I always thought that Cate Blanchett’s style would gracefully transition into more classic looks, moving into more “establishment” gowns from Armani and those kinds of designers. It’s sort of remarkable how wrong I was – if anything, Cate’s style is getting crazier every year. Cate wore this rather *interesting* Gucci dress to last night’s Thor: Ragnarok premiere in LA. Cate plays the villain, the first female villain in a Marvel movie, and Cate came to play. It’s actually really smart and fun – Marvel movies can be total sausage parties, and the handful of women involved are usually total bores when it comes to premiere fashion. Not Cate. Cate came to the red carpet to take all of the attention. Good for her. As for the actual dress… it’s unique! Special.
Since I can’t go five minutes this week without writing the name “Harvey Weinstein,” here you go: Cate Blanchett issued a statement about Harvey Weinstein. Cate was never billed as “the First Lady of Miramax” like Gwyneth Paltrow, but Weinstein did produce and promote many of Cate’s movies, like Carol, The Aviator (where she won an Oscar), The Talented Mr. Ripley and more. Cate doesn’t get personal, doesn’t say whether she had any knowledge of or first-hand experience with Weinstein’s perversions and predations. This is her statement:
“Any man in a position of power or authority who thinks it’s his prerogative to threaten, intimidate or sexually assault any woman he encounters or works alongside needs to be called to account. It is never easy for a woman to come forward in such situations and I wholeheartedly support those who have.”
At this point, we’re getting more boilerplate statements of support from celebrity men and women, and this is pretty much the least she could do or say in her position. I don’t judge her for that, and I don’t expect her to share what she knew or what she saw. It’s become pretty clear that Harvey’s predatory behavior knew no bounds and it’s every woman’s right to speak or not speak about what happened or didn’t happen.
I’m also including photos of Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and Tessa Thompson. Tessa’s dress is Schiaparelli Haute Couture.
Photos courtesy of WENN.