Red Carpet: Cate Blanchett’s Armani Dress Is The Weirdest

Cate Blanchett attends the AACTA Awards in red Armani Prive

We are longtime, loyal fans of Cate Blanchett–we think she’s worn some of the greatest red carpet dresses of all time, we have devoted whole slideshows to her excellence.

That said, you don’t get to be as good as Cate Blanchett is at dressing without taking a few risks… and suffering through the corresponding missteps. Although Blanchett is widely regarded as one of the best dressed women in Hollywood, who can forget her patchwork quilt disaster? Or, more recently, she donned lopsided Givenchy and a mess of a look by Juan Carlos Obando.

This week, she becomes a cartoon crab. She attended last night’s AACTA Awards like so:

Cate Blanchett attends the AACTA Awards in red Armani PriveThat would be Spring 2009 Armani Prive. We can’t decide if Blanchett looks like Madonna in Dick Tracy or space Jessica Rabbit or just a regular old crustacean. Either way, that flounce at the hem is really weird.

We may be in the minority on this one, though, as others seemed to like her styling decisions–the minimal accessories, sleek bun and warm, peachy makeup seem like good choices, we admit.

But, doesn’t something about this strike you as a little too odd?

Cate Blanchett attends the AACTA Awards in red Armani PriveMaybe we just hate power shoulders?

Let’s open this one up to a vote, which seems to solve everything:

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We quite like her shoes, though.

(All photos via Getty)

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    • Serna

      I AM SORRY TO BODYSNARK, but it appears she’s finally had a shitload of plastic surgery.

      Also, the dress is fugly. Why is it leading in the poll?

    • Fabel

      I actually like it, although maybe my love of Cate Blanchett is bleeding onto my objectivity?

      • Ashley Cardiff

        It’s possible, because she is awesome.

    • alexandra

      Jessica Rabbit meets the Wu-Tang logo.

      And not as bad as some, but real bad.

      • Ashley Cardiff

        Upvote upvote upvote

    • Cate

      I actually love this. It looks like something Rita Hayworth would have worn if she ever had a formal event in space.

    • MR

      Nice body, but I’d rather her show it in another type dress than this one.