Cannes 2018 Style File: Helen Mirren Had Herself a Weekend in Elie Saab Couture and Burberry

Posted on May 14, 2018

Queen Helen of the island nation of Fuckinfantastic came out among the little people this weekend, showing once again that she can dazzle in high formal style and still turn heads on the street.


Helen Mirren attends the screening of “Girls of the Sun” during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in Elie Saab Couture.

Serving up Capulet Ball realness. Give that lady a mask on a stick.

She looks stunning, of course. She long ago established that she’s got a particular facility for dramatic, regal gowns with period costume references in their design. This checks off all the Helen Mirren boxes, from style to color to twirlability. The clutch feels like a bit of an afterthought. We get that the dress doesn’t need something pulling focus from it, but we feel like an opportunity was missed to really lean into the vintage romanticism of the look. On the other hand, the jewelry choices are spectacular. So nice to see a lady who knows a neckline that’s begging for a pendant.


Helen Mirren arriving at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes, France in Burberry.

LOVE. This is what Edina Monsoon thinks she looks like and never does. What a fabulous way to set off that metallic trench coat; by keeping the ensemble as minimalist as possible and only letting the shoes compete with it. It’s all fun, bold, bright and stylish as hell.



Style Credits:
First Look: Elie Saab Blue Velvet and Silk Chiffon Gown with Split Sleeves from the Fall 2017 Couture Collection
Second Look: Burberry Purple Metallic Trench Coat | Pretty Ballerinas ‘Ella’ Flats

Styled by Lee Harris

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages,,]

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