Cate Blanchett in seafoam Armani at the Oscars: one of the best looks ever?


Before Cate Blanchett came onto the red carpet, I thought Saoirse Ronan was going to be my favorite dress. Then Blanchett walked out on the carpet with THIS DRAMA. This custom-made, seafoam green Armani is absolutely perfect… on Cate. I think I might have had a problem with this on someone else, but with Cate’s height, her figure, her coloring, this was as close to perfect as we’re ever going to get. The Armani photographs well, it moved well, and it looked amazing on stage as she presented too. I think she knew well enough that she wasn’t going to win another Oscar, so she just came out to have fun, pick up her crazy Oscar swag bag, party with Leo and win the red carpet.



Also in Armani? Another Best Actress nominee, Charlotte Rampling. Controversies aside, I think she’s a very elegant woman and this dress is totally fine. The lilac shoes though? No.



Note by Celebitchy: This is Naomi Watts in Fall 2015 Armani. On the E! Red Carpet discussion they said that she had two dresses picked out and that Liev helped her decide on this one. This was probably my favorite dress of the entire night, it’s dramatic, it fits her like a glove and the color and fishtail pattern along the skirt are amazing. Kaiser thought it was 80s and dated but I just found it very striking. She has on Bulgari jewels.



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  1. Cate says:

    Naomi may have looked terrible but her hunk of burning love Liev looked quite handsome.

  2. als says:

    I like all the dresses but especially Naomi’s. Anything Joan Collins would wear is great in my book. The colors are beautiful, though I don’t know how it looked in motion.

    I don’t think Cate’s dress goes very well with her light coloring, it is close to washing her out but it is gorgeous.

  3. Ethelreda says:

    Naomi was my favourite look of the night – dress, hair, make-up, everything on point – and she’s not even a nominee. I’m her age, with similar colouring (though sadly that is where our similarities end!) so I’m always interested to see what she’s wearing.

    Cate was also gorgeous – on anyone else that dress might not have worked, but on Cate…..

    I didn’t think much of Brie and Saoirse’s dresses when I first saw them, but now I’m beginning to change my mind.

    Charlize Theron was absolutely breathtaking. Talk about a goddess.

  4. ichsi says:

    Whut? It’s true that Cate can make everything work, including this, but I think this dress is mediocre at best. Love her styling though and the earrings.

    • Kate says:

      I hate it. I think it’s almost a little childish but somehow she made it look just ok.

    • Snazzy says:

      Yes agreed! She’s a gorgeous woman with great taste, but this isn’t a jaw dropping fashion moment by any stretch of the imagination

    • mee says:

      eh. looked like fake flowers tacked onto a satin dress. it looks better on these photos than it did in motion.

      naomi always looks fantastic to me. but, to bitch a little, i think she’s getting a little too thin.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      I hated this dress, really hated it. The color & shape are beautiful but the details to it (flowers, foamy thing, parakeet feathers?) were the worst.

    • Bridget says:

      DId anyone actually see the dress on camera? It was incredible, it looked sculptural, and Cate carried it off amazingly.

    • Jib says:

      I hate it. Some plastic flowers and a glue gun and she was off to the Oscars. Ugh.

  5. paolanqar says:

    I might be the only person on the planet to find Cate’s dress incredibly fugly and uninspired.
    The sea theme is all wrong and don’t get me started with the feathers.
    maybe if the flowers and the feather were only on the top part I would have liked it. But I admit that if someone else wore it would have been even worse.
    her face is stunning though. Her cheeks are amazing. perfect-

    • OTHER RENEE says:

      I don’t like Cate’s dress at all. Not the color or Omg the feathers.

      Naomi looks fabulous. That dress was one of my faves.

    • Farhi says:

      I don’t like the dress either but I love the color, it is so gentle and soothing. But it is hard color to wear.

  6. jeanpierre says:

    I can’t with Cate’s dress. The color, the details… Just dreadful.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I agree. It’s hideous. The colour, the flowers… It looks like a Marchesa.

