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Who Wore Bottega Veneta Better? Jessica Brown Findlay or Andie MacDowell?

Jessica Brown Findlay wore a bright orange Bottega Veneta Spring 2017 gown to the 2017 BAFTAs before Andie MacDowell wore it to the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party exactly two weeks later.

It is a gorgeous gown, so I’m not surprised that both ladies were drawn to it.

However, the look infinitely better with the belt, so Andie presentation of this look wins for me

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Andie MacDowell In Bottega Veneta – Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party

I was very surprised to see Andie MacDowell wearing this Bottega Veneta Spring 2017 gown to Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday (February 26).

Why?

Because Jessica Brown Findlay wore the same gown exactly two weeks ago at the BAFTAs.

The same gown worn during awards season? The only greater faux pas would be wearing it on the same night, no?

My belief has always been there are enough gowns to go around, that there is no need to wear them twice.

Rant aside, this is a gorgeous colour on Andie, and the belt – which Jessica omitted – helps add balance when the shoulder straps are covered by the hair.

At the end of the day, Andie wore it better, so perhaps a second run out wasn’t the end of the world for this dress.

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Andie MacDowell In Elie Saab – ‘Inside Out’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Andie MacDowell In Elie Saab - 'Inside Out' Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Andie MacDowell attended the ‘Inside Out’ premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on Monday (May 18) in Cannes, France.

Having worn a Ralph & Russo beaded Couture gown for her first night on the red carpet, she opted for an Elie Saab beaded Couture gown on her second.

The gown, which hails from the Spring 2015 collection, has the same swirly design we saw on Aishwarya Rai’s gown last night, further proving my point that these style of gowns are slowly merging into one.

I guess when you see them months apart there is a general feeling of excitement. Seeing them night after night on the Cannes red carpet, the fatigue is starting to really creep in.

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16.05.15 Premiere

Andie MacDowell In Ralph & Russo Couture – ‘The Sea Of Trees’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Andie MacDowell In Zuhair Murad - 'The Sea Of Trees' Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Andie MacDowell was also at ‘The Sea of Trees’ premiere at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 16) in Cannes, France.

From the flowery lace embroidery to the sheer nude effect and the failed illusion neckline, this Ralph & Russo Spring 2015 Couture gown seemed like old news—no matter how well Andie was wearing it.

It also struck a bridal chord, as well.

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21.05.14

Andie MacDowell In Johanna Johnson – 39th Annual Gracie Awards

Andie MacDowell In Johanna Johnson - 39th Annual Gracie Awards

Andie MacDowell attended the 39th Annual Gracie Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (May 20) in Beverly Hills, California.

Proving that not all the glamazons are in Cannes, the actress, who is also a L’Oreal girl, looked gorgeous wearing a Johanna Johnson Spring 2014 satin gown in a rich red hue.

Sultry and glamorous, this floor-length design is tailored with a plunging neckline and an alluring V-back.

A glittering gold clutch and glossy tresses completed her look.

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01.11.13

Andie MacDowell & Rainey Qualley In Lorena Sarbu – Prix Montblanc 2013

Andie MacDowell & Rainey Qualley In Lorena Sarbu - Prix Montblanc 2013

Andie MacDowell and daughter Rainey Qualley attended the Prix Montblanc 2013 held at Konzerthaus Am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday evening.

Andie Macdowell: The actress wore a Lorena Sarbu cap-sleeve blush tulle gown with lace appliqué. The colour is heavenly against her skin tone and I love the complementary accessories which included a Swarovski gold crystal ‘Reverbere’ clutch and Montblanc jewels.

Rainey Qualley: Andie’s daughter opted for something more fiery, wearing a red one-shoulder silk-chiffon gown also by Lorena Sarbu, featuring a tiny cut-out detail. Like mother, like daughter, Rainey also selected Montblanc jewels and a Swarovski clutch.

Having major hair envy here.

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27.05.12 Premiere

Andie MacDowell In Giorgio Armani and Sarah Margaret Qualley In Elie Saab – ‘Therese Desqueyroux’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Closing Ceremony

Andie MacDowell and Sarah Margaret Qualley were pretty much joined at the hip as they made their way down the red carpet for this evening’s Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony and ‘ Therese Desqueyroux’ premiere.

Andie opted for pale pink Giorgio Armani strapless draped gown whilst her daughter, Sarah, wore Elie Saab.

The part-embellished, part flowing chiffon gown was accented with a thin leather green belt.

Unlike her mother’s wavy updo, Sarah opted for a clean simple bun.

Sarah allowed her gown to sparkle on its own, whereas Andie added diamond earrings and a silver cuff.

Both look gorgeous, but I’m not fond of Andie’s blush satin pumps.

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