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Cate Blanchett In Givenchy – ‘Uncle Vanya’ New York Photocall

Cate Blanchett attended the ‘Uncle Vanya’ cast photocall in New York City on Saturday afternoon.

The Australian actress donned a Givenchy Resort 2013 dress.

Cate can usually pull off trick pieces like this with total ease, but there is something about this look that isn’t quite working for me on this occasion.

The model worked this dress with a pencil skirt, flared elbow-length sleeves and a geometric bodice with a paisley printed scarf-like detailing to perfection.

Maybe it’s the addition of Cate’s overly fussy Roger Vivier ‘Cloud’ black lace-up open-toe booties which sent me over the edge.

A side-parted hairstyle and natural-looking makeup completed the look.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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17 Responses to Cate Blanchett In Givenchy – ‘Uncle Vanya’ New York Photocall

  1. lucas July 23, 2012 at 15:52 #

    She can be classic or edge with so much ease! amazing.

  2. Rebecca Z July 23, 2012 at 15:55 #

    I totally agree–the shoes are way too heavy and complicated. But the dress doesn’t seem to fit Cate very well–the shadows on the wall behind her aren’t helping.

    • Rebecca Z July 23, 2012 at 16:59 #

      Unflattering neckline, too

  3. Grace Patricia July 23, 2012 at 16:24 #

    I guess the problem is just the posing and the background.

  4. GiGi July 23, 2012 at 17:03 #

    DEFINITELY not her strongest look. She looks so tired… and the outfit.. ugly! Those shoes make her lean legs look chunky.

  5. leeann July 23, 2012 at 17:04 #

    TThere is a blog called (I think) man repeller-this outfit should be the poster child for it. Hideous.I can’t believe those shoes are Vivier.

  6. admmgz July 23, 2012 at 17:39 #

    I’m sorry but those shoes are horrible

    • dee July 23, 2012 at 20:10 #


  7. Marybeth July 23, 2012 at 17:52 #

    If you remove the absurd, discordant paisley scarf, the dress is wonderful on the model. So I think the main problem with Cate’s look is the unfortunate choice of high clunky shoes. UGH!

  8. Nat39 July 23, 2012 at 18:12 #

    This is really drab. Hideous unflattering shoe choice aside, she is a bit too mature to pull off this quirky dress, looks very drab on her. Of course, the younger model does it effortlessly.

  9. Linda July 23, 2012 at 20:14 #

    The shoes and silhouette are calling a football player to mind.

  10. Yeliz July 23, 2012 at 22:53 #

    Not her best look and I really dislike the shoes.

  11. Christine July 23, 2012 at 23:02 #

    The shoes sadly messed up the look.

  12. Sharon July 23, 2012 at 23:10 #

    The dress is a disaster in itself (although the model wears it well), but the addition of the shoes makes it even worse. I saw the shoes on Shoerazzi and they are lovely. They just belong with a totally different outfit.

  13. Alina July 24, 2012 at 05:45 #

    I love Cate, I really do, but this look is a big miss for me.

  14. Luis July 26, 2012 at 14:21 #

    Beautiful. The back of this dress is to die for.

  15. Amy July 27, 2012 at 20:14 #

    nope this isn’t working

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