Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé at Cannes ‘Sicario’ premiere: beautiful or basic?


Here are some photos from Tuesday’s Cannes Film Festival premiere of Sicario, the cop/FBI drama starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro. Cate Blanchett came out for the premiere, which was nice because I figured she would only hang around for her own promotional work for Carol. But I guess Cate came to Cannes to have fun, hang out and wear pretty clothes. I think Cate can wear pretty much anything, and I’m totally fine with this Armani Privé gown. It’s fine. It’s not groundbreaking and it’s not going to set the world on fire, but it’s pretty, flattering and beautifully detailed. Incidentally, many people believe Carol will earn Cate another Oscar nomination, so we will probably have another excellent Blanchett fashion show this awards season. Yay?



Doutzen Kroes in Dior – this is very similar to a Dior gown that Jennifer Lawrence wore a few years ago. Basically, Doutzen could do better.


Emily Blunt in Stella McCartney. I really like this. I’m surprised it’s by Stella because I really do enjoy this on Emily. I love the pop of green with her emerald earrings too.



Antonio Banderas and his girlfriend (?) Nicole Kempel. She sort of gives off a Melanie Griffith vibe, right?


Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 collection. I strongly suspect that Alicia just came to Cannes to spend time with her boyfriend Michael Fassbender. That makes my eye twitch. But this dress? This dress just bores me. The skirt layers look like a vinyl shower curtain on top of a white shower liner.

Petra Nemcova wants attention in this Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 Couture. I would have liked this more on A) someone else and B) without the belt.


Photos courtesy of Getty, Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. Tristan says:

    Cate looks as refined, elegant & beautiful as always. That is a stunning dress. Armani really suits her understated elegance. Emily Blunt looks super elegant too

  2. Bishg says:

    Jesus Christ. Petra’s bolt-ons. Put them away!!

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      Her entire chest area looks crazy and gross.

    • Kiddo says:

      I was trying to come up with a diplomatic way of mentioning what’s going on. That is definitely not a neckline that is flattering. It is almost frightening.

      • Kitten says:

        I screamed. What is happening there?

        Ok so I googled to see other photos and the photo here is just a particularly awful one. She doesn’t looks as bad in others, but that dress is STILL not right for her.

    • serena says:

      I don’t get why in the world, when you have a problem-area like that, you’d put it on display.. it not flattering, even though the dress is beautiful.

    • Greek chic says:

      And she’s showing them off! She should sue the surgeon.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Yea, I was like what the what! Did she lose weight and lost some in her boobs or what? Didn’t know they were bolt ons…

    • michkabibbles says:

      I saw that, too, and am wondering if part of it is the way she’s standing? She looks like she’s leaning forward and the way her arm is flexed might be doing funky things. I wonder if it would look as bad if she had good posture?

    • M.A.F. says:

      My eyes went to those first. Dear God. It can’t just be the way she is standing either.

    • sills says:

      I thought she was a burn victim, no joke, and thought “that’s pretty brave of her to show off her scars like it ain’t no thing.” Whoooops…

      • ISO says:

        I thought Petra was the Pretty Woman actress, who is a bit older and has had a few children. I have been thinking about this uber plunging neckline as a trend, and this clearly shows that it’s not a cut for everyone!

    • Jib says:

      What is wrong with her chest area?? It looks crooked and saggy and bulbous. Not body shaming, but if my decolletage looked like that, I would never wear a low cut gown!!

    • Nina says:

      Holy crevasse between the baggy boobs! What a weird look and again, another example of how the deep v is not women’s friend!

  3. Dorothy#1 says:

    What the heck is going on with Petra’s boob area??

  4. lower-case deb says:

    not sure about the Batman belt on Alicia, might be better without it?

    the others are fine, i guess.

  5. E says:

    There’s something seriously wrong with Petra Nemcova’s boobs… o.O

  6. GlimmerBunny says:

    Tip to Alicia: if this is the year you plan to “break out” – please wear something more exciting.

    Love Emily’s and Cate’s looks.

    • INeedANap says:

      Yup!! She completely missed an opportunity to make a splash. And if you’re going with an ugly dress, at least make it aggressively ugly and sell the hell out of it. This look as it is, is mildly unpleasant and completely forgettable.

    • JENNA says:

      She’s forced to wear ugly Louis Vuitton dresses because she has a contract with them.

  7. Jessica says:

    I love Cate’s dress. She always does such a good job for dressing for the occasion. Here she’s still wearing something special enough for the Cannes red carpet, but it’s someone else’s film so she’s kept it simple and not done anything that might purposefully take attention away from the stars. 90% of the other attendee’s desperately need to take her cue.

    I kind of like Emily’s dress, but it’s just not quite right. That’s the type of dress Tom Ford does perfectly. Stella just doesn’t have those skills. Those earrings are gorgeous though.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I like Emily’s whole look. Cate’s is nice, though I’m kind of surprised by all the dark, heavier looking dresses this year.
    OMG Petra. NO. That dress might be pretty, but all your eye goes to is her exposed chest.

  9. Ethelreda says:

    Let me see….. Cate looks fab, as always. I saw pics of that dress on the red carpet and it looked ‘meh’ but on her, it’s wow. Antonio’s girlfriend looks like she’s already overdoing the tox. Emily looks OK, but not amazing. Petra’s boobs…. oh my! Did she not look in the mirror before heading out? And what has she done to her face? She looks almost unrecognisable here. And there’s something unlikable about Alicia. I don’t know what it is…. she seems to exude arrogance, which is odd, given that she’s just another ‘up and coming’ actress who’s been ‘up and coming’ for about 5 years now.

