Eva Mendes Showcases Unglamorous Side of Milan Fashion Week

The actress attended the Dolce & Gabbana show in a stunning mob wife-inspired ensemble.
Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes.

When you think “fashion week,” sleek runway shows, chic outfits and red carpet events likely spring to mind. However, there are certainly more unglamorous aspects of the high-fashion occasions, which actress Eva Mendes was not to shy to share on Instagram earlier this week.

After attending the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week, the 49-year-old actress shared what really goes on behind the scenes afterwards. While seated in the back seat of a car, Mendes began shedding pieces of her outfit, including over-the-elbow animal print opera gloves and a pair of shiny leather boots. She then proceeded to lift up the black veil of her ensemble to scarf down a banana. “Wild and crazy,” she quipped as she ate. 

Plenty of the 2 Fast 2 Furious star’s six million followers on the platform appreciated her candor and chimed in to the comments section. 

“Love you!” a fan gushed. “You’re as real as they come!”

“I want to be you when I grow up ✨,” one person noted.

“Such a fun girls night! Dolce, italia and a good ole banana,” someone else added. “What more can a girl ask for 🥰.”

“The bird cage hair piece is everything. 🔥,” an additional follower stated of Mendes’s hair accessory.

“I carry a banana 🍌 everywhere too lol 😂 love it! Latinas,” another user stated.

At the very beginning of the clip, Mendes held the banana up to her ear like a phone and quipped “It’s Ryan.” She and Barbie actor Ryan Gosling have been together since 2011 and share two daughters. 

Cara O’Bleness


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