Cate Blanchett in Proenza Schouler at the Elle event: stunning or bizarre?

These are photos from the ELLE magazine 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills last night. There are going to be several posts devoted to this event, because lots of lots of A-listers and B-listers showed up, and there was some… “interesting” fashion on display. Let’s start with Cate Blanchett, shall we? Cate is beautiful. Cate is lovely. Cate is amazing. Cate is a role model. Cate can pull off looks that no one can pull off. Take this Proenza Schouler dress (with Roger Vivier shoes). As with most of Cate’s looks, if this was on another woman, I would be yelling. On Cate, it’s stunning and beautiful. Girl is 43 years old, and she looks younger than most of the women at this event.

Elle Fanning in Dolce & Gabbana Calvin Klein. It has straps! So I’m okay with it. It seems slightly too mature for a 14-year-old, but I think the cut of the skirt saves it for Elle – if it had been tight throughout, I would have a problem. But she looks good!

Emma Stone in Valentino. DISASTER. From head to toe, I really dislike this Pepto-Bismol thing. I don’t have a major issue with young women wearing pink… but don’t do it if the dress is this particular shade of Pepto-pink. The sheer sleeves suck, and I really wish Emma would stone with the blonde. Sidenote: this looks like something Michelle Williams would wear, right?

Rachel Zoe in an unknown designer… it looks a bit like Calvin Klein. You know what? This would have been minimalist and lovely if the dress went to her knees, and it wasn’t full-length. It would have been cute. But this is just a boring sack on a boring skinny girl.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Brown says:

    Umm this might be the worst I have ever seen Emma Stone look. I think she is gorgeous and this is absolutely AWFUL. I don’t mind the blonde and think her hair looks better here than I’ve seen it recently, but her makeup and that dress is seriously terrible.

  2. marie says:

    I love Cate and she looks beautiful, she really can pull off most looks.

    Elle is a cute girl and her look is age appropriate.

    Emma’s haircolor washes her out, and her eyes look off in that picture. The dress is I don’t even know..

    And Rachel Zoe freaks me out. She’s like the Crypt Keeper with skin. As a matter of fact, I have a pop up zombie sitting in my front yard (for Halloween) that looks just like her.

  3. Eve says:

    Sidenote: this looks like something Michelle Williams would wear, right?

    Yes. Especially the born-again-virgin/Oscar-campaining Williams last year.

  4. Mimi says:

    I was totally prepared to hate Blanchett’s dress but then…I found myself kinda liking it and then BAM, I loved it (on her). Not feeling the shoes tho.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Rachel Zoe always reminds me of a little girl playing dress-up in her mom’s clothes.

    Cate Blanchett can wear anything she wnats. That face! Such a beautiful woman.

  6. dooliloo says:

    Cate Blanchett looks like a peacock.

    Emma pink dress would look alright without the sleeves. And indeed that is something Michelle Williams would totally wear.

    Rachel Zoe looks angry. Why?

  7. Harpreet says:

    Emma Stone and Elle Fanning should have swapped outfits.

  8. Hautie says:

    I like that Valentino that Emma has on.

    And I LOVE those shoes.

    Had she chosen to wear a nice pair of sheer hose. It would have been perfect outfit.

    Sadly, I am at a lost with that odd dress Blanchett is wearing. I am puzzled by the man in the hard hat and the ladder print on the dress. But her makeup and hair look great.

    And did Rachel Zoe get a little lift done to the face? Her deep wrinkles, once prominent all around her mouth… seem to be missing.

  9. Blue says:

    Rachel Zoe scares the crap out of me. If that dress were black I would be having nightmares later.

  10. Bluedog says:

    Rachel Zoe looks like a little girl playing dress up. Her anorexia/bulimia must be getting worse, poor thing.

    Cate Blanchett is awesome and fierce.

  11. Eileen says:

    Cate looks fab. Always. Only she and a few others could wear this and look amazing.

  12. ladybert62 says:

    ALL of those dresses are hideous.

  13. Ranunculus says:

    Cate is gorgeous, saw her at an event once. I think she has a very sophisticated aura about her. She is very intelligent and somehow a real badass, which I like a lot! The dress I don’t find that great and the shoes are pretty awful, but I do like the lady.

  14. little-red says:

    Cate Blanchett looks stunning – she has the presence to pull off different fashion choices.

  15. Miss Kiki says:

    Cate really is one of the few people who can wear ANYTHING and it won’t offend me because her face is magnificent.

  16. Blannie says:

    For a stylist, Rachel Zoe’s personal style is puzzling. She’s always swimming in whatever she wears and her dresses and pants are always too long, so they puddle on the floor. Not a good look! With her money and expertise, you’d think she’d have them tailored to fit her properly.

    She needs Stacey and Clinton from WNTW to give her some advice. :)

  17. BooBooLaRue says:

    Sorry I don’t get the whole Emma Stone thingy. She has fish eyes!

  18. roxy750 says:

    I heart Cate, this woman is stunning.

  19. Ginger says:

    Cate is gorgeous as always!! We are the same age and yet I look up to her time and again. Thanks for posting my morning inspiration!

  20. geekychick says:

    Cate for the win, but that’s expected. Although I really like the dress and I’d wear it!
    Emma Stone has the same dress I made for my Barbie back in the day.

  21. alili says:

    What is happening with Emma Stone’s teeth ? They look so fake. I know most Hollywood people have veneers or else, but I never noticed before how fake Emma’s teeth looked.

