Fugger: Cate Blanchett

Fug or Fab: Cate Blanchett in Fausto Puglisi at Comic-Con

I am sure there are plenty of people who complain that Comic-Con isn’t what it used to be — whatever it is that it used to be — and while I don’t know about that, I WILL say that when Cate Blanchett shows up for your event, you can’t say it isn’t major. (She was there for the panel for The Hobbit 3: Back In The Hobbit, which…don’t even get me started on the fact that they made The Hobbit into a trilogy. Not everything need be split into thirds. Sometimes both your sandwich and your relatively slim volume of elfin adventure can be consumed in one sitting.)

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I don’t HATE this, but I do think it looks like a Project Runway challenge where everyone had to take her bathrobe and make it into a day dress. It might WIN that challenge, but still.

She looked much less fussy when she arrived at LAX this week:

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Crystal + Lucy Women In Film Awards

Tickets to this sucker were $500 a pop. I paid less than that to see the Kings win the Stanley Cup in 2012, and that was all toothless, joyful men in beards, with nary a jumpsuit in sight. WAY better value for money.

[Photos: Splash]


Unfug or Fab: Cate Blanchett in Chanel

All right, Fug Nation, sharpen your pinking shears and let’s get to work:

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From this angle: I liked it. The bodice is very chipper, and so is she, and the two things together are like a unicorn wrapped in a rainbow and then printed with Matt Bomer’s mobile number. But then I caught a glimpse of it from another angle:

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Cannes Fug or Fab: Cate Blanchett

No complaints about the actual photo, that’s for sure.

The dress, though, feels like a Champagne hybrid of the Armani she wore for the Globes, and the Armani she wore at the Oscars. There’s a sameness to it, again, which was exactly my issue with both of those dresses. If there’s one feeling Cate Blanchett should never evoke, in an ideal world anyway, it’s Been There, Done That.

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[Photo: Armani]


Cannes Fugs and Fabs: Cate Blanchett in Givenchy, Armani, Delpozo

Jus’ chillin’ with a dragon. No bigs.

[Photos: Getty, WENN]


Cannes Fug or Fine: Cate Blanchett and Adele Exarchopoulos in Valentino

LOGAN LERMAN: So, I’m not sure what this is, exactly…?

CATE: It’s a photo op, darling.

ADELE: I am standing next to Cate Blanchett.

LOGAN: But…  is it, like, a giant watch?

CATE: It’s an award, love. Don’t be the only actor who questions it when people want to give them things.

ADELE: Cate effing Blanchett. How does she look? I can’t look.

LOGAN: Is it a bracelet? I don’t need a bracelet.

CATE: Everyone needs a bracelet, dove.

ADELE: How do I look? Why am I standing next to her? Can you see my thighs? Can you see HER thighs? Is it okay if my dress is see-through as long as hers is? NOBODY TOLD ME WHAT TO DO HERE.

LOGAN: Is it a ladder? Why do I need a tiny gold ladder?

CATE: For tiny gold roofing emergencies.

LOGAN: Do I have those?

CATE: Don’t you?


CATE: Just kidding. Only large gold roofing emergencies for me.

ADELE: She is so cool. How does she look so good covered in silver algae? I can’t. Please finish this so I can go get a large drink.

LOGAN: Uh, does anyone need a small hydraulic lift? Goes to the highest bidder.

CATE: I’ll give you five Australian dollars and a smolder.

LOGAN: Done.

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[Photo: Getty]



Well Played, Basically Everyone in Ralph Lauren at the Windsor Castle Royal Marsden Dinner

I guess one thing you can count on when Ralph Lauren dresses nearly everyone, and they’re all traipsing over to Windsor Castle to hang out with Prince William for an event in aid of a cancer charity, is that everyone is probably going to look pretty decent — or at the least, no one’s junk will be hanging out. And, indeed, there is some major glam happening here. Emma Watson looks so divine.*

*And yes, we have pictures of the inside of the party coming up. I would never deny you Wills and Benedict Cumberbatch chatting in front of a giant portrait. NEVER.

[Photos: Getty]