Ageless style: Dame Helen Mirren and JLo wow in gowns at star-studded D&G show

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Watch: Jennifer Lopez shows off abs in a bra top a the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show. 

Dame Helen Mirren, JLo and a whole host of other stylish A-listers brought the fashion pizzazz at the Dolce & Gabbana show over the weekend.  

When the Italian design house puts on a show, it does not hold back. At the famed Piazza San Marco in Venice, the famous brand celebrated their Alta Moda show, a star-studded event which paid homage to its 1,600-year-old host city.

More than 400 clients and celebrities gathered for an incredible fashion presentation set to the soaring classical chords of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

And Britain's own style queen Dame Helen Mirren was there to soak it all up. The 76-year-old actor looked beautifully chic in a dazzling couture gown fit for royalty as she stepped out for the ritzy show on Monday.

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Ciara looks chic in metallic at the Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Helen Mirren is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Leni Klum is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Lady Kitty Spencer is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 30, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
Dame Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lopez both wowed at the Dolce & Gabanna Alta Moda show in Venice. (Getty Images)

The Queen actor showed off her style prowess in the incredible ensemble, which featured an embellished gold corset with sheer sleeves and a full floor-length skirt printed with Renaissance paintings.

Sharing an image of her in the incredible outfit to Instagram, the star wrote: “I had a strange and wonderful dream last night.

“I dreamt I was in Piazza San Marco in Venice, dressed like a member of the Contarini Family, and before me appeared many beautiful goddesses dressed in heavenly clothes, as a rainbow and lightning appeared and thunder rolled, and as the vision disappeared a beautiful rain began to fall and then the following happened!”

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Later the actress posted a snapshot of herself dancing in the rain with Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel, 54.

"I danced in the rain with VIN DIESEL!" an excited Mirren captioned the shot. 

Ciara looks chic in metallic at the Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Helen Mirren is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Leni Klum is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Lady Kitty Spencer is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 30, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
Dame Helen Mirren wore two incredible outfits to the glamorous event over the weekend. (Getty Images)

Mirren then got her sparkle on in a glittering silver gown, nipped in at the waist with an in-built belt the following evening. 

Fellow actor Lopez looked equally regal in a two-piece set with accompanying cape and sparkling headpiece. 

In her social media posts celebrating her trip to Venice, Lopez described the fashion show as “simply magical”.

Lady Kitty Spencer looked ethereal in an elegant sequinned dress as she arrived for the event over the weekend. 

The niece of Princess Diana 30, wore an embellished cream knee-length dress adorned with sequinned florals, which was edged with intricate beading.

Ciara looks chic in metallic at the Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Helen Mirren is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Leni Klum is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Lady Kitty Spencer is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 30, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
Jennifer Lopez looked totally regal while attending the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda show in Venice. (Getty Images)

Other notable names in attendance included Kourtney Kardashian, Sean Combs, Kris Jenner and Christian Bale.

Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Hudson performed during the show and donned a flowing gold gown entirely worthy of the occasion.

Singer Ciara also upped the ante on the glitz in a metallic copper dress, with a split right up to her thigh. 

As well as the adults, Dolce & Gabbana recruited a number of celebrity offspring as models, including D’Lila Star Combs (daughter of Sean Combs), Deva Cassel (Monica Bellucci's daughter), Emmeline Bale (Christian Bale) and Leni Klum (Heidi Klum).

Ciara looks chic in metallic at the Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Helen Mirren is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Leni Klum is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Lady Kitty Spencer is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 30, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
Lady Kitty Spencer arrives at the event in an incredible gown and chic flat shoes. (Getty Images)
Ciara looks chic in metallic at the Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Helen Mirren is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Leni Klum is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Lady Kitty Spencer is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 30, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
Ciara looks chic in metallic at the Alta Moda show. (Getty Images)

Heidi Klum posted a cute video to Instagram of her model daughter Leni rocking the catwalk. 

Sweetly, as soon as Leni spotted her famous mum in the audience, she broke into a huge smile. 

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Meanwhile P Diddy struggled to hold back his tears of joy after his daughters all walked in the show. 

The rapper was front and centre to support his D’Lila Star, Jessie James, and Chance Combs at the high fashion event.

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VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29:  D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show. (Getty Images)
Ciara looks chic in metallic at the Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Helen Mirren is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs are seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Leni Klum is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 29, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Lady Kitty Spencer is seen during the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda show on August 30, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Photopix/GC Images)
The event showcased several celebrity offspring including Leni Klum. (Getty Images)

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Twins D’Lila and Jessie wore matching puffed lace dresses, while elder sister Chance wore a sparkly dress adorned with a red bow wrapped around her waist.

As described on the official D&G Instagram account, the Alta Moda collection "arouses unique emotions as exquisite silks, brocades, velvets, glass and crystals, embroideries and precious fabrics come together in a perfect melody of beauty and Italian craftsmanship".

The collection will focus on the rich artistic history and artistic traditions of the famous floating city.

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