  10. Tracy says:

    Petra’s chest looks absolutely deformed! What’s up with that?

    • Jessica says:

      It kind of looks like she had large implants taken out and replaced with smaller ones, leaving excess skin. But I don’t remember if she ever had bigger boobs.

  11. serena says:

    Ladies needs to stop with the too pale lipstick, especially if their make up is pale too. Look at Emily Blunt, it gives her the dry-lips effect!

    I don’t really find Cate’s dress that beautiful, sure it’s nice and tailored well, but it’s also seriously boring. And too dark.

  12. MrsBPitt says:

    Why is Antonio wearing a ring on his wedding ring finger, and why does his girlfriend have a baby bump? Just my two cents, but, I am thinking we will be hearing some news pretty soon about these two!

    • Jayna says:

      I think the baby bump is just alcohol bloat from all the drinking they do together as they travel around. It doesn’t appear that she works since hooking on to him. She looks budget on the red carpet.

      • Kitten says:

        I know nothing about her but her entire look is VERY dated. Budget indeed.

      • FurballFriend says:

        She has a rather grim look on her face, as well. Must be a terrible imposition to go to Cannes.

      • Mary says:

        I say give her a break. She looks like she had to do everything on her own. It’s obvious he doesn’t shell out any money for someone to style his date. She’s on the right side of his age bracket, alcohol bloat is probably from the stress of CANNES!, and she is pretty under the (everyday) makeup, but I feel sorry for her… Can you imagine? Having to walk a red carpet at Cannes, depending on your own amateur makeup skills and a real person’s dress budget? I would personally stay back at the hotel… Hell, fu€k that, I would drop his miserly old man butt! Plus, yeah, huh? What’s up with his wedding ring? Assh0le!

  13. InvaderTak says:

    Cates dress need a something, and the lame bow thing in the front isn’t it. Don’t know what it would be, just saying.

  14. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think Cate’s dress is elegant and beautiful, though it looks hot and heavy close up.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah she looks amazing but up close that fabric looks like it has the weight of burlap. Weird.

  15. Greek chic says:

    What’s wrong with Petra Nemcova’s chest? I wasn’t a good idea to wear a low cut dress.The problem is not the belt here…
    She should hide these terrible implants not show them off! They look worse than Tori Spelling’s.

  16. Jayna says:

    Cate looks amazing, but I would have loved that gown in a deep midnight blue to make it pop a little more. It’s a little meh in the black, but I love the style of the dress. Her hair and make-up are perfection.

    Petra’s boob job with the wide space between was the wrong body for this dress. Very unflattering, and too full in the skirt. She’s a beautiful woman, though.

  17. Jayna says:

    Love Dotzen’s look and also Emily. Both look really fantastic.

  18. I Choose Me says:

    I want to like Cate’s dress, good tailoring but it bores the heck out of me. Or maybe it’s just that I’m disappointed in La Blanchett of late.

    I thought Alicia’s outfit is at least interesting but she doesn’t quite pull it off. It might have worked in a different colour and without the white underskirt. Plus she doesn’t seem confident in it.

    No idea what’s happening with that lady’s breasts but I’m a little tired of plunging v necklines. Great dress on Emily Blunt but her styling is off. She needs some colour on her lips.

  19. jugstorecowboy says:

    Am I missing something? What’s wrong with going to Cannes to spend time with your boyfriend? It sounds glamorous and fun.

  20. S says:

    Perhaps Petra’s chest has something to do with the injuries she sustained in the tsunami? Maybe?

  21. Neelyo says:

    That Stella McCartney dress is good because it’s basic. Anytime McCartney tries an actual design, she fails. I don’t know who’s worse, her or Marchesa.

  22. pixie-stix says:

    Good to read Sicario is set to do well; Emily Blunt and BDT worked together on The Wolfman (the movie tanked but I liked the pairing). I need those earrings, Emily!

  23. poppy says:

    uh the reason the Stella dress looks nice is because it is a complete copy of other designers. the first designer to come to mind is michael kors and his multitudinous versions of this exact dress: shape fabric color.
    Stella still sucks.

  24. kri says:

    Cate’s dress is exquisite. Emily Blunt looks lovely. It sucks that when I look at them all I am starting to see past their looks and into their Woody Allen-loving, LGBT jacking venal hearts. Arrrrgh. Feet of clay stuffed into Manolos.

  25. Velvet Elvis says:

    Blah. Would it kill Cate to put on a pair of earrings, or a necklace? She always looks so unfinished and boring to me.

    • Mary says:

      Agree. The woman is beautiful, the dress is pretty, but both need some bling. That cuff looks silly, out of place, too casual. Fails the look.

  26. K. says:

    I like Cate and Emily. Nemcova’s chest… I lile Alicia’s makeup,I think she has a beautiful face,but the dress,no. It’s a pity because her red carpets choices have always been interesting,but now with her LV contract.. Btw Alicia is the voice of the Ingrid Bergman documentary in competition.

  27. judyjudyjudy says:

    OMG Emily Blunt! Goddess!

  28. LA Juice says:

    Antonio Banderas looks like David Letterman in that photo. Anyone else agree?

  29. FurballFriend says:

    Re: Petra’s boobs. WTH is going on there…looks like a war zone. If my chest looked like that, I would not be wearing a dress with a cutout practically to my navel.