is the youngest person on the panel of nine people within the industry but she is also justified in her statements about working with some of 'the best' in film.   

Chic: The couture suit featured an elegant tailored blazer adorned with silver buttons worn over a yellow, pink and red striped blouse
Strut: The Beguiled star paired this with high-waisted culottes which cinched in at her slender waist, completing the ensemble with scalloped baby pink sandals

Chic: The couture suit featured an elegant tailored blazer adorned with silver buttons worn over a yellow, pink and red striped blouse from J Brand

Elle walked the red carpet on Tuesday for the opening ceremony and the premiere of The Dead Don't Die where she was joined by a number of movie stars.

The Dead Don't Die, which is tipped for release in the UK on July 19, is in the running for numerous awards at the ten-day event, including the coveted Palme D'Or award - the highest accolade presented at the festival. 

The Jim Jarmusch-directed film stars Disney Channel alum Selena Gomez, 26, and Star Wars actor Adam Driver, 35, as the pair fight for survival when the undead begin to plague the sleepy town of Centerville.  

It will go up against Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCarprio and Margot Robbie, Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You and 18 other hopefuls for the gong.   

The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival will showcase 21 competition titles, plus out-of-competition, midnight and special screenings at the Palais des Festivals from Tuesday until May 25. 

Wow: Her platinum tresses were styled in soft waves, parted in the middle while a radiant dusting of make-up enhanced her pretty features

Wow: Her platinum tresses were styled in soft waves, parted in the middle while a radiant dusting of make-up enhanced her pretty features

Actress Elle joined French graphic novelist Enki Bilal and the Oscar-nominated director of The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos as jury members during the annual event.  

Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will preside over the panel that decides on prizes, including the top Palme D'Or award.   

The jury for the festival's 72nd edition will also include Pawel Pawlikowski, the Polish filmmaker and screenwriter named best director at Cannes last year for the impossible love story Cold War.

Maimouna N'Diaye, who has directed documentaries and acted in films such as Otar Iosseliani's Chasing Butterflies will also sit on the panel, alongside two other female directors.

Elegance: The star was undeniably chic in her tailored trouser suit
Laughter: Elle was in good spirits as she larked about on set

Elegance: The star was undeniably chic in her tailored trouser suit 

Wow factor: Elle toted  a vibrant pink Balenciaga handbag as she walked along

Wow factor: Elle toted  a vibrant pink Balenciaga handbag as she walked along 

Film star: Elle donned edgy coppy coloured sunglasss by Fendi as she was escorted off the set
Work it: The star struck a sultry pose as she walked along

Film star: Elle donned edgy pink shades as she was escorted off the set

Kelly Reichardt, whose Wendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams was a contender for Cannes' Un Certain Regard award in 2008, directed 2016's Certain Women.  

Italy's Alicia Rohrwacher won best screenplay at Cannes last year for her film Happy as Lazzaro, a satirical fable about a peasant family.

French filmmaker Robin Campillo, who took Cannes by storm in 2017 with 120 BPM - Beats Per Minute, winning the Grand Prix for his movie about an AIDs activist, will complete the line-up.

Comic book creator Bilal, best known for his Nikopol trilogy of science fiction novels, has also directed feature films, including 2004's Immortal, organisers said. 

Glow: The outing comes a day after she was forced to defend her placement on the Cannes Film Festival jury during a Q&A with nine panelists

Glow: The outing comes a day after she was forced to defend her placement on the Cannes Film Festival jury during a Q&A with nine panelists

 

 

 

 

 

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Elle Fanning exudes elegance in pastel trouser suit during the Cannes Film Festival

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