It is commonly accepted that Hollywood, like High School, exists primarily on a hierarchy of popularity; and if this holds true, then consider Cate Blanchett to be
Serena van der Woodsen at the absolute head of her class. With her regal posture, porcelain skin and aristocratic cheekbones, Catherine the Great could look pulled-together on the last day of her period in fluorescent lighting. I mean, the girl basically wears everything in her sartorial arsenal with admirable, impenetrable confidence, as if to say, “If you do not like this, it is YOUR PROBLEM.”
The Australian-born mother of three clearly has
pedigree genetics on her side — barely needing to paint her face and typically tossing her flaxen blonde hair into a casual chignon before heading to the parlor. It also doesn’t hurt having full carte blanche to the elite worlds of fashion, beauty and accessories. But whether she’s flaunting chic sophistication at film premieres, rocking playful whimsy at Cannes or bringing the fully-loaded glamour guns at the Academy Awards – Blanchett always has a marvelous sense of occasion. Her Givenchy number at the 2011 Oscars literally slipped me into cardiac arrest.
A few of my favorite looks from the fashion industry’s most beloved leading lady. The Prom Queen, Valedictorian, Head Cheerleader and Student Body President all wrapped into one.