Helen Mirren’s silver sequin Elie Saab bardot dress with draped sleeves and voluminous hair secures her status as Catwalk Queen

Dame Helen Mirren showed that 'style has no boundaries' as she walked the catwalk in a dress that's perfect for party season!

Helen Mirren's silver sequin bardot dress stuns at Fashion Week. Seen here she attends the premiere of Warner Bros.' "Shazam 2"
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Dame Helen Mirren’s silver sequin bardot dress made a serious statement as she showcased her credentials as a Catwalk Queen at Paris Fashion Week.

Helen Mirren’s best style moments have included some beautiful boundary-pushing looks over the years, ranging from her sheer sequin dress and knotted headband to her mermaid-inspired blue hair and matching ice-blue gown. Just a few days ago Helen’s tuxedo-inspired velvet two piece wowed on the red carpet as she attended a special screening of her new film, Golda, and now she’s lifted her style to another dazzling level during Paris Fashion Week with her Elie Saab off-the-shoulder cape-effect sequinned gown

Helen Mirren walks the runway during "Le Défilé L'Oréal Paris - Walk Your Worth" Show

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Taking to the catwalk, the British acting legend walked in the Le Défilé L'Oréal Paris - “Walk Your Worth" Show. If you’re searching for Christmas party dress ideas look no further, as Helen Mirren’s silver sequin bardot dress had all the glitter and glamour you need. Embellished in an almost striped pattern down the entire length of the dress, little glints of gold also shone through amongst the silver.

According to Woman&Home’s Fashion Editor Rivkie Baum, Dame Helen “commanded” drama with these sleeves and the belted middle of the gown accentuated her silhouette.

Helen Mirren walks the runway during "Le Défilé L'Oréal Paris - Walk Your Worth" Show

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“Helen Mirren demonstrated to a T that style has no boundaries. Showcasing plenty of fashion prowess, Mirren looked like she was having an absolute ball as she dazzled up and down the catwalk in a floor-length sequin gown with slashed, draped sleeves that commanded a level of drama that the actor happily leaned into,” she reflected.

Rivkie went on to remark upon how Helen Mirren’s silver sequin bardot dress “featured a slashed neck” as well as “a slimly, self-fabric belted middle” which “highlighted Mirren's curves”. 

“While fashion shows can often lack diversity, Mirren reminded everyone that fashion has no age limit, as she won in the style stakes once more,” she added.

Rivkie Baum
Rivkie Baum

With over fifteen years' experience, Rivkie is an accomplished fashion editor, writer and stylist. Covering international fashion weeks, and styling photoshoots all over the world, Rivkie loves translating the trends in an accessible way to make fashion available for all budgets. 

Helen matched the fabulous silver gown with an equally stunning hairstyle that featured teased-out curls and was wonderfully voluminous. Angled away from her face, it lay on her collarbone and was an inspiring short hairstyle for her thick hair. Her make-up was glowy and golden, with a pop of rosy pink lipstick and a smokey eye look.

And whilst this might be an incredible look for the Paris Fashion Week catwalk, there are definitely elements that can be recreated at home. Find the sequin dress of your dreams - whether it’s full-length, midi or mini - and pair with matching heels. 

Helen Mirren walks the runway during "Le Défilé L'Oréal Paris - Walk Your Worth" Show

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If you love the drama of the sleeves but like having shorter ones then there are plenty of different sleeve designs for party dresses on the market. You can also put your own twist on Helen Mirren’s hair by curling yours using your favourite curling iron for thick hair or a crimper and brushing it out as much as you would prefer.

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Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!