Not only is Cate Blanchett getting Oscar buzz for her role in Woody Allen’s new movie 'Blue Jasmine' but she’s proving her fashion credentials once again on the promotional tour, too. The Australian actress has been touring the US talking about playing the wife of a disgraced politician who is forced to uproot her high-society lifestyle and move back in with her sister. And she’s been wearing some stellar outfits to do it.
The trailer for Blue Jasmine
On the red carpet she’s opted for typically daring occasionwear like the blush pink Balenciaga futuristic dress and a strikingly simple Alexander McQueen monochrome number. But she’s not been neglecting her day-wear either. With her reptile-lapel trimmed Stella McCartney blazer, Chloe trousers and Tod’s bag, Cate put together the perfect airport chic combination. And she knows how to update that look for a TV appearance just hours later – adding some statement earrings, hers from Ryan Storer.
Carolina Herrera dressed Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Mind you, it’s not really a surprise she’s got her red carpet fashion marathon so right. Cate’s an actress that the fashion world have long been in love with. Karl Lagerfeld loves her so much he whipped up some bespoke jackets for her to wear on set of 'Blue Jasmine' at the last minute and Carolina Herrera dressed her in red duchess satin for the pivotal scene – where her character realizes her husband’s sexual philandering and fraud is about to be exposed.
Karl Lagerfeld also created costumes for Cate
But just because the fashion world is in love with Cate that doesn’t mean she doesn’t get insecure sometimes. She recently said she’d never seen herself as possessing movie star looks, even if she has flawless skin and cheekbones on which one could sharpen a pencil. ‘I didn't think I was that girl. I'm peculiar-looking, I think,’ she told The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh. ‘I think it's lucky as an actor that you can sometimes look decent-looking, and then you can also look strange and, dare I say, ugly. I think that's good as an actor.’ Cate, we salute you!