Photos: Cate Blanchett Red Carpet Outfit

Dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Such is the rarity of Cate Blanchett’s red carpet appearances, we tend to swing between taking anything we can get, and being disappointed by too-high expectations. In the words of the Fug Girls, Cate got her scroll-down fug on at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration yesterday in Beverly Hills.

Head: Perfection (comme d’hab).

Dress: Beyond amazing Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 textured print dress with futuristic neckline and shoulders.

Accessories: Killer amber and green vintage costume earrings and bracelet, with a black and gold accented box clutch.

Shoes: Slightly klunky conservative suede bow pumps that an older lady wears to look young and a younger gal wears to look older – neither of which applies to Blanchett.

The killer is that these Roger Vivier shoes are gorgeous but manage to make her ankles look thick.

The problem is the pairing of a rounded platform with an A-line skirt. I see that she was trying to de-edge the dress with classic accessories but ended up going overboard with the heavy ageing shoe. I reckon she needed a pointed toe or a minimal strappy sandal to give her a slimmer line against that big skirt and accentuated shoulder. As she stands, my eye can’t leave the shoes.

These shoes are better suited to a pencil silhouette, in my Cate Blanchett loving opinion.

Still it’s great to have her back.