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Cate Blanchett: Perfectly Fit For McQueen

Cate Blanchett: Perfectly Fit For McQueen

Cate Blanchett glitters in gold Alexander McQueen at the premiere of her upcoming Christmas Day film The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button on Monday in Westwood, Calif.

The 39-year-old Aussie actressm who finished off her outfit with Roger Vivier peep-toe sandals, recently sang praises of her costar Brad Pitt. She told ET, “I happen to really think Brad is a great human being, and he has such a particular take on the world.”

Taraji P. Henson, who plays Brad‘s adoptive mother in the film, adds, “He’s a sweetie pie actually. You know, you hear rumors and stories about actors who are on a certain level and, you know, they won’t show up for your off camera stuff and he was always there. Always there, and so generous. He wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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  • Livia

    Wow. Cate looks amazing. I love her dress.

  • boogie

    Cate’s a beautiful woman and I don’t understand her dress.

    Beautiful color but, why the extra wide look?? Almost looks like a glittery Xmas tree! LOl

    I’m very sure her hips are NOT that wide!

  • Ashley banks is first

    her dress looks stupid and that poster of Brad’s face looks scary

    FIIIIIIIIIIRSt!

  • Ashley banks is first

    damn you ! i guess Ashley Banks was not Fiiiiiiiiirst! I’ll get it next time….

  • herewego

    Stranggggggggggggggeee

  • an oldie

    Always daring and never a miss. How does she do it?

  • Jill

    Good lord, what was she thinking of? That has got to be one of the ugliest dresses I ever saw.

    Early reviews of CCOBB are very positive.

  • hanah

    I don’t understand the dress either. Kate looks good in solid colours.She was glowing when she did the Oprah show here not so much.

  • dancer

    At first I didn’t like the dress, but the more I look at the pictures–the more it is growing on me. The top at least is stunning on her.

  • Jill

    That dress is wrong on so many levels…

  • lovely

    Okay Jill — why don’t you humour us and name the “so many levels” that this dress is wrong on.

  • Imaginaque

    Seriously, don’t any stars have mirrors?

    #11 lovely, I’ll “humour” you. Cate’s dress is wrong because it’s disproportionate. It looks like a tight slip is being squeezed out of her thighs. That tight slip makes her calves look heavy. The skin-color “cleavage dissimulator” looks like something a figure skater would wear only to follow her sport’s regulations. The dress is also wrong because she can barely walk in the sausage skin slipping down her thighs.

  • Jill

    lovely @ 12/09/2008 at 12:13 am

    Oh boy, where do I begin?

    The design is ridiculous.
    The dress is too tight.
    What’s up with the skin-colored insert?
    The top part makes her butt look too big.
    The bottom part squishes her legs together so her calves look fat.

    I can’t imagine anyone who would look good in that dress. And she needs some long earrings if she’s going to wear that severe hairstyle.

    Disaster city.

    She should have taken a cue from Angelina Jolie who was there with Brad Pitt and his parents and looked drop-dead gorgeous. Long black strapless dress, very simple design, gold earrings, hair in a bun. Absolutely elegant. Check her thread out.

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

    ………………………….THIS IS A JOKE, folks?

  • magnolia

    I dont like the skin color insert but I think the rest of her outfit looks smashing.

    It has a very happy chirstmas feel to it. It is also so original, she is keeping things lively with that dress

    I love Cate Blanchet, she is such an amazing actress.

    Of course Angie is outstanding, there is simply no comparison. A shockingly beautiful woman. LOVE HER !!!!

  • Jill

    Imaginaque @ 12/09/2008 at 12:25 am
    The skin-color “cleavage dissimulator” looks like something a figure skater would wear only to follow her sport’s regulations.
    ****************************************************************************************************

    LOL, when I saw that part of the dress I was wondering if she was trying to do a poor imitation of Nancy Kerrigan.

  • Spicylily THAILAND

    Cate is amazing !

    This dress may not be as usual as people expect on the RC
    but I adore her when she is dare to be diferent.

    I’m looking forward to see TCCBBhere in BKK.
    God bless Cate, her family and her fans. : ))

  • dianad1968

    Cate dress looks like a lampshade. I think she tries too hard to be different with her clothes, that sometimes it just comes off costumnish.

