Elle Fanning Does Cowgirl Glamour to Celebrate Gucci’s Arrival in Austin During SXSW

Elle Fanning is ready for Texas. The actress hit Gucci’s private cocktail party in Austin on Friday night during the SXSW festival to celebrate Gucci’s first store in the Austin market, as well as women innovators across fashion, technology, film and music.

FN was on the scene.

Fanning, wearing a cowboy hat, fur coat and Gucci bralette, joined the event’s co-hosts, president and CEO of Gucci Americas, Susan Chokachi, and Selby Drummond, Bumble’s chief brand officer.

Selby Drummond, Elle Fanning
Selby Drummond and Elle Fanning at Sammie’s Italian.
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In honor of the event, and Women’s History Month, Gucci and Bumble teamed up through Gucci’s Chime for Change campaign to support DivInc, a Texas-based nonprofit organization on a mission to generate social and economic equity through entrepreneurship. Funding will support DivInc’s overall mission and various programming, including their Web3 Tech Accelerator Program.

In addition, Gucci’s Chime for Change continues to work with Texas’ Ms. Foundation for Women to support Texas-based students, LGBTQ and POC women, and the formerly incarcerated, in rebuilding their local communities through education and advocacy. Plus, due to the recent urgent threats to the rights of transgender individuals in the state, Chime for Change is currently supporting Equality Texas’s Queer Texas Crisis Fund to support trans youth and their families.

During the party, Fanning, Austin locals, conference visitors, and other guests including Lena Heady and Alexis McGill Johnson, mixed and mingled at Austin’s neighborhood-favorite restaurant, Sammie’s Italian. Guests enjoyed live music by Sir Woman.

Sir Woman performed a live set.
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On March 4, Gucci opened its first Austin store, located in The Domain.

Gucci Austin, TX - Photos by Pablo Enriquez
A look at Gucci’s Austin, Texas, store.
CREDIT: Pablo Enriquez

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