IN or OUT: Cate Blanchett in Delpozo at the “How To Train Your Dragon 2” Photo Call

Posted on May 16, 2014

We’re not in agreement on this one at all, darlings. You’re going to have to make the final call.

Cate-Blanchett-Delpozo-How-Train-Your-Dragon=Phot-Call-Cannes-Delpozo-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Cate Blanchett attends photo call for “How To Train Your Dragon 2” photo call during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a Delpozo ensemble paired with Roger Vivier shoes.

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Cate-Blanchett-Delpozo-How-Train-Your-Dragon=Phot-Call-Cannes-Delpozo-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Delpozo Fall 2014 Collection

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Lorenzo thinks this is chic and just a little bit unusual for a photocall. Tom thinks this only works in this setting because Cate Blanchett is wearing it and even then, she’s just barely making it work. Lorenzo thinks it’s bold, yet simple. Tom thinks it looks like weird office-wear.

As you can see, we’re miles apart on this one.

Bitter Kittens make the call:


IN! I’m with Lorenzo! That looks stunningly chic!

OUT! I’m with Tom! That looks goofy as hell!

Miss Frieda Pinto’s over-ruffled extravaganza was more controversial than we would have thought. The voting was tight on this one, but it just tipped over into OUT.





[Photo Credit:, IMAXTree]

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  • imperfectlaura

    This is one of those looks I want to like because it’s Cate Blanchett at Cannes in a unique outfit, but in the end, it’s just not working for me. OUT.

    • dalgirl


    • VicD


    • Lucía Gavello

      Exactly, my first thought was “Cate!”, my second thought was “Not even Cate!”.

    • lundibleu

      Yes! It’s the top that is the cause of the problems – the trousers and shoes are excellent, and she looks great neck up.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I’m with Tom. Those pants are not cut right for the hem to be that short. If they were more fitted I think they’d work, though. And that top is just plain odd. Too boxy. The only reason it works at all is because Cate can pull off looks mere mortals can’t. She doesn’t look bad, but that’s mostly because it’s her in the clothes.

    • sienna elm

      Boxy is right! The top looks like an upside-down tote bag with head & arm holes cut into it. OUT.

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        I can’t unsee Pokeballs. OUT

        • MaggieSays

          My son says that makes this an IN. lol

      • Wendi126

        All I see is a mini sandwich board she can rent out for advertising. OUT. Uncle T get Uncle L to the Lounge stat

      • AnneElliot

        My first thought was some sort of underinflated life preserver. Which I suppose would go with the vaguely nautical vibe I’m getting from the look. Either way, it’s just hideous. Out, out, a thousand times OUT.

        I suppose even fashion goddesses have an off day.

    • Jecca2244

      the designer did that unique detailing on a dress and it looked 100 times better. top is just odd!

  • SarahVN

    Oh, I think in. The colors are so bold and she looks so pleased with herself.

    • Carly Clement

      agreed! IN! It is a cute top to wear to the premier of a kids movie about dragons! it is a little tongue and cheek and I love it! Only thing is I would make the leg of the pants go to the floor and would wear a navy shoe instead of a red…. all in all a pretty adorable and fun version of Cate!

  • Emily

    Out. It’s just a bridge too far for me. I could deal with the weird shape, or the awkward pant length, or the strip of belly, or the fact that from the side, she is a 3-year-old boy in 1925, but not all of these things together.

  • Rhonda Shore

    It’s borderline…out. The idea is better than the execution — the idea of light and breezy is right for Cannes, but the top just looks weird and the pants are too short.

  • Garcia Loca

    This outfit is FCO: For Cate Only.

    • Spreecord

      Carte Blanchett, for sure. I’ll give it an in.

  • SAA

    If the hemline of those pants were either 3″ longer or more narrow, I would die for this look… I would wear this in a second and I love it! Chic and effortless. I still say in, even with that unfortunate pant length

    • knitnorth

      Yes! IN (so close to being amazing but pants are a bit awkward)

  • SuzyQuzey

    IN, but because of Cate and the setting.

  • majorbedhead

    The top is cute, but weird. The pants are bad. And it’s stumpifying her. I’m going to have to go with an OUT for this. Not even Miss Cate can make this work.

  • Counterpoint

    It’s a concept/couture outfit that looks interesting on a hanger (or on a model with a personality of a hanger), otherwise OUT. And the fit is unflattering.

  • marlie

    I like the pants, even with the weird length, and I sort of like the top, but it’s a tad too stiff for me. On anyone else (except maybe Lupita or Zoe) this would be an out, without question, but on Cate here, it’s just barely “in.”

  • Samantha Klein

    Cate is nearly always an IN.

  • Lolo Andre

    Out. It looks like toddlers’ custom made her size

  • MilaXX

    OUT! I just don’t like it. I think a top like that only works if you either have no boobs or you’re pregnant. I don’t like where the hem on the pants falls. Is it only floor dragging long or too short in the hem world of Hollywood? WTH?

