Cate Blanchett in Armani at the Venice Film Festival: gorgeous or overworked?

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'A Star Is Born' - Premiere

I’ve been trying to see if any outlet mentioned why Cate Blanchett attended this year’s Venice Film Festival, but I can’t find anything. She was on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, and she’s usually a fixture at these kinds of events during awards season. But I think she might have just come to Venice this year to… walk some carpets and attend some premieres? She wore a lot of Chopard jewelry, maybe they were paying her to attend. She did wear Armani to both premieres she attended, so maybe Armani was paying her. That’s probably what it was, because she’s already the face of an Armani fragrance, so there you go. I figured it out.

As for Blanchett’s Armani looks – she wore the black-and-feathered gown to the premiere of A Star Is Born. I kind of love it? She looks amazing. The asymmetrical gold-and-black gown was for the Suspiria premiere and I kind of hate that one. I hate the sapphire-and-diamond earring choice with that particular gown too.

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'Suspiria' - Premiere

Thom Yorke attended the Venice premiere of Suspiria because he did the soundtrack/score for the film. His date was Dajana Roncione. And yes, the man wore sandals. I believe they’re Birkenstocks.

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'Suspiria' - Premiere

Naomi Watts in Dior at the Suspiria premiere – this looks very Dior, very worked on, very… eh. It’s not my taste, but she looks fine.

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'Suspiria' - Premiere

Barbara Palvin in two Armani looks – I dislike the gown specifically because it’s on her and it looks much too “old” and matronly for her. The shorter blue dress is okay but I’m not crazy about it, honestly.

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'A Star Is Born' - Premiere

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'Suspiria' - Premiere

Sara Sampaio in Armani at the ASIB premiere – this is completely awful. It’s like she’s wearing a tablecloth with a lace runner.

75th Venice International Film Festival - 'A Star Is Born' - Premiere

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  1. Originaluna says:

    I think La Blanchett looks absolutely regal with the fringed look. Perfection. I also dislike the second look and don’t care much for the other looks either.

    • JanetDR says:

      My first thought was THAT is what Gaga should have worn!

    • Felicia says:

      Blanchette looks spectacular in that first dress. The second is meh…

      Those earrings… pardon my french but f*cking h*ell… the dress sucks but 30+ carats each ear of perfectly matched sapphires… I’d have worn those with a burlap sack just for the the opportunity to wear them. I’d have dressed around those earrings, do you have any idea how hard it is to find sapphires of that size that match in color and can be cut as a pair? I’d put very good money on those being from the Bemainty find in Madagascar a couple of years ago that lasted about 6 months and produced huge and extremely high quality stones.

    • arianan says:

      The fringed dress looks very similar to a dress Angelina wore to Oscars once with those drop dead gorgeous emerald earrings. Of course Angie’s dress had no fringe.

  2. AG-UK says:

    Ha love Thom Yorke and hey he wants to be comfy lol.

    • Arpeggi says:

      Yeah, I think he wins for the most comfy style and not wearing a stupid tie.
      Though Birkenstocks are NOT comfortable on me. I know they’re the best thing ever for some (my mum included), but no matrer how much I try to break them, I end up with blisters and blood on my feet. I easily get blisters to begin with but birks-blisters are on a different level. I’m gutted every time I think about how much I spent for those

      • Jan90067 says:

        Wonder if he could pull this off in Cannes. Don’t they have a RULE that women MUST wear heels, but nothing of the sort in demand for men? Obviously, for Venice, men can go like slobs, but women must still dress to the nines. Wonder if the mode of dress was the opposite, and his date (or Cate) showed up in Birkenstocks… their heads would explode!

      • BeanieBean says:

        Those don’t seem to be Birkies. Birkenstocks always have buckles + that cork sole.
        And Jan90067: good point!

    • TandemBikeEscapee says:

      Ha! If you’re clearly no supermodel, go comfy go eclectic.

    • mia girl says:

      At least he’s not wearing his sandals in the Japanese style.

  3. Melania says:

    Cate Blanchett is so regal. Gorgeous

  4. EMc says:

    Kaiser I loved that you worked that out and left it in print for us to read.. I do this in emails at work.. I assume people probably roll their eyes at me! 🙂

  5. Really says:

    I liked cate Blanchett and Barbara Palvin ( the blue one) looks, also I prefer Barbara Palvin first look a short print dress she got the first day. That girl is beautiful.

  6. Darla says:

    Cate is overrated. In talent, and lord knows in fashion.

  7. minx says:

    I thought that to-the-waist v neck look was over. So unflattering.

  8. Karen says:

    I’m not crazy about the feathers. I generally dislike feather.. It just always looks a bit fussy.

    I think Cate Blanchett looks her best in less diva-ish dresses. I loved, loved, loved her style as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator. I know that was a period movie and she can’t be expected to dress like it’s the 40s in real life, but I just think she looks great in slightly androgynous or bohemian clothes, a little unkempt, like a flowy pantsuit or something. She’s got such a strong and characteristic face, she can pull of that kind of androgynous look, just like Katharine Hepburn could in her time.

  9. notthisagain says:

    I actually like Sara’s dress

  10. Redgrl says:

    The only one I like is the gold-shouldered Blanchett one.

  11. May says:

    Cate is stunning, as always. I think the Door one could be lovely, if it were strapless and longer.

  12. Yes Doubtful says:

    I love Sara Sampaio’s dress!

  13. Other Renee says:

    I like both of Barbara’s dresses. She looks lovely. Especially in the blue one.

    Hate the feathers on an otherwise gorgeous gown. I don’t know why Cate bugs me in recent years. Maybe an unfair perceived attitude problem. Like she comes off as thinking she’s above mere mortals.

  14. Aang says:

    I love that first dress but my first thought was, “that’s what Manafort’s ostrich coat Should have looked like”.

  15. Jess says:

    Love Cate’s first dress. Hate all of the other looks.

  16. ichsi says:

    Ok, for a second I was pretty mad at Thom York for getting divorced without my knowledge but apparently his wife died? Oh this is sad.

  17. mannori says:

    Nothing to say about her fashion choices: even when I don’t particularly like some of her outfits she’s always interesting, never boring, she takes risks and she seems to enjoy a lot playing with fashion and I like that a lot, specially because she can pull off basically everything. Having said that, and this comes from a place of appreciation for her as an actress and a celebrity, she’s making me sick of seeing her *EVERYWHERE*. She’s been continuously in every red carpet, every awards show, every event, magazines, movies, festivals, …that too much exposure is not a good thing for an actress of her caliber, even when all her appearances are delightful for fans…she needs to slow down for a bit, make the public miss her a little bit, and then come back.

  18. Susannah says:

    Kate’s stunning first dress is based on John Singer Sargent’s “Portrait of Madame X“ in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.

  19. Littlefishmom says: