We’re usually so distracted by Dakota Fanning’s stellar sartorial choices on the red carpet that we forget to check out her makeup—until now. The actress has been lining her eyes with gold recently, first at a Tribeca Film Festival party and again last night, at the DKMS Linked Against Leukemia Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. Fanning, a new face at the annual fundraiser (regulars include committee members Vera Wang, Anja Rubik, and Solange Knowles), heard about the cause through Coty, manufacturer of her Marc Jacobs Oh Lola! fragrance and corporate charity partner of DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow registry.
“Oh, no, I had someone else do my makeup tonight,” saed Fanning, smiling modestly, when we complimented her shimmering eye shadow. She eventually admitted to crafting her exquisite golden eyelids from the week before. “Sometimes I’ll do my own makeup for events,” she said. “I really like gold eye shadow—my favorite is this discontinued M.A.C shade, but I also like Topshop’s eye shadow crayon.”
Sitting near Fanning, a couple tables over, was the event’s honoree, Heidi Klum. After a moving moment, when a mother met the bone marrow donor who saved her adorable 6-year-old boy’s life (there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!), Klum humbly accepted her award. “What we witnessed on stage today was very special. You see these things on television and hear about them but to see it in real life, it really changes you—it changed me, I know,” said Klum, who treated Katelyn D’Entremont, the heroic bone marrow donor, to a fun-filled day in Los Angeles. “I will never forget Katey—you can talk about [being a donor] but to actually do it takes a very special person.