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Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen – 2012 Met Gala

When it was revealed that Sarah Burton was in town for the 2012 Met Gala, the first person on my wish list as her guest was Cate Blanchett.

Cate was her guest, indeed, taking to the red carpet wearing an Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 gown on Monday night.

The Australian actress wore the black feather gown with a dramatic ostrich hem without the tiered coat.

Had Lady Gaga worn this gown, I would imagine she would’ve worn the look as presented on the runway for a more dramatic effect; but Cate modified the look to suit her laidback, chic style.

Black t-bar Alexander McQueen Armadillo heel sandals and an Alexander McQueen black pom pom skull clutch plus Van Cleef & Arpels jewels accesorized her look.

A simple ponytail and barely-there makeup provided the finishing touches.

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Who Wore Louis Vuitton Better? Cate Blanchett or Yoona

Cate Blanchett helped Louis Vuitton open a new boutique in Sydney, Australia, back in December last year.

Donning a white embroidered dress from the Spring 2012 collection, the actress added white LV ‘Merry Go Round’ pumps and glossy pink lips.

Yoona of Girls Generation wore the same dress last week.

The singer/actress kept accessories to a minimum by only adding nude pumps to her look.

Yoona wins for me.

I didn’t like the dress on Cate at the time as I felt it washed her out and did nothing for her. My opinion hasn’t changed.

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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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Cate Blanchett In Alexander McQueen – 2012 AACTA Awards

Back on home turf, Cate Blanchett goes a very long way to redeem herself, following her previous look, by glowing on the red carpet at the 2012 AACTA Awards which were held at the Sydney Opera House in Australia earlier this week.

She wore a look from the Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 collection.

Her glorious gold metallic pleated silk dress was teamed with metallic gold peep-toes and an embellished clutch.

This is the Queen Cate we all know and love.

I hope she continues to reign in this manner from now on.

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Cate Blanchett In Louis Vuitton – Maison Louis Vuitton Roma Etoile Opening Party

Cate Blanchett attended the Maison Louis Vuitton Roma Etoile opening party on Friday evening in Rome, Italy.

We have seen Cate wearing a look from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collection, so considering that one look from said collection pretty much represent them all; I’m not surprised she picked a look from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection.

Her grey knit sleeveless dress embellished with bronze and gold sequins has a ivory silk tiered and ruffled skirt.

Whilst her hair and makeup are flawless, I’m not so enamoured by her Louis Vuitton champagne coloured, bow front peep-toes. The toe-cap pumps the model is wearing are much more complementary.

A gold metallic Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton Pochette completed her look.

Love it or loathe it?

I’m on the fence.

The shoes really pull down the look. I’m also missing the furry, embellished collar but Cate made the right choice by not wearing it on the red carpet.

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Cate Blanchett In Louis Vuitton – Louis Vuitton Maison Australia Opening

Cate Blanchett was on hand to help Louis Vuitton open a new boutique in Sydney, Australia earlier today.

The talented actress and object of my affection wore a Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 dress.

As much as I want to say I love this look, I just can’t.

Like Dita von Teese, Cate’s lip colour prevents her from being washed out by this white embroidered dress with a sheer overlay, but the dress itself is the issue.

The high neckline on the overlay bothers me. It feels like they forgot to cut the ‘V’ into it.

I don’t think this look is doing anything for her.

There are so many other looks I would’ve preferred from this collection for Cate. This would’ve been the last, behind the argyle romper – I kid.

White Louis Vuitton ‘Merry Go Round’ pumps, as worn by SJP earlier this week, complete her look.

Love or loathe?

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