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25.07.13 Premiere

Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen – ‘Blue Jasmine’ LA Premiere

Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen - ‘Blue Jasmine’ LA Premiere

Cate Blanchett was back on the red carpet yesterday evening at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills for the LA premiere of ‘Blue Jasmine’.

The actress opted for a sleek Alexander McQueen black-and-ivory sleeveless gown with a drop-waist black waistband and draped detail on the hips.

She looks beautiful as always, but I think it would be impossible for her to top her Balenciaga gown from earlier in the week.

Along with her side-swept ‘do and glossy red lips, Cate accessorized with Christian Louboutin ‘Lagoula’ sandal, a unique Roger Vivier ‘Casino Royale Boite de Nuit’ clutch which had white bristles on one side resembling a brush.

The few of you who didn’t like the previous gown, how do you feel about this more modern, minimalist look?

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48 Responses to Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen – ‘Blue Jasmine’ LA Premiere

  1. Charlotte July 25, 2013 at 13:04 #

    Beautiful as always ! I really like the back of the dress and the draped details on the hips.
    I don’t rellay like the hair though.

  2. Pene July 25, 2013 at 13:06 #

    I much prefer this one

    • G July 26, 2013 at 10:02 #

      +1 Not a fan of her Balenciaga look. This is much better IMO

  3. Alina July 25, 2013 at 13:09 #

    I predict the “Best Promo Tour of the Year” winner.

    • Hannah July 25, 2013 at 18:53 #

      +1. I cant even think of any other promo tours after the first few looks from this one. I am hoping that this tour lasts as long as the disastrous and tedious Salma Hayek Puss in Boots one. If only…..

  4. deerleonard. July 25, 2013 at 13:11 #

    very nicole kidman-esque. next to her balenciaga outing this is totally average.

    • kane July 25, 2013 at 13:34 #

      That picture of the back of her head, totally!

  5. dee July 25, 2013 at 13:24 #

    This is more like it. I love the bag. She looks chic.

  6. GGG July 25, 2013 at 13:27 #

    Long live the Queen!

  7. noo July 25, 2013 at 13:28 #

    Amazing. I prefer the balenciaga but this is perfect too!

  8. CreoleLady July 25, 2013 at 13:31 #

    I prefer this one. The more I looked at the Balenciaga, the more I disliked it (she looked pregnant from some angles). From the front, this gown looks fine, not sure about the rear view or those shoes. Interesting clutch.

  9. Carolina July 25, 2013 at 13:32 #

    Gorgeous – now THIS is Cate at her best. While some may feel it was a work of art, off the runway the Balenciaga was hideous and ill-fitted, a lampshade of a dress. This dress enhances the wearer.

    • dee July 25, 2013 at 15:28 #

      LOL, that other look was horrible.

    • Nat39 July 25, 2013 at 19:33 #

      Now THIS is perfection. Sleek, modern, FANTASTIC look on her, the styling is impeccable, the look really brings out the best in Cate, she carries it off amazingly well.
      She looked like she was in her 3rd trimester in her Balenciaga, for crying out loud…A work of art?? Hardly…more like an avant-garde maternity craft project, a poorly-executed, not a very tasteful design.

  10. kane July 25, 2013 at 13:36 #

    This one for me too. The Balenciaga might have been more experimental and more of a standout, but this one comes way closer to ‘wouldn’t change a thing.’

  11. Yeliz July 25, 2013 at 13:36 #

    I don’t like the draped detail on the hips. Other than that, it’s a gorgeous minimalistic look.

  12. Anne July 25, 2013 at 13:42 #

    Now this? This I love. She looks like a museum statue. Simple, classy, fabulous hair & makeup and just a teeny tiny bit of quirk with the clutch.

  13. Pedro July 25, 2013 at 13:45 #

    Wow! Perfection from h-2-t

    Even better than the Balenciaga.


  14. Lalaine July 25, 2013 at 13:45 #

    I’m not sure I like the drop waist.

  15. Henrique July 25, 2013 at 13:47 #

    I love the Balenciaga she wore earlier this week, but I love this even more. God, this is flawless.

  16. Colleen July 25, 2013 at 13:59 #

    I loved the Balenciaga and I love this. She is perfection.

  17. Christine July 25, 2013 at 14:43 #

    Stunner look but nothing like her gorgeous BDOTY worthy Balenciaga.

