Cate Blanchett in Christopher Kane at the Paris ‘Jasmine’ premiere: lovely or fug?

Here are some new photos from the Paris premiere of Blue Jasmine, the new Woody Allen film that critics are saying is one of his best. It’s such a good movie and Woody seems so proud of his leading lady, Cate Blanchett, that he’s even doing some public appearances to support the film (which is very unusual). Of course, maybe Woody and his wife Soon-Yi just fancied a trip to Paris (which is far more likely). Also in attendance at last night’s premiere: Roman Polanski and his wife Emmanuelle Seigner. Gross. You would think that Woody would not want the comparison.

Cate wore this spider-web Christopher Kane Resort 2014 gown. I’m actually not all that crazy about this gown, and I’m saying that as someone who thinks Blanchett could make a burlap sack look elegant and chic. The dress is a weird design, it doesn’t look like it was tailored properly, and it does nothing for her lovely figure. Plus, those beige-y nude colors are never my favorite on anyone. Still, I guess Cate is building up our expectations – I definitely think she’s going to be Oscar-nominated for this role, and she needs to leave room to really wow us at the Globes, the SAGs, the BAFTAs and the Oscars, right? Right.

As I mentioned in a previous Alec Baldwin post, I went to see Blue Jasmine this past weekend and I really liked it. It’s very much like a modern retelling of Streetcar Named Desire (which happens to be the play Cate did in Sydney and Washington DC for more than a year). I would recommend the film to anyone, really – it’s not a very “Woody Allen film” at all. It feels like Cate’s film. She owns it and it seems like Woody is just going wherever she’s going. I also enjoyed the English actress Sally Hawkins – who did a flawless American accent – as her sister, and the supporting cast was pretty good too. There were supporting roles done by Bobby Cannavale, Louis CK, Peter Sarsgaard and of course Alec Baldwin.

Here’s another interesting little thing about Blue Jasmine – it’s total fashion and jewelry p0rn. Cate’s jewelry is AMAZING. And she kept wearing this gorgeous Missoni cardigan that I was lusting after.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. MeowuiRose says:

    Oooooo she is perfection. That dress is ugly but I don’t even care, she can wear anything. I love her and think she is beautiful.

    • Bubbles says:

      I love her too, but I don’t think she’s beautiful at all. Very harsh face.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I adore her too but there is nothing remotely nice about this dress, alas.

      It fits horribly (especially in the waist), the color is too close to her own skin tone and washes her out, the asymmetrical hem is ugly…the only thing I like about it is the mesh / spiderweb piece at the very top, and even that’s a stretch.

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      “hat dress is ugly but I don’t even care”

      Sounds accurate.

  2. Dingo says:

    Its a great movie – Cate is great and I agree Sally Hawkins is also really good.

  3. Hpeeps says:

    I actually like the spider web part of the dress. The bottom half and the shoes not so much.

  4. Sunlily says:

    In that picture with Ol’ Woody, it looks like she has a deformed lopsided nipple. Not a good look.

  5. Catk says:

    Oh, so romantic, Two Pedophiles in Paris.

    • Cazzee says:


      With the hundreds – if not thousands – of talented filmmakers that are working today, why do we have to go see movies made by these two men????

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      my thoughts exactly

    • phillkatt says:

      LOL – my thoughts exactly. I would NEVER see a movie by either of these creeps. And I still wonder how Woody can make movies in NYC without even one person of color in them, not even walking down the street? I mean he doesn’t have to, its his film, but sheesh — NY is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, (albeit segregated multiculturalism. If he was a conservative director, like Clint Eastwood, he would be roundly criticized for this, but because he is the darling of tne NY intelligentsia, he gets a pass.

    • lisa says:

      im surprised they dont vacation in thailand together

    • Jacqueline says:

      My thoughts exactly: pedophile convention, or what? Why do people work with these men??

  6. Spooks says:

    Sally Hawkins is so amazing, I wish we would see more of her.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      Sally is great. I adore her. Have you seen Persuasion and Happy Go Lucky? Two of my favs.

      • Spooks says:

        Yes, I’ve seen both. Golden Globe well deserved.
        Although, the hairstyle in Persuasion is one of the worst I’ve ever seen on her :D

  7. brin says:

    Make-up and hair are flawless but the dress is not flattering. She’ll look fabulous for all the award red carpets.

  8. *unf* Joan Jett says:

    I like what the other actresses (Sally Hawkins?) is wearing. A little bit like a curtain ca. 1978, still I would want the dress for myself. Shorter though.

  9. maryoomba says:

    pedos, pedos everywhere.

    • Rav says:

      But they are not your average, everyday pedos. They are pedos with artistic talent whose creative talent brings so much to the world that we can overlook the fact that they are pedos. Society only dislikes pedos who make no worthwhile contribution to the world.

  10. Lisa says:

    I felt like that “gorgeous Missoni cardigan” was the Target version. I have it.

  11. Jayna says:

    I don’t know. I kind of like it. It works on her and fits with a Woody Allen quirky movie.

  12. Kiddo says:

    Spider web.

    A good Halloween costume or something for Gaga.

  13. shitler says:

    Woody’s daughter/wife looks like someone’s grandmother. Super fug

  14. MademoiselleRose says:

    I hope she’s up for all these awards not only because she deserves it, but we will also get to see plenty of beautiful dresses. She’s so classy.

  15. Azurea says:

    I like the idea of the dress, but it looks like something went wrong, the web got all tangled at the last minute, they hurriedly tried to pin it in place….then Cate said “F*** it! I’ll just wear it like this!” and dashed to her limo. And she doesn’t look happy about it.

  16. JibberJabber says:

    Cate is divine, but that dress and those shoes are fugly as hell. And the face in the left side of the spiderwebs is giving me the willies.

  17. phillkatt says:

    Cate, Mr. Spyder called, he wants his web back.

    Is anyone else sickened to see those two creepy peodophiles, Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. What Polanski did was RAPE and I just wonder how many other young girls he’s violated.

  18. LahdidahBaby says:

    I love LOVE the spiderweb fabric, but its cut is all wrong and deforms Kate’s figure. Too bad–it could’ve/should’ve been stunning.

  19. Sisi says:

    My ocd hates this dress, it’s asymmetrical EVERYWHERE! Its making me itch :(

  20. reba says:

    The dress is wearing her.

  21. Lucy says:

    I must say she doesn’t look too thrilled to be wearing it, either. Anyways, she gets a pass because she looks perfect the rest of the time!

  22. Bijlee says:

    She pulls it off for some reason. I actually find myself liking the dress. It’s better suited for a low key Halloween party, but I still like it.

  23. Tatiana says:

    I actually love the dress a lot (even if there is a face on it). It is interesting and chic in an odd way. And of course she as always looks beautiful without really trying.

  24. Sisi says:

    That dress is frightening but she is so gorgeous that makes the dress looks kind of lovely.

  25. moon says:

    The dress in itself is fug, but Cate makes everything look amazing. She could wear cling film and still look like a grecian statue. Cate wears the dress, the dress doesn’t wear her.

  26. Denise says:

    Christopher Kane, what on earth is the matter with you?!! You can clearly see what she thinks of the dress. She must have been convinced/bribed/coerced/blackmailed/forced/threatened-to-be-tickled-to-death to walk a carpet in this thing.

  27. Bert29 says:

    Where is Peter Sarsgaard? He does creepy right unlike the two pedos there. Ick.

  28. Flower says:

    When the dress is wearing you then it’s a fail.

  29. emily says:

    That missoni cardigan is from missoni for target!!! I have the same exact one!