Cannes 2015 Style Double Shot: Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen and Giles

Posted on May 17, 2015

Even Oscar-winning actresses can’t hide how their outfits are making them feel. It doesn’t take a red carpet scholar (such as we) to see that she’s struggling with the first one, but adores the second. Let’s go to the tape. And by that we mean, “Let’s scroll down.”

Not that you needed instruction or anything.

Cate-Blanchett-Cannes-Fil-Festival-2015-Movie-Photocall-Red-Carpet-Alexander-McQueen-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Cate Blanchett attends photocall of “Carol” during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in an Alexander McQueen look from the Fall 2015 collection.

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Look at her. She’s sheepish. She’s all “Yeeeah, this is what I wore today. Sorry. Sorry about that. It’s not good, I know.”

No, Cate. It’s not good. There’s always something a little odd about putting on some little cocktail dress and posing on the beach, but some Cannes attendees can make it happen, so we don’t think we’re expecting too much from Cate when we say she failed on this one.  But the dress just looks generic at this point. How many black bras does the world need to see before we all decide we’ve seen enough of them in public?

That is, of course, a question you could only ask on a site with a predominantly straight female and gay male readership. Even so.

Also: the jacket, while interesting, is absolutely not saying “French Riviera” to us. Sorry Cate, this one’s a fail.

But buck up, because you really nailed it with the next one:

 

Cate-Blanchett-Cannes-Fil-Festival-2015-Movie-Premiere-Red-Carpet-Giles-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Cate Blanchett attends the premiere of “Carol” during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a Giles strapless gown from the Fall 2015 collection.

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Now that’s a lady who’s loving how she looks at the moment. We agree, Cate. Sure, it’s a bit much – or even a whole lot of much – but it’s Cannes. You can only wear so many LBDs before the public’s gonna want to see the real movie star drag.

[Photo Credit: John Rasimus/PacificCoastNews, CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Getty Images, INFphoto.com]

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