      • Greenieweenie says:

        Nooooo…Marchesa looks like crap with appliqués and feathers gluegunned to it. Look at the balance here: the shoulders are structured and carry the rest of the dress. It’s not my taste, but I think it’s well designed and looks great on her.

    • Anne tommy says:

      Thumbs down to Cate, fussy fussy fussy.

  7. Claudia says:

    I don’t like Cate’s dress AT ALL. Naomi on the other hand looks lovely!

  8. ell says:

    seriously? yes, the colour looks lovely on her, but the dress overall is really quite ugly.

    charlotte rampling’s dress is amazing, absolutely beautiful.

    naomi’s dress is beautiful as well, love the colours.

  9. GlimmerBunny says:

    I must admit I gasped when I first saw a glimpse of Cate. That really is the perfect color for her.

    She and Naomi were two of my favorites. They were just amazing looks the both of them – beautiful, glamorous, unique, flattering (Cate’s waist!!) and memorable.

    • teacakes says:

      she’s also lucky to have a colouring that’s perfect for it – god knows if I tried that seafoam shade, I’d look like something the cat brought in.

    • Blair Warner says:

      Cate was my best of the night, no question. Though there wasn’t a lit of competition this year …

  10. Jayna says:

    Cate’s dress makes me want to puke. I hate the color seafoam green/blue, whatever it is, hate it.

  11. Luciana says:

    Charlotte probably has some foot issues. Bare in mind she is in her 70s. Her whole look was on point and looked elegant and pretty.

    Cate looked amazing. The same goes for Naomi.

    • Carol says:

      I agree. The shoes don’t look bad when they are just peeping out from under her dress. They just look horrid when they are in full sight. I thought Rampling was incredibly stylish. As were Cate and Naomi.

      I think I don’t like Naomi’s necklace though. Something bugs me about it.

  12. tifzlan says:

    I agree with you on Cate, though i saw many comments on the contrary in the open post last night. Naomi also looked gorgeous. Beautiful dress.

    • Kitten says:

      I love Cate’s dress but I wish they eased up on the feather-flower stuff on the bottom portion of the dress..
      ….it’s strange but I love the top half but the bottom half…not so much.

  13. MacScore says:

    Naomi Watts looked absolutely stunning – what a fantastic dress. Real drama, great fit, fabulous. I appreciate the workmanship in Cate’s Armani dress – but I have to agree with some other people here – the color is wrong for her; in my opinion it washes her out. I’d love to see her in something stronger, more minimalistic and architectural, not this fluff.
    Charlotte Rampling looks very elegant indeed; the low heel is probably comfortable, but the shade is wrong with the dress.

  14. cakecakecake says:

    I love Cate’s look on her, yall see her classy backshot?? love it
    sorry but she can do no wrong in my book.

    my favorite look of the night.

  15. Sisi says:

    the lady in the third picture just about sums up my reaction of Cate’s dress

  16. Seraphina says:

    Care can do no wrong in my book and Mrs. Leia looked great too. Kudos. Well done to both.

  17. Marianne says:

    I didn’t like Cate’s dress at first, but it ended up really growing on me. It has a fairy tale-esque vibe to it.

    Naomi was very pretty last night too.

  18. Micki says:

    I think that was the most dramatic of all dresses and the colour is gorgeous.
    Luckily Cate is fashion-forward and unafraid to choose unusual details.
    What saves Naomi Watt’s dress to be another dead-boring column dress is the colour and the pattern.

  19. ds says:

    Watts looked wonderful. I love this dress. And she did “supporting my man” great!

  20. Lucy2 says:

    I wasn’t sure about Cate’sat first, but the more I look at it, the more think it’s perfect on her. On most others it would be a mess though.
    I likes Naomi’s, and would have liked charlottes if not for the weird patches over her boobs.

  21. Beatrice says:

    Armani for the win!! Loved all three dresses–very appropriate for each woman. Naomi’s was the best though!

  22. alexc says:

    Thought Cate’s dress was utterly spectacular. Looking at the details up close made me swoon: the feathers and crystals were incredibly beautiful and amazing. I’d say on anyone else it would be borderline. On her it was perfection.

