Blake Lively v. Cate Blanchett: who looked better at Milan’s ‘Wonderland’ event?

Here are some photos from last night’s Vogue Beauty In Wonderland exhibition in Milan. Milan Fashion Week is in full effect, and Blake Lively seems to be sticking around for some high-profile appearances. I’m not sure what the dress code was for this Vogue event, but I suspect it was “cocktail chic”. So how does Blake’s new Gucci’s Spring 2014 jumpsuit fit into that dress code? Eh. I think this would have been sort of cool at a premiere in NYC or LA, but during Milan Fashion Week, it looks more like she’s wearing a glitzy track suit, right? And the details on the top of the jumpsuit are very odd – is there a built-in, meant-to-be-seen bra in there, or is Blake’s bra sticking out because the jumpsuit is badly tailored?

Also at the Beauty In Wonderland exhibition… our love Cate Blanchett! Cate was wearing this Prabal Gurung Resort 2014 ensemble. It’s a cute little party dress and it seems perfect for the event. I don’t normally think of Cate as a “feathers!” kind of person, but it’s cool to see her in something she wouldn’t normally wear. Plus, look at her face. That face is timeless. That face is still going to be show-stopping and exquisite twenty years from now. I could stare at photos of Cate for hours.

Incidentally, did you know that Cate has just signed on to direct her feature film? Deadline reported yesterday that she will direct an adaptation of Herman Koch’s bestselling book The Dinner. I would say that she’s taking a page from Angelina Jolie’s book (that book: when a beautiful Oscar-winning actress decided to eschew lead roles and become a director), but honestly, this was probably in the cards for Cate for years now. For the past five years, she’s been co-artistic director of the Sydney Theater Company and she’s been directing plays this whole time.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Ugh, not too crazy about either but I dislike Cate’s look a lot less because well..she’s Cate Blanchett :)

    And I can’t understand Blake’s look at all, it’s serving up some spice girls-circa-1998 realness and not in a good way.

  2. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I think I would have liked each outfit more if they had switched. The feathers would have looked flirty and fun on Blake, and the jumpsuit more alien-elegant on Cate (instead of jumpsuit-y).

  3. Kaye says:

    Who looked better? Oh, please. Blake Lively is not good enough to hold the coat hanger that Cate’s dress was brought in on. Maybe in 20 years, if she doesn’t mess with her face, Blake will be in the right neighborhood.

  4. Mia 4S says:

    Cate rules all, seriously(Although I legitimately like her look a lot more). That jumpsuit is awful and terribly tailored.

  5. blue marie says:

    Cate, always Cate. Blake looks okay, but the top seems lumpy. Are those bra straps or part of the jumpsuit?

  6. Ladylupton says:

    I love the book and so excited to hear Cate will be directing the film. Should be good!

    I also think Cate wins. She’s probably the only person in the world who could year red feathers and not look like a parrot.

  7. Bex says:

    Cate! From the waist up it made me realize she could be wearing a man’s white undershirt and still look ethereal.

  8. Tanguerita says:

    isn’t that funny? – two blondes, more or less similar face bone structure, yet in terms of style, beauty and effortlessness there is a world and a half inbetween them.

  9. bns says:

    Cate’s dress is hideous. Blake wins because I have a thing for jumpsuits.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Neither of them look great. Both outfits had potential as concepts, but both inevitably failed in the execution. They are not that interesting as “art”, not flattering, and the colors and shapes are off. Wearing something different to look unique doesn’t always equal success in pulling it off.

  11. TG says:

    Blake would look better if she had a ponytail or some more hair. It is tied to her head and looks odd with the outfit. Also, as has been discussed on here before Blake is just mall girl pretty there is nothing interesting about her. Cate is gorgeous as always.

  12. Jen says:

    If Blake’s outfit had been a fitted dress it would’ve been hot. But that looks like some Real Housewives crap.

