Andie MacDowell returns to catwalk aged 60 alongside new mums Eva Longoria and Cheryl

Francesca Specter
·Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Andie MacDowell walks for L’Oreal at Paris Fashion Week. [Photo: Getty]
Andie MacDowell walks for L’Oreal at Paris Fashion Week. [Photo: Getty]

L’Oreal is a brand committed to diversity in every sense, with its inclusive ‘We are all worth it’ rebrand last year capturing headlines across the nation.

So what greater ambassador for the brand than Andie MacDowell, who, aged 60, walked L’Oreal’s second ever catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week showing that women can be fabulous at any age?

Andie MacDowell wore a floor-length Elie Saab gown. [Credit: L’Oreal]
Andie MacDowell wore a floor-length Elie Saab gown. [Credit: L’Oreal]

Wearing a rainbow, sequin Elie Saab dress, Andie definitely dazzled and appeared to be having the time of her life.

Eva Longoria on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Credit: L’Oreal]
Eva Longoria on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Credit: L’Oreal]

The ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ star took to the catwalk alongside the likes of Eva Longoria – who gave birth to her first child, Santi, in June. Cheryl also made a surprise appearance, wearing a metallic number by ‘it’ label Off-White.

Body-positive model Iskra Lawrence wore Balmain and actress Elle Fanning wore Miu Miu. Thylane Blondeau (who has previously been dubbed “The most beautiful girl in the world”) looked sharp in Elie Saab.

Model line up at L’Oreal Paris Fashion Week show. [Credit: L’Oreal]
Model line up at L’Oreal Paris Fashion Week show. [Credit: L’Oreal]
Iskra Lawrence on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Photo: Getty]
Iskra Lawrence on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Photo: Getty]

The diverse catwalk line-up also included Winnie Harlow, Doutzen Kroes and Neelam Gill, among others.

Cheryl on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty)
Cheryl on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. (Photo: Getty)

Andie first captured the nation’s hearts on the big screen with starring roles in ‘Green Card’ (1990) and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ (1994). Prior to that, in the 80s, she modelled for the likes of Vogue, and starred in campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent and Armani perfume.

Elle Fanning on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Credit: L’Oreal]
Elle Fanning on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Credit: L’Oreal]
Thylane Blondeau on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Credit: L’Oreal]
Thylane Blondeau on the L’Oreal catwalk at Paris Fashion Week. [Credit: L’Oreal]

She told Vogue US: “I haven’t walked a show in a long time. I’m in the process—and have been in the process—of ageing.

“And with L’Oréal, I’ve really been able to [spread the message] that there’s no time limit on beauty.”

“It’s a journey, but you can’t go back in time. I don’t want to pretend to be what I’m not and have never been ashamed of my age.

“I want to be positive about right where I am at each stage of my life.”

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