Cate Blanchett wore a show-stopping Armani at the Venice Film Festival’s final night

Cate Blanchett poses on the red carpet at Closing Ceremony and Finale during  the 77th Venice International Film Festival ( La Biennale Di Veneziale ) on Saturday 12 September 2020

Even though the pandemic is still raging in large swaths of the world, the past few weeks have seen people attempt to go back to some kind of normalcy. The NBA Bubble has been largely successful, as was the New York bubble for the US Open. The Venice Film Festival became the first major film festival to try to do some kind of “business as usual” – they held actual premieres, with people, and did real red carpets. I’m not aware of a spike in coronavirus cases in Venice, so everything seemed to go pretty well, although obviously, there weren’t tons of people there. The festival gave out their awards on Saturday – Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland won the Golden Lion. You can see the other award winners here.

For the final ceremony, jury president Cate Blanchett went all-out in this striking Armani look. The red bodice combined with the multicolor ikat sheer poncho/cape – wow. I’ve really enjoyed Cate’s fashion recycling, but I appreciate that she’s thrown in a couple of new-to-us looks, and this was the show-stopper for the final night. Well done!

77th Venice Film Festival held in Venice, Italy - Closing Ceremony

Cate Blanchett poses on the red carpet at Closing Ceremony and Finale during  the 77th Venice International Film Festival ( La Biennale Di Veneziale ) on Saturday 12 September 2020

Bonus: Vanessa Kirby in a simple, sleek black gown and a red lip. I’m a big fan of Kirby but I feel like her red carpet styling just needs a little something extra? But in a pandemic, this is more than fine.

Vanessa Kirby pose on the red carpet at Closing Ceremony and Finale during  the 77th Venice International Film Festival ( La Biennale Di Veneziale ) on Saturday 12 September 2020

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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29 Responses to “Cate Blanchett wore a show-stopping Armani at the Venice Film Festival’s final night”

  1. Sojaschnitzel says:

    Anyone else see a goose face on her midsection?

  2. Lennn says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t really care about these dresses anymore?? I want to, I try to, but I feel nothing! Help me lord, the pandemic has affected my red carpet-mojo.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Me, too! I’ve seen no one but my husband in six months! My new book came out in May and the tour had to be cancelled. My bathroom basin is plugged but I’m nervous about having the maskless Trumpian plumber in my house. I keep ordering shoes. Help!

      • Snazzy says:

        Congrats on the book!!!!

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Thanks, Snazzy! Sometimes it seems as if the publication never happened and the book doesn’t exist. Most days, I’m more aware of my slow-draining bathroom basin. Your congrats are much appreciated.

  3. Snowslow says:

    This dress is HIDEOUS to me. She has green eyes on her boobs and the whole thing looks like a cheap bordello curtain made from an acrylic glued-on material imitating hand-embroidered work.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    I like it – it’s interesting and different. Would I wear it? Absolutely not. But it makes for a good red carpet photo.

  5. Ohlala says:

    Oh this dress is hideous

  6. Loretta says:

    I’m in love with Blanchett’s dress. Beautiful

  7. josephine says:

    The whole look ages her. Her gorgeous figure is lost in the overlay and it looks like something a much older woman would wear down to the pool.

  8. Who ARE These People? says:

    Gal Gadot’s aging Wonder Woman will wear this by the pool at her neo classical retreat outside Vegas.

  9. Seraphina says:

    I am not in love with this dress, but I think Cate can do no wrong so I will give this a pass. Plus, it was daring and not the run of the mill runway look – GO CATE!

  10. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I wish they had done more with her hair and makeup. A red lip would have been fantastic with this. I actually like Vanessa Kirby’s red carpet style. It reminds me of Rosamund Pike’s red carpet style. They both lean into the minimalist icy blonde vibe.

    • TorontoBeach says:

      Usually, I don’t enjoy Vanessa Kirby’s fashion choices but I do like this dress. Wide jewelled bracelet/cuff at the wrist would make it even better. Not that anyone cares but i find Vanessa’s shade of blonde hair garish. Darker shade would be more complimentary.

    • TorontoBeach says:

      Usually, I don’t enjoy Vanessa Kirby’s fashion choices but I do like this dress. Wide jewelled bracelet/cuff at the wrist would make it even better. Not that anyone cares but i find Vanessa’s shade of blonde hair garish. Darker shade would be more complimentary.

      Cate’s dress is not doing it for me but I love how she’s always willing to take a chance.

  11. Robin says:

    That’s not the way I would design a peacock dress, but sure.

  12. Case says:

    I like the dress. It’s a little weird but at least it’s really different. I’ve missed this kind of riskier look from the Oscars the past few years.

  13. Sorella says:

    Not liking this dress at all, but a gown that different and bright certainly deserves more than a everyday Mom-on-a-school run hairdo!! The hair is always so blah and yet she goes for these far out fashions. I used to find her fashiony but she’s lost her mojo, often she just looks to try hard now to me, not sure what changed, but I’m rarely excited by any of her fashi
    on anymore.

  14. Alex says:

    I like the dress but the hair is very…idk looks like a casual work-day bob. I would have done something chic with the hair…or added some type of hair accessory at least that went with the dress.

  15. Alex Schuster says:

    It takes lots of confidence to wear that wanna be moomoo dress

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