Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani at the 2015 AACTA Awards

Posted on December 09, 2015

“Carol” star Cate Blanchett attends the 5th AACTA Awards Presented by Presto at The Star in Sydney, Australia.


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Style Credits:
Giorgio Armani Black Sleeveless Gown

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • minnye

    the sartorial equivalent of phoning it in.

    • 3boysful


      • DyanSwan

        The results of Cate’s phoning it in is often better that most people’s try hard.

    • gotgreyhound

      Plus, before I saw the side view I thought, “Wow, she has really built up her trapezius muscles!”

    • MacrameTrumpToupee

      Why, when lady stars are actually IN the Southern hemisphere, don’t they wear all the lovely summer dresses they keep parading in deep winter in the Northern hemisphere? You’re finally in a climate where you can break out soft, floaty summer wear and you wear a heavy, black, high-necked dress? WHY??

  • Karen B

    I can’t see her knickers, so simple elegance is a win for me.

  • Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation

    Love the earrings, the dress is fine. I’d like to see it from the back, it looks like there could be something interesting going on there.

  • Charm City

    unequivocally love this.

  • CPK1

    her face is simply stunning in that first shot

    • kimmeister

      As is her hair. In the closeup, though, she’s kind of giving crazy eyes.

  • Shawn EH

    Robin Wright, do not get complacent in your day job! Cate is coming for Kevin Spacey, any day now! Fierce!

  • charlotte

    The earrings must be *thisclose* to succumbing to magnetism. Clink!

  • Froggae

    This is why Cate is the master. Those earrings and that cuff just need a simple elegant dress to set them off, and BOOM!

  • SewingSiren

    This is an what is known as an “investment piece”.

  • SylviaPearl


  • tryinnottobetoojudgy

    Not a thing wrong with that. She looks beautiful. It doesn’t always have to be a showstopper. This is quiet elegance done right.

  • Imasewsure

    Simple… elegant… good enough… especially this week with so much ass (and disappointment) on the RC

  • numenah

    Chic. The earrings hang too low, though, and she must give up that nude lip she’said been sporting lately.

  • sundaynightaddict

    I feel like I really need to see the back of this to properly judge!

    • MissAmynae

      Same here. There’s something going on back there. I’m hoping backless, because the front is so stark and simple.

      • Laraine

        It is somewhat backless – deep cut, sort of cut like a blazer worn backward? You can see the high neck is like a popped collar, and from the back you see what looks like lapels… has a bit of 3-dimensionality. Look on Getty or Red Carpet Fashion Awards!

        I love it.

        • MissAmynae

          Hello, fellow RCFA fan!! It really is lovely. The simplicity suits her so well. I get disappointed when simple garments like these are called “boring.” There’s bland, then there’s classic elegance. The jewelry brings it to a modern place.

  • Judy_J

    Yes. This.

  • Lily

    If you replaced the fabric shoulder wings with cymbals, she could play a tune as she walks down the carpet.

    A bit blah for Queen Cate.

  • SugarSnap108

    It is neither sheer nor underwear posing as outer wear. WIN.

  • quiltrx

    Very elegant…great accessorizing. I wish there were a full-back picture, so I can see what’s going on with that appears-to-be-backward collar.

  • Sumatra

    It looks like all the “design” is in the back.

  • boweryboy

    Usually when she wears something as basic as this she brings it with an amazing statement necklace. Cate, you disappoint.

  • MilaXX

    I like the dress and cuff, but I think the earrings are fighting the neckline a bit for attention.

  • Loladog10

    I know Helen Mirren is the Queen of Everything. But all hail Cate Blanchette, Supreme Ruler of Everything Else.

  • Meg

    A simple elegant look from Cate. Thank God!

  • evave2

    Those are great earrings, I am glad you highlighted them.

  • Truthiness2U

    I like simple, elegant, flattering dresses, and this is one. The earrings of course, give it a needed pop, but don’t overwhelm. I like it.

  • KimThore

    Love it. In a red carpet world of drapery ties for hair and ripped up lace blouses this is clean, simple elegance. The earrings are fabulous.

  • Janet B

    I really like her hair.

  • marlie

    Simple and chic and perfect for Cate.

  • Fred Vaughn

    Relaxed, for a change.

  • Rhonda Shore

    i have a similar dress yet i don’t look impossibly chic in it…

  • LaSylphide

    Love the wrecking ball earrings; she could knock down a couple of buildings with those things.

  • Gatto Nero

    Cool, effortless elegance.

  • Kaonashi

    I would love to see the back of this. It looks marvelous!

  • Belle239

    Well now THAT was boring. But, it still is elegant.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    head is lovely

  • semigeekgirl

    I don’t mind simplicity but I think that the (open?) back is doing something funky to the front neckline. It makes her shoulders look very sloped, which I don’t like.

  • Dullsville.

  • LadyVimes

    I want to see the back. Love the earrings.

  • Rule #1, don’t wear earrings that whack you right in the tricky neckline.