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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/09/2008

Style-o-Metrics: Rate Cate

Even fashion royals are allowed an off day every now and then, nay? Which is why we won't be too severe with Cate Blanchett for wearing a papier mache body cast to the L.A. premiere of her new movie, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

I generally get all misty eyed and euphoric when I see Cate walk a red carpet. She's has a proven history of (mostly) unerring, impeccable taste that has -- thus far -- kept her in the rarified ranks of the gracefully fashion forward, whatever those nit-picky Fug girls may say.

But this dress, well -- I'm undecided. And only because it is on Cate, who normally isn't insensitive enough to put us -- her fashion faithful -- in the position of having to defend a questionable ensemble. I'm liking the color, the sparkle, the nude shoes, the understated maquillage, even the vaguely Spanx-ish pencil skirt bottom layer. But somehow the dominant impression is at once reminiscent of an upside down goblet or the Liberty Bell or some focacta Pottery Barn tchotchke suggested for cluttering up formerly pristine mantels.


In other fashion news: Will someone please feed Rachel Zoe?

By Liz Kelly  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/09/2008

Categories:  Fashion, Fashion, Fashion

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