  • Anplica Fiore

    Out – Looks like a DIY top made from 2 placemat & a couple of coasters.

  • BobStPaul

    A reluctant out. While the top’s shape is interesting, it makes her neck look disproportionately short. The outfit is rather cool but in the end doesn’t really work, in part because the pants are too short and too flared.

  • Glam Dixie

    It ate her neck and it’s unflattering which should be a sin when it involves Cate Blanchette. Out.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      I see the cartoon teeth too!

  • a_liking

    even The Majestic Cate B. can’t save this one. awkward and unflattering. OUT.

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    those shoes ruin it

    • Isana Leshchinskaya


  • mjude

    I am struggling with this but I think I will say IN

  • Anna

    I love the colour scheme, but from the side, it looks like she’s wearing a child-sized ’60s poncho. I like the pants, but they either need to be longer or worn with flats. Sorry, my Lady of Light: Out from me.

  • susan6

    “Please make sure your tray tables are in their upright and locked position.”
    And not located on your chest. (OUT.)

  • Lois

    Out. She looks like she is wearing a sandwich board!

    • MoHub

      I was thinking herald’s tunic. She just needs to be reading from a large parchment scroll after announcing herself with a keyless trumpet..

  • Noah

    “I’m with Tom!” [said in the tone of a political advertisement]

  • AlisonHendryx

    Out. weird.

  • mommyca

    I’m with Lorenzo! (besides, “office wear”? I guess I’m working in the wrong office)

  • TaurusKW

    Out. Specifically, WTF?

  • what not

    I…well. How odd. Both: It’s kind of chic and unusual, but it only works because it’s Cate, and then only kind of. I want those pants to get more nautical and go higher-waisted and then all the way to the floor, and the top to get shorter and even more trapeze-like for contrast. So, for not committing fully to the weird proportions, I call OUT.

  • hughman

    Red carpet Grranimals.

    • StellaZafella

      I was thinking perfect for an appearance in a Muppet movie. “All bow down and be giggly!”

  • barbarienne

    I agree with Tom that it only works because Cate Blanchett is wearing it, but the key there is “it works.” It’s not awesome, but I can’t give it an out. I must reluctantly declare it IN, thanks to elfin magic.

  • Gonna side with Tom on this one. The top is just so awkward and the Crayola colors just aren’t working for me. OUT.

  • Shawn EH

    I’m with Tom! She’s like a Disney costume that lost its head! OUT!

  • Frank_821

    It too cartoony. Maybe if this was a premiere of an Almondovar film…maybe

    • Fuchsiaforever

      No no no this should not leave the set ever…it’s perfect for a costume IN an Almodovar film!

  • gabbilevy

    In. It’s weird and graphic and FCO, and even though I don’t love the pants (cigarette pants, yes?), that is a top that DEMANDS your attention. Not perfect, but still eye-catching.

  • wasabi

    This reminds me of the playing cards characters from Alice in Wonderland. OUT!

    • Jessy_N

      yup, THIS

  • lunchcoma

    I’m going to say in. It’s admittedly odd, but it’s odd in an interesting way. I’d agree that few other women could wear this, but I don’t usually judge looks based on whether someone else could pull it off. Cate’s making it work fairly well in my opinion, so I’ll give her credit for the look.

  • In_Stitches

    OUT-Goofy as hell. She looks like a futuristic pre-school teacher.

  • Judy_S

    I’m mostly with Tom BUT I give it an IN anyway. It is a very strange look, but on Cate, and esp. at a photocall for a kids’ movie, it’s fun.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Keep the shoes and the face but scrap the rest: OUT.

  • Denise Rambo

    It looks like she’s wearing a life jacket.

  • MoHub

    The top reaches Pilotto levels of denial of the human shape. And the pants need to be longer. Love Cate and the shoes, but this just is not working. OUT.

    • Danielle

      Here, have an upvote for poking fun at Pilotto.

      • MoHub

        Thank you. Thank you very much.

  • Danielle

    Out. Not even Queen Cate can make this work. That top is kooky as hell but I’m living for her shoes.

  • Julie Chase

    Out-she looked hunched over.

  • anneshirley

    Out. I actually love the top but the pants just kill the whole look dead. Pair the top with a high-waisted pencil skirt and I’m on board.

  • texashistorian

    Out. She looks stunning in a paper sack… heck, she’s worn one before, probably. But this just looks like that scratchy rayon-kind of fabric that, if standing too close to an open flame, would make the wearer into a human torch.

  • OUT. Did someone forget how shirts are made?

  • hellkell

    OUT, goofy as hell. It’s stumpifying her, and she is not a stumpy person.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    It sort of resembles armor to me and she is the only one that can wear it and pull it off, IN (barely)

  • JauntyJohn

    This looks like a costume designer in 1979 was trying to create the uniform for a flight attendant in 2025.
    It’s a look. It’s an aesthetic. It’s even a story, which I applaud.

    But it’s still an Out.

