Cate Blanchett In Juan Carlos Obando – ‘Ever Changing Face of Beauty’ Opening Reception

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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24 Responses to Cate Blanchett In Juan Carlos Obando – ‘Ever Changing Face of Beauty’ Opening Reception

  1. Alina February 15, 2012 at 18:06 #

    The dress is nice, but I don’t like it on Cate.

  2. Nat39 February 15, 2012 at 18:13 #

    What a sloppy looking dress, and those gold pumps absolutely do not belong with it. Not a good choice for Cate, in my opinion.

    • DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) February 15, 2012 at 19:57 #

      +1. My eye is everywhere. A mess.

    • Linda February 16, 2012 at 01:20 #

      I have to agree with that too on all three points.

      • Valeria February 16, 2012 at 09:19 #

        Absolutely agreed. Not her style, poor fit, shoes don’t style dress well and she is completely washed out!

  3. shap_half February 15, 2012 at 18:17 #

    I don’t like this at all. I think the styling really lets her down.

  4. Carolina February 15, 2012 at 18:27 #

    To me, it looks like her underwear is showing (top AND bottom). And it may be the angle or something but the shoes don’t do her legs any favors.

  5. dee February 15, 2012 at 18:31 #

    I don’t like this dress on her.

  6. Rebecca Z February 15, 2012 at 18:54 #

    I am not loving this either.

  7. Katrin February 15, 2012 at 19:00 #

    the dress looks like something i would have made for my barbies when i was 9

  8. Hannah February 15, 2012 at 19:15 #

    As much as I love this look on Cate, she still isn’t up to her usual higher than all others standard.
    The lips feel random to me, she needed another flash of reddish pink, via her nails, her shoes or a clutch, to make them work.

  9. EmmaWoodhouse February 15, 2012 at 19:23 #

    I don’t like the dress, but Cate still looks statuesque :)

  10. AW February 15, 2012 at 20:01 #

    The hottest mess

  11. Trin February 15, 2012 at 21:02 #

    Cate looks stunning. I liked both !
    I love Cate Blanchett. She is totally classy. A goddess. And extraordinary actress. Iconic.

    • chryssa February 15, 2012 at 21:19 #


  12. Dani February 15, 2012 at 22:00 #

    Wow. Seems I’m in the minority here, but I love it.

  13. Ariel February 15, 2012 at 22:03 #

    What was the point of this dress? It is so sloppy!

  14. Marybeth February 15, 2012 at 23:47 #

    Far, far too much going on here.
    Quite unattractive.

  15. Andreea February 16, 2012 at 09:12 #

    What’s that?I thought that Cate could wear ny kind of dress,but this one is awful.Cate saves the look with her royal attitude as always.

  16. FChew February 16, 2012 at 10:10 #

    Kate saved the dress with her grace and poise.
    On its own, the dress is way busy and needs some editing.

  17. Jones19 February 16, 2012 at 11:36 #

    I like the dress but Cate’s styling is not so good. The gold heels clash with the silver in the dress and the orange lips are just too bright.

  18. Amanda February 16, 2012 at 17:00 #

    I love it! Great dress

  19. beadingchef February 16, 2012 at 18:43 #

    it could just be the photo, I would really like to have seen this dress up close and personal, it might make more sense

  20. bianca February 26, 2012 at 22:59 #

    I would love to see this dress on someone like Leighton Meester.

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