21.06.13

Helen Mirren In Dolce & Gabbana – 16th Shanghai International Film Festival

Helen Mirren In Dolce & Gabbana - 16th Shanghai International Film Festival

Dame Helen Mirren attended a press conference during the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival on Wednesday in Shanghai, China.

The British actress wore a coral-red Dolce & Gabbana belted frock, splashed with an exploded chrysanthemum print in cerulean-blue.

I was immediately attracted to this flush of colour on the red carpet. My delight was slightly tempered by the loose, semi-sheer cape worn over the dress, although one could argue that it did give the look a regal note.

Beige shoes weren’t near as exciting as the vividness of Helen’s ensemble and her poppy-red lip, whilst Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Miss Sicily’ bag randomly hung out nearby.

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11 Responses to Helen Mirren In Dolce & Gabbana – 16th Shanghai International Film Festival

  1. Alicat June 21, 2013 at 11:36 #

    Helen Mirren is usually so spot on with her choices, but something is amiss here. The dress is ill fitting and would perhaps be more flattering below the knee. The cape looks like one of those disposable plastic macs you can buy at outdoor events. This would look so much better if she disposed of it too.

    • Christine June 21, 2013 at 13:32 #

      +1

    • EmmaWoodhouse July 7, 2013 at 14:00 #

      +2 Agree to every word. The shoes and bag are incongruous as well.

  2. Denise June 21, 2013 at 11:40 #

    Agree on the fit and the length. Don’t mind the cape, the makeup is pretty, the colour of the dress is striking.

  3. Rashmi June 21, 2013 at 13:19 #

    The dress seems to be an ode to Chinese tradition!! Its a bit unflattering but she looks gorgeous, love the addition of cape.

  4. dee June 21, 2013 at 13:40 #

    I think she looks great. Love the colors.

  5. Jolene June 21, 2013 at 14:07 #

    Those shoes are criminal. The dress is so bad fitted, it looks like a normal house wife ( like myself ) going to have dinner at the local pizzeria. Not event appropriate and even less for A DAME, sorry.

  6. Yeliz June 21, 2013 at 15:09 #

    I like this from the ankles up. The cape goes well with this look.

  7. Marybeth June 21, 2013 at 19:52 #

    Love the dress — and she looks nice.
    I agree that this is not up to Helen’s normal standard in regard to fit and styling.
    Perhaps she was in a rush for some reason?

  8. KatieKate June 21, 2013 at 21:59 #

    I have seen Helen look a million times better than this about a million times! What happened?

  9. Ariel June 22, 2013 at 09:44 #

    Very disappointing! Neck up she s gorgeous but those legs…

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