  • EEKstl

    OUT – the pants fit her well but even The Great Cate can’t save this one.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Out. So odd and unflattering. Like she’s getting ready to chow down on lobster at the lamest office luncheon ever.

  • Wink

    Out, damned spot(s)!

    • KinoEye


  • AC Simons

    OUT. This is updated Golden Girls cruise wear.

  • Annmarie Kane

    OUT. Way out.

  • Murtada

    IN. Very appropriate for a cartoon about dragons.

  • Angela

    God I hate it, but at least it is not boring. And she is as adorable from the neck up as ever.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    A+ for effort and for the top being a wee bit like dragon scales but, ultimately, out.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The top looks a bit like throw pillow, but IN. I like the look.

  • Valdri8

    Looks like a tour guide at LegoLand

    • Fuchsiaforever

      HAHAHA, good one, totally!

  • Griffinqueen

    Life preserver.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    LOL if an outfit makes me laugh, then it’s an automatic OUT. I shouldn’t be laughing at you, but with you. Sorry Goddess Cate, but not even you can pull this off mama (IMO). And the matchy-matchy shoes. Mmno. Granted, from the side it looks more decent- BUT from the front it looks GOOFY AS HELL, as in:
    1. a cool domino costume
    2. a cool whale costume (the “teeth” are super cute)
    3. some sort of Shrek character costume
    4. Ok you get the idea
    5. LOL

  • hillmad

    Like a giant baby’s bib with side bumpers! Even Cate can’t make me like this.

  • LisaS

    In. The proportions are slightly off but the look still comes off as bold and chic and a definite head-turner.

  • B_C_J

    Oh dear! She is such a goddess but this is quite awkward. It makes her look hunched. It truly pains me to say it but this is OUT.

  • @Biting Panda

    OUT. Me and You Tom, till the end.

  • teensmom99

    In but needs different shoes.

  • Out. Goofy as hell. I don’t thing even Miss Cate is pulling this one off.

  • Can I give a 3/4 IN? Ground to waist, lovely. Shoulders up, lovely. Waist to shoulders… unspeakable.

  • BLauD

    Bold sandwich board is still a sandwich board, even if the divine Cate is wearing it.

  • Belvane

    Out. That’s not a top, that’s a flotation device.

  • Riley_Roo

    You boys are being kinder than this outfit warrants because it’s Cate. The top looks like a cape for Madeline (as in Ludwig Bemelmans). OUT.

  • d4divine

    In…but change the shoes

  • Nancer

    Out. Though I love the color, it just looks like tubes wrapped around the front piece of the top. Weird.

  • GorgeousThings

    Sorry Lo, I gotta side with T.

  • Lori

    Out. I’m with Tom that it’s goofy as hell. It’s like 3D Colorforms. I loved my Colorforms when I was a child, but I don’t want to see Cate wearing them.

  • JenniferA

    Imma just gonna look at her head and her shoes and enjoy those, and call the rest OUT.

  • lahallita

    Can I say in from the side, out from the front?

    Eh, I’ll say IN, it’s different, setting appropriate, and not offensive.

  • breathlss79

    Out when even the thumbnail makes you roll your eyes.

  • CPK1

    Out. The fit and fabric look weird and I hate shoes. She looks very pretty but her clothes, particularly the pants are hiddy

  • Um. Okay. I’m giving it an “out”. But a slow clap for effort.

  • Jess Collett

    OUT. It’s like the shirt was made for the Springfield Elementary State Parade. ‘I’m Idaho!’.

  • bluefish

    IN — Especially from the side. She looks like Judy Jetson in office wear over Fourth of July weekend — That’s a good thing. Really, from the side, with those shoes — awesome. Team Lo.

  • deelup

    OUT. Looks like a seat from a new Swedish airline.

  • Missy

    She looks like she’s wearing an unconventional sandwich board advertisement. OUT.

  • somebody blonde

    Out. If the hems were a little longer, it would work, but as is, no.

  • sherrietee

    Out. It looks like a sandwich board for an american cafe in Paris.

  • Betsy


  • Anita Karenin

    IN, goofy-ass top is totally aprops for an adorable CGI kid’s movie about dragons. Elizabeth Banks wore WAY weirder stuff on the Hunger Games poledance/Lego movie premiere!

    • SRQkitten

      The fact that this is a kids cartoon movie about dragons is what pushes it into an IN for me as well. Although those pants are so not flattering on Cate’s shape enough to almost make me change my mind.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    OUT. She looks like some sort of traffic cone for a fictional European country. You know, the one where Zoe Saldana and Tom Cruise are rappeling up buildings to steal the crown jewels and she almost falls into the street into the midst of a construction zone with maintenance workers dressed just like this and signs that say Dangeroso! and Cauzione!

  • mickiemonkey

    I think it looks like weird bell-hop more than weird office-wear.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Top: Lobster bib. Bottom: 70’s slacks. Cate: Ethereal as always.

