This morning I attended the Armani Privé Fall 2011 presentation in Paris.

It was first my opportunity to see Cate Blanchett up close, and she more than lived up to expectations.

Some celebrities can fail to live up to their status in real life, but the Queen was just as regal, poised, charming and totally captivating in real life.

The paparazzi went crazy as the Australian actress glided into the Théâtre National de Chaillot wearing an Armani Privé Spring 2011 red skirt suit with red organza cuffs.

Her look was slightly modified, as her version didn’t have the peplum detail we saw on the runway.

Cate’s look was accessorized with matching Armani Privé accessorize and fire stone earrings.

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