11/27/2012 08:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kirsten Dunst Makes A Science Fair-Ready Outfit Look Cool (PHOTO)

Before she was rubbing elbows with the fashion elite and acting in a Lars von Trier film, Kirsten Dunst was a precocious child actress with a quirky sense of style. The little lady got her first big break at age twelve in "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles." Not only did she act alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, the role earned her a Golden Globe nomination -- not a bad first gig. She's gone on to have a diverse career filled with cult films like "The Virgin Suicides" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and blockbusters like the "Spider-Man" trilogy. Now she's trying her hand at comedy in "Bachelorette."

Her style over the years however has remained consistant. Often minimal and classic (but always cool), Dunst rarely makes it on the worst dressed list. She calls the Rodarte sisters and Karl Lagerfeld friends -- you can't really become more of a fashion heavyweight than that.

In this 1995 photo at the "Jumanji" premiere in California (long before Dunst made it to Fashion Week), she wears a Versace dress that reminds us of one of our grade school science projects in the best way. She paired the frock with Mary Jane heels and a headband for a look that is way more fashion forward than anything we came up with when we were kids. Will you try the grown up version of this child star's outfit?

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