Cate Blanchett in Roksanda Ilincic at the Blue Jasmine Sydney Premiere

Posted on August 20, 2013

To paraphrase the Countess of Trentham, “Difficult color, peach. Very tricky.”


Cate Blanchett attends the premiere of “Blue Jasmine” at the Hayden Cremorne Orpheum in Sydney, Australia in a Roksanda Ilincic dress.

Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2013 Collection

But Miss Cate does have a way of making tricky or underwhelming garments sing when they’re put on her. The current styling vogue is to eschew belts on everything, but this is a dress that could have used a thin little belt to add some contrast and give it a bit more shape. It’s pretty and flowy, but ultimately it looks like a nightgown to us and even Cate Blanchett can’t work a peach effectively. It’s not her color. Actually, it is her color in that she’s pretty close to peach-colored herself, which is why she shouldn’t wear it.

We suppose we’re grateful that this version isn’t half leather.


[Photo Credit: Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images,]

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