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Cate Blanchett In Mary Katrantzou – ‘Cold War (Zimna Wojna)’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Cate Blanchett was back on the red carpet at the ‘Cold War (Zimna Wojna)’ Cannes Film Festival premiere on Thursday (May 10) in France.

The president of the Cannes jury was clad in custom Mary Katrantzou which showcased the designer’s mastery of pattern.

The graphic black and white print juxtaposed with the joyous explosion of colour brings to mind an artwork in progress. The design is actually inspired by painting by numbers and builds on a print from Spring 2018.

This dynamic silk faille bespoke dress is a finished work of art with its smattering of sequins and Swarovski crystals hand-placed on the gown for more wow factor.

It’s a unique approach to embellishment and was as striking as any fully beaded style.

Balloon and mullet hems can divisive, but they come together here for an ebullient finish that I think will win over many.

If you are bored with cape gowns, this will be like a breath of fresh air.

Three precious butterfly rings set in colored titanium from Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie Collection and gold Aquazzura Eclipse pumps completed her look.

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44 Responses to Cate Blanchett In Mary Katrantzou – ‘Cold War (Zimna Wojna)’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

  1. Bec May 12, 2018 at 7:24 am #

    What happened to Mary Katrantzou by the way, FC? I feel like a few years back her pieces were EVERYWHERE, and now they are few and far between?

  2. Lara May 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

    Okay. Are we really going gaga over a bubble hem? I dislike the shape of the waste band, and the fact that she can’t seem to even have her hands fall to her sides because of the volume of the dress. Not a fan of hair or makeup. What I do love is the riot of colours. Not feeling the shoes either,

    • Lara May 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm #


  3. Pedro May 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm #


    BDOTY for sure

  4. Iva May 11, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    I like it but I don’t love it.

  5. CreoleLady May 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    Far better than the pale, sparkly, sheer parade of column dresses. Distinctive. I like it.

  6. VM May 11, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    YES! I saw this I litery said out loud WOW! Beautiful, regal woman…

  7. The original AB May 11, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    I like it, I don’t love it. I appreciate the colourfulness but I am not really a fan of mullet dresses.

  8. Leandra May 11, 2018 at 7:14 am #

    Grand Dame of acting and Sumo Pontifex of Fashion back with a BANG! She is divine.

  9. Alina May 11, 2018 at 6:35 am #

    Finally! Hopefully this means she’s back.

  10. Pratyush May 11, 2018 at 6:23 am #

    Finally… this is the Care we love!
    the contradiction of the colour ways is really stunning!

  11. EmmaWoodhouse May 11, 2018 at 4:56 am #

    J’ADORE. Queen Cate is ruling. BDOTY contender. Fashion-forward, young, vibrant, graceful.

  12. Pheephee May 11, 2018 at 12:08 am #

    LOVE this! It is unique and beautiful and just so intriguing. Love the pattern idea, love the colors, love the styling.
    Definitely has a place in my BDOTY file.

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  13. barbara May 10, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

    I like it. It’s the first time in a really long time that something she wears REMINDS me of her most glorious red carpet moments. It is not on her all-time greatest list, but it is a very beautiful look.
    I don’t like the hair, though, and I think a darker lip would look better in this case… I keep thinking of a bold, rich red, it would make the look more lively

  14. lelaid May 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

    I literally gasped when I saw her picture in this. I loved this dress when I saw it on the runway but assumed nobody would wear it on the red carpet, but leave it to Cate to wear it and knock it out of the park!

  15. James May 10, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    I don’t ike it because it looks dated. It reminds me of a dress kerry Washington wore during her Django Unchained promo tour. At that time it was stunning and unique but now not so much on cate.

  16. Schoolbea May 10, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    I just can’t get over her grace, beauty and boldness. This goes straight to my BDOTY… the back of the dress is swoon-worthy. The fit. The impact.

    I could go on. I’m floored.

  17. Jerusa Herrera May 10, 2018 at 10:25 pm #

    The QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN is here! I screamed, I clapped, smiled… oh the Fashion Gods have heard our prayers.

  18. Santiago May 10, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

    So unique, so exciting, so Cate! BDOTY worthy

  19. Nat39 May 10, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

    Yes! Now, this is more like it(!) more Cannes, more Cate…with more unique and unusual flair, one of the best from Cannes so far.

    • Nat39 May 10, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

      ..this literally woke me up. Finally!

    • Boy May 10, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

      I totally agree

  20. AnderBoBo May 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm #

    Beautiful, unexpected and fresh! She looks amazing and this is such a nice change of pace from what seems like an endless parade of sheer/bedazzled copies.

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  21. fromchi-town May 10, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

    This is what I was waiting for!! This is fantabulous. I love it – its so unique and dramatic. Goes straight to my BDOTY list. Thank goodness for Cate Blanchett – she saved the day.

    • Fiona-Brasil May 10, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

      + 1.Simply divine!

      • Christine May 10, 2018 at 10:42 pm #

        Finally!! Hope she continues in this same vein. Love this dress!!!!

  22. Original meme May 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

    It’s not white, not sheer, doesn’t have a cape and I LOVE IT. This is Cate at her fashionista finest.

  23. Caroline May 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

    I stood alone when she wore that Giles a few years ago and I know I’ll stand alone today. As great and impactful as this is. I personally don’t like the pattern or the shape. Glad good old Cate is back though.

  24. sapphire May 10, 2018 at 9:39 pm #

    The textile is interesting but this stumpifies her. I wish the bubble hem was more full length to compliment the neckline. And subtle jewelry would’ve topped this off beautifully.

    • Eni May 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

      + totally agree

      • Eni May 10, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

        +1 🤦🏽‍♀️

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  25. Athena May 10, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    Yes! This is Cannes. Going right to BDOTY!

  26. Chris May 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

    Wow! I love this sooo much! So bold and unique and she’s rocking it like no other! This is the bold, risk taking Cate I love! This is going straight to the top of my BDOTY list!

  27. Dana May 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

    Yes! Here we go with something exciting!

    • Vizual Ninja May 11, 2018 at 2:49 am #


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