Cate Blanchett wears Delpozo, Valentino in Cannes: flawless or fug?


Here are some photos from the Cannes Film Festival photocall for How To Train Your Dragon 2. You know what’s surprising? Gerard Butler is back to doing voice work for this film, yet he didn’t come to Cannes to promote it. Huh. I’m sure there’s a story there. In the meantime… CATE BLANCHETT. She has come to Cannes to save us from all the Blake Livelys and Zoe Saldanas of the world. At the photocall, Cate wore this straight-off-the-runway ensemble from Delpozo. Thoughts? La Blanchett can do anything. I like this for what it is – a smart, interesting, business-casual look.



Cate was joined at the photocall by Jay Baruchel, Djimon Hounsou, America Ferrera and Kit Harington, all of whom do voice work for the animated film. Is this Kit’s first Cannes? I think it might be.



And here are some photos of Cate at last night’s Chopard event in Cannes. She wore Valentino. I’m not crazy about the high neck, but since it’s Blanchett… yeah, she pulls this off.

Photos courtesy of Getty, WENN/Joe Alvarez.

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  1. Alexi says:

    I love it. She can do no wrong.

  2. OhDear says:

    Those are not her better looks: the boxy crop top/high waisted pants look looks good on nobody and the dress is a touch too glittery.

  3. antisocial says:

    I would do things to Djimon, wonderfully sexual things. . . that being said, I wouldn’t turn Blanchett away either, that woman is ethereal, absolutely striking. DJimon deserves a lead role of substance, he always steals the scene when playing smaller parts anyway. Just so. much. yum.

  4. mimif says:

    America looks beautiful! I want to punch Jon Snow in the face and I can’t even with Cate’s Delpozo top. Business casual the what? She’s killing it in those trousers tho.

  5. Dawn says:

    She always looks good in my opinion. Her makeup is flawless or maybe it is her skin that makes the makeup look so good. Love thos shoes!

  6. Mean Hannah says:

    Valentino is beautiful on her, collar and all. Delpozo is all kinds of wrong. It might have worked if the pants were slimmer and not cropped, though. Where in the world would this outfit work as a business casual?

  7. Annabelle says:

    This outfit would look ridiculous on anybody other than Cate Blanchett.

  8. Esti says:

    I love Cate, but that outfit is a disaster. The top, the weird length on the pants, the orange shoes that are too-close-but-not-actually-a-match to the shirt. It doesn’t even look like she bothered to brush her hair. I mean, she still looks better than I ever will in my life because, y’know, Cate Blanchett. But for her, that’s a trainwreck.

  9. Em says:

    Jay Baruchel always looks like a douche for some reason. Top is too boxy on Cate and for the love of good get some sunglasses Kit! I can’t with you’re never-evending “I’m so deep and philosophical, I write poetry in my free time”- squint.

  10. sunsetsnow says:

    I love it! She looks stunning!

  11. Lucy says:

    Her outfits are crazy and fabulous, but the first thing I noticed was her face, specifically her smile!!!

  12. Etheldreda says:

    Why does Jon Snow always look like someone’s just farted in the lift?

  13. Penelope says:

    I love Cate too but that boxy outfit is fug and doesn’t work at all.

    She’s only human! :)

  14. j.eyre says:

    That’s not exactly what one would call a “Photo Ready Face” for Mr. Baruchel, is it?

    I love looking at Djimon Hounsou – could do it all day.

  15. Jayna says:

    Fugly, fugly, fugly.

    But I love the gown

  16. Gemma says:

    Kit Harington is gorgeous! He’s always dressed so nicely, he’s got great style.

  17. salamanca says:

    I don’t know. The outfit is fug, but she makes it good. It’s her face, smile, her posture, siluette.
    The dress is fine, and better on Cate. She’s fantastic.

  18. Mel says:

    She looks more beautiful every year, but her fashion sense hasn’t improved one bit.
    I was very pleasantly surprised by some of her Oscar-related choices, but now, I see, she’s gone back to her horrid dressing. And no, she cannot pull it off, in my opinion. That outfit is simply too horrid for anyone to pull it off.
    Although I sure wish someone did pull it OFF. Literally. :)

  19. Etheldreda says:

    It’s quite instructive to compare Cate to her fellow Aussie actress, Nicole Kidman, who was featured here yesterday. Both women are in their forties, and both are physically quite similar – tall, willowy, with fine features and porcelain skin. However, while Cate looks confident, radiant, and gorgeous, Nicole just looks sad and a little scary.

    When will these women learn that plastic surgery doesn’t make you look young? It just makes you look weird.

  20. D says:

    Cate seems like a cool woman. But I don’t like either outfit. She looks as good as anyone can, but I think those colors and cuts wouldn’t be flattering on many.
    She has beautiful skin. Even though her looks are not the type I prefer , she seems great and makes an effort

  21. Pinky Rose says:

    She is just perfection incarnate. That Delpozo look is super crazy and edgy but the Valentino truly is on a league of its own. I love that she is back at her very best, as at the award season she was playing it a little bit safe. And her face is so beautiful as always, drool.

  22. amanda says:

    ok, why does Kit Harrington ALWAYS look like he smells a fart?


  23. iggie says:

    That shirt looks like something my daughter would draw on me. Fail.

  24. pixie-stix says:

    Can’t say I like what Cate has worn at Cannes thus far (Lainey has pics of her wearing Givenchy at the premiere); but I love her confidence to wear it like a boss, so she gets a pass. Cate looks lovely and fresh here and her make-up is so pretty at the premiere.

    On a different note, it’s nice to see America Ferrera, it’s been ages.

  25. melain says:

    The dress is lovely. The pants are nice, but that bib she is wearing with them is ridiculous.

  26. Megan says:

    Cate must be staying in a hotel that has no mirrors.

  27. Smurphy says:

    Did you see the story about the guy running onto the red carpet and crawling under America’s dress???!!! They were all together for a photo and he came running up and stuck his head under her. WTF!

  28. Santolina says:

    Perfect illustration how color can complement and enhance a woman’s complexion (the Valentino) vs. fighting with it (the Delpozo).