Cate Blanchett may have turned down the Golden Globes – how would you read it – but she did appear at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, Received her Best Actress trophy. For her first major awards season appearance in 2023, the Tár( actor isn’t thinking about her beloved Armani or Alexander brand McQueen, but to Max Mara. In the process, Blanchett discovered a whole new style, one that her fellow Hollywood men have championed since the Golden Age: the classic button-down shirt.
While crisp white shirts are always on the red carpet for tulle-hating stars (remember Sharon Stone 2018’s Oscar look, a lavender Vera Wang skirt with a classic Gap shirt?), Kate’s blouse and matching maxi skirt in an undyed, unwashed linen shade look safari chic , and the dual colors of fashion explorers. It breaks the mold of awards season by listing Blanchett as a trailblazer in her own right, thank you very much.
We’ve seen this before. As Hollywood slowly wakes up to the word “sustainable” and accepts that vintage is more than just a nostalgic trend, Blanchett is re-clothing her own archives and proving it’s always been a “chic riff” . “Kate is as thoughtful and present in everything she does as she is in the show,” her longtime stylist Elizabeth Stewart said recently. “Even when choosing a red carpet look, she inspires me to think deeper and more seriously about our choices and the impact we can make.”