Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Actress Cate Blanchett has become known for her bold fashion choices. I think we’d all be surprised if she turned up at an event looking merely “pretty.”
The couture gown by Givenchy that Blanchett wore to this February’s Oscars was no exception.
I didn’t love that dress in an “I want to wear it” way, but I respected it. And I did love what Blanchett said about the dress to InStyle last week:
“People get so worried about dressing for other people, but you’ve got to wear what you like,” Blanchett said. “If people get it, they get it. If they don’t, then it doesn’t matter. There are so few houses that can afford to do couture, and since the red carpet is such a wonderful showcase, we should be celebrating that.”
That makes Cate Blanchett my second Wear What You Want icon. The first was Helena Bonham Carter, of course. Can’t beat a woman who wears mismatching shoes. Feel free to post links to your favorite Blanchett looks in the comments.