Salma Hayek: Great actress, timeless beauty, nooked kook? Certainly, in years past, this woman has popped up in places wearing very wacky looks — even wackier when you consider that she’s married to the person who owns Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent. Madame has options! And in 2021, mostly while romoting¬†Eternals and House of Gucci,¬†she….took advantage of some really good ones? This is both unexpected and welcome. Don’t worry, though, the level of shine and sequins is still pleasingly extremely high. With bonus major jewels. (And while we’re here, if you’ve got time to kill, why not dip in Salma’s red carpet retrospective?)

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