    ETA: As indicated above, I am split on IN or OUT. I have to admit, this would look hideous on almost anyone but Cate. I’ll say IN to give her props for boldness.

  • Lillie Rubin Resort Wear circa 1978…

  • Erica

    Out. Goofy as all get out, such that even Cate can’t save it.

  • jspark

    IN but barely.

  • Kbear

    OUT – it looks like one of those painted boards with a cut-out for your head to pop through.

    • CanIbeFrank

      Yes! I personally thought she looks like she’s wearing a serving tray. Just tip her sideways and you could balance your drinks on her chest….

  • AndieJay

    I never like red, white and blue clothes. Personal prejudice. So, out.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    That type of boxy top for me is a more intriguing idea in theory than in fact. I get that it’s supposed to have something of a sculptural quality, but it’s sitting oddly on her torso. I’m with Tom-Out. And now I have to go cry because I’ve called Cate out.

  • roche

    Futuristic sandwich board, so OUT. She looks comfortable though. Hate the shoes.

  • lamamu

    In. I love the way she serves the cause of conceptual fashion.

  • Kimberlini

    Sorry, dear Cate, you’re OUT. Pants that full should be a regular length, not cropped. If they were narrow, a different story. But the top, oh my. I didn’t know the winner of the PR unconventional materials challenge got to dress the Goddess. Blasphemy!

  • connie238

    Top is way too boxy; I don’t mind the pants length and I love the bright colors. If the top were more shaped, it would be an in, but the top puts it out.

  • PeaceBang

    Horrible neckline. The whole thing is too Eleanor Powell tap dancing while twirling sparklers red, white and blue cutesy. Out.

  • decormaven

    Goofy as hell, indeed. Out!

  • traceyishere

    Red shoes are amateur and this looks like a uniform.

  • SewingSiren

    The pants are too short. Otherwise it would almost work. But only for Cate.

  • random_poster

    Sadly*, it’s an OUT.

    *Because it’s Cate at Cannes.

  • Sunraya

    Out!! Horrible top!!

  • Lisalady161

    I love that it’s a pants oufit with strong, classic colors. I hate that wonky-ass’s looks like a high-end sewing maching cover. Out.

  • nomoreprinces

    That’s one fascinating airplane life vest, I’m having a hell of a time trying to find the hose to inflate it or even the pull tabs. Flight attendant wear for Air!Fashion, the airline for all your International Fashion Week needs.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    It’s a bit too clown couture for me, sadly, OUT

  • IN! Tres chic and fun. Love it!

  • Laura Livingston

    Patriot Star Fleet uniform. Out.

  • deech_sea

    It almost works, but sadly falls short. It feels too much like a costume for a movie staring Gene Wilder.

  • in a pickle

    The way that top sits up on her shoulders reminds me of a life jacket. That wide pant also needs to be a bit longer for me as well. Basically it looks like the life boat drill on the world’s poshest cruise. Sorry, out.

  • ChiKat67

    O.U.T. Despite what that top thinks, Cate does indeed have a neck, and I would have preferred a skinnier pant.

  • venusvelvet

    Like wearing a cartoon sandwich board – the top flattens out both her and the model.

  • Pennymac

    OUT. Its got the cruise director wearing a designer life-vest realness.

  • KinoEye

    The shape of the shoulders makes her look like she’s hunching them, and we all know the Lady of Lorien has impeccable posture. Therefore, OUT.

  • Joanna

    Out. And I hate saying that about her.

  • IN. Lo > T

  • Sarah

    So OUT. She’s wearing a smock.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    OUT, looks like children’s clothing, and the pants are stumpifying her legs.

  • rkdgal

    I can see why you’re split, and usually I side with Tom, but for some reason I like this on her. IN!

  • boweryboy

    OUT. This is awkward as hell and not in a cool way. Not even the fashion force to be reckoned with that is Cate Blanchett could make what looks like polyester ’70s Mom pants and a oversized baby bib look chic or fashionable.

  • Jackie4g

    Out. Goofy, doesn’t flow, generally awkward. An unusual mis-step for Cate.

  • kimmeister

    No issues from the waist down, but the top makes this OUT because it looks like a sideways mouth is chomping her torso.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    IN. It’s goofy as hell but that is why Cate Blanchett, The Sev, and SWINTON exist. They make these sacrifices for us.

  • smh4748

    Out. Goofy as hell, and then some.

  • BrianaJC

    IN. I think it’s at 80% good right now. Would make it to 90% by removing what I can only describe as a blue picture frame around the top.

  • Jangle57

    No sorry, not even Cate can pull this one out of the fire as far as I’m concerned though I’ll give her props for trying, it’s just too too weird OUT

  • JG

    Out. Any top that can make HER of all peole look like she has no neck should be stricken from the earth.

  • ChelseaNH

    Nope, not working for me at all. In addition to the stiff and oddly shaped top, I feel the length of the pants is off.

  • Jecca2244

    wait, is the haircut new??

