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Jennifer Garner's inner child is pretty fashionable - The star's style appeals to more than the teen set in ''13 Going on 30''

By Missy Schwartz
Updated April 30, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
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What’s a girl’s ultimate fashion fantasy? According to 13 Going on 30 costume designer Susie DeSanto, ”Waking up in a fabulous New York apartment and walking into a huge closet with all the shoes and clothes in the world.” For 13’s Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner), the dream-closet concept was more than a pretty prop. ”We told Jenna’s story by the choices she was making in the closet,” DeSanto explains. ”As a ruthless, powerful magazine [editor], she was hard-edged — Versace, Dolce & Gabbana.” But to mark the teenage Jenna’s takeover of adult Jenna’s body, DeSanto went for looks ”that were more who her authentic person was: sweet, fun, and feminine.”

Like the happy polka-dot dress by Etro (above) that Jenna wears for her Fifth Avenue shopping spree. ”That’s a great fashion film moment,” says DeSanto. ”Something that could end up lasting through time.” At the very least, the frock will help the current polka-dot trend stay hot through summer, as will the cream Nanette Lepore coat seen on 13 posters.

As for Alias fans accustomed to Garner in pin-striped suits and skintight vinyl, they’ll get a glimpse of the star’s softer side. ”All of a sudden she’s wearing chiffon and lace and all these really girly things. It was nice to see her do something different.” Garner apparently agreed. Says DeSanto: ”She wanted to take it all home!”

13 Going on 30

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 97 minutes
director
  • Gary Winick

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