Good Lady Cate keeps things dark and thrifty at Cannes.
Cate Blanchett at the Opening Ceremony in Armani Privé
She wore this dress to the 2014 Golden Globes, when she is in the throes of an ultimately successful Oscar campaign for Blue Jasmine. We loved it and called it “Dark Galadriel” drag at the time, but after four successive years of uncountable variations on this style, we’re slightly less inclined to sing its praises. In other words, we’ve seen a LOT of black lace in the ensuing years.
But that doesn’t mean it stopped being pretty and chic. And it really is to her credit that she re-wore it for this event. As a jury member, she’s almost certainly more focused on her work and celebrating the work of others in her industry. As a movie star, she knows she’s expected to maintain a certain level of glamour and style. This gets the job done without making it seem like her focus is in the wrong place. She’s very, very smart about fashion and image-making, so we don’t think the choice is remotely coincidental.
Cate Blanchett at the Chanel x Vanity Fair Party in Loewe
In a possibly similar vein, we see her keeping the look low-key but high-fashion for a glamorous party. We honestly can’t say we love this. We’ve been over the pajama trend for a while now and this particular iteration has some twists that only make it look worse. We give it credit for being unique and spotlight-ready while not seeming too grandiose or un-serious. Even so, it’ll never land on our list of favorite Cate looks.
1st Look: Armani Privé Black Lace Embellished Gown from the Spring 2014 Collection | Chopard Jewelry
2nd Look: Loewe Black Viscose Wool Long-sleeve Piping Jacket and Trousers from the Fall 2018 Collection | Alexander McQueen ‘Pin’ Bag
Styled by Elizabeth Stewart
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]