  • Sam Smith

    I’m very excited about Toothless II, luv that little dragon.

  • MissKimP

    Pokemon character?

    • bluefish

      Ha! Good one.

  • tereliz

    This looks great from the side, but the front, oof.

    Gonna have to go OUT.

  • Amel

    It looks like it’s from another decade … a better informed Kitten might be able to tell me which one. Anyway, the top is just too oddly proportioned and the bottoms are clunky as well. It’s kind of cool in a way, but I don’t see it as chic. OUT.

  • crash1212

    OUT. But I will say those pants fit perfectly, I just don’t like the length with those shoes. The top is quite structural, but odd. Her head is fab, as usual. This just doesn’t hold together for me.

  • Aurora Leigh

    It does look like weird office wear, but then again, “the world is round, people!” So, obviously IN.

  • WaterGhost

    Out. It’s a futuristic SCUBA diving suit.

  • Bad Idea Jeans


  • jbontrager78

    OUT. The pants are a weird length and make her look wide, the top isn’t working, and the shoes are too matchy.

  • DagnyReardon

    Out. Show the Valentino she wore at Cannes….plueeze.

  • Imasewsure

    IN for the scuba office wear but only because it’s Cate.

  • TwiddlyStun

    OUT. There is such a thing as an architectural influence in design, and then there’s having to hire a construction crew to build the darn thing on a scaffold. No.

  • flamingoNW

    Terrible from the front, ok from the side. Sadly going with out

  • Mr. J.

    Looks like the life vest on the world’s chicest airline….though I love the colors and the kind of pop-art thing it’s doing. Well, trying to do.

  • A Certain Someone

    I love her, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to say OUT on this one.

  • Sara__B

    OUT. She looks as good as possible in this goofy outfit, but even Cate can’t make it truly work. (Maybe if the pants were slim-fitting…?)

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    OUT — and any outfit that La Blanchett can’t make work needs to be taken out and shot!

  • SophieCollier

    OUT. It’s a weird bib or something appropriate for a Yo Gabba Gabba character.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Out. Sorry Cate.

  • luludexter

    In – it’s weird but in a good way, and Cate is making it work.

  • Who is that silver fox photographer in the background? I’d love to have his number.
    Cate? Great smile dear.

  • YoungSally

    Looks like it could come to life like a surprise muppet.

  • Pardon my French, but this is just fucking weird.

  • Shelby

    Out. I like the top. And while the pants fit well, I just can’t with them. Hate the shoes with this outfit.

  • msdamselfly

    Love this on her. IN

  • CatherineRhodes

    IN. Especially love the side silhouette.

  • Thom

    Something about that neckline reminds me of baby clothes, like the shoulder straps snap off for a quick change. In lighter fabrics, 4-6″ longer in front and back, I’d be down with it.


  • Molly

    OUT. She’s gorgeous, but it looks like she’s wearing a sandwich board.

  • aelizabethpm

    No. even Cate can’t make this not ridiculous.

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    I Love it. It’s fun and whimsical.

  • LaSylphide

    Reluctant out. Love the pants and shoes, but the top is trying too hard. It would be better without that stand-up thing around the edge.

  • Eddie Verdonk

    If I cover up the top it could work, but Lorde that top is a sin.

    For that, it’s an OUT.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I agree with Tom 100%. The only reason I am not pointing and laughing at this is because it’s Cate, and she can aaaallllmmost pull it off.

  • Michele

    Sorry Lorenzo, I’m with Tom. That’s one fugly top.

  • allisankelly

    Do not like. That top is just silly for an adult woman to even contemplate wearing and the pants do nothing for her. Though I like the shoes, it’s an OUT.

  • LeelaST

    IN! It may owe a lot Cate wearing it – but it’s art for me!

  • Qitkat

    All she needs is a surfboard and a lifeguard station. Which makes no sense but there it is.

  • demidaemon

    I’m torn. Headsuit is awesome, pants are good, shoes are great. It’s just that weird-ass top. I think I will give it a very slight IN, just for her smile and give no fucks attitude.

  • Scimommy

    Out. :(((

  • Kristi Puckett Carrillo

    Out, out, please. Weird bibbyness.

  • wiggligirl

    Out! It makes her look like she has bad posture. Only something very bad could make Cate look likes she’s slouching.

  • alliekat9090

    If anyone can get away with wearing that , she can. Except she can’t.

  • PuttyGalore

    Good lord, no. OUT. Good thing I still have her white WERQ open in the other tab. *goes to cleanse brain*

  • ojosazules

    Out. It looks like a device of some sort.

  • Lorelei_D


  • Tlazolteotl

    Love the colors, but no. Out.

  • jw_ny

    I was waffling until I read that Lorenzo was on the “IN” side…IN! 😉

    (not that I particularly like this on her..although it is CateBlanchettgodammit…but I’ve tended in the past to side with Lo on such debates so it must be fab!…thus the “IN”..and that smile of hers…) 🙂

  • shopgirl716

    No. The top looks like a sandwich board from the front and the pants are too short.

