Helen Mirren in Dolce&Gabbana at the American Cinematheque 27th Annual Award Presentation

Posted on December 17, 2013

Helen Mirren attends the American Cinematheque 27th Annual Award Presentation in Beverly Hills, California in Dolce&Gabbana.







[Photo Credit: David Gabber/PRPhotos.com, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images]

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  • hughman

    I’m sad to see she cut her hand making Pasta e Fagiol for the whole family.

    • homofascist


  • All the elements are there but man she looks stoned.

    • Random Compliments

      I thought the same thing. I truly hope she’s getting her Mary Jane on. The image makes me giggle.

    • Rand Ortega

      The Queen deserves every hit!

  • mmebam

    Oh no… She was doing so well…

  • Wendy Todd

    Her hair? So fly.

  • Jonquil

    That is some ratty looking lace and deeply troubling eyeshadow.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Pale lavender eye shadow will never be a mature lady’s friend…

  • Annarosa


  • Tracy_Flick

    That looks itchy.

  • Rebecca Harvey

    If anyone can make widow’s weeds dresses work, it is Dame Helen. But I find the earrings deeply troubling.

  • shaziz

    she’s f-ing GORGEOUS – but I must protest the shoes…

    • Stella Zawistowski

      And the tights!

  • gabbilevy

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Queen Helen.

  • kimmeister

    Ruh roh, did she pair open toed shoes with hosiery again? Tsk.

  • SewingSiren

    I think this D and G collection really suits her.

    • lillyvonschtupp

      I like the dress, but the shoes look like a 14.99 JCPenney special. I forgive the stockings.

      I would have loved if she had on that black lace number that Emma Thompson painstakingly wore a few posts ago.

  • The lace hem is a tad too long, and the round tip shoes with tights make her legs look drab. From the knees up, she’s incredibly fabulous.

  • Betsy

    I do wish she’d wear sheer tights. Lately she’s only been wearing those thick opaque black ones. She has great legs, and she should show them off.
    Hey, TLo! Let her know about that for us, OK??

  • MilaXX

    She loves D & G. She looks good, but I’m over the lace dress.

  • Nika E

    I wish the shoes were sexier but other than that she looks great

  • msdamselfly

    She looks really good

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Her hair is so pretty.

  • shopgirl716

    Olympia Dukakis in Moonstruck.

  • decormaven

    Lace has got to go! I love Dame Helen, but I just can’t bear another lace outfit.

  • Danielle

    I must know the name and color of that nail polish. We won’t even talk about that tragic eyeshadow.

    • scraig096

      looks like Bubble Bath – OPI

  • LadyJoie

    If her dress was a deep purple or something, I’d like this a little more. But I think it’s pretty great already, though not perfect.

  • DTLAFamilies

    How many years has D&G been putting out lace? It’s so tired at this point. She doesn’t look bad, it’s just becoming an Of Course.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Queen Helen looks hot – I love the shape of the dress on her. I’m as over the black lace as everyone else, but her hotness should just be admired.

  • heuristicvalue

    That bod is insane. I only dislike the eyeshadow & shoes. She seems to prefer clunky shoes, which saddens me,

  • ccinnc

    That lace looks shiny and cheap, but my God her body is slammin.

  • nannypoo

    I love the shape of the dress but I hate the lace. The stockings with open toed shoes are so peculiar I don’t know what to think. But she looks fabulous anyway. She can wear whatever she wants and she still looks great.

  • fashion4ever

    Did she just finish eating a jar of raspberry jam before she got to the red carpet?
    those lips…

  • annabelle archer

    The Widow Mirren is putting on quite the brave face.

  • Joanne Abrams

    Oh no! Not the black hose again…makes her look dowdy

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Methinks Lady Helen hit the bar before heading for the red carpet.

  • Trickytrisha

    She does look highly mellow here. Not her best look, but IMO she’s exempt from criticism unless she decides to wear Miley Cyrus’ twerking outfit.

    • Constant Reader

      I agree. Her fabulousness prevents me from even registering any quibbles.

  • PeaceBang

    She is ever divine, except for a slight case of scrolldown frump.

  • Kelly

    Oh, Helen. Back to the widow’s lace again? And no stockings with peep-toes! It’s the law. Otherwise, you’re good (even with the giant earrings I usually hate).

    • Sunraya

      At least she is wearing stockings!! I don’t get no stockings in December, at all!

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  • Darcy H

    Classiest bitch at the funeral.

    But seriously WHY does she insist on these heavy dark dresses?

  • Calinda_L

    She does love that Dolce & Gabbana Italian widow fare, doesn’t she?

  • Imasewsure

    No to the tights but I’m ok with the rest.

  • quiltrx

    And someone please take those shoes (and others of their peep-toe grandma ilk) away from her.

  • MoHub

    Meryl Streep: Take note!

  • marlie

    I love Queen Helen, and this outfit is ok, but she can do so much better than this. SO much better.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    She does look slammin’ until you get to the tights and shoes. Can’t help it, always love the lace and would wear that dress right darn now. The Italian mamma widow realness is in the genes. Realize it’s a sentimental fave of mine as I have pics of my mom and aunts in homemade lace shifts from the ’60s at family weddings, and I thought they were the height of chic.

    • Gatto Nero

      I’m right there with you.

  • Fred Vaughn

    A little too widowy, esp. with the hose.

  • Diego!

    Gorgeous but barely.

  • EEKstl

    Even someone as fabulous as Queen Helen can’t pull off black hose and clunky pumps with black lace without looking…well…frumpy. If she’d done a nude hose and some fab, pointy high heeled satin pumps in cobalt or even red (’tis the season and all that) it would have worked much better.