Cate Blanchett wears Armani, hangs out with Armani in Milan: stunning & lovely?

Here are some new photos of goddess Cate Blanchett in Milan, Italy over the weekend. She stopped by the Armani showroom and then she and Mr. Armani spent some time at Hotel Armani and went for a little walk together with the paparazzi. Cate is a big Armani girl, although she’s not strictly all-Armani. I always associate Cate with Armani, Alexander McQueen (more so when McQueen was alive), Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. Cate IS a Fashion Girl, but it works with her because A) she’s so much more than a Fashion Girl and B) because no one wears avant-garde and provocative fashion better than Cate. Cate doesn’t need to tell you that she’s a princess by wearing a big, obvious ball gown. Cate is an intellectual princess and it shows in whatever she wears.

I have to say, I love everything she’s wearing in these photos. I especially like the cut of those black pants, but the muted grey & blue outfit is a study for how women past a certain age can look stylish and graceful and appropriate. And you know my favorite part? I love that Cate has lines on her face. She has a REAL face. She’s not Botox’d and filler’d. She’s not pinched and pulled. She’s got beautiful, amazing skin but it’s not the result of her love affair with needles. Cate doesn’t need to be a perpetual 29 year old. She wears her 40s with such grace. Sigh.

Anyway, I’m assuming that Cate was in Milan with Mr. Armani because she was recently named the new face of Armani fragrances. Reportedly, Cate’s contract is worth $10 million. People Magazine claimed last week that Cate was chosen specifically to front the campaign for the new Armani fragrance Si. The ads should be out this summer. Can’t wait!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Charlotte says:

    I want Cate and Swinton to be BFF and rule the world

  2. MacScore says:

    ELEGANZA!! The dove-grey outfit is exquisite – love the drapey cut of the shirt – so flattering and elegant. Only slight criticism with the black and white outfit: not so sure about the triangle of tummy visible below the vest – works in your 20s, not in your 40s. But then again, she can get away with it.
    “no one wears avant-garde and provocative fashion better than Cate” – what about Tilda Swinton? Another candidate IMO.
    [Edit: the previous poster beat me to the Swinton analogy! ]

  3. Lynn says:

    She looks amazing! Sophisticated and timeless. Aging well with no fillers ??!! Again I am digging the pants thing.

  4. Ag says:

    Amazing, as always. Graceful, feminine, beautiful. Take notes, 99.9% of Hollywood.

  5. sara says:

    I love her! She is so talented and beautiful. I wish I could be her when I grow up( oops 43 I guess I’m too late, maybe next life.)

  6. Tessa says:

    LOVE the white tuxedo. Would love to have an occasion to wear something like that.

  7. Miffy says:

    Oh what I wouldn’t give to be able to wear this kind of outfit. I’d look more like Tina Fey on the cover of her biography…

  8. Vera says:

    The blue/gray outfit is stunning. Cate is my fashion goddess.

  9. Luls says:

    Demi-hot mess-Moore better be taking notes.

  10. Christina says:

    ” she was recently named the new face of Armani fragrances. Reportedly, Cate’s contract is worth $10 million. People Magazine claimed last week that Cate was chosen specifically to front the campaign for the new Armani fragrance Si.”

    About bloody time!!!

    We have the likes of Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lawrence getting massive contracts with big-name fashion houses, while still in their early 20s and still, imho, being a poor match for high fashion. And the gorgeous, talented, stylish Cate has to wait until she’s almost 44? Whatever she’s selling, I’m buying it!

  11. Anna says:

    Perfect as always! Can she be the next big celebrity actress to host/be on the panel of jurors in Cannes? That would be some AMAZING fashion porn!

  12. Dawn says:

    Stunning! Geez I wish I was that tall and slim. She can wear whatever she wants to wear and make it look hip and cool.

  13. OhDear says:

    Love the clothes; it actually looks comfortable,

  14. smee says:

    I just want to look chic and elegant like her for at least ONE DAY in my life!

  15. decorative item says:

    So elegant! Kate is aging beautifully too. I adore everything about her.

  16. ncboudicca says:

    She carries herself so well that I’m sure she’d look damn good if she bought all her clothes at WalMart.

    I think I may be suffering from some kind of disorder, because I really want her to wear a cardigan with the second outfit, LOL

  17. Sarah says:

    I remember long, long ago I used to get Cate and Goop mixed up. I can’t even imagine!!

  18. loveisthecoal says:

    Cate is my female Foreverdong. She could wear a garbage bag and I would still think she looked amazing!

  19. Reece says:

    Love it! All of it! Love her!

  20. Christina says:

    ”how women past a certain age can look stylish and graceful and appropriate”

    Past a certain age? C’mon, she’s 43, not 63! She doesn’t need to break out the twinsets just yet!

  21. lisa2 says:

    I love Cate. Love that she dresses like a woman. Not someone desperate to be 20 something again. Classy always; yet she can be edgy. Never looking like a trashy tart.

    See being over 40 is beautiful and classy. I could name a lot of women that should look at Cate.

  22. simplyspecs says:

    In the second and third photos, she looks at least 50 years old…..stunning in the others though.

  23. Cordelia says:

    Oh Man, Goop wishes she could be Cate B.

  24. Julia says:

    I bow to the Queen… She is stunning

  25. Thiajoka says:

    She really knows how to dress herself. Or how to listen to a good stylist.

  26. Andrea says:

    This woman can do no wrong with me. She’s one of the best actresses to ever exist and I love her so much.

  27. Claire says:

    She’s gorgeous and so perfectly put together but I can only think of Armani’s bronzer rubbing up against her white jacket leaving an orange stain. Haha!

  28. lisa says:

    she’s so effortless

    i feel like this is what goop is going for much of the time but she’s very tries too hard

  29. Ginger says:

    She is soooo gorgeous! We are the same age but her skin looks better than mine. Sigh. She is a goddess.

  30. Tatiana says:

    Wow, she looks amazing and exudes confidence in all the pictures.
    But for me she always looks great as she is one of my girl crushes alongside Angelina Jolie, Marion Cotillard and Rachel Weisz. She is just so beautiful, classy, elegant, talented and always seems so down to earth with everyone. A great lady indeed.

  31. Tania says:

    So beautiful. To me, her face is from another time. She will always be beautiful.

  32. The Wizz says:

    Watched her again in The Aviator last night. Love her.

  33. MavenTheFirst says:

    Armani is all about the drape. That makes him a fashion god to me. Cate looks fabulous.

  34. annaloo. says:

    MORE Cate! LESS Goop! PLEASE

  35. VioletCrumble says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Ms Blanchette at a Sydney seminar a few years ago. She, like most people there, was dressed “elegantly casual”, but what a jaw-dropper she is in real life! She just radiates warmth and class. I was a nobody there, having accompanied one of my highly intellectual friends, yet whenever she spoke to me, it was as if I was the most important person in the room. Later, everyone in our group reported feeling the same. She is not traditionally beautiful, in my opinion, but she exudes such inner beauty that her looks are inconsequential. That’s what makes her stunning. That, and her genuine interest in whomever she’s speaking to. She is a class act, through and through.