While celebs like Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne were rocking rainbow styles at Burning Man, Dakota Fanning (who has been giving us serious style inspo as of late with her rose gold sunnies) was busy slaying the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival in a sequined Miu Miu number that was fit for a mermaid.

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Dakota Fanning attends the premiere of 'Brimstone' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 3, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

On hand to promote her new film, Brimstone, all eyes were on the starlet as she swept down the carpet in the light blue holographic sequined gown, and we can’t say we blame them!

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03: Dakota Fanning attends the premiere of 'Brimstone' during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 3, 2016 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The dress was so gorgeous, in fact, that Dakota herself couldn’t keep her hands off it.

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Strokin the tail @miumiu @neillanejewelry

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In an Instagram video we can’t quite seem to quit, she runs her hand over the gown’s iridescent scales, captivating us with their shining light. “Strokin’ the tail,” she wrote, along with a nod to her seriously gorge @neillanejewelry rings.

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I became one with the dress. #mermaid

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By the end of the night, it was clear the she had adapted to her new under-the-sea-themed life (cell phone included): “I became one with the dress. #mermaid.”

Shine on, Dakota. Shine on.

Are you a fan of Dakota’s ocean-inspired look? Tell us over @BritandCo!

(Photos via Pascal le Segretain/Getty)