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Joan Collins, 87, looks fabulous as she dons a blue floral midi dress and matching mask

She has been holidaying in the South of France.

And Joan Collins looked fabulous on Thursday as she shared a fun picture from her St. Tropez getaway to Instagram.

The film legend, 87, wore a blue floral midi dress with a ruffled hem and a matching face mask for the snap amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fabulous! Joan Collins, 87, looked fabulous on Thursday as she shared a fun picture from her St. Tropez getaway to Instagram where she wore a matching dress and face mask 

Joan styled her brunette locks into a blow-dried hairdo and added a slick of glamorous make-up which could be seen despite her face covering.

The legendary actress knew how to work her best angles as she playfully posed for the snap at her St. Tropez home.

Showing her funny side, Joan quipped in the caption: ‘Matchup ! Thank you Jackie Palmer for making this outfit, even though I said I would never wear a matching mask #mask #Covid.’ 

Funny! Showing her funny side, Joan quipped in the caption: 'Matchup ! Thank you Jackie Palmer for making this outfit, even though I said I would never wear a matching mask #mask #Covid.'

Funny! Showing her funny side, Joan quipped in the caption: ‘Matchup ! Thank you Jackie Palmer for making this outfit, even though I said I would never wear a matching mask #mask #Covid.’

Oh dear: It comes after the star revealed she was 'yelled at' by police at an Ikea in France after swapping her face mask for an illegal plastic visor

Oh dear: It comes after the star revealed she was ‘yelled at’ by police at an Ikea in France after swapping her face mask for an illegal plastic visor

It comes after the star revealed she was ‘yelled at’ by police at an Ikea in France after swapping her face mask for an illegal plastic visor.

The film legend, who has been holidaying in St. Tropez with loved ones and pals including Piers Morgan, said she was ‘pounced upon’ when an official spotted her wearing a clear, plastic visor which she found easier to breathe in than a mask.

Face masks have been mandatory in indoor public spaces in France since July 21, Joan owns a home in St. Tropez.   

In her column for the Spectator, Joan, who is worth £24million said the incident had occurred as she checked out the store’s basic food menu, writing  ‘An officious gendarme became deeply offended by it, and while I was mulling over the benefits of Ikea’s gravadlax vs its smoked salmon, he pounced. 

Against the rules: The film legend, 87, who has been holidaying in St. Tropez, said she was 'pounced upon' when an official spotted her wearing a clear, plastic visor which she found easier to breathe in than a mask

Against the rules: The film legend, 87, who has been holidaying in St. Tropez, said she was ‘pounced upon’ when an official spotted her wearing a clear, plastic visor which she found easier to breathe in than a mask

‘Gesticulating in Gallic fashion, he yelled at me to put on a proper mask, because visors aren’t legal. Chastised, I slunk away, muttering an Anglo-Saxon expletive under my breath, which, as he glared at me, I feared he might have understood.   

‘I then tried wearing a clear plastic face mask, of the sort which all the staff at the Byblos were wearing, but although it was easier to speak and to be understood, it forced my face into a hideous rictus.’   

The star, who is a regular at celebrity hotspots in the town such as Les Graniers restaurant and Club 55, seemed to be admiring the low-budget dining option at Ikea.

Starters range in price from a simple green salad at €1 (90p) to a cheese plate for €1.95 (£1.76)with the most expensive starter the large Caesar salad at €5.95 (£5.37).

Pals: The star has been holidaying in St Tropez with pals including Piers Morgan (pictured at the glitzy Less Graniers Restaurant)

Pals: The star has been holidaying in St Tropez with pals including Piers Morgan (pictured at the glitzy Less Graniers Restaurant)

The store’s iconic Swedish meatballs main is  €5.95 (£5.37) with marinated beef skewers the most pricey main at a respectable €9.95 (£8.98).

Desserts including Ikea’s chocolate cake with Daim bar are all under €3 (£2.71).     

Joan has been spending time in the South of France with her husband Percy Gibson, 55, and daughter Katyana, 48. 

In May, Dame Joan criticised the UK government for being ‘ageist’ to those over the age of 70 amid the ongoing crisis.

Did Joan dine on a budget in IKEA?  

The star, who is a regular at celebrity hotspots in the town such as Les Graniers restaurant and Club 55, could have opted for a more low-budget dining option at Ikea.

Starters range in price from a simple green salad at €1 (90p) to a cheese plate for €1.95 (£1.76)with the most expensive starter the large Caesar salad at €5.95 (£5.37).

The store’s iconic Swedish meatballs main is  €5.95 (£5.37) with marinated beef skewers the most pricey main at a respectable €9.95 (£8.98).

Desserts including Ikea’s chocolate cake with Daim bar are all under €3 (£2.71).     

In her column for The Spectator, the actress claimed government advice saying elderly people needed to stay indoors during the global pandemic was ‘utter discrimination’.

Holding nothing back, she said: ‘I’ve always thought Western society was terribly ageist, and I don’t just mean showbiz folk but across the board.

‘Then the UK government insisted the over-70s, horrible expression, were part of the vulnerables, an even more horrible expression, and should remain in lockdown, the most horrible expression of all, until a vaccine is found.

‘That was utter discrimination against the hardy individuals who have no health issues. But more harmful was bolstering the existing belief among the general public that the old should keep out of everyone’s way.’  

The Dynasty star added that she declared ‘stunningly healthy’ by her GP on her most recent visit, and has never limited herself by her age, which was true of others too.

Picking out fellow elderly actors, Joan said it was a shame 88-year-old Coronation Street star William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, was not allowed to return to work because of the government’s advice.

She also detailed her shock when pal Christopher Biggins, 71, was stopped by members of the public during a run, because they believed he should remain inside.  

Joan previously declared she’d ‘settle’ at living til she’s 100 – and brushed off the age difference between her and Percy.

Joan married Percy in 2002, and said in a new interview that ‘people make too much fuss about age, which is just a number.’

Speaking to The Mirror, Joan said: ‘I think there’s a big difference between biological age and the age you’re supposed to be.

‘As you know, [Percy] is somewhat younger than me. At first people would always say, “What are you going to do about the age difference?” I’d say, “Well, if he dies he dies!”‘ She mused: ‘Will I outlive you all? No, I don’t want that.’

Happy couple: Joan has also been spending time in the South of France with her husband Percy Gibson, 55

Happy couple: Joan has also been spending time in the South of France with her husband Percy Gibson, 55

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