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At the age of 74, she has just received the Honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival to applause as long as her career. She wore a long white Dior dress, without frills, chic, timeless, like her style of the last four decades.

We return to Meryl Streep's clothing style, made of basics in the 80s, sequins on the red carpets and used as a tool to immerse ourselves in her iconic characters in the cinema. Discover our ready-to-shop selection to adopt Meryl Streep's style.

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Meryl Streep in the 80s

During her speech at the opening ceremony of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, where she received the Honorary Palme d'Or for her entire career, Meryl Streep shares, with emotion, her memories of the Croisette.

The last time she came to the Cannes Film Festival, she was 35 years old, had just filmed Out of Africa , and had already won an Oscar twice for Sophie's Choice and Kramer vs. Kramer. However, as she confides, at that time, approaching forty, she thought her career was over.

A rather reasonable feeling when we know that female characters over the age of 40 are unfortunately rare in fiction.

For the occasion, we return to Meryl Streep's 80s style. Made of basics, like oversized shirts, blazers, trench coats. A super easy to adopt style that looks sophisticated and comfortable, even in 2024.

Meryl Streep and her cinematic style: always in control

She plays equally well in musical comedies, romances and political dramas, and she has a particular taste for the roles of women who are difficult to understand. To keep control over her appearance, like Margaret Thatcher over her politics, she knows how to surround herself and get her hands dirty.

During her acceptance speech for the Honorary Palme d'Or, she thanks two men: her agent and her makeup artist/hairdresser. Roy Helland, whom she calls her “colleague”, has been taking care of her hair and makeup since the 70s on red carpets and on set. And it’s to him that we owe Meryl Streep’s iconic fresh beauty look.

In addition to that, Meryl Streep is known for being very involved in the development of her characters' costumes. She collaborates with costume designers to conceptualize and build her characters' wardrobes. She sometimes sews certain pieces herself or modifies them. By understanding how the character dresses, she becomes immersed in his way of being and his complexity.

By keeping control of her appearance, and by collaborating with the best, she creates an inspiring common thread through all her appearances, on screen as well as at ceremonies and we never tire of it.

The to do for adopting Meryl Streep's 80s style

  • Choose timeless, quality pieces

Exit the latest trends, we shop basics that have been in fashion for 50 years and will continue to be in fashion for the next 50 years. Beige trench coat, oversized shirt in solid color, shoulder bags, moccasins, in short, take out all the timeless pieces from your wardrobe.

  • Favor structured pieces

Meryl Streep's looks are often cinched at the waist, so we don't hesitate to shop for high-waisted pants, skirts and dresses that highlight the waist and add belts.

  • Think glitter for party evenings

Since her first Oscar nomination in 1978 for Journey to the End of Hell, Meryl Streep has had time to perfect her red carpet looks. She remains equal to herself with chic outfits, without extravagance, but we note that she likes to add a touch of glitter. So we don’t hesitate on gold dresses and sequined tops!

That's it, all you have to do is choose the piece from our selection that suits you and you are ready to adopt Meryl Streep's chic and timeless style.

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