Helen-Mirren-red-dressThere’s no question that Dame Helen Mirren can wear the hell out of a dress. But can the 68-year-old wear the same dress as well as a much younger pop star?

Yes. Yes she can.

Mirren wore this gorgeous red lace Dolce & Gabanna dress and its matching accessories in Hong Kong this week, but the dress had already been in the spotlight when 22-year-old pop star Rita Ora wore it on stage at the end of September.

rita-ora-red-dress Mirren wore her dress over a full-length white slip, while Ora went the sexier route and wore the lace dress over a set of black underwear. Both wore giant crucifix earrings and an ornate crucifix necklace, but Mirren turned the necklace into a low-slung belt. (The big necklace on Ora made a statement, but we are definitely Team Belt in this case. Look how well that accentuates the curves of Mirren’s figure.)

We’re impressed by the giant crucifix earrings both wore with the dress. We own earrings that are barely half that size, and we can’t wear them very long without our earlobes looking all stretchy and gross. Celebrities’ earlobes are just made of stronger stuff, we guess.

We love a good set of fashion twins to show us the styling potential of a runway look, but there’s not really a point in playing “Who wore it better?” in this case. They both look fantastic, and we’re basically taking this as evidence that we need to buy a red lace dress right away, because we’ll clearly be able to wear it and look awesome for the next 30 years.

Via The Huffington Post/Photos: Getty/ Instagram/jasminewalia