  • &theJets

    She is a goddess, but this is an OUT.

  • Yoshio

    Dear Lord, this is awful. A definite out.

  • saintebeuve

    In! Vaguely mod, vaguely cartoon-ish (in the BAM! POW! sense), great ring, lady pants. That said, once is enough.

  • aahlife

    i love graphic clothes, and in my judgement, this almost works. As in the model’s version, I think it is important to either wear ones hair up or short, as because of the high neck and shoulders design, it can create a hunchy look with longer hair.

  • This look should have stayed on the runway, because that’s the ONLY place it belongs. OUT. Team Tom!

  • cocohall

    She looks like some sort of exotic beetle just discovered in the Amazon. That exoskeleton masquerading as a top is making me want to find a big can of Raid. I’m sorry. I think any look that makes me think of bug spray is an out.

  • annla

    OUT. The top is weird and horrible.

  • Miss_Led

    OUT. The proportions are, indeed, goofy.

  • JynxTheCat

    out. Foam Rubber hideous.

  • Monabel

    I like the eccentricity of this, IN. Despite the shortish pants.

  • Gatto Nero

    Business casual at the clown convention.
    I love Cate, but OUT.

  • This would have worked in only one specific setting: a premiere for the Lego movie.
    In other words: OUT

  • FridaStaire

    Even the shoes are horrible! OUT!

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    OUT. I was down for it until I got to the shape of the pants. I would have liked it better with a slimmer leg.

  • Cele Deemer


  • Verascity

    Yeesh. OUT.

  • DoctorBelle

    Out! Stiff kindergarten smocks are not for grown ups.

  • Roz

    This could work for Cate if her neck were an inch or so longer. That thing is choking up on her. OUT.

  • Molly Dowd

    This is one of those outfits where I realize that I will never truly understand fashion. Like others have said before, I want to like it because of Cate Blanchett, but the entire outfit is just…what? OUT.

  • Aunt Tabby



  • LJCdoc

    Yeah no. Not even Cate can make it work. OUT.

  • Pablo

    Out, I’m sorry Cate but it looks like you’re wearing a seatbelt.

  • appliquer

    Out – a rare misstep for her.

  • LadyVimes

    Hmm. I like it because it’s interesting, but I think even Queen Cate can’t quite handle it. Give it to Tilda Swinton, Ethereal Goddess.

  • DesertDweller79

    I really tried, Cate! I agree with other Kittens. The only reason this looks remotely good is because Cate Blanchett is wearing it. The top is weird, and the pants aren’t cut right. She’s amazing that she’s even making this such a close decision. OUT.

  • Circus, circus, circus….she looks good. Ish. But out.

  • LadyLuck777

    In. The shirt evokes images of fire and dragon scales, but not in a literal way. I think the more casual aspect of the outfit works for a kids movie. I don’t mind the shoes, but I would have laughed for days if she had worn this with some Vans. Quirky has never been her thing though.

  • In. I love it.

  • Qdahling

    Too Suessical for me. Love you Cate, but this is an Out

  • DuBey2

    Out. We’re all trying to like it, but no.

  • quiltrx

    It pains me to say OUT. I like the colors, but that top looks like a children’s backpack worn on the front.
    And I don’t mind the pants as much as some of my fellow BKs. I do wish they’d either commit to being trousers or being capris, but the fit is so beautiful I can’t complain.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Out. oy.

  • WhaleTeeth

    If she’d worn it with some skinny white or black (grey? navy? can’t tell with my monitor) trousers that made better lines with her body, I’d love it. As it is the cut is just distracting and takes away from the top. Shoes are kind of style-less too. I think those strappy naked-looking ’90s shoes or a pointy flat would have been a nice call.

  • Trickytrisha

    I guess I’m Tom on top, Lorenzo on bottom. The pants and shoes are okay. That blouse/Dr. Seuss costume is beyond my desperate need to worship Ms. Cate at all times.

  • Beverly Nash

    Hiddy from the front. Out!

  • nannypoo

    This is laugh-out-loud ridiculous.

  • Richard Harper

    OUT. It looks like some sort of anime weirdness.

  • Lilithcat

    Weird, yes. Office wear? In what office?


  • Samantha Irene

    bottom half IN , top half OUT (looks like she’s stuck hunching)

  • PastryGoddess

    but only because La Blanchett is wearing it

  • Mrs. O

    She’s the bomb. I hated the outfit at first sight, but by photo 4, she had me sold. I castigated myself for lack of imagination and vision and really, really wanted to have mimosas with her.

  • Needs a silly hat and she’s ready to march in a band or something!

  • altalinda

    Out, not even Cate can make this box look good.

  • kfizz

    Wow. I NEVER thought I’d say this about ANYthing Cate Blanchett ever wore, but… OUT. The semicircles are awful. Awful, awful, awful. I can’t even stop looking at them long enough to glance at her face and remind me this is Cate Blanchett I’m talking about.

