21 posts tagged "Cate Blanchett"
While our eyes were on the ethereal Cate Blanchett, we almost missed the equally lovely Salma Hayek as she hit the opening of Cannes yesterday. And as it turns out, she was wearing the first dress from Gucci’s new Premiere Collection—the label’s version of “couture.” (To get the real couture name, garments must—among other stipulations—be produced in Paris.) Hayek is married to PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault, who owns Gucci—helps, as they say, to have friends in high places. [Fashionologie]
J Brand’s cargo Houlihan pants are flying off the rack, and now have the blessing of Cathy Horyn. They’re named after Loretta Swit’s character “Hot Lips” Houlihan from M*A*S*H*. Is this the start of a M*A*S*H* moment? Now that we think of it, the Bieber bangs are a little Hawkeye Pierce… [NYT]
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama wore a color-blocked plaid shirt to a public event, and pundits are now claiming his poor fashion sense may ruin his career. A Japanese fashion critic told CNN, “This shirt comes from the eighties or nineties. His ideas and philosophy are old. Japan is facing a crisis and we can’t overcome it with a prime minister like this.” Allow us to play devil’s advocate for a sec—isn’t it possible that this shirt is actually really forward? I mean, squint just right and it sort of looks like a Junya Watanabe! [Gawker]
And Alice Temperley has rallied friends—including Liberty Ross, Lily Cole, and Lady Amanda Harlech—to sit for portraits that will be auctioned to benefit women’s organization The Circle next week. [Vogue U.K.]
The rumor mill’s been churning all morning, and Cate Blanchett didn’t disappoint: As expected, the Robin Hood star wore an Alexander McQueen gown from Pre-Fall 2010 to the premiere of her film (left), which opened the Cannes Film Festival today. (The late designer apparently selected it for her himself.) But Blanchett is stylish onscreen as well as off. She even had a hand in designing her costume—Blanchett herself suggested Roger Vivier artistic director Bruno Frisoni to create the high boots she wears as Maid Marian in the film. Frisoni designed them with the actress and Robin Hood‘s costume designer, Academy Award-winner Janty Yates. The designer got into the equestrian spirit—”sexy: seduction on a horse!” he wrote of his vision—but precious they’re not. (Frisoni’s sketches for the footwear are below.) “I was slightly freaked out by the amount of mud I had to wade through, as I didn’t want to get these gorgeous boots dirty,” Blanchett said. “I hope my girly anxiety added an edge to my performance.”
Cate Blanchett is one of the all-time greats when it comes to red-carpet style. She usually nails it (we’ll look past the ill-received gold fringed Balenciaga gown worn at the 2007 Costume Institute Gala), even at events that are not exactly high-profile. For the 30th anniversary of SKII skincare in Tokyo, the actress—who is also a brand ambassador—wore a scarlet Alberta Ferretti shift with beaded shoulders, which she accessorized with a neat teased ‘do. Judging by images of other honorees in similarly hued frocks, the color might have been a requirement. We think the entire look is tough-chic done right. What about you? Is there another red dress you would have picked for her instead?