Cate Blanchett In Armani Privé – Oscars 2014

Cate Blanchett In Armani Prive - 2014 Oscars

Cate Blanchett glided down the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars held the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday (March 2) in Hollywood, California like a graceful swan.

It was a no-brainer that she would wear Armani Prive once again, as she usually turns to the Italian designer for the grand occasions.

I love how she brought some romance to the red carpet wearing a soft gold-coloured cap-sleeve gown featuring a long, flared tulle skirt with crinoline edging, fully embroidered with raised dégradé sequins and light gold Swarovski crystal baguettes.

As if the gown wasn’t embellished enough, she added some dazzling Chopard jewels, including a pair of opal drop earrings that I’m sure cost a pretty penny.

Along with Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams, she gave me goosebumps living up to the occasion and surpassing expectations.

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73 Responses to Cate Blanchett In Armani Privé – Oscars 2014

  1. Grace Patricia March 3, 2014 at 23:52 #

    Best dressed of the whole awards season.

  2. Fiona - Perth March 3, 2014 at 23:29 #

    She looked serene and confident and those earrings were the knockout punch for sure. On stage she glittered and dazzled so it was a win all round for me.

  3. Pablo March 3, 2014 at 19:57 #

    Loving Cate as much as any other reader, I have to say I’ve come to expect a little more from her. She always has that extra touch that sets her on another league and I don’t feel it here.

    She looks absolutely beautiful though!

  4. Jai March 3, 2014 at 18:58 #

    I’m not feeling it. Seen this kind of thing one hundred times before and expected way more tbh. It doesn’t touch some of her previous Oscar looks, which have consistently been magnificent. Oh well, I’m just pleased she won so can’t complain!

  5. Larissa March 3, 2014 at 13:07 #

    Best of the night along with Kate and even BDOTY contender. Her flawless styling and regal presence turned a gorgeous but still “safe” dress into a magnificent one.

  6. Joy March 3, 2014 at 12:12 #

    Love everything about this look. I felt like Armani has done similar feeling looks recently. For me, I thought of Clair Danes, but I think there were a few other looks that reminded me of this. With that caveat aside, nobody can even come close to how she pull this look off. BDOTY hands down.

  7. Mary March 3, 2014 at 10:31 #

    Speechless. Best of the night.

  8. kane March 3, 2014 at 10:29 #

    Loving the hair! As for the gown, hmmm, it lacks the edginess that so often takes her to such great heights, while at other times lets her fall to inexplicable disasters. This is neither and she looks nice if a tad too conventional for me.

  9. Austin March 3, 2014 at 09:40 #

    no more surprise

  10. Raquel March 3, 2014 at 08:53 #

    She looked like a winner and she won. I think tonight ws not the time to risk like she has done so many times before. This was a time for just be simply beautiful and nothing else. I would have choose another one for her but this works perfectly. Such a BDOTY look.

  11. Sanya March 3, 2014 at 08:17 #

    One of the best dressed at the event. Elegant and sophisticated.

  12. msd March 3, 2014 at 06:20 #

    Very beautiful, old fashioned glamour. However, it does blend in with many of the other gowns we’re seeing. The earrings, however, are to die for.

    • Valissa March 3, 2014 at 08:23 #

      I agree. It feels like so many women at the Oscars wore this dress in different styles/shapes. But out of all of them Cate looked the best. She really out shone everyone and looked liked the queen that she is. Brilliant!

  13. snowlion March 3, 2014 at 06:05 #

    Onstage is where this dress truly came alive, shimmering with stunning flashes from those amazing opal earrings…beautiful.

  14. Alina March 3, 2014 at 05:21 #

    While this is for sure her best look during this awards season and she looks beautiful and regal, she still doesn’t wow me.
    I was expecting something as great as her look from when she won for The Aviator.