    But maybe it’s just because I’m not american and I’m always freaked out by super straight and freakishly white teeth in the States

  22. Joy says:

    The pattern on Cate is making me seasick BUT the cut and fit on her are FLAWLESS. This is exactly what it looks like when you wear something made to fit you and your body.

  23. lori says:

    Rachel Zoe looks like a little kid in a ghost costume. The rest I like. But I truely wish Emma would go a few shades darker with her hair. I like her red, but even a dark blonde would do. This is just too light.

  24. lulu says:

    Cate is an amazing actress and gorgeous woman and she can wear whatever and look fabulous. Hate Emma Stone’s dress BECAUSE perennial delicate pixie flower Michelle Williams would wear it. Elle annoys me, I don’t know why because I love Dakota.

  25. Green is Good says:

    Cate B. is/was/and will always be The Hottest Slut!
    (Love that dress )

  26. Green is Good says:

    Double dip: Rachel Zoe? Yikes. Who would let this women dress them? Rich idiots.

  27. bns says:

    Emma looks terrible. I loved the houndstooth shoes when Evan Rachel Wood wore them, but they look awful on her.

  28. G says:

    I love it that the Proenza is like a painting and Cate is intelligent and clever enough to pull it off for fun.

    Emma looks cute if not a little out of season. No permanent damage.

  29. Eleonor says:

    What the hell is happening to Valentino’s brand? Since Mr. Valentino has retired it’s difficult to find a decent dress made by them.

  30. taxi says:

    Did Elle borrow the matching needlepoint bag & shoes from her grandmother?

  31. Lizzie K says:

    A rare misstep by beautiful Cate.

  32. dcypher1 says:

    Ah cate is sheer perfection as always. She always has consistent style and class. Her posts make up for all the stupid kk and ll posts.

  33. lower-case deb says:

    Cate is so amazing :)
    We were actually talking about this earlier. My bestie has a theory about how Cate manages to pull quirky stuff off where mortals fear to tread (in addition to the obvious Gorgeous!Face and Amazing!Body).

    My bestie’s theory is: her carriage, she rarely (if ever?) slouches, therefore she looks proud of what she’s wearing, almost daring us to say something against it. sometimes when you don’t like something, or you don’t feel confidence in a dress it shows and we get second-hand no-good vibes with it. but never with Cate.

    and she looks happy in it. or at least comfortable and okay with it. it doesn’t fuss her, or flap her, and it shows.

    i remember my friend who was a runway model back home getting married. we’re with her trying on bridal dresses and each one are as amazing as every one on her. (duh obviously). but one really really stood us for us because she looks extra-happy in it. and it’s actually really quirky and not traditional at all. the way she carried herself and how radiant she looked, even made her very traditional mother agree that it looked amazing on her (after saying no-no-no when it’s still on the hanger; the mother even tried to sneak it out of the room). six years now, since that day, and the mother still thinks that it’s the best dresss of the lot.

    now. i feel that way every time i see Cate Blanchett in a quirky dress.

  34. j.eyre says:

    I like Cate’s dress except for the neckline. It’s too high. It should not come down too much but it should be pulled off her neck somewhat. Her face is classic.

    Rachel Zoe will not be invited to any more of these events if she keeps vaporizing photographers with her evil-death stare.

  35. serena says:

    Elle and Cate look both fabulous!

    Emma is a total mess..that hairstyle and colour are just so wrong on her, it’s like ’60? meh, horrible. I’m not even talking about the dress, it’s so fug I don’t even have enough words..

  36. Ramona Q. says:

    Cate’s legs are somewhat bruised and have a couple red marks – she could have done w some leg makeup. I like that dress on her though.

  37. Stubbylove says:

    Cate is perfection once again – only criticism is her shoe choices as of late. I don’t know if she’s having issues w/her feet but I’m hating her pairing of shoes – they’re looking so old lady.

  38. Luise says:

    Love and adore Cate’s dress. Cate always looks supremely divine. Rachel Zoe should not be a stylist if she dresses like that…..boringly hideous.

  39. Tatiana says:

    I absolutely love Cate. She is stunning and has an amazing fashion taste. She is always flawless.

  40. Prisca says:

    She is so beautiful that is hard to not like what she is wearing, even if it’s not what regular people would wear.

  41. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Cate the Great! She looks amazing. And only someone with her confidence and grace could wear that dress and get away with it.

    Elle looks pretty.

    And Emma looks terrible from head to toe. Ugh.

  42. epiphany says:

    Not crazy about the dress, but don’t hate it either. On the other hand, people, THIS is an actress – right up there with Hepburn and Streep in terms of talent. Scarjo fanatics, take note.

  43. GIGI says:

    What a goddess Cate is, she always looks extremely pretty and fashionable. I have always had a girlcrush on her since her Elzabeth days.

  44. khaveman says:

    Cate looks like she is wearing a beautiful piece of art, and is gorgeous. Rachel Zoe looks shriveled up and her dress is a bag.

  45. Mazunte says:

    Cate is so amazing!!! Elle looks cute. I always like her outfits. Emma is very pretty but that dress… I don’t know.

  46. Kosmos says:

    I love Emma Stone, but this pink thing looks totally wrong for her. I’m not sure who this would look good on…but it’s not doing her any favors. The long white dress is too much like a sack. I absolutely love Cate Blanchett as actress & she looks beautiful here, but the design/color of this dress doesn’t convince me, and I’m going to have to diss on the ugly shoes, too, sorry.