Venice Film Festival: Cate Blanchett Continues Her Low-Key Red Carpet Mission

Posted on September 10, 2020

Hmmph. We’re finally going to start acting a little ungrateful. See, when the world’s red carpets opened up again last week, with no less than Tilda and Cate (both red carpet superstars) leading the charge, we were just so happy to have our bread-and-butter content back after six months that we couldn’t bring ourselves to be too bitchy or whiny in our commentary. Cate made the choice to recycle some old looks of hers in a play toward sustainability (and notable charity work, as she’s having these pieces auctioned off). It’s a smart way for one of the most-watched red carpet denizens to mark her return to the arena during a really weird and uncertain time. But here’s the thing:

 

Of all the insanely fierce looks she’s worn on red carpets over the years, why does she keep recycling the most boring ones in her repertoire?  This is fine and all, but it hardly merits a second look. We get that she’s opting to keep her red carpetry low-key, but after a week of these rather featureless recycles, we’re here to say, we much prefer it when she wears something worth talking about, even if it’s completely cray. This is nice. She looks fine. But we’d argue – strenuously – that “nice” and “fine” shouldn’t be the descriptors for Good Lady Cate on a Venice Film Festival red carpet. Even this dress was styled better the first time she wore it. Cate, come back to us. Fashion isn’t a dirty word. You can be fierce again, we promise.

 

 

 

Style Credits:
– Customized Armani Privé Black Embroidered Cady Gown from the Spring 2015 Collection
Pomellato Jewelry

Styled by Elizabeth Stewart | Hair by Roberto D’Antonio | Makeup by Mary Greenwell

 

[Photo Credit: Abaca/Instarimages.com, armani.com]

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