  15. amy March 3, 2014 at 04:23 #

    she looks lovely, but we’ve seen dresses like this millions times. Elie Saab makes at least 10 of them each year, so do Marchesa and Zuhair Murad.

  16. Moxie March 3, 2014 at 04:04 #

    Love the hair. The gown is okay, but doesn’t stand out amidst the other blush gowns tonight.

  17. Narcissa March 3, 2014 at 03:53 #

    And this is how a true queen does it! Best of the night.

  18. Sarah March 3, 2014 at 03:44 #

    She was a vision this night. So old Hollywood glamour yet with a touch of modern.

  19. Rici March 3, 2014 at 03:40 #

    Fantastic look from head to toe. Delicate, soft, classic and yet a stunner. The photos do not do it justice, in motion it looks breathtaking and the beading is very impressive. BDOTY and the perfect gold seal for an amazing award season.

  20. Lisa March 3, 2014 at 03:34 #

    Long the Queen may reign! This is why Blanchett is considered a fashion icon, for she knows how to dress according to the venue. Perfect look hopefully getting the big prize, which I hope but you never know.

  21. Jess2 March 3, 2014 at 03:19 #


  22. cherrysoftness March 3, 2014 at 03:05 #

    Beautiful, but this could have benefited from a romantic, bold lip color. A burgundy lip perhaps.

  23. Prudence March 3, 2014 at 03:03 #

    Hate to be a party pooper but I was totally disappointed. Beautiful but I am not wowed at all. She certainly did not live up to my expectations and to her own standards with this one tone look. Her reign is officially over imo.

  24. Charlotte March 3, 2014 at 03:02 #

    Everybody go home cause she really kill it with this dress. It may not be avant grade as other of her iconic looks but this is the perfect dress if you are the Oscar frontrunner. She may have play it safe for her standards but this is just pure beauty. BDOTY all the way.

  25. Tatiana March 3, 2014 at 02:55 #

    The best dressed of the night by far. This is such a winning look for her, she looks stunningly perfect and ethereal. She really bring it all to the red carpet. Cate is so the Queen of the night!

  26. Alicat March 3, 2014 at 02:46 #

    2014 is certainly not the year for making a statement with colour. With so many embellished gowns in blush and nude tones gracing the red carpet, wearing yet another makes it difficult to stand out. This is a very beautiful dress and cuts a different silhouette to most, but it is certainly not stand out. However, together with the soft hairstyle and makeup she looks very beautiful and perfectly dressed for the occasion.

  27. SilentVisitor March 3, 2014 at 02:28 #

    I think she looks great but a little washed out as well…..still one of the best dressed

    • dee March 3, 2014 at 18:14 #

      I agree.

  28. ForestyBali March 3, 2014 at 02:26 #

    i dont know, but i dont like it.. quite dissapointed thou, im expecting some surprises

  29. noo March 3, 2014 at 02:10 #

    Perfection, best dressed!!!

  30. Ben March 3, 2014 at 02:09 #

    So far my BDOTY, so easily my best dressed tonight. It’s that perfect blend of classic/eclectic. It’s like the light version of her Golden Globes dress.

  31. TL March 3, 2014 at 02:09 #

    Beautiful but lack the WOW factor

    • Iva March 3, 2014 at 09:11 #


  32. Anne Gallagher March 3, 2014 at 02:06 #


  33. Peony March 3, 2014 at 01:47 #

    This woman is a queen. Feminine, elegant, ethereal.

  34. Ramsay March 3, 2014 at 01:34 #

    Yes – best dressed again – she’s beautiful

  35. Manuel March 3, 2014 at 01:33 #


  36. brat March 3, 2014 at 01:30 #

    Cate the Great looks as effortlessly regal as always. The styling is flawless

  37. Anj March 3, 2014 at 01:30 #

    She is definitely one of the best dressed. I’m holding out for the #1 position since I haven’t seen every gown and Camila Alves can definitely contend for that role.

