Cate Blanchett is known to wear a lot of Alexander McQueen, Roksanda, Maison Margiela, Givenchy and Schiaparelli, but the one designer label we closely association the Australian actress is Giorgio Armani.
Armani Prive to be precise.
So here is a look at my top 10 Cate Blanchett x Armani Privé favourite looks since 2010.
You may feel that this red suit isn’t oozing with glamour, but what it may lack in glamour, it doubles up in sophistication. That’s what I instantly think of when it comes to Armani – sophistication. I love how the cuffs gave this look such a modern vibe.
Cate was kinda a roll when it came to red Armani Privé looks. Her bold, body-hugging gown from Armani Privé’s Spring 2009 collection, covered in bright red sequins, was shining brighter than the carpet itself.
When is Cate at her best? When she’s giving us modern-old-Hollywood glamour. This is Cate’s brand of sexy sophistication. It’s not loud. It’s not in your face, but it does make you go weak at the knees. Cate loved this dress so much she recycled it in 2018 for Cannes Film Festival.
This Armani Privé Fall 2012 colourful jumpsuit also had a second outing in 2019, but I loved the simple makeup and shorter hair presented with this look.
This nude Armani Privé Fall 2013 dress could’ve been a huge risk had the colour washed Cate out, but some were less concerned with that, as they felt that this dress didn’t stand out as Elie Saab, Marchesa and Zuhair Murad create these style of dresses by the dozen each season. But I felt that Cate was a vision on the night. It was yet another example of old Hollywood glamour, with a touch of modernity. And those earrings were to die for. It’s not easy to stand out in a nude dress, but she did.
This is easily in my top 3 favourite Cate Blanchett looks of all time. Along with her Christian Lacorix Haute Couture and her black Givenchy Haute Couture Berlinale gown (which I always reference). The order changes consistently, but in this list, it is by far my number one. From the Asian influences, the colour, the shimmer, and makeup which complements the roses, this was simply breath-taking.
Thanks to TeaAtTwo for reminding me about this stunning, completely original confection by Armani Privé. The actress floated down the red carpet and to the top many best-dressed list, and has now extended this list to 11.
This Armani Privé Fall 2018 dress is a close second. No one was able to match this level of glamour and sophistication at this festival.
Some might feel that was too close to the former, but the other was charming, but this takes on a whole new persona. One that is fearless, strong and uncompromising. I love the energy oozing from this look.
The fact I can add this to my lists while still not loving this hairstyle is a glowing testament of Cate both as a style icon and ambassador for the brand.
After a lot of black Armani Privé dresses, the Australian actress gave us a rare whimsical moment at the Fashion Awards. Had I viewed this from the back, I would’ve assumed the wearer was Elle Fanning, as this dress sits firmly in her favoured colour palette, but Queen Cate was shining brightly on this jam-packed red carpet.