Superheroine of the Night: Cate Blanchett (Cannes Opening Red Carpet I)Posted: May 13, 2010
I’ve never imagined Cate as a Jean Grey. She carries herself a little too well, her beauty is a little too refined. But for the Cannes Opening festivities (and premiere of her film, Robin Hood) she wore this:
First of all, it is Alexander McQueen and a beautiful tribute to the late designer — because even if the bird detail wasn’t first imagined as a Phoenix (the internet is calling it an eagle), it is one now. And if she’s wearing a Phoenix…
Here’s the back:
And close up, it looks a bit like armor:
Which is appropriate for the film — which I still don’t understand or particularly want to see BUT Cate is doing her darndest to win me over … huh. Mind control. Maybe she is a (dark) Jean Grey after all. Which means she is both superheroine and supervillainess.
And Cate is one to pull that off — with style.