She plays a young model drawn into the dark world of high fashion in her new film.

And actress Elle Fanning looked gorgeous in a ruffled pink dress at the New York premiere of The Neon Demon at Metrograph cinema on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old’s pretty gown featured a dramatic tulle neckline and long train.

Elle looked to be in high spirits, smiling and laughing as she arrived on the red carpet for the screening.

The teenager, who is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning, wore her blonde hair in a front braid and tied back with a pink floral clip.

Her striking dress featured a green velvet belt with large flower, and cascading tulle ruffles over a long sheer train.

The Maleficent star played up her features with natural makeup and a light pink lip.

At the premiere, Elle caught up with costar and former Victoria’s Secret model Abbey Lee, 20, who wore a plunging white dress.

The Australian model-turned-actress’ daring silver frock featured an open front gathered at the waist to meet a high front slit.