Cate Blanchett Stuns The Crowd At Cannes With 'Dress' That's Actually A Top And A Skirt


Eye-catching is an understatement to describe Cate Blanchett's Cannes dress, but hold up, it's not actually a dress.

The 49-year-old actress continues to draw attention to her outfits in this year's Cannes Film Festival. Of late, Blanchett is drawing attention for her ensemble seen at the red carpet for the screening of BlacKkKlansman.

Blanchett's Givenchy dress is not one piece, though. The outfit consists of a rainbow skirt and a black knitted silk top. At one glance, her May 14 outfit looked like a dress, but it wasn't!

What's more, her black top has an open back, so just imagine how the knitted piece tucked in the colorful skirt made her look more elegant than ever. Blanchett's outfit really fooled onlookers, though nobody's complaining of the genius behind the illusion.

On Sustainability

It can be remembered that Blanchett also earned the attention of people after she was spotted wearing for the second time a dress she wore in 2014 at the Golden Globes. However, she shouldn't be slammed, as she was doing this for a cause.

Apparently, Blanchett is joining the Green Carpet Challenge in the hopes of raising awareness on one of the pressing issues in the fashion industry nowadays. The Ocean's 8 actress made her firm stance on sustainability by donning again her dress, which is totally not far-fetched.

In an interview, Blanchett pointed out that clothes end up discarded and even said it was "ridiculous" not to reuse clothes. Her move is one to admire, as she leveraged over such an influential event in order to underline the importance of sustainability.

Blanchett continues to wow the public with her outfits in Cannes, where she was leading an all-female juror group. This year's film festival is a nod to the #MeToo Movement, which is pretty clear from the start.

Last weekend, Blanchett led a protest that aims to end sexual harassment and sexism in the industry. Interlocking arms, 82 female actors, filmmakers, and producers march in a bid to express a clear message across the world.

"We demand that our workplaces are diverse and equitable so they can best reflect the world in which we live," Blanchett said.

Along with Blanchett, who called for change, are Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Lea Seydoux, and Salma Hayek. Because of this, Cannes has pledged to further support parity.

"We will be more engaged. We must question our history and our habits. The world has changed and needs to change even more," Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux said.

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