Style File: Ian McKellen, Dowager Queen of the Red Carpet, at the Rome Film Fest

Posted on November 02, 2017

Talk about #GOALS. If we absolutely must grow old (and the alternative certainly doesn’t sound appealing), then we want to become a fabulous, DGAF, Dowager Queen like Sir Ian, with an endless collection of jaunty hats, colorful scarves, and the occasionally killer Gucci bootie.

Of course none of that will work half as well without the aforementioned DGAF attitude, which this Empress has in spades:


Ian McKellen attends photocall for “Ian McKellen: Playing The Part” during the 2017 Rome Film Fest in Rome, Italy.

Sir Ian does not go for irons or steamers.



Sir Ian packs his glasses in case he needs to read something and doesn’t think posing is something a dignified actor should do.



Sir Ian thinks you’re all being quite silly about all this and you should calm down.



Sir Ian has done enough standing for you lot.


Sir Ian’s fabulous scarf, lavender t-shirt and pink bracelet are all an old queen needs, darling. He’d be the first to tell you that.

For the premiere, however, Sir Ian went a little more formal:


Ian McKellen attends the premiere of “Ian McKellen: Playing The Part” during the 2017 Rome Film Fest in Rome, Italy.

And by that we mean he wore a shirt with buttons, shoes with laces and refrained from lying down when he got bored.


But Sir Ian seems to be much more amenable to posing and smiling this time. What could have changed, do you think?

Perhaps you must be a queen to spot the difference. You see, Sir Ian is really feeling himself because …


Sir Ian thinks his new shoes are YUMMY.



Sir Ian is correct.



You WERQ it, Queen Mother.


Style Credits:
Gucci New Moreau Embroidered Suede Desert Boots

[Photo Credit: Alessia Paradisi/ABACA/INSTARimages, IMSTARimages]

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