Cate Blanchett attends the Giorgio Armani and Cinema Society screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ “Truth” at Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
It took us a minute to come around on this one, but we think we kind of, sort of like it. If nothing else, it’s unusual, and after years of assessing an endless parade of gowns and cocktail dresses of the standard variety, we tend to sit up a little straighter when someone tries something different.
It’s reading like late ’70s glam, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s an unusual floral against a brilliantly colored background, which tends to make it stand out on the red carpet. The shape is somewhat reminiscent of a bathrobe, however. Adding a belt didn’t mitigate the effect all that much, it just created a slightly odd and focus-pulling shape at her waist. And frankly, that curly hair is a bit aging on her. We’d think a dress with a retro feel like this one requires more modern styling.
So yeah, we said we liked it and then we listed all the things we don’t like about it. But we still kind of like it, strangely enough. It’s a look that definitely needs some tweaking but we appreciate the attempt.
Giorgio Armani Floral Print Long Sleeve Gown from the Spring 2016 Collection
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