  18. Susan July 25, 2013 at 15:44 #

    Now this I like.

  19. Namel July 25, 2013 at 15:50 #

    AMAZING! The Balecianga became bad watching this. This has to be in BDOTW. Great styling, perfect fit and fun clutch. Not really sure for the detail in the back but it doesn’t bother me much.

  20. MaddyEliza July 25, 2013 at 16:09 #

    I love this too! I’d say BDOTW-worthy for them both. :)

  21. Marybeth July 25, 2013 at 16:20 #

    Very nice! I might prefer to see this on someone with very long legs since the drop waist tends to make the legs look short. Still, Cate has the presence to stand tall and carry it off beautifully.

    The more I look at the Balenciaga, the less I like it.

    • KatieKate July 26, 2013 at 01:18 #

      I feel strangely the same way: ‘The more I look at the Balenciaga, the less I like it”. Not to mention, I hadn’t seen this amazingness yet. So, for me, this is THE ONE, THE ONLY, THE BDOTW.

  22. Rebecca Z July 25, 2013 at 16:22 #

    This is pretty, but i still prefer the Balenciaga. That was magnificent, this is boring in comparison.

  23. Maryam July 25, 2013 at 17:32 #

    I love the dress, I think it is perfect on her. a different chic from the Balenciaga. not crazy about the hair, though.

  24. Maryam July 25, 2013 at 17:32 #

    I love the dress, I think it is perfect on her. a different chic from the Balenciaga. not crazy about the hair, though.

  25. Tana July 25, 2013 at 18:36 #

    She looks beautiful. Minor point, her figure doesn’t look the best here. Especially her hips and waist.

  26. Hannah July 25, 2013 at 18:50 #

    Can we have both her looks for BDOTW? They are both gorgeous! I guess that would make it difficult to choose between them, though…..

  27. Karim July 25, 2013 at 19:18 #

    I love how effortless this ensemble looks, yet so sophisticated. It’s all in the details. Flawless as always!

  28. Tatiana July 25, 2013 at 19:18 #

    Gorgeous from head to toe. She looks utterly perfect and so chic in that monochrome dress.

  29. Lisa July 25, 2013 at 19:21 #

    I like the sleek aproach of the dress very much. BDOTW worthy in my opinion.

  30. Yusrikoci July 25, 2013 at 19:26 #

    Gorgeous with capital G!!!

  31. Charlotte July 25, 2013 at 19:45 #

    She is out of this world beautiful, but I kind of prefer the Balenciaga dress she wore the other night, it was much more interesting and also her make up was better. Anyway she looks gorgeous as always

  32. Mary July 25, 2013 at 19:47 #

    She looks very beautiful. Not trying too hard and playing it safe.

  33. Christina July 25, 2013 at 19:48 #

    what.a.woman! GORGEOUS! elegant! graceful!

  34. Ana July 25, 2013 at 19:50 #


  35. Noemi July 25, 2013 at 20:34 #

    This dress is beautiful!!

  36. Sharon July 25, 2013 at 22:15 #

    I love this! I am getting a bit tired of black, but black and white is a whole different thing. Absolutely gorgeous.

  37. Prudence July 25, 2013 at 23:55 #

    At first glance I liked this look but after looking through the getty images I think she looks rather boxy. She has like zero shape at all and the dress accentuates that. Yes this is much better than the awful Balenciaga but she can do so much better. Time to call Mr Armani.

  38. Fatima July 26, 2013 at 00:08 #

    I actually like the simplicity of this dress in contrast to the ones she usually favors. I really love that it is form fitting but also loose in some parts.

  39. Lynn July 26, 2013 at 00:20 #

    This and the Balenciaga dress are great looks, but I’m a little surprised that she has not worn any Armani dress considering she is now the face of the brand.

  40. Paulo July 26, 2013 at 03:10 #

    The hairstyle is giving me a Nicole Kidman vibe…and I like it

  41. Denise July 26, 2013 at 09:40 #

    Stunning ! BDOTW. Hair, makeup and styling perfect !
    No comparison to the unflattering Balenciaga.

  42. TeaAtTwo July 26, 2013 at 17:04 #

    She looks fabulous here, modern and slick but I’m still in love with classical vintage beauty of her Balenciaga look.

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