Cate Blanchett in Proenza Schouler at “The Monuments Men” NY Premiere

Posted on February 05, 2014

While many of the other nominees seem to be taking a breather at the moment, Cate’s red carpet dance card remains full. It helps if you’ve got a new movie opening during awards season.


Cate Blanchett attends “The Monuments Men” New York Premiere in a Proenza Schouler dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and Chopard jewelry.

Proenza Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

We’re gonna be honest. We respect it, but we don’t much like it.

What we mean is, we truly appreciate that an A-List star will regularly wear outfits like this; unexpected, unusual for the red carpet and sometimes unheard-of for a mainstream movie star. Not that this is the edgiest thing in the world, but it’s certainly not the normal movie premiere dress. So attagirl, Cate. Push those boundaries.

On the other hand, this is dour and heavy and way too serious for any red carpet, we’re afraid. It’s an interesting look, and we really might have liked it better in a different setting, but it sure as hell isn’t a “Everyone should come out to see my movie” dress. Granted, she’s almost certainly being told to keep her  image as unfrivolous as possible, given the controversy surrounding Woody Allen. But we think this might be taking the seriousness a step too far.

We do love the way the model’s wearing it, though; with the boots.


[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/,]

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