Style File: Cate Blanchett Runs the Gamut

Posted on February 18, 2020

Good Lady Cate will always be the bitchy blogger’s best friend, especially during the annual post-Oscars red carpet drought. GLC will always show up in something worth discussing and the universe has conspired to deliver us this bounty twice in one day. Not content to be predictable, GLC ran a little bit of a style gamut. And because she’s … well… her, she created a gamut no one had ever devised. We present to you the monk-to-rocker chick journey.

Also, there’s a hair issue that needs to be addressed.




Cate Blanchett in Burberry at London Fashion Week

Been seeing a lot of tunics, capes, chain sashes and rope sashes lately, which makes us wonder if the latest round of Modesty Chic is taking an ecclesiastical tone. We’ve got to admit, as much as we tend not to love things like rope or chain sashes, we’ll be thrilled if the prairie dress gets retired in favor of everyone getting their monk on. There are obviously very good reasons why she added a turtleneck to the original look (see below) but it really does present much better without it. With it, she looks like she put a chain around a basic black coat.


Cate Blanchett at the “True History of the Kelly Gang” London Premiere

The Good Lady is clearly in a black turtleneck sort of mood but not even she can get us to embrace them wholeheartedly – especially since she’s not making the case for them with either of these looks. In both cases, the statement piece is not well served by the addition of a black turtleneck. That jacket is fabulous and deserves better.


Style Credits:
First Look: Burberry Black Ensemble from the Pre-Fall 2020 Collection

Styled by Elizabeth Stewart | Hair by Nicola Clarke | Makeup by Morag Ross | Nails by Michelle Humphrey


[Photo Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Images/, Ian West/PA Images/, Getty Images for Burberry, Courtesy of Burberry]

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