Cate Blanchett Makes a Flavorful Style Statement at Cannes

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Cate Blanchett made a flavorful style statement at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival on Saturday

At the after-party for the world premiere of her film Rumours, the Oscar winner wore an intricate beaded vest by Balmain. Fresh off the label’s Fall/Winter ’24 runway, the top featured exaggerated shoulders and a peplum waist that flared out dramatically. A subtle structured collar and asymmetrical closure gave the vest a formal feel, while hundreds—if not thousands—of beads depicted grapes, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and pears. In the best way possible, Blanchett looked like a walking fruit basket.

cannes, france may 18 cate blanchett attends the rumours after party presented by avion at lucia cannes by nikki beach hospitality group during the 77th annual cannes film festival on may 18, 2024 in cannes, france photo by dave benettgetty images for nikki beach hospitality group
Dave Benett

With help from stylist Elizabeth Stewart, she layered the fruity embellished top over a pair of black leather trousers. A slight crease ran down the middle of the straight-leg pants, once again proving the power of simple details. Pointed black patent leather heels finished off the actor’s ensemble, while she sparingly accessorized with gold hoop earrings and a gold ring.

Blanchett kept her beauty routine simple as well, sweeping her blonde hair into an updo. Her makeup included minimal black eyeliner and mascara, paired with a pink blush and mauve lipstick. The actor even kept her nails bare, letting the focus remain on her beautiful berry-covered Balmain vest. Talk about taste.

cannes, france may 18 cate blanchett attends the rumours red carpet at the 77th annual cannes film festival at palais des festivals on may 18, 2024 in cannes, france photo by gisela schobergetty images
Gisela Schober

Earlier in the day, Blanchett attended the premier of Rumours in a custom glittering gold gown by Louis Vuitton. The dramatic dress featured bedazzled shoulders, a draped bust, and a floor-length train. The star accessorized with sculptural diamond earrings and satin pumps, also by the French label.

According to Variety, she blew kisses to the Cannes Film Festival audience as Rumours earned a four-minute standing ovation. The dark comedy follows a group of world leaders who meet at the G7—a political and economic meeting of the minds between Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—but get lost in the woods while trying to compose a joint statement.

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