Andie MacDowell embraced her gray hair for the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, and looked absolutely breathtaking! The 65-year-old actress mesmerized fans at the premiere of The Old Oak on May 26th, wearing a stunning custom Alberta Ferretti sleek black sleeveless organza gown with crystal beading on the red carpet. Her natural gray hair was worn in a glamorous curly down do, and for makeup, she wore a smoky black eye and soft pink lipstick. Just wow!
Andie MacDowell Stuns On The Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet
On May 29th, the Groundhog Day actress took to her Instagram account to share some images of her time at the Cannes Film Festival, which in addition to the Old Oak premiere, also included the Last Summer (L'Été dernier) premiere, for which she wore a gorgeous long-sleeved, high-necked Saint Laurent gown. The styling couldn’t have been more different to her Alberta Ferretti look, as she wore her hair in a chic yet effortless-looking updo to show off her chunky earrings which complemented the dress perfectly.
The Four Weddings and a Funeral alum, who is also a longtime L'Oréal ambassador, also gushed about the beauty brand in her post, while also thanking Saint Laurent and Alberta Ferretti for the two gowns she wore. Part of her caption read: "My story with L'Oréal has been one of great pride. L'Oréal Paris encourages women to be everything they can, to value themselves, and know their worth." She also wrote: "I’m extremely grateful to @ysl for my divine gown, @susycarducci @thevalgarland @stephanelancien for pulling out all the stops with my hair and makeup. I know how blessed I am to have you work on me. Thank you also @albertaferretti for my stunning black beaded couture gown."
The Beach House actress looked phenomenal in every single picture, and fans couldn't help but rave about her natural beauty in the comments section – especially how she is embracing her age and her gray hair and absolutely owning it! What an inspiration!
"My goodness! What a gorgeous goddess vibe! The tones of natural resources like silver and bronze and your regenerative ever inspiring and energy," actress Sharon Lawrence commented. "How gorgeous is this woman!" exclaimed actress Rukmini Maitra.
"Glorious!" exclaimed one fan, followed by four red heart emojis. "You look stunning," wrote another, followed by a white heart emoji, adding, "So happy you are part of #grayhairmovement!" "I hope I gray like this!" said another, followed by the fire emoji. Another fan said, "Stunning! Your grace, humor and honesty are infectious," followed by a red heart emoji, while another grateful fan gushed: "Thank you for being an example of leaning into age and showing us that we don’t need to change ourselves the way social media and the beauty industry and marketing tells us. We don’t need to change to be stunning and beautiful, just be who we are, and embrace it with style and grace and joy."
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Andie MacDowell's Previous Comments About Embracing Her Age
Andie's stunning Cannes appearance comes just a few months after her interview with journalist Katie Couric, where Andie said she "can't keep up the charade" of trying to look young! Speaking about her decision to stop coloring her hair, she said: "It makes me laugh when someone says it makes me look older. You know I'm [turning] 65, what do you think, I look 75 just because I let my hair go? But I don't care, I want to be old. I'm tired of trying to be young. I don't want to be young. I've been young. And to be an older person trying to be young, what an effort. That's a lot of effort. I just can't keep up the charade... I can't!"
And it’s almost one year since Andie's candid Sunday Times interview about embracing her age – and the gray hair that comes with it! When talking about her romantic life, she told the pub at the time that she wants men to appreciate her for who she is now – gray hair and all – saying: "It’s better. I might have looked younger and more acceptable to someone before, but I want to be appreciated for where I am, for my age." She then confessed: "And the response from men has been, 'You look beautiful.' I think my eyes look greener and it has made them pop in a way they didn’t before."