Cate Blanchett in Armani at the Cannes ‘Women’s March’: stunning?

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Cate Blanchett is this year’s jury president at the Cannes Film Festival. Cate is getting credit for helping to organize a “women’s march” on the Cannes red carpet on Saturday night too. Ahead of the first premiere event of Saturday, Cate and 81 other women – including many of the big-name celebrities at Cannes right now – “marched” on the carpet in solidarity with #MeToo and Time’s Up. The number 82 was significant, because that’s the number of female directors who have shown films at the Cannes Film Festival since its inception. In that time, 1,866 male directors have shown their films at the festival. Stark. The goal of this women’s march is to have 50-50 gender equality in female & male directors by 2020. You can read more about it here. For the protest and premiere, Cate wore Armani. She looked great.

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Amber Heard in Giambattista Valli Spring. Good lord I hate this. Really and truly. It’s not that I hate shorter dresses on the Cannes red carpet, but if you’re going to wear a minidress, it better be the best minidress you’ve ever seen. This is not that. This is a disaster.

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Kristen Stewart in Chanel, obviously. She looks like she’s about to go sailing in 1925. It’s not a bad look, per se. It’s just… quite a look.

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Helen Mirren in velvet Elie Saab. You guys, I love Helen but this is bad, right? It’s much too costume-y. She looks like she’s playing Lady Guinevere-as-a-retiree in a high school production of King Arthur.

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I’ve lost count of how many costume changes Marion Cotillard has made so far in Cannes. Here’s Marion in a white Armani jumpsuit.

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Here’s Marion in an Adam Selman romper/mullet skirt. I actually think this is amazing.

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And here are some shots of Marion at the women’s march. Her black gown is Guy LaRoche.

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  1. FLORC says:

    Oh, helen… yea it’s costume awful…

    • greenmonster says:

      I find her make-up awful as well.

    • lightpurple says:

      It looks like she originally intended to wear that to the Met Gala.

    • minx says:

      It’s too much fabric, for one thing. Maybe if it was pared down…..nah, it would still be bad.

    • Malificent says:

      It’s completely costumy and totally inappropriate for spring in the south of France. But I still love it. If I had the money, I would wear the sh*t out of that dress at our local Renaissance Festival and twirl around like a princess.

    • Carmen says:

      Like a blue version of Miz Ellen’s po’teers.

    • MagicalDay says:

      I understand recycling gowns, something trend-proof and eclectic and for that particular time of year. On trend is so tired, but appropriate for the season/occasion is always right..

  2. Ankhel says:

    Slightly surprised I agree with a fashion post here! Well, mostly.

    Cate has a GREAT gown, but she needs a hairbrush and a strong lip.
    Amber’s look is pure no. Her ponytail and shoes fight with her dress too.
    Kristen’s outfit isn’t good, but she looks happy and at ease for once, so OK?
    Helen’s look is amusing, since I’m pretty sure she’s played medieval characters in gowns just like that. She knows!
    Marion’s two first outfits are fair enough, but the black dress is fug and not great for the occasion. So frumpy, yet naked.

    • Carey says:

      Marion’s dress looks like she has censor bars on her breasts and ladybits, which, if intentional, would be kind of awesome.

      • Ankhel says:

        Lol! That’s true.

      • MagicalDay says:

        I think most of the ensembles are “right” for the event (save for Helen Murin’s choice) but how can Cate Blanchett work for WA and still do a woman’s march?

  3. tracking says:

    I’ve been loving both KStew’s and Cate B’s Cannes looks.

  4. Caitlin Bruce says:

    I adore Marion’s white jumpsuit. It’s simole but so classy 😍

    • ZGB says:

      yeah. And I normally gate jumpsuits but I’d wear Marion’s if I could

    • minx says:

      I love it too, although I can’t tell if the pant legs are uneven or it’s just the way she’s standing. Beautiful though.

  5. LittleWing says:

    Yes miss helen, come through Morgana! #Excalibur

    • Mumzy says:

      Ding ding! You definitely win for the most precise comment, ye ole film expert, you. Well done!

  6. Imqrious2 says:

    I think Cate can go take several seats next to Woody Allen. She has no business leading any “Me Too” anything, IMO.

