Sophia charming the paps

There’s lots to love about the glamathon that’s Cannes. A-lister gazing, dress & jewel droolling plus (this year) Ryan Gosling for starters. But what’s truly great about the Festival de Cannes is how it champions the older lady. Where else would you see a 79-year-old (Sophia Loren) playfully goading the paps? Or a blinged up 56-year-old (Sharon Stone) presiding over the younger gals with her eight-strong entourage?

Certainly nowhere else in the world would you witness a 70-year-old icon (Catherine Deneuve) nonchalantly lighting up a cigarette at a photocall.

These grand dames of Hollywood were majestic in their golden youth and it feels lovely to champion their fabulousness and staying power. Vive les matriarches!

By Niki Browes / @NikiInStyle

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