Cate Blanchett has class and good taste to spare. She’s talented and poised and taken very seriously. That said, she doesn’t play it safe on the red carpet (like a lot of respected actresses in her category) and she’s not afraid to look a little crazy. Most of the time, however, her risks pay off. And yes, I am taking about the extraordinary Givenchy Haute Couture dress she wore to the Oscars (deal with it, Jennifer). So this week, we’re taking a look at some of Cate Blanchett’s greatest red carpet successes. Whether elegant in a favorite like Armani, or stunning in Valentino, or unforgettable in McQueen, Blanchett always manages to keep it interesting.

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