    Helen’s dress looks wildly out of place. Not just too costumey, but dark velvet, in Cannes, in mid May?

    Marion looks good, like she’s really having fun with the fashion. But I am SO OVER the sheer panels! Guess we should be grateful there aren’t Granny pants under there!

    Kristen looks a bit….off? Don’t know if it’s the styling, or the red lip and those glasses…perhaps the fit of the pants? But “off” to my eye.

    Amber would’ve looked much better without the white sash.

    • Rescue Cat says:

      I have to admit I also thought of Woody Allen when I saw Cate leading the protest.

      • Ankhel says:

        Oh, me too. (Hah.)
        And Roman Polanski.
        My friends watching this were like: She’s a goddess! Me: She can sit down.

      • VintageS says:

        It made me sick. What a hypocrite. I have lost all respect for her.

    • Justwastingtime says:

      This on Cate. She is such a hypocrite. Although I do think that we need to remember that we need to be calling out the abusers first… looking at you woody Allen

      On a hopeful note. I was at a family oriented party (kids and adults) two weeks ago that had a DJ who put on an RJ Kelly song and the immediate reaction of most of the women in the room was “just no”. The dj quickly changed the song. ..

    • Tootsie45 says:

      YES. I have loved her so over the years, but that Woody Allen mess was BULLSHIT. If you aren’t prepared to stand up and actually lose something, what kind of a fighter are you anyway. She’s going to have to do a lot to climb up out of that hole.

      Love Marion’s first two, but I don’t understand the sheer black mess.

  7. QueenB says:

    Didnt she just use the “the best person should get the job” and is now marching? Also did she ever come out against Woody Allen?

    But yeah I am totally for marching in Armani for equality!

    • Rescue Cat says:

      She said Woody Allen wasn’t convicted of anything. So she doesn’t see any reason to denounce him.

      • Tootsie45 says:

        At which point, her name was written in permanent marker on my sh*t list.

        “Let the courts decide” is the “go to the police,” of the educated. F*ck off Cate.

  8. Dani2 says:

    Cate “I named my baby after convicted sex offender Roman Polanski” Blanchett and Kristen Stewart who defended Woody Allen with this statement: “I was like, ‘What do you think? We don’t know any of these people involved. I can personalize situations, which would be very wrong.’ At the end of the day, Jesse and I talked about this. If we were persecuted for the amount of shit that’s been said about us that’s not true, our lives would be over. The experience of making the movie was so outside of that, it was fruitful for the two of us to go on with it” demanding parity for women reeks of fake wokeness to me. These two in particular are only good at supporting women’s rights when it suits them so I’m not as moved by this as I should be.

    I’m here for Ava and Queen Agnes though.

    • TotallyOld says:

      So true – Cate & Kristen make this obvious show of support only when it benefits them. But half the women there are in the same category. The majority of them wouldn’t hesitate to be in a film with Polanski, Allen and so many others if it meant it would be good for their career. I’m frankly sick of seeing this fake outrage. Shut up and support women in other ways, help fund women in their political careers, help women’s shelters, etc. There are so many worthwhile examples but the Hollywood elite only care about if it looks good and gets media attention.

    • otaku fairy says:

      Kristen’s argument would have been fine and perfectly understandable if the stories about Woody Allen were just coming from gossip, sort of like with Harvey Weinstein and another producer- that’s another reason why the way rumors about celebrities being abused are treated in the culture needs to change altogether. But Woody Allen’s victim- his own daughter- came forward herself. Instead of believing the victim and her family, she believed the seemingly nice (to her) male public figure who was helping her career.

  9. Other Renee says:

    Marion’s jumpsuit is amazing. The checkered outfit, however, is making my head spin and giving me a headache. The black kinda naked dress at the march is just stupid.

    Amber, that dress is as bad as your choice in men.

  10. Jayna says:

    Cate is breathtaking in that gown.

    Marion knocked it out of the park with both looks.

    Kristen, nope. That outfit is fug on her.

    I actually love Helen in that gown. She will turn 73 in a few months, but she’s never invisible on the red carpet. She always looks fantastic and is still a sexy woman in a very elegant way.

