Cate Blanchett was in New York City last night attending the opening reception for the ‘Ever Changing Face of Beauty’ video installation by Solve Sundsbo, hosted by Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief of W magazine.

The Australian actress appears to have been widening her selection of designers recently and this occasion was no different as she donned a Juan Carlos Obando Fall 2012 dress which hit the runway just 7 days ago.

Now that’s fast, even for someone of Cate’s calibre.

Her black chiffon dress with a textured bodice, a shimmering silver panel, plus a white panel on the skirt and a flash of lime, was styled with gold Christian Louboutin peep-toes.

There is something very Rodarte-esque about this dress, but the Queen wears it well.

A side-swept updo and hot red lips completed her look.

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