Elle Fanning was starstruck by Rihanna at Paris Fashion Week.

The 16-year-old actress sat on the front row at the Miu Miu catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year alongside Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o and fellow screen stars Elizabeth Olsen, Léa Seydoux and Bella Heathcote, but confesses seeing Rihanna was the highlight of her day.

She said: ''It [the show] was so fun, not snooty at all. I had already met Bella, Lizzie and Lupita at the [Miu Miu] campaign shoot.

''And Rihanna was there! That was really cool. I waved and said, 'Hi!', and she said, 'Hi'. She had her sunglasses on. She is so fashionable. When she walked in with her big fur coat, I was just - wow!''

The 'Maleficent' star took part in her first fashion shoot when she was just 12 years old and wasn't fazed by the experience.

She told the latest issue of British Vogue magazine: ''I honestly was so excited, I loved it. It was complete dress-up, it still is one of my favourite things to do.''

Elle claims she's always been interested in fashion but likes the way her style is changing as she grows older.

She added: ''I was aware of fashion from a really young age and my mother would let me be very free in what I wanted to put on.

''I just love fashion; it excites me. I used to be very girly, and I still am, I love ruffles and bows and pink, but I think my style is evolving in a way.''