  23. HK9 says:

    Cate’s dress is spectacular. This is what you should wear to the Oscars.

    • vauvert says:

      I agree. One of my faves.
      I am feeling pretty torn about Naomi – colour and fit are great but I really don’t like all the stripes going on.
      Charlotte’s dress would have been fine without the idiotic pockets on her chest. What is that?

  24. Diana B says:

    I had an “ahhhh” moment when Cate got to the Carpet. That dress was perfection. Also, Naomi Watts. Simply gorgeous.

  25. LtoZ says:

    naomi watts never gets is wrong. even when she’s off – she’s still a home run. i loved this dress and her styling.

  26. Magnoliarose says:

    Loved Cate and Naomi. Rooney is boring as usual.

  27. Josefina says:

    I hated Cate’s look when I was watching the show but it actually looks cute in these pictures.

    Love Naomi. It’s totally ’80s, but it looks so good on her.

  28. tracking says:

    Cate was one who brought pure glamour. Very few could have pulled off this dress.

  29. ReineDidon says:

    Naomi’s necklace is sickening. She’s lucky to be the face of Bvlgari.
    Both dresses are gorgeous. Cate’s dress looked like a dream in motion.

  30. Green Is Good says:

    All 3 ladies look lovely. Wow, Charlotte Rampling is regal!

  31. felixswan2 says:

    Naomi looked stunning. Everything worked for her. I’m torn about Cate’s dress. I actually think she looks beautiful and I love the hair, but I would hate this dress on anyone else.

  32. Saks says:

    I hate Cate Blanchett´s dress, although I guess it has a lot to do with the fact that I’ve seen so many awful/fugly versions of this dress at Quinceañeras parties

  33. toby says:

    these three are easily the best of the night!

  34. maggie says:

    They all look great other than the ugly guy hanging off Naomi. I find him sooooo unattractive. Ugh.

  35. siri says:

    I like Naomi’s dress, but think the necklace is too much. Something more subtle, or nothing at all, and bigger earrings. Cate’s dress I don’t like. The color washes her out, and those flowers…perhaps it would have worked better to only have flowers on the lower OR upper part…

  36. Magpie48 says:

    Did anyone else see Naomi and Liev’s impromptu interview on the stiars inside the theater? It was incredibly stilted and awkward. She seemed tense and “off,” and I thought he was looking at her (while she was responding very strangely to an innocuous and basic question about Spotlight) with contempt. I just thought the short interview captured a slice of their relationship.
    Naomi is such a lovely woman, she looked flawless, as usual. What I wouldn’t give for her jewelry! Although my favorite was a couple years ago (?) yellow dress with the Bulgari diamond snake necklace. Divine!

  37. Liesl says:

    Cate looks amazing, but having shopped for Easter dresses for my littles recently, I have to admit her getup is a little too close to Target’s spring line for toddlers. Ditto for Naomi. She looks fabulous, but almost positive my 11-yr-old wore a shorter version of that dress to her dance recital last year.

  38. Grant says:

    I hated Cate’s dress. If you told me that Marchesa was behind that abomination, I would believe you.

  39. Nori says:

    The two Aussie ladies and the Irish lady gets thumbs up for outfits. In this order: Cate, Margot (needed a bit more accessorising and boring hair), Saoirse (also lacking accessories around neck). And Daisy Ridley was pretty but her dress inappropriate (short) and a bit too informal for the Oscars.

  40. Camille says:

    Naomi – Stunning.

    Cate looks great too.

  41. What's inside says:

    Love Kate’s dress and the way she looks — this is what I expect of her appearances on the red carpet, not that hapless missmash that she has been sporting lately.

    Naomi looks wonderful, tiny, and like a princess.

  42. Anare says:

    Naomi’s dress is stunning. Love it. Cate’s dress is really perfection. That color and all that embellishment could have been a tacky minty mess but it all came together to look heavenly. Maybe it’s just Cate. Whatever she puts on immediately becomes magic.

  43. Aurora says:

    Love the colors & textures of these dresses. So interesting & the mint looks delicious!