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Oscar Fashion, Grown-up Style

Mirren leads the red-carpet showstoppers

Oscar fashion 50-plus

Actress Helen Mirren and presenter Oprah Winfrey at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. — Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage/Getty Images (left) / Michael Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images (right)

Women of a certain age need look no further than the beautiful Helen Mirren to understand elegant and appropriate dressing for black tie affairs such as the Academy Awards.

Mirren, who Sunday night was stunning in a fitted gunmetal Vivienne Westwood gown, has been a hit on the Oscar red carpet for three years running, since her win in 2009 for The Queen. She has a fit body and impeccable taste. She also wears her dresses with the confidence that any Oscar winner should.

Mirren, 65, and other acting veterans reigned at the Oscar ceremony, while parading along the red carpet and while winning many of the night's biggest awards. They injected the evening with some time-honored Hollywood glamour and individuality — even if, for the most part, it was understated.

Among the talked about looks of the night was that of TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, who presented a documentary award. Winfrey, 57, wore a Zac Posen gown featuring a very tightly fitted bodice and ombre sequins below that hugged her full figure.

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