12/21/2010 04:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sofia Coppola On Her 'Uniform' & Lending Dresses To Elle Fanning

Coppola brightened when asked about one striking fashion moment in the film, when Fanning (who was tall and athletically built at 11 when she made the film, and is even bigger a year later) dons a beautiful pale-pink dress to attend an awards show.

"I actually bought that dress. It was my dress but I'd never worn it," she said. "It's Prada. I bought it at that store Corso Como when I was in Milan one time, but I never ended up wearing it. So I ended up giving it to Elle."