    • Lady D says:

      OT: Jayna, you were right about Meghan’s dad. I thought he was better.

      • Jayna says:

        I know I can be cynical, but everything seemed set up to me. And the catching him in LA with the flowers at her mother’s door was another shot I just knew had to be set up.

        I feel so sorry for Meghan. It’s one thing to have much older estranged half-siblings be trash and making money off of her. But to have her own father, who is supposed to love and protect his daughter, and knowing how much stress she is under marrying into the royal family, to be setting up all of these pap photos for financial gain is abhorrent to me. And then how embarrassing that the public now has absolute proof of it in front of them. How is she going to feel now introducing him to the queen? He is such a lowlife for doing this. The only person in her family who hasn’t sold a story or photos is her mother.

        If I were Meghan, I would be devastated. I would want to disinvite him from the wedding. But even if she doesn’t, if I were her, Iwould never ever, after this, have him walk me down the aisle.

  11. Hoping says:

    When Cotillard is the best dressed, you know there is something terribly wrong.
    Someone should put an end to Stewart and Chanel partnership, she is a gorgeous woman with a personal strong style but with Chanel she looks just AWFUL. Anyway, it made me smile the fact that with those sunglasses and that pose she immediately reminded me of FKA Twigs.

  12. Penelope says:

    Cate’s confidence and body are amazing—she is almost perfection in that dress. She really needs to brush her hair, though. The bedhead look is a no.

    • Jayna says:

      She is perfection in that gown for sure. Ah-mazing.

      • SM says:

        I agree. And her fashion was real strong in Cannnes. Almost enough to divert the attention from the problematic things she said about Allen and sexual abuse

  13. Reef says:

    Stewart is in her 20′s, why is she wearing her grandmama’s Sunday’s Best joggers?

  14. ladida says:

    marching is great, but it doesn’t mean much if you don’t practice what you preach, especially as a person with influence and power. But it’s never too late. And I love Helen’s dress! It’s good crazy.

  15. KB says:

    Love, love, love Marion’s jumpsuit. Her black dress is a big swing and a miss for me.

    Cate’s dress is okay, less impressive than her Mary Katrantzou but maybe she didn’t want to distract from the message.

  16. Ladykeller says:

    March on over to Dylan Farrow’s house and apologize for your crappy public comments.

    • justwastingtime says:

      Ladykiller, love your comment, but nope ain’t gonna happen as Dylan Farrow will annihilate her. Don’t know what kind of a house Cate grew up in but Dylan and Rowan grew up in a house where the conviction and the verbal skills are strong.

  17. cate says:

    i’ve long ago lost ALL RESPECT for cate. she has put her foot in her mouth time after time with regards to her statements about sexual abuse, metoo, woody allen and roman polanski. she is not to be admired for her PR walk. gross

  18. Veronica S. says:

    I think it’s the gold embroidery that throws Mirren’s look into costume territory. Combined with the sleeves, it gives it a “courtly” look. If you removed that and streamlined the outfit by getting rid of some of the drapery, it would look quite pretty on her.

    I unironically love the mullet/romper checkered outfit on Marion. I also don’t mind Amber’s dress, but I think the bow around the waist interrupts the pattern a little too much. Get rid of that and leave the neckpiece, and it’s a fun, quirky dress.

  19. LittlefishMom says:

    Kristin Stewart looks pretty I just wish her jacket was buttoned. Love that other girls Armani jumpsuit!

  20. babu says:

    Cate, you look fab.

  21. smee says:

    Cate Blanchett is killing it this year. I love that black dress on her – the fit, her posture, the contrast with her skin and hair – breathtaking. She really has that Hollywood Star quality from the past.

    The clothes always wear Kristin Stewart – not the other way around. Marion C is super into it, but she didn’t hit the mark every time. She is good at posing and making the clothes look good.

  22. K says:

    I’m happy that the women’s march happened, and that there are so many women involved with the festival this year. But, ai still remind myself that this is a festival that has no problem inviting and fawning over Polanski, offered served as a hunting ground for Weinstein, and still enforces an archaic high heel rule. I hope that Cannes is truly committed to change, and not just the aesthetics of the movement.