Cate Blanchett in Aouadi Paris at the “Carol” NYFF Premiere

Posted on October 10, 2015

Cate Blanchett attends the premiere of “Carol” during the 53rd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

 

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Oh, what a total Rorshach test of a dress. The tat-lovers are going to think she’s being a poser and the tat-haters are going to think it’s hideous, full stop. We, a half-tatted couple, think that taking the iconography of classic tattoos and turning it into fashion isn’t a bad idea on the face of it, but we don’t much like the results here. The design is interesting, but when you’re using that much illusion netting in a design, it’s bound to produce effects unintended and even a little gross. Check out her armpit, which looks like it’s gone through a couple skin grafts. Or her wrists, which look like they have skin hanging off them.

It’s an eye-catching look that’s been amazingly well-rendered, and we even think it comes right up to the line of being sort of strangely chic, but there’s too much wrinkled and flayed faux skin for us to love it. Great at first glance, though. And kudos to her for making such an odd choice.

Style Credits:
Aouadi Paris Black Wool Embroidered Dress Featuring Hand-embroidered Sheer Tulle Neckline and Sleeves with Verdigris and Black Silk Thread to Form Customized Trompe-l’oeil from the Fall 2015 Collection.

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Aouadi Paris]

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