The actress donned a bright red coat and black dress at the Miu Miu show in Paris

By Jacqueline Andriakos
Updated March 11, 2015 06:02 PM

The Paris Fashion Week surprises keep coming. We weren’t expecting Renée Zellweger to make an appearance, but we’re glad she did. And not only did she wear the perfect outfit — she also debuted a new do!

Renée Zellweger

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The Oscar-winning actress, 45, attended the Miu Miu show sporting a French-girl cool beauty look: new wispy fringe, a textured top knot and minimal makeup. Zellweger’s outfit was also very Parisian chic. The star wore a bright red coat over a black dress with lace detail, plus, nude pumps and a small top-handle purse. She posed for pictures with actress Odeya Rush (The Giver) before joining the star-studded front row and sitting next to French actress Léa Seydoux. She also added a pair of oversize black sunglasses as she stopped for photos outside of the event.

Zellweger turned heads in October when she walked the red carpet at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood Awards with a new look that sparked social media chatter.

But the actress embraced the social media comments and opened up to PEOPLE about feeling happy and healthy in her “more fulfilling life.”

“My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy,” Zellweger told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement in October. “For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself.”

She also added that change is just a natural part of aging: “Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?!” she said. “But I am different. I’m happy.”

What do you think of Zellweger’s new bangs? Are you a fan of her outfit? Share your thoughts below.

–Jacqueline Andriakos

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