Cate Blanchett Arrives in a Dramatic Gown With Classic Pumps at Venice Film Festival Premiere

At a time where public gatherings feel like a distant memory, Cate Blanchett revived the red carpet while attending the Di Yi Lu Xiang premiere yesterday at the 77th Annual Venice Film Festival and was appointed as the event’s Jury President this year.

Venezia77 Jury President Cate Blanchett walks the red carpet ahead of the movie "Di Yi Lu Xiang" (Love After Love) at the 77th Venice Film Festival on September 08, 2020 in Venice, Italy. Pictured: Cate Blanchett Ref: SPL5185822 080920 NON-EXCLUSIVE Picture by: SplashNews.com Splash News and Pictures USA: +1 310-525-5808 London: +44 (0)20 8126 1009 Berlin: +49 175 3764 166 photodesk@splashnews.com World Rights, No France Rights, No Italy Rights, No Switzerland Rights
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For the occasion, she wore a white Alexander McQueen gown and black blazer ensemble that debuted as a part of the designer’s spring ’20 runway collection.

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The dress features a dramatic white ruffle detail on both the shoulder and around the torso. It also has shimmering silver embroidery throughout the tulle-like material. The blazer features a simple, structured shoulder and lapels.

She styled the elegant combination with a classic pair of Giuseppe Zanotti Carolyne suede pumps in the black colorway. The shoes are crafted in Italy with a 4-inch stiletto heel and pointed toe. They typically retail for $675 but are currently on sale for $338 on the brand’s website.

Giuseppe Zanotti, Carolyne pumps, black, suede
Giuseppe Zanotti Carolyne pumps.
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Like with every occasion this year, the actress has opted to rewrite the red carpet rules this year and is re-wearing old gowns to the festival’s events.

All of the outfits worn for this year’s festival will be donated to the RAD at VENICE advocacy campaign after the event. The dresses will be auctioned off with the proceeds going towards non-profits, including Facing History and Ourselves and UN Women.

attending the 'Amants/Lovers' premiere at the 77th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2020 in Venice, Italy. 03 Sep 2020 Pictured: Cate Blanchett. Photo credit: MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA698251_001.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Cate Blanchett attending the “Amants/Lovers” premiere at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival in Alexander McQueen.
On Sept. 3, Blanchett reimagined another Alexander McQueen look. She chose an embroidered top from the designer that the Lord Of The Rings alum previously wore as part of a dress to the 2016 BAFTA Awards. She styled the updated ensemble with a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels for the “Amants/Lovers” premiere.

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