Andie MacDowell—and Her Chic Silver Updo—Turned Every Head at the Oscars 2023

The Oscars 2023 are the culmination of awards season—and among the ultimate occasions for a timeless and glamorous turn. Andie MacDowell proved the point with a beauty look centered on a generous edging of onyx eyeliner and her bombshell gray hair that has become something of a signature. 

MacDowell—who arrived on the arm of daughter Rainey Qualley—went full Vacarello darling for the occasion, elevating her black Saint Laurent dress with a gaze-encasing rim of black liner bordered by a touch of metallic. The edgy application was made even stronger when coupled with the actor’s swept-up updo, tousled texture, and sterling shade, combining for an elegant and infinitely cool moment. 

Andie MacDowell and Rainey Qualley.Photo: Getty Images

Going gray may have been a Covid accompaniment, but for MacDowell, the decision was undoubtedly correct. “I feel more honest. I feel like I’m not pretending. I feel like I’m embracing right where I am. I feel really comfortable. And in a lot of ways, I think it’s more striking on my face,” said MacDowell during the initial transition. “I just feel like it suits me.”

The lesson? Bold beauty is all down to confidence—and that X-factor is an ageless one. 

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