It’s official: Helen Mirren looks great

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren will work alongside Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Charlize Theron for “Fast 8.”
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Actress Helen Mirren’s ads for L’Oreal Paris’ Age Perfect moisturizer came under scrutiny by the British Advertising Standards Authority, which wondered: Could a 69-year-old really look that good without misleading photo retouching? After investigating, the board ruled that yes, yes she could.  Only minor retouching was found; not enough to “exaggerate the likely effect that could be achieved by consumers’ use of the product,” the board ruled.  In other words, she looked as naturally beautiful as anyone would after makeup, hair styling and professional lighting are factored in. 

Famed fashion photographer Mario Testino shot the official photos of Princess Charlotte’s christening on Sunday, our Ministry of Gossip reports. Key members of her family gathered for a portrait included mom and  dad, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; her brother, Prince George; and great grandma Queen Elizabeth II with great grandpa Prince Philip. Of course paternal grandparents Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were there, along with maternal grandparents Michael and Carole Middleton, uncle James Middleton and aunt Pippa Middleton.

Christian Audigier, the designer who built tattoo artist Ed Hardy’s designs into a clothing and lifestyle label and who popularized the flying eyeball logo and trucker hats of the Van Dutch line, died Thursday at 57, his publicist confirmed. He was diagnosed with cancer in January.

Like mother, like daughter: Cindy Crawford’s 13-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber just signed with a modeling agency (IMG) and also appears in a photo spread Steven Meisel shot for Vogue Italia. Meanwhile 16-year-old Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny) and her mother, model-actress Vanessa Paradis, participated in a Karl Lagerfeld photo shoot on Thursday in Paris. 


Designer Alexander Wang is in talks about his future as creative director at Balenciaga after less than three years in the role, parent company Kering confirmed.

The new Virgin Hotels Chicago is partnering with Gap on a trial project that allows guests to order Gap apparel via the hotel website or a mobile app, WWD reports.  The concierge then arranges to have the order picked up and delivered to the guest’s closet.