  • Jill

    Who was Cate there with? Looks like the all the J-P grown-ups turned out. Here is a pic of Brad and Angie with Brad’s parents. Jane Pitt’s dress is gorgeous. She looks better than Cate.

    http://i38.tinypic.com/29f8coh.jpg

  • Rose

    Love Cate but I think her makeup is pretty bad here. The lip color is all wrong for this outfit. It washes her out.

  • me me me

    she’s gorgeous and i think she pulls off the dress. it’s a shame there aren’t more actresses like her in hollywood; with brains, talent and dignity.

  • Serena

    Is she wearing a Christmas tree or lampshade?

  • Candy

    Wow, I didn’t like the dress at first, but it’s actually growing on me. Well, except for the nude tights. Only Cate Blanchett could make me reneg on that dress. She is always daring and can pull off practically anything!

    Not to mention, she can act circles around Jolie! LOL!

  • Twinkle

    I love that Cate always takes chances with her fashion. She doesn’t play it safe with the same, tired, boring “old Hollywood” look. She’s an individual with her fashion choices. I love her for that.

  • SS

    I love it! It is just so her…creative, different. Fashion is supposed to be fun and daring.

    Why not take a chance? Great color and who doesn’t love sparkles.

  • nikki

    She is a lady

  • no to the dress

    my guess is she wore this hideous dress b/c she knew Angelina would be in attendance, and come on, she can’t really compare or compete w/the lush-lipped Jolie. So instead she chose something really, really ugly to stand out…

  • Mondo Bongo!

    Good Morning..

    IMO… all of her carpet wear is geared to be fun and shockingly …Cate~
    reminds me of the song that goes….. ‘let’s give them something to
    talk about’ and yes Cate~ delivers… Ha! I love it ( not so much the
    dress, but the thought of it all ) Cate~ you go girl.

    Have a good one >

  • arlene

    Ela es horrible y tambien usa botox

  • arlene

    ella es horrible y tambien usa botox

  • eliza

    Cate is a great actress and a classy woman. This dress and make-up don’t do her justice. The beige insert, tight skirt, and pale lipstick just don’t bring out her beauty.

  • salma

    she looks great love the dress i think it’s very sophisticated and Classy
    love her

  • ivermom

    Love Cate but this dress does not do her justice.

  • http://www.madonna.com MADONNA

    WOW.

  • mike

    love her…beautiful!!! :)

  • LuckyL

    I love her so much, but red lipstick would have done so much for her hear. Her face appears washed out with this dress =( LOVE YOU CATE

  • LuckyL

    I don’t like the tights or whatever =( Cate noooo

  • jasper

    Yeah Jennifer Lopez upstaged both Blanchett and Angelina. Poor them! lol.

  • Ashley Banks

    is it just me or does Cate look old? i didn’t notice until I viewed other pix on a different site but these pix here show and old woman too

  • Ashley Banks

    everyone says Cate has such great skin but c’mon… look at those pix and tell me where the good skin is.

  • groundcontrol

    Okay, I must come to Cate’s defense. I actually think the dress is lovely. I love the neckline and I think the bell skirt with an under pencil skirt is fun. Yes, it’s different but if you walked as many red carpets and attended as many award events as Cate does you would probably start to be more daring as well. She is playful and unafraid to try new things.

    Designers try to get away from the expected – as lovely and classic as that may look – it can get tiresome. Cate has always been experimental – she is, after all, an artist – and I love her for it. In the end, it’s just a one time outfit.

    How’d I do, Cate?

  • KC

    I was just thinking the same thing about her skin. It looks bad. Could it just be a bad day

  • haha

    I know she is fashionable, but sometimes we have to admit that fashion is just plain stupid… what a ridiculous outfit!

  • ana

    God, what’s your problem with creativity and some more daring choices?! That’s the fun of fashion, not the same always boring outfits.

    And why do you compare everybody with Angelina?! Come on, why would you want everybody to be the same, what’s the fun of that?

    Also, just stop with that botox thing, it’s pretty obvious that Cate doesn’t use botox, I mean she’s a beautiful woman but she doesn’t have the stiff and all stretched face with no lines that most people who do use it have.

  • JR = nobody’s sweetheart

    I’ve never seen Cate look so wretched at one of her premieres. Her hair isn’t even combed, no make-up and she looks exhausted. The dress speaks for itself. YECH!!!

  • LuckyL

    Oh wait, nevermind =) I saw this on TV. These photos don’t do her justice. Loved it when I saw her move in it.

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