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Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen – 2012 AACTA Awards

Back on home turf, Cate Blanchett goes a very long way to redeem herself, following her previous look, by glowing on the red carpet at the 2012 AACTA Awards which were held at the Sydney Opera House in Australia earlier this week.

She wore a look from the Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 collection.

Her glorious gold metallic pleated silk dress was teamed with metallic gold peep-toes and an embellished clutch.

This is the Queen Cate we all know and love.

I hope she continues to reign in this manner from now on.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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24 Responses to Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen – 2012 AACTA Awards

  1. MissAmynae February 3, 2012 at 22:01 #

    Cate the Great + McQueen = fabulosity.

    Forever my favorite designer, & Sarah Burton is a worthy successor. I’m continually surprised, impressed, and thankful for the work she produces.

  2. Emma February 3, 2012 at 22:04 #


  3. Martin February 3, 2012 at 22:23 #

    One word: regal. After quite a few underwhelming looks in a row, Cate has hit it out of the ball park here. Enough of those shapeless and dowdy Louis Vuitton numbers, this dress displays the silhouette that suits Cate works so effortlessly: a dramatic shoulder, a nipped waist and a skirt that drops to the knee or slightly under. Whilst the fabric looks a little garishly gold in this photo, on screen the gold tone was so wonderfully shimmering and subtle and radiated warmth on her face. A stunning choice.

  4. Cecelia February 3, 2012 at 22:41 #

    Fabulous, flawless, for the nomination (of BDOTW)!

  5. d February 3, 2012 at 23:45 #

    love this look, she looks like a queen

  6. Shelby February 4, 2012 at 01:51 #


  7. Slc February 4, 2012 at 02:07 #

    She should get back to acting more so we can see more red carpet appearances. Am I right?

    Second thought, she is doing some of The Hobbit, so a lot of promo for that towards the end of the year. Then I’m sure it’s going to reap through all major award shows, so she’ll be showing up for that definitely.

    • Fashion Critic February 4, 2012 at 12:11 #


  8. Carolina February 4, 2012 at 02:25 #

    Works fantastically well right down to the ankles, where it stops working. I prefer the runway shoes here as a light, interesting balance to the dress, while Cate’s shoes drag the look downward. Redeemed quite a bit by that wonderful neckline embellishment!

  9. Linda February 4, 2012 at 03:55 #

    She is glowing. She looks so beautiful, back to her best.

  10. Jones19 February 4, 2012 at 04:07 #

    We’re not worthy is an understatement. Flawless.

  11. Aline February 4, 2012 at 04:14 #

    WOW. Just WOW!

  12. pipsqueak February 4, 2012 at 05:27 #

    Love the whole look except the footwear. I really don’t like peep-toes unless they’re super high heels. These shoes aged Cate.

  13. Darien February 4, 2012 at 06:54 #

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Queen return to her full form!! :) So happy to see Cate Glowing like this again!! BDOTW!!

  14. Jess2 February 4, 2012 at 07:50 #

    Amazing!! Zoe Saldana needs to take note on how to wear McQueen

  15. Alina February 4, 2012 at 07:53 #

    Yep, this is Queen Cate!

  16. mandy February 4, 2012 at 08:19 #

    The dress is simply exquisite ! And I know she does not want to overkill it with a pair of gold heels but it’d be so much hotter IMO.

  17. fashionmint February 4, 2012 at 10:47 #

    long hail the queen !

  18. Elisa February 4, 2012 at 11:40 #

    I love her and her style, but the shoes are just wrong for this look in my opinion.

  19. bee7 February 4, 2012 at 12:29 #

    amazing. BDOTW worthy

  20. TeaAtTwo February 4, 2012 at 15:31 #

    I like that even without the belt she still has a great fit and shape. For some reason this reminds me of her 2007 met gala dress.

  21. EmmaWoodhouse February 4, 2012 at 20:09 #

    I KNEW SHE WOULD RETURN!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing from head to toe. This is stunning.
    I am speechless.
    Queen Cate reigns again. :)

  22. Iris February 6, 2012 at 20:56 #

    Dress, hair and makeup so stylish and flawless. Shoes however look like some of nana’s comfy slip-ons painted gold. With access to some of the world’s most beautiful shoes, WHY?

  23. jz March 27, 2012 at 09:33 #

    I think I only like this outfit from the waist up. If she’d only shortened the dress to the model’s length, smoothes out the dress, added the belt and picked lighter shoes I would’ve loved this look for how great that colour us on her.

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