Cate Blanchett

It’s time to present another Sally Award – our exclusive award for a truly smashing party look – and this one goes to actress Cate Blanchett, who was fabulously frocked at Sunday night’s Academy Awards in an Armani Privé seafoam green gown with hand-sewn clusters of Swarovski crystals and feathers.

Cate Blanchett Oscars

Honestly, how could we resist? It’s as if two of our favorite 2014 Oscar dresses – Lupita Nyong’o’s plunging blue Prada gown and Cate Blanchett’s Swarovski crystal-embellished Armani Privé frock – had a beautiful baby.

Lupita and Cate

Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett at the 2014 Academy Awards

Cate complemented the fanciful feathered gown with a flock of jewels from Tiffany & Co.’s 2016 collection – a platinum and diamond starfish cuff, a 2.3 carat diamond cocktail ring and a pair of $125,000 diamond earrings that smartly echoed the shape of the gown’s plunging neckline. Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Roger Vivier clutch in matching hues perfectly completed the look. Inspired? Here are seven fête-chic ways – from $100 to $6.500 – to channel Cate’s Sally Award-winning Oscar style at an upcoming spring soirée:

Cate Blanchett Oscar 2016 Inspiration

  1. Stephen Webster white gold and diamond feather earrings
  2. Elie Saab silk gown
  3. Rhinestone floral cuff bracelet
  4. Four-carat simulated diamond cocktail ring in white gold
  5. Basix Black Label floral appliqué tulle gown
  6. Jimmy Choo box feather and metal party clutch
  7. Alexander McQueen silk chiffon gown

Cate Blanchett Oscar Makeup

For Cate’s maquillage, celebrity makeup artist Jeanine Lobell used mauve and nude hues on Cate’s eyes, cheeks and lips. To give Cate’s eyes a shimmery effect, Jeanine swept Giorgio Armani Eye Tint #8 across her lids and added Eye Tint #10 to her lash line and crease for definition. To give Cate a plummy glow, Jeanine used Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Blush in #506 on her cheeks. Jeanine lined and filled Cate’s lips with the subtle, nude-hued Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in #103. Sheer perfection.

For more Sally Award winning party looks and party style inspiration, click this link to access the Sally Awards archive.

Photos: New York Times, Getty

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