Andie MacDowell stole the show in purple at the Cannes closing ceremony

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Andie MacDowell looks glam in purple at CannesMarc Piasecki

Andie MacDowell graced the red carpet in a stunning one-shoulder purple gown at the 77th Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony on Saturday (25 May).

While we saw purple take over the Golden Globe Awards at the start of year, with the likes of Helen Mirren and Oprah Winfrey rocking the hue too, Andie is differently giving us a more regal take on the colour.

Steering away from the Cadbury-purple shades, Andie's gown is a deep purple colour, and designed with a flattering one-shoulder cape finish.

Looking truly glamorous, the choice of purple for her gown, gives this look a powerful yet sophisticated feel.

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Teaming her gown with classic black court heels, the star upped the glam by opting for her signature dark smokey eye and nude lip and styled her gorgeous grey locks in a beautiful up-do, leaving her voluminous side fringe out at the front.

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto

If you're a fan of Andie's iconic purple look and want to know how to add the trending colour to your wardrobe, our Fashion Director Amanda Marcantonio reveals how to become more of a 'purple person.'

"Most people don’t consider themselves to be a ‘purple person’ but I think purple can feel grown-up and sophisticated compared to bubblegum pink and a little more flamboyant than classic red."

"Wondering what to wear it with? For a classic finish, silver, white and grey will feel fresh and elegant. However, if you’re looking for full-on dopamine dressing, hot pink or orange look incredible too."

Give purple a go this summer.

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