Style File: Actor Cate Blanchett's Most Fashionable Moments

She wears a suit with as much class as a gown, and with the release of her new show 'Mrs. America' we chart some of Cate's best looks


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From red carpet to off-duty, discover Cate's best looks.

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MARCH 1999

Remember in the nineties when red carpet fashion used to be perfect mix of dressed-up and laid-back? Cate Blanchett encapsulates the times at the 1999 Oscars wearing a Galliano dress with floral back detail. This was the year she received her first nomination for Elizabeth.

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MARCH 2000

Case in point — can you imagine anyone wearing hip cut-outs to the Oscars now? The Australian actor has always had imbued her clothing choices with a quietly avant-garde twist (if that combination isn't too much of an oxymoron), and she chose this black dress by Jean Paul Gaultier for the 72nd Academy Awards. She would also go on to wear many looks by the designer throughout her career.

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JANUARY 2004

Cate proved she is the queen of maternity red carpet style in this beautiful burgundy silk gown by Donna Karan for the 2004 Golden Globes.

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FEBRUARY 2005

One of the most memorable Academy Awards gowns of all time, Cate chose a Valentino dress in lemon yellow (one of her favourite colours to wear) for her best supporting actress win for The Aviator. It was perfectly complemented by her romantic curls and fresh makeup.

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DECEMBER 2008

Cate has been wearing Armani for many years — here's one of her earlier outings in a look by the fashion house. She wears a quintessential Armani Prive top and trousers as she's honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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FEBRUARY 2011

Another of the all-time most memorable Oscars looks, this gown is also iconic because it was during Ricardo Tisci's tenure at the house of Givenchy. Now creative director of Burberry, during his time at Givenchy Tisci reinvented the brand and this look was a perfect fit for Cate.

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OCTOBER 2015

There's something I love about this look — it's like she's just rolled out of a posh four poster bed in her silky nightclothes and thrown on a blazer. Who knows, maybe she wears Givenchy to bed — but you know you've made it when you can basically wear pyjamas on the red carpet. Her pared-back hair and makeup and minimal styling is perfect, leaving the look uncomplicated and effortless.

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FEBRUARY 2016

Cate suits black and dark colours regardless of her pale complexion, and for the 2016 BAFTAS wore custom Alexander McQueen. The floral and butterfly embellished top half calls to mind her very first Galliano Academy Awards gown.

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MAY 2018

Another stunning noir look, and another one by Armani Prive, Cate wore this while attending the screening of Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil) at the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival. She finished the look with statement green Chopard earrings and tousled hair.

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AUGUST 2019

Looking radiant in a billowing yellow blouse by The Row, Cate attends The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York City.

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JANUARY 2020

Just as chic off-duty (and apparently she doesn't age) Cate was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a brown leather one-piece by Belstaff. Paired with her Karen Walker sunglasses and tousled bob, the whole effect is very Amelia Earhart.

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FEBRUARY 2020

Another great suit — this time in sky blue with a lemon yellow tie-neck shirt by Roksanda for the brand's London Fashion Week Show.

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MAY 2018

Whether she's wearing a romantic gown or a slouchy suit, Cate Blanchett always looks elegant and that's why she suits practically anything. This tweed look is excellent airport outfit inspiration, and it's even better with those black and white brogues.

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DECEMBER 2019

Both the fit and fabric of this Armani dress are fantastic on Cate. She wore the gown to the 2019 British Fashion Awards.

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