  • megalomanic

    I feel like dropping the pants hem a few inches (keeping the requisite 1-inch distance between the hem and the floor of course!) would maybe make the proportions work a better? I don’t know, this whole thing is head-scratching. OUT.

  • elemspbee

    OUT. That top is great but the pants need to have a longer hem. Needs boots. Not working as a whole look at all.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    O U T. It looks like she’s wearing a bright red billboard that someone forgot to put the lettering on.

  • gefeylich

    In, but just barely. It only works because she’s wearing it. It would be weird on anyone else, including the runway model. Blanchett is like SWINTON and Bowie: the sheer power of their personalities renders the clothes they wear chic and admirable, no matter how intrinsically weird they may be in reality..

  • uneasyjd

    IN. I love Delpozo, and it’s great to see it on someone older than Kiernan Shipka. The trousers fit like a dream.

  • Dagney

    In. because it’s on Cate. I mean, it’s a weird outfit, but she can work it.

  • Aziza

    Pop Art bulletproof vest? (Insert ‘Fashion Police’ joke here.)

  • unbornfawn

    OUT. It sits on her like some weird boxy bib.

  • sorry, lorenzo, but this is just awful. no matter who’s wearing it.

  • Ganoc


  • sunflower

    OUT. its fugly

  • Man Dala

    OUT. That baby bib makes her look as if she’s shrugging her shoulders permanently.

  • Clash D


    The Top wins the Fug. OUT.

  • I’m with Tom. This one is out for me.

  • MandyM

    If anyone but Cate were wearing it, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. It’s not so much the shapes, although they are odd and unflattering; it is really the red white and navy sailor color scheme that makes it cringe-worthy. If this were done in neutral tones or in a different bright color combo like orange and navy instead of red, or teal and red instead of navy, it might make it better. I say OUT.

  • MaryMcClelland

    Um…. both. I love the shirt, but I think it needs a different bottom.

  • brown-eyed girl

    I agree that it’s a For Cate Only (FCO) ensemble, but I am loving the red patent leather heels. Oh, what the hell. I say: “In.”

  • seventeenwest

    It looks like a cartoon mouth sideways?? That said, I kind of like the simplicity of the color palette.

  • Miranda Reseigh

    Couture baby bib. OUT.

  • E. D.

    I could deal with the top if the pants were longer and fuller. OUT.

  • livesarah

    I love the colours in the top, and the pattern wouldn’t work so well without that human figure-obliterating shape. And I think the length of the pants is perfect for showing off the shoes and her feet, which balances the look quite nicely. But it looks like Cate is wearing a sandwich board, and even Cate can’t pull off a sandwich board, however funky. Out.

  • sleepycat

    Barely making it work. IN

  • KendraMR

    I agree with Uncle T, so it’s an OUT for me.

  • MaryAlice Finley Davis

    I’m with Tom – out.

  • barbarasingleterry

    From the front it looks kinda interesting. From the sides, OUT OUT OUT.. Love the red shoes though…

  • m3grrl

    Dr. Seuss meets that Valentino dress worn by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Out.

  • RutGot

    It looks like I might be in the minority but I think this is totally cute and chic. I do agree that I’m not sure anyone else could or should wear it. IN!

  • Skippymom1

    Out on the top, In on the pants and pumps? I want to like it, because it’s Cate, but that top needs to be matched with a pair of red,white and blue Lego shoes.

  • Out. I didn’t think it was possible to make her look stumpy, but somehow it was managed. This just wilts my ladyboner.

  • RoseJB

    Goofy AND chic. IN! Especially from the side. Love the slightly bowed heel on the shoes.

  • OneBonBonIsPoison

    Mondrian lobster bib. She is working it better than any mere mortal could but I have to call this an OUT.

  • alyce1213

    Out. BIG OUT. The top looks like a restraining device on a futuristic carnival ride. The pants are too wide to be that short – horrible!!

  • Daylight

    From the front, maybe. From the side, no.

  • GeoDiva

    IN, but only Ms Cate can pull this off.

  • Karen

    I’m with Tom, there’s just something not quite right about this one

  • zingit

    Congratulations, Delpozo. You made Cate Blanchett look wide. Not an easy feat. OUT.

  • Kaytee

    Gotta say I’m with Tom on this one – how the hell does someone make Cate look huge??? OUT

  • e jerry powell

    I liked the gown better.

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    OUT. I can’t figure out what that top looks like to me: some kind of weird Project Runway unconventional materials challenge — done exclusively with styrofoam craft foam (ya know, those thin sheets?). But definitely OUT, even though I love her SO MUCH.

  • I think that top would be divine on my 4-year-old niece. On Cate, OUT.

  • Columbinia

    Yeah … no. OUT! Lengthen the top to tunic length, lengthen the pants, take off the funny shoulder bits and you might have a classic. As is, well, it’s just odd, short stuff flapping in the breeze.

