Best Dressed Of The Week – Amal Alamuddin In Stella McCartney & Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture

Best Dressed Of The Week - Amal Alamuddin In Stella McCartney & Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture

From Amal Alamuddin’s wedding to George Clooney, her Stella McCartney suit was not only your favourite from the festivities, but also won best-dressed of the week, beating the usually unbeatable Cate Blanchett.

Swept away by Amal’s grace and effortless style, this look had us begging for more. With awards season just around the corner, we might just get our wish.

Despite an unusually, uncharacteristically poor week from Cate Blanchett, her one hit in Giambattista Valli Couture was enough for me to crown her BDOTW. Let’s pray this was an off week and she’s back on top form very soon.

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02.10.14

Cate Blanchett In Givenchy – ‘Timeless Portofino’ Gala Event

Cate Blanchett In Givenchy - 'Timeless Portofino' Gala Event

Cate Blanchett attended a gala event for ‘Timeless Portofino’ hosted by luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen on Monday (29 September) in Hong Kong.

The Australian actress wore a Givenchy Fall 2014 black chiffon lace blouse with black satin oversized cropped trousers, a look which, much like her Stella McCartney and Christian Dior Couture dresses, falls way below her impeccable standards.

Yes, it’s the top with the revealed bra I despise. What a truly horrible design. This so not the great Cate I know and love.

We’ll have to chalk this up to an off weekend for Cate, but we had at least one great look from this event thanks to her Giambattista Valli Couture ensemble.

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Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture – IWC Gala Dinner

Cate Blanchett In Giambattista Valli Couture - IWC Gala Dinner

Cate Blanchett was back on the red carpet for the exclusive IWC Gala Dinner, ‘Timeless Portofino’, hosted by IWC CEO Georges Kern during the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) on Saturday (September 27) in Zurich, Switzerland.

While I wasn’t a fan of the green Dior Couture coatdress, this Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture look is everything and just a little bit more.

Some have said that Cate appears to be ‘phoning it in’ and not paying too much attention of late, I would say that this look is perfection personified.

Graceful and elegant with no need to deviate too far from the runway styling, I’m stunned at how a simple white shirt and garden-print mermaid skirt can leave me breathless.

The look was, of course, styled with an IWC timepiece.

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Cate Blanchett In Christian Dior Couture – ‘Blue Jasmine’ Zurich Film Festival Screening

Cate Blanchett In Christian Dior Couture - 'Blue Jasmine' Zurich Film Festival Screening

Cate Blanchett was back on the scene at the 2014 Zurich Film Festival after her IWC photo exhibit opening, attending the ‘Blue Jasmine’ screening later in the day on Saturday (September 27) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Somewhat reflecting the ‘green carpet,’ the actress selected a regal Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture forest-green silk frock coat with the same mahogany pumps seen earlier.

With the full-skirted form and exaggerated collar mixed with a zipper front detail and embellished white statement belt, the dress had the unique position of being both period and futuristic. Still, I found myself wishing for the bodice and sleeves to be more neatly fitted.

Accounting for the voluminous shaping, Cate streamlined the styling with simply a light pink lip and a loose, breezy updo completing the look.

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Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney – 2014 Zurich Film Festival IWC Photo Exhibition Opening

Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney - 2014 Zurich Film Festival IWC Photo Exhibition Opening
Cate Blanchett returned to the scene for the 2014 Zurich Film Festival IWC Photo Exhibition Opening during the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday (September 27) in Zurich, Switzerland.

The actress continued her affinity for Stella McCartney, also seen earlier this month, this time donning a textural, nubby-print blue dress from the designer’s Resort 2015 collection.

Retro with oversize tonal buttons and side pockets, the frock featured a free and easy silhouette while riffing on the midriff trend with a triangular cutout. Dark mahogany pumps also played into the vintage-inspired mood, while she completed the look with what was no doubt an IWC watch.

Perhaps it could have looked mumsy on many (or most), but Cate still managed to carry off the piece with her signature elegance and grace. And once those statement shades came off, she couldn’t have looked more radiant with her pretty pink lip.

Does she make this look work?

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06.09.14

Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney – Sydney Theatre Company Launch 2015

Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney - Sydney Theatre Company Launch 2015

Cate Blanchett stole the show at the Sydney Theatre Company 2015 season launch in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (September 4), where she stood alongside writer/director Andrew Upton.

Radiant in royal purple, Queen Cate took a colourful turn in a Stella McCartney boyfriend-cut suit, paired with a white blouse and Loeffler Randall ‘Joanna’ silver mirrored oxfords.

Bold yet effortless, she rocked the brilliantly mannish look with casually side-swept locks and a contrasting coral-pink lip. Intentional or not, she was also well-coordinated with the backdrop behind her.

Plum perfect?

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