September 15, 2010

SK-II’s “Clear for Life” Event – Cate Blanchett In Christian Lacroix Haute Couture from Decades

I’m almost totally speechless.

This is why I love Cate Blanchett.

No one could’ve worn this archival Christian Lacroix Haute Couture gown from Decades with the same poise, grace and elegance.

This fit for a Queen deep burgundy gown is embellished with shimmering gold crystal sequins.

I’m totally in love and in awe of this look.

I think it’s safe to say nothing is going to top this for me this year.


Repeat after me. “We are not worthy.”

Cate Blanchett is currently in Beijing for SKII as they announced their new “Live Clear” campaign.

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2011

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2011

Yigal Azrouël Spring 2011

Yigal Azrouël Spring 2011

92 Responses to SK-II’s “Clear for Life” Event – Cate Blanchett In Christian Lacroix Haute Couture from Decades

  1. mochababe73 September 16, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    The first words out of my mouth were “WOW”. This doesn’t happen to me often, but I am speechless. I have nothing negative to say. I am not a fan of this color, but she has made me a believer.

  2. Vidhya September 16, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    i saw this gown in decaded day before. then i saw that it was sold.. i lazily speculated on the lucky person to have bought it i wondered if they will keep the tassel belt… and then i saw cate blanchett. its a strange feeling to meet someone u fantasise abt .. and there she was in my face ” yeah i bought this dress.. yeah i wore it backwards.. ” and all i can do is.. wonder hw did she get so lucky..

  3. zoe September 16, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    so i think we all know who is winning bdotw 🙂

    the colors of cate’s skin, hair, and the beautiful tones of the dress go so well together.

  4. pipsqueak September 16, 2010 at 3:35 am #

    I don’t have anything smarter to say but join the worship here. Truly outstanding! And if one has watched her interviews, you know she’s also incredibly intelligent. I’m just in awe of the Great Cate.

  5. CreoleLady September 16, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    The Lady of Light apparently has returned to Middle Earth…

  6. cat September 16, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    She is regal, and statuesque and…perfect. Really.

  7. Kathryn September 16, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    In the words of Rachel Zoe,,,,Cate is SHUTTING IT DOWN!! I mean seriously is there even any need to conduct the BDOTW poll.

    • Fashion Critic September 16, 2010 at 2:57 am #

      there isn’t really

  8. Crystal September 16, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    ohhh myyy goshhhhh…..i cried!
    she is so so so SO beautiful !

  9. Mariana September 16, 2010 at 12:11 am #

    BDOTY!!! I’m curious about her shoes….

  10. Amanda September 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    Truly breathtaking. I worship Cate! What a gown…..

  11. ude September 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    eurgh she makes me want to pass out each time i look at her
    too beyond for words. only Queen Cate in McQueen A/W 10 can top this for me
    (but even that…)

  12. alexandra September 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    My first reaction was like everybody’s above^^ ;D but then I added my love for glorious and soo well chosen colour, it makes her look like a queen short of a big ceremony… the best

  13. Elise September 15, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    I don’t know what to say, she is just beautiful! I guess perfection is the word!

  14. Clancy from Dallas September 15, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    There are no words right now.. I keep leaving and coming back just to look at it oommggggg droool!

  15. Lee Ann September 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Stunning and perfection all rolled into one!

  16. dee September 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    All I can say is LOVE. Cate is fabulous.

  17. Thaysa September 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    BDFTW no doubt. I’m dying

  18. Tai'Tiana September 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    i had the same exact response as you did(the bloger) when i came across this picture. This is a work if art that has been work beautifully and on the exact kind of person who can carry it out well. TWO THUMBS UP!

  19. Gretta September 15, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    My eyes literally glazed over. Unbelievable. BDOTY

  20. stinalotta September 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    she’s Her Cateness, of course we are not worthy.

    I agree, if someone tops this they will be best dressed of the Decade because Cate, she looks … unreal. Breathtaking. Amazing.

  21. Ally September 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    Ok, sorry other ladies who have looked good this week…Cate just won this week by a mile, if not the year. Amazing.

  22. fozaaa September 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    She is somebody between human and angel in that dress. Amazing.

  23. Z FASHION BLOG September 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm #


    This Lacroix dress is just amazing!

  24. mol September 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Quiet rich powerful scintillating beauty – but words just don’t describe, I just keep scrolling back to her as if she might disappear…..

  25. Naomi September 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    First and only thought when seeing this: “WOW”.

  26. Joy September 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    OMG! Cate + Lacroix is my dream combination! I could just cry at the beauty.

  27. Tania September 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    Wow she looks stunning! The dress looks so much better worn that way round!

    FC you are worthy you would look fab in that dress x

  28. Elisa September 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING – nothing is going to top this in many, many months.