  13. Miss so and so says:

    Cate seems so thin… almost boyish from the waist up. Look at the ends of her collar bones on the top of her shoulders! Her arms are sticks. I love Cate she is gorgeous but too thin

  14. Minervakate says:

    All of Gucci’s s/s collection had these out of control bra straps incorporated – so, to be fair to Blake, she probably got it right off the runway…

  15. Eléonore says:

    My issue with Blake is that every time I look at her all I think is “boob job” and “fake nose”…She is just too plastic. I don t understand why people would refer to her as “hot”. How can a woman be hot and beautiful if she is showing a body that is not entirely hers and has been altered by plastic surgery? And by the way I have seen pics of Blake before plastic surgery and she sure wouldn t have had a career in Hollywood with her natural nose. So to me there is nothing hot or beautiful about Blake. There would be if what she is showing was her natural body.

  16. Timber says:

    Cate is beautiful with flawless skin. Is her hair pinned up? If so, she would really look great with a short bob. I don’t think she is too thin either.

  17. Cecilia says:

    Blakes’ jumpsuit makes her look oddly out of proportion. Pear-like. She looks like she’s got a load of rocks in her pants. I love Cate. She can make anything look better.

  18. Green is Good says:

    Blake nobody doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Cate Blanchett. Done and done.

  19. lauren says:

    They are both beautiful women but I don´t like their clothing choices here. But their make-up looks good.
    I´m just suprised to see Blake so much in 2 days.

  20. mytbean says:

    Blanchett’s skin is literally glowing. What do you think she *really* uses? There are moments when Jolie’s skin looks the same way – like it’s got this inner light radiating through.

  21. smee says:

    Cate for the win (as always).

    The jumpsuit on BL looks like something Rhianna bought but then decided it wasn’t skimpy enough. Doesn’t fit. Looks cheap.

    CB’s feather skirt is so fun without being “girly”. Love the belt/shoes. Said it yesterday and I’ll say it again today – she know how to look elegant, sexy and age appropriate every time!

  22. BW says:

    Blake looks like a common cooter neck. I have to explain that. In Florida, we have these turtles that are called common cooters. They are black with neon stripes down the side of their necks. She looks exactly like one of those.

  23. Celebitchin' says:

    The jumpsuit is terrible. It makes Blake looks like she has a tummy roll and it should’ve been cuffed/hemmed so it isn’t dragging on the floor.

    Cate is Cate and I can’t be objective because…she’s Cate.

    Having said that, had they switched, it would’ve been a much better situation for both.

  24. Jegede says:

    Love Blake.
    Loved her since she was a sporty 16 year old thing giving me Elaine Iriwn vibes in ‘Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’

    Love Cate
    Loved her since her luminous self set the big screen ablaze in ‘Elizabeth’


  25. Fran says:

    Blake’s outfit looks like fancy track pants that don’t fit well at all.

  26. Rita says:

    I’d like to point out that it’s illegal to mention Blake Lively in the same context as Cate Blanchett…… or at least it should be.

  27. Claudia says:

    As much as I love Cate, that dress and her hair are disastrous. I LOVE Blake’s jumpsuit though. Very pretty and flattering. I wish I could pull it off. I’m having height envy.

  28. Dorky says:

    Sorry, but Cate looks EXACTLY like Meg Ryan in her first pic.

  29. IceQueen says:

    I like both outfits. Blake’s body is amazing! Kate is beautiful.

  30. miriam says:

    I had forgotten that Blake Lively existed. An awful and horrendous outfit from her.

    Cate looks much better, and I love the colour of the skirt, but I think it would probably look better with movement than in a still.

  31. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Cate’s outfit reminds me of that black feathered gown she wore the Met Gala–remember when Beyonce wore that too tight/small black and purple feathered monstrosity with the two foot train?

    Cate won that one. She was absolutely perfect and just held herself so elegantly. I think that’s only the second time I have ever gasped when I saw a celeb in a gown. Beautiful.