Winona Ryder Is Flattered to Be the Stunning Face of Marc Jacobs Beauty Campaign

by Stacy Lambe 9:25 AM PST, December 08, 2015
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At 44 years old, Winona Ryder shows no signs of aging, practically looking the same as she did nearly 25 years ago.

The actress -- who has made a welcome return with lauded performances in The Experimenter and HBO's Show Me a Hero -- puts her eternal appeal on display as the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty.

On Tuesday, the designer "leaked" the first image (below) from the 2016 campaign featuring "the stunningly beautiful and extraordinarily talented" actress, who is styled to look like Delphine Seyrig from the film,Last Year at Marienbad.

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"Marc is a friend of mine and I love the way he pays homage to the past and different eras without stealing and swiping," Ryder told ETonline in October about her ongoing collaboration with the designer. She also appeared in his 2015 Spring campaign, which also starred Cher and Willow Smith. "It's totally flattering [to appear in his campaigns]."

Her comments -- said without irony -- come 14 years after she was arrested on Dec. 12, 2001 for shoplifting $5,500 worth of designer clothes and accessories, including a Marc Jacobs sweater, from a Saks Fifth Avenue department store.

Photo: Marc Jacobs

The designer, however, remains a fan and friend of the Beetlejuice actress, explaining only she could pull off his homage to the 1961 movie. "The force of the surreal calm, and painstaking fetishistic polish of this film and its heroine are truly 'ON FLEEK' and continues to inspire me to date," he writes on Instagram. "No one I know could exude the adjectives I've listed as perfectly as Winona does."

While she's a perfect example of an ageless beauty, the characterization is met with some chagrin. "I did the campaign for Marc [Jacobs Beauty] and it was weird, because I was like, 'Oh God, this is going to do the ageless thing again,'" Ryder said.

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"It's such a double-edged sword, because, it's like, I want to be allowed to grow up," Ryder continued, blaming the current state of nostalgia on social media, which has resurfaced younger pictures of her. "How do you win? If I don't look ageless, I look haggard. Or if I look normal or whatever, then they'll talk about how bad I look."

Well, she certain doesn't have to worry -- there's not a single flaw for people to latch onto here.