  29. bettybrandenburg September 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I Am Speechless. Is it the dress? or is it her? I’m trying to picture that dress on someone else, and can”t. …. FC, you are spot on. BDOTY no doubt.

    • Fashion Critic September 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm #


  30. SarahV September 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    We are not worthy!!
    Long may the queen reign!

  31. Jeremy September 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    The thing that shocks me the most is that Cate wore this dress backward. How effing fantastic is that?! But as much love I have for her and this dress, I would die to see her wear it normally because the front doesn’t look less grand either.

  32. anu September 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    this dress was made for her! any1 else wud have ruined it! totally speechless!

  33. Jennifer September 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm #


    Oh my goodness. I am in love. Beautiful and absolutely amazing.

  34. Laura September 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Wow is all I can say. This is a look I’ll remember for a long time. Definitely BDOTY. Love your website!

    • Fashion Critic September 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

      thanks Laura

  35. misschatty September 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    Cate Blanchett is a goddess. That is all.

    I literally gasped then proceeded to flail when I saw this photo. Why is she so amazing and beautiful?

    So freaking regal and gorgeous.

  36. Matt R September 15, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    I mean… That’s all I can really say is wow.

    The only other look I’ve seen in recent memory that could make me even more speechless, is if Cate wore look 44 from the Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 08 collection. That color against her porcelain skin would look so amazing, I might literally die.

    Thoughts FC?

    • Fashion Critic September 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

      I’m rushing around, but I will have a lot later and get back to you

      • Matt R September 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

        Don’t get me wrong now….I’ve been a big fan of Lacroix’s work for a long time, and this look absolutely 100% reinforced that idea. Cate is so fashion-forward and avant-garde, that it is nearly impossible for me to pick a look she has worn that I didn’t like. From her gunmetal Armani Privé gown to her yellow Valentino, she just looks stunning in everything.

        The only reason I bring up the Elie Saab Spring 08 Couture collection is because it’s one of my favorite collections in a long time, and there are a lot of dresses that I could see Cate wearing. The one I brought up, Look 44, has a color and uniqueness that I haven’t seen Cate wear before, but she would look stunning in.

        Definitely BDOTY

        • Vidhya September 16, 2010 at 3:53 am #

          i agree with you.. she could top herself in elie saab

  37. wilwarin September 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    drop dead… she is beyond amazing… i don’t have words to complement this look… wow…

    • kathie September 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

      i second that

  38. SW September 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    unreal. I am usually kind of confused of why people are such big fans of CB, but she just looks AMAZING. I am trying to think of anyone else who could wear this dress and even come close to pulling it off but I can’t.

  39. MAJOR86 September 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm #


  40. Hannah September 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    BODTY. I cannot think o f asingle way to make this look better. SKII need to give her a pay rise. Pronto.

  41. Kelly September 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    This is absolute perfection…of course it would be from Cate!

  42. Kimi September 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    I join the gasping club!
    I think I didn’t see such an amazing look since Anne Hathaway’s Versace gown in Venice. Oh my god no, this is even better. I always thought Anne will be my number one til I die. But Cate is definitely better.

    Oh before I forget it:
    “We are not worthy!”

  43. GGG September 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    She is so fabulous! Not cookie cutter, totally unique, risk taker and utterly gorgeous. She is my absolute favorite on the red carpet! Best Dressed of the Year!

  44. Zoe September 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    she wore this dress the other way around and pulls it off perfectly! such class 🙂 but tbh anything this shade of red makes my heart jump

  45. susan September 15, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    She’s so statuesque! Stunning.

  46. Sheena September 15, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    She is so perfect…she looks like a wax figure!

    • mm September 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm #

      Totally, And and it all looks so effortless. So breathtaking, i bet somebody fainted when they saw her, lol

  47. Isabella September 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    I literally gasped when I saw that picture.
    Guess, I’ve found my BDOTY-winner.

    • Fashion Critic September 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

      that was exactly my same reaction

      • Methedrine September 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

        So am I. This woman is sensational !

        • B September 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

          Absolute perfection..incredible. And she makes it look so easy?!

    • michelle September 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

      omg you too. i almost choked my gasp was so long *repeating alongside FC* “we are not worth, we are not worthy” she shut it all the way down. there really is no need for anyone to even try and top this. just give up now.

    • Linda September 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

      For sure BDOTY.

    • SydneyCheekChic September 16, 2010 at 12:24 am #

      So did I! absolutely breathakingly exquisite!

    • erika September 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

      jesus me too, she is a goddess

  48. GirlOne September 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Her waist is tiny!

  49. Marvel September 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    She looks breathtaking. I LOVE how she has styled her hair but who is looking at her hair when her gown is so gorgeous. I LOVE the exquisite sequin details and the rich red.


  50. currygirl September 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    I love you FC! And I love Cate Blanchett, too! I feel like her take on fashion is so healthy…make it fun and personal.

    • Fashion Critic September 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

      thanks for the love x

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