The Oscars & Cate Blanchett

February 15, 2012 20:05:12 Posted at February 15, 2012 20:05:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Carlo Allegri/HECTOR MATA/Frank Micelotta/Kevin Winter/TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Jeff Kravitz/JEFF HAYNES/David McNew/Jim Smeal/Getty

With cameos by Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow!

Here’s the next in our series of Oscar memories. The first was Reese Witherspoon last week - click here if you missed it. Now...it’s time for the incomparable Cate Blanchett. Sit back and enjoy. She’s flawless.

1999
One of my all-time favourite Oscar dresses, if not the best EVER. It was Galliano for Dior. It was the year Gwyneth went to the prom in pink. It was for Elizabeth. And it was UNFORGETTABLE.

2000
Sexy without being skanky. Only Cate Blanchett can do cut-outs with such elegance. And a gold bangle on her upper arm. Oh look! Angelina and Gwyneth hugging! No, no, not each other. Cate, of course.

2005
She won in Valentino. Yellow and regal and on anyone else, I don’t think it works. But then again, she is no one else. This is the point.

2007
Armani Prive. I don’t love Mr Armani’s most recent creations. But the combination of Armani and Blanchett has overall been a major success.

2008
Perhaps the best pregnant red carpet appearance...ever. By Dries Van Noten. God she is amazing, isn’t she?

2011
Last year’s Givenchy was not a MiniVan Majority favourite. Obviously. But it ended up on top of our wrap-up the following day. SO original, so superior in every way to the same sames that get trotted out all the time by the lesser lessers. No one has ever come close.

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