83rd Oscars: Cate Blanchett Stunning in Givenchy

Who: Actress Cate Blanchett

Where: Arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California

Wearing: A lavender Givenchy Haute Couture gown from the spring/summer 2011 collection, teamed with vintage Van Cleef & Arpel 1946 Tassel diamond bracelet from the Private Collection and a 1981 Vintage earrings with oval fancy vivid yellow diamonds surrounded by white diamonds

Verdict: This is more than just a dress, it is like a work of art, and only someone like Cate could pull it off. As soon as I saw it I knew instantly that it would be one of my best dressed of the night, just for the drama of the gown it wins me over, then the amazing colour, and the pleats – LOVE it!!

Then she turns around I actually squealed – gorgeous back detailing, the criss-cross straps and the yellow embellishments. I am so pleased that someone wore this dress, and I am ecstatic that it was someone like Cate as it really needed someone to work it and she certainly does.

[Top pic: via Van Cleef & Arpel]
The back of Academy Awards presenter Australian actress Cate Blanchett’s dress is pictured as she arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)