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Meryl Streep Wears Nancy Meyers-Inspired All-White Looks in Cannes

Meryl Streep plays her complicated character at the Cannes Film Festival

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Meryl Streep bring it back again Nancy Meyers time.

The 74-year-old actress channeled the coastal chic style of Meyers’ iconic 2009 romantic comedy. It is complicated at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, Tuesday May 14.

She kicked off the day’s activities at a photocall in a white linen Michael Kors pantsuit with bold shoulders and high-waisted pants. She layered it over a navy and white striped button-down shirt and accessorized it with a wide-brimmed fedora, black sunglasses, silver heels, and hoop earrings.

Later in the evening, Streep donned a floor-length white wrap dress with long sleeves. She accessorized with cat-eye glasses, drop earrings, a white clutch, and wedge heels.

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There was something about Streep’s light linen outfit and all-white red carpet ensemble that reminded her of It is complicated character, Jane Adler, a Santa Barbara-based bakery owner who lives in billowy button-down shirts, white linen pants, and floppy sun hats.

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Sophisticated coastal style is a hallmark of many Nancy Meyers films (just think of Diane KeatonCozy white cable-knit sweaters, beach bucket hats and linen pants from Something has to give).

Streep received an honorary Palme d’Or at the festival this year. She wore the aforementioned white dress to accept the prestigious award on Tuesday evening. French actress Juliette Binoche introduced her on stage, calling Streep an “international treasure,” before playing a montage of clips from some of Streep’s most iconic films over the years.

In her speech, Streep said watching the film clips was “like looking out the window of a bullet train, watching my youth fly into my middle age, right where I am on this stage tonight . So many faces and so many places that I remember.

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She added that she was “so grateful that you didn’t get sick of my face and got off the train,” and ended with a quote from her mother.

“My mother, who is usually right about everything, said to me: ‘Meryl, darling, you’ll see. Everything is happening so fast. So fast.’ And it does, and it does. Except my speech, which is too long.