  38. Robbie March 3, 2014 at 01:29 #

    Knew it, knew she would blow me away. I’m praying she wins tonight, Blue Jasmine is truly such a brilliant movie, and Jasmine as a character was so complex.

  39. fromchi-town March 3, 2014 at 01:29 #

    Quite an unexpected choice from her…but i love it. She looks beautiful.

  40. Saree March 3, 2014 at 01:27 #

    Yes! She dressed to win – both for the awards and the best dressed! Go Aussie!

    Look at how stunning she is! The hair and the make-up elevate this even further. But the dress is just amazing – very Cate but also very Classic Hollywood glamour suited for the Oscars. It looks safe, but compared to many this year, it’s far from it.

  41. Nat39 March 3, 2014 at 01:26 #

    Lovely but I was hoping for more. This is rather bland and forgettable, I’m beyond disappointed. While perfectly nice and pretty, this is not a strong look from her that I will remember.

    • marcel March 3, 2014 at 01:28 #

      Well, we are 2 now.

    • rebecca o March 3, 2014 at 01:29 #


    • adrian March 3, 2014 at 02:39 #


    • Sleepless in Chicago March 3, 2014 at 11:07 #

      Agreed. Even though the style is to die for, the color washes her out. Unfortunately, she often goes for pale colors that are completely wrong for her coloring.

    • manja March 3, 2014 at 11:40 #

      +1,feeling the same,underwlhmed,expected so much more

    • gabis March 7, 2014 at 12:36 #

      Couldn’t agree more.

  42. marcel March 3, 2014 at 01:26 #

    I must be the only one here but I dont like it. Found it utterly previsible and boring. She is still the QUEEN, but I am disappointed.

    • ForestyBali March 3, 2014 at 02:20 #

      +1 i dont like it too

  43. Bec March 3, 2014 at 01:24 #

    The Goddess has arrived! Yes!

    • Narcissa March 3, 2014 at 03:55 #


  44. Yeliz March 3, 2014 at 01:23 #

    I was expecting something totally different from her, preferably that Valli gown FC picked for her. This gown, whilst being gorgeous, is sadly nothing new. I’ve seen nude, embroidered gowns a lot of times on the red carpet. Still very beautiful though.

  45. Christine March 3, 2014 at 01:23 #

    BDOTY!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise Jesus!!!!! She looks breathtaking.

    • snowlion March 3, 2014 at 06:01 #

      Oh yeah!

  46. CreoleLady March 3, 2014 at 01:23 #

    Cate Blanchett in Armani channelling Veronica Lake. What’s not to love? Beautiful.

  47. EmmaWoodhouse March 3, 2014 at 01:22 #

    Did this ever just put a smile on my face!!! I had been hearing reports about it, how it wasn’t great, so what a lovely surprise! My best of the night so far, and probably for the night–goosebumps, the whole nine. She looks MAGNIFICENT!!! Amazing styling, beautiful dress (so glad she lost the runway belt) and a gorgeous woman. So happy!

  48. Moody Crab March 3, 2014 at 01:22 #

    Best dressed of the night. She brought romance, bling, soft sexuality etc, etc. She slayed!!

  49. Leela March 3, 2014 at 01:19 #

    SO gorgeous! It matches her skin perfectly, she looks flawless.

    • Susan N. March 3, 2014 at 01:21 #


    • Christy March 3, 2014 at 01:23 #


    • Tatiana March 3, 2014 at 02:58 #

      Yes, she looks out of this world beautiful.

    • Lisa March 3, 2014 at 03:35 #

      This gave such goosebumps. Truly a work of art.

    • foteini March 3, 2014 at 15:38 #


  50. Alex March 3, 2014 at 01:19 #

    Obsessed. Best dressed, hands down.

    • Rici March 3, 2014 at 03:41 #

      I agree and there have been a lot of good dresses.

    • Raquel March 3, 2014 at 08:54 #


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