“Carol” actress Cate Blanchett attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
We were a little shocked when we ID’d this dress as Armani Privé. It’s not exactly the kind of look one automatically conjures up when you hear the brand’s name. But she not only wore Armani Privé to the Oscars before, it was a dress not entirely dissimilar from this one. We were a bit underwhelmed then, but maybe she figured this was her lucky look, since she snagged herself a statue last time.
A dress like this can go south so easily if it’s styled badly or on the wrong wearer. The potential for mumsy tweeness overload is high. We’re talking about ten pounds of feather flowers on a dress the color of toothpaste, after all. But Miss Cate, God love her, knows how to make something like this look exuberantly chic. It’s a perfect case of the right dress on the right lady. And we were happy to see her ramp it up a bit this year, since last year’s Oscar dress was a bit underwhelming. It’s not quite a “WERQ!” moment, but she looks beautiful, if a bit safe.
Armani Privé Seafoam Green Cap-Sleeve Mermaid Gown Featuring Clusters of Swarovski Crystals and Feathers
Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, INFphoto.com]