Men have a reputation of aging better than woman, and that's not necessarily fair. I mean no disrespect to elder gentlemen here, but there are a few male individuals (who shall remain nameless) whose once luminous, silken skin has naturally transformed into the texture of an antique baseball glove. Even so, males still get to parade around under the premise of gliding gracefully into their golden years while women, unfairly, are now expected to have definitive opinions on Botox and fillers — and then there's Helen Mirren.
At 70, the Dame has never looked better. Truly! Each awards season, an entertainment outlet will present some sweeping inquiry, like: Has Helen Mirren Discovered the Fountain of Youth?! or What's Helen Mirren's Anti-Aging Secret?! All of this, of course, is complete crap, for the Oscar-winning actress simply chooses to embrace her maturity, rather than suppress it; she's the anti-Madonna, if you will. With her slender build and elegant features, Mirren never looks anything but regal.
The bridal-inspired Badgley Mischka gown she wore to the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival on Thursday was no exception, with its cascading train and sheer sleeves reminiscent of something a Disney monarch might wear. On other women of her age group, the dress may have come across as a bit flamboyant, but not on oft-adventurous Mirren. The best part, though, is how damn delighted she looked to be wearing it! Upon her arrival, all eyes were surely on her — and man, did she know it.