Cate Blanchett In Armani Privé – Front Row @ Armani Privé

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.

Credit: Getty

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35 Responses to Cate Blanchett In Armani Privé – Front Row @ Armani Privé

  1. manja July 6, 2011 at 11:42 #

    i truly like her,she has a great poise and beauty,and even thought i am not a fan of this outfit she carries it well,coloure is great and so are the shoes.i am glad for you FC for seeing her in person.

  2. Gaber July 6, 2011 at 09:33 #

    The problem with a look like this is that the details need to be prefect – because in a uniform look such as this, they WILL stand out.
    And sadly, the way the top ends looks sloppy.

    Such a shame, because otherwise it’s a superb look.

  3. AL GIGA July 6, 2011 at 09:23 #

    she is gorgous! and the mesh jacket mr. armani is wearing is amazing!

  4. Emi July 6, 2011 at 08:52 #

    I prefer the runway version, far better, her skirt is anonymous… She looks fifty in the photo with G. Armani, maybe she stops to get botox.

  5. Lwren July 6, 2011 at 02:54 #

    Always ‘your Majesty’

  6. Laura July 6, 2011 at 01:01 #

    I now this has nothing to do with fashion,but I have to say that Cate Blanchett can ACT, in very way, shape and form. She was born to wear Armani. So elegant. She reminds me of Princess Charlene. Maybe it is the blonde hair, slender body, grace etc

  7. Tahj July 5, 2011 at 23:30 #

    Perfection as always. She can look unique but regal and classy all at the same time. And I LOVE this look. I think what really makes it is those red satin cuffs. Lovely.

  8. Lisa July 5, 2011 at 21:14 #

    wow.. what an absolutely stunning look, and a perfect example of how to look sophisticated and glamorous at the same time 🙂

  9. Megan July 5, 2011 at 20:37 #

    Just perfect.So regal and elegant.

  10. Sharon July 5, 2011 at 20:29 #

    I’m so glad for you, FC, that you got to see your queen in person. She does look really nice. I love that color on her and the fit is just perfect.

  11. robbie July 5, 2011 at 20:12 #

    all i can say is WOW! just wow, she looks frickin amazing!

  12. Shiva July 5, 2011 at 19:33 #


    U SAW cate blanchett !!
    u saw CATE BLANCHETT !!!
    u saw cate blanchett !!!!
    (passes out after intense, excited screaming and exclamation :-p)

    • Fashion Critic July 5, 2011 at 19:41 #

      lol….yes I did. Gorgeous woman

      • Martin July 6, 2011 at 06:17 #

        She looks ravishing here. I too have had the wonderful experience of seeing Cate Blanchett in the flesh once before as well – at the Sydney premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button back in December 2008 – and I can say she is even more stunning and lumiscent and elegant than she appears in photos. I never thought it was possible, but indeed it is. As infrequent as they are, we are so lucky to have her captivating red carpet appearances. BODTW!

  13. Andreea July 5, 2011 at 19:21 #

    I just lover her.She always looks impecable.

  14. lucas July 5, 2011 at 17:58 #

    I’m speechless.

  15. Nia July 5, 2011 at 17:12 #

    Beautiful as usual.
    Love the colour; love the way she’s working it!

  16. Manuel July 5, 2011 at 16:45 #


  17. Betty Brandenburg July 5, 2011 at 16:41 #

    phew. What a relief she didn’t wear the shiny red leggings 😉

  18. Marvel July 5, 2011 at 16:37 #

    Do I even need to ask if this is BDOTW? 🙂

    • Fashion Critic July 5, 2011 at 17:38 #


  19. Fee July 5, 2011 at 16:23 #

    She looks amazing as always although I do not like the earrings at all. They are not close enough to be a match but too close to be a contrast/clash. I don’t know why but they are really bothering me in the 2nd photo

  20. Mawd Mergy July 5, 2011 at 16:22 #

    perfection.. she looks divine

  21. Mirela July 5, 2011 at 16:20 #

    Pure perfection.

  22. Hannah July 5, 2011 at 16:14 #

    I always look forward to the shows because I know Cate Blanchett always goes to Armani. Her red carpet appearance, although relatively rare, are always a sight ot behold, nd even though this is couture week, i still beleive she will be one of th ebest dresses this week. Fingers crossed she goes to givenchy and hopefully more shows.

  23. Alexandra July 5, 2011 at 16:04 #

    sensational! absolutely perfect!

    i love the top picture, so mach attitude!

    • Rebecca Z July 5, 2011 at 16:57 #

      She does have the strut, doesn’t she!

      • mol July 5, 2011 at 18:58 #

        ‘Strut’ is the perfect word – working it girl!

  24. Leti July 5, 2011 at 16:01 #

    Perfection, as always. All hail the Queen!

    • Alina July 5, 2011 at 16:49 #


  25. Yasmin July 5, 2011 at 16:00 #

    She is stunning!
    So elegant, as always!

  26. dee July 5, 2011 at 15:59 #

    Fantastic, Flawless, Dazzling. Armani suits her so perfectly. She is in my favorite color too so she gets all kinds of cool points.

  27. noo July 5, 2011 at 15:53 #

    lovely 😀 she looks absolutely delightful 😀

  28. Linda July 5, 2011 at 15:48 #

    She looks gorgeous but I really wish it hadn’t been modified!

    • Catriona July 5, 2011 at 18:09 #

      I thought that initially but then she’d be sitting down for most of the event and the peplum detail might be quite crushed by the time she was leaving.

      I love the shoes, I’m instantly attracted to all red shoes…

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