  • I am sad because I love these pieces but together they look like clown-clothes. Out. Either that top with skinny pants, or those pants with something a little more fitted on top. And I hate that she matched the shoes to the top. Maybe I’m grumpy because I had a little too much whiskey last night and a persistent hangover today as a result. HMPH. OUT. She can do much better – grading on a curve here.

  • Peeve

    The top looks like a cartoon rendering of an open mouth made out of foam. I can’t. I don’t think Cate can either (and if she can’t, no one can!). Out, out, so, so, out.

  • KCF

    Top is too tricky by half and the pants are too short. Out.

  • P M

    I’m going to say this in terrible French: Mes cocottes, c’est …. un peu……… comment on dit…….. ‘le style des fous’, n’est ce pas? Because, it looks pretty odd. In any event, OUT.

  • Maya

    it makes my eyes hurt. because it’s cate, it almost works but….no….still an out.

  • It looks like her torso wants to bite the audience… maybe Domo-kun turned blue and was skinned for this top?!
    It is fun, but an out

  • ChaquitaPhilly


  • GillianHolroyd

    It’s much too primary-colored/ graphic/ overwhelming for her besides being an awkward silhouette. Out.

  • conniemd

    IN I love the colors and it’s totally chic. Love it.

  • H2olovngrl

    I am in full agreement with Lorenzo.

  • Vicki

    Out. Where is her neck?!

  • ankali

    Out. It’s so stiff and cartoony.

  • MannahattaMamma

    the top looks like some kind of random-ass scuba suit OUT

  • bailey


  • Lisa_Co

    I’m with Tom. OUT.

  • Dhammadina

    Horrible. The pants make her look like a street car conductor minus the ticket puncher. I guess she could use her shoes for that. Out.

  • Michelle Lim

    Interesting but not flattering. Send them to the fashion editors.

  • KES4K

    High-fashion preschool teacher in 1964. Out.

  • Colin

    If this get’s less OUTS than Frieda Pinto, yall are dumb racists. jk but not really that would be pretty sad

  • Colin

    OUT Boxy and awkward af

  • Super_Red

    I think it could be saved if the pants were long, but as it is, the proportions are freaking weird, and the pants being the length they are merely accentuate how odd the top is. I’m going with OUT. Her face looks gorgeous/fresh/happy, though.

  • thatch pheasant

    what a shame. absolutely horrid.

  • thatch pheasant

    really really bad. Beyond belief.

  • thatch pheasant

    On sale at Target!

  • thatch pheasant

    This get-up is hideous.

  • thatch pheasant

    Hideous. IN!

  • thatch pheasant

    Just hideous. IN!

  • LambeeBaby

    Out. It looks like she’s wearing the inflatable vest from an airplane. Albeit a more flattering color combination.

  • Jenna Marie

    Even though the pants should be a slimmer cut, I think it’s stunning. IN.

  • OUT. Nope. So weird.

  • MarissaLG

    I’m gonna give it an IN, but barely. I’s a little too “3 year old in a sailor suit” for me to call chic. That said, the shape of the top is really interesting, and I think she looks great. I think it would have been better with thin, cigarette pants.

  • Alyssa

    In, but only due to the power of Cate.

  • Anapestic

    OUT. She looks like she’s campaigning to be the next great American superhero: Captain Highwater.

  • Lily

    Out. Totally messes with her shape and does weird things to her neck.

  • Mary Lauer

    Out. I want to like it, but it looks like a sandwich board from Medieval Times.

  • RedRaven617

    Out. I don’t even have words….

  • Bernadette

    Out. This only feels passably working in the side/profile photo. Dead center it’s awks as shit.

  • MitchellGilburne

    IN IN IN I would wear this myself. It’s unisex, right?

  • melanie0866

    OUT. Tom is right.

  • suzq

    It’s in…but would be IN if the design of the top were on both sides. This “lets just embellish the front” trend is driving me bonkers.

  • Hetha Innis


  • Alloy Jane

    She looks like a sandwich board that hasn’t written on yet. You know what I’m talking about, the kind you see outside of restaurants advertising specials. I’d have liked it better if it had been a dress and if the sign said EAT AT JOE’S.

    It’s a cheeky outfit, but it’s still OUT.

  • Kitty Lixit

    It’s wrong for her.
    The shoes are fabulous however.

  • mare

    OUT, her top reminds me of a fancy looking bib

  • Mags

    This is all good until you get to the shoes. It makes it a little too barbie in Miami for me.

  • Andrea Lentz

    OUT i love the pants and heels but not enough to make up for that shirt.

  • She’s wearing a…toy box purchased at Kids R Us?


  • CheriCPat

    Out. Tom called it.

  • joannanyc

    Looks OK from the side.

  • Mousentrude


  • Joey Melliza

    In photo four, she must’ve said “I’m kidding y’all.” In photo five ” imma gonna change now.” — hell to the no!

  • Aurumgirl

    No matter what you want to think about Cate (because she is admirable in so many ways) that outfit lops off IQ points on anybody.