Cate Blanchett is a classy lady who pretty much always looks awesome on the red carpet. Imagine my surprise, then, when I opened the Daily Mail‘s website this morning and saw the headline “CATE BLANCHETT TAKES RARE FASHION MISSTEP.” Apparently, she’d really cocked up her look for the Parisian premiere of her new film Blue Jasmine (directed by Woody Allen).
Naturally, I clicked, and was immediately confused because I saw no such misstep, only a badass asymmetrical dress that appeared to be made out of fucking spider webs. As you can see, it looks like it was woven by a friendly, stoned (hence creative) arachnid just for her, and is just off-kilter enough without fighting the human form. Blame it on my gothic sensibilities, but this might be the coolest dress I’ve seen in a long time! I especially like the panel at the top. Nothing about this says to me “assembled quickly with no regard for symmetry (LOL) or proper fit.”
It’s not until you zoom out on it that you see anything resembling a mistake:
Were nude pumps really the best choice here? I think this sort of look calls for something a little darker and chunkier, as if to say, “I am a sexy spider lady who will walk all over you with my big pointy shoes. And maybe eat you. I haven’t decided yet.”
Unless, of course, Cate was not trying to look like a sexy spider lady, but some sort of elemental sprite who goes around naked but for a sparse covering of cobwebs and tulle. Then, it might make sense. I’m still not into them, though. Maybe she just didn’t want to look too good in comparison to her more casual cohorts.
(Via The Daily Mail)
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