with the purple maxi dress she challenges superstition

On the penultimate evening of the Cannes Film Festival, the over 60s took their revenge. In addition to Andie MacDowell, Helen Mirren was also on the red carpet, who challenged conventions (and superstition) by parading in a purple maxi dress.

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The 77th edition of Cannes Film Festival has reached its final lines: while waiting to discover the name of the winning film during the closing ceremony which will be staged this evening, it is possible to “review” the most beautiful red carpet looks shown off by the stars. Yesterday, on the occasion of the premiere of The Most Precious of Cargoes, the last film in competition, the over 60s took their “revenge” proving that they have no fear of advancing age. The great protagonists of the traditional parade were in fact Andie MacDowell ed Helen Mirren, both gorgeous with their gray hair and wrinkles on their faces. The second, in particular, wanted to challenge superstition by overturning the dress code rules: here’s what she wore.

Who designed Helen Mirren’s purple dress

If Andie MacDowell respected the classic dress code for a gala event to the letter by shining with a long and sparkling sequined dress, Helen Mirren stood out with a style choice that was anything but traditional. It is well known that in the world of entertainment purple is “banned” because it is considered an “unlucky colour”, but the actress has seen fit to ignore the superstition by challenging every type of convention.

Helen Mirren and Andy MacDowell

On the red carpet she appeared wonderful and elegant with a maxi dress by Elie Saab in amethyst colour, a bright purple nuance that is impossible not to notice for its intensity. She is a Haute Couture model in silk mikado, with a double skirt draped with a long train and a crossed bustier with long sleeves that elegantly hugged her shoulders.

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Helen Mirren in Elie Saab

Helen Mirren in Elie Saab

Helen Mirren chooses a minimal beauty look

There was no shortage of stilettos, to be precise a pair of black patent slingbacks, and a sparkling diamond set with matching necklace and earrings. What made the difference, however, was Helen Mirren’s beauty look. Always proud of the signs of aging that she bears on her face, she has not tried to mask them, on the contrary, she has focused on essential make-up with a simple touch of blush on the cheeks, a veil of strawberry lipstick and lots of mascara to enhance the beautiful green eyes. When it comes to hair, she too has turned the rules upside down: nothing gathered up as the convention for over 60s would require, she kept it loose and pulled back, highlighting the shiny white colour. In short, Helen Mirren is a timeless diva and for the umpteenth time she has managed to give a lesson in style to her very young colleagues.

Helen Mirren's beauty look

Helen Mirren’s beauty look

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