Love lace? Helen Mirren’s gown at the Berlin International Film Festival will make you green with envy.

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Theoretically, lime-green lace is not a good idea. Theoretically, most of us are not Dame Helen Mirren. Here she is, at the Berlin International Film Festival, wearing Dolce & Gabbana and plenty of diamonds, and reminding us that rules are meant to be broken. Mirren’s at the festival with a movie called “Woman in Gold,” in which she plays a Jewish refugee trying to recover a Klimt painting stolen from her family during the war. It’s appropriate that she herself looks like a work of art.