Cate Blanchett reminded us exactly why the Australian actress took home InStyle magazine’s Style Icon Award for 2017 this week. The 48-year-old, who currently stars in recently released blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, stunned in a red-striped Givenchy number that we are now officially crushing on.
As the actress took to the stage to accept her award she thanked designers including Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière, Stella McCartney and Giorgio Armani. But Blanchett wasn’t done, in a powerful speech, the actress made a cutting indirect reference to Hollywood’s sexual harassment culture.
“For me the true icons of style…it’s always those women who’ve been utterly themselves without apology,” Blanchett said. “Whose physical presence and their aesthetic is really integrated in a non-self-conscious way into part of who they are, and women who know how they look is not all of who they are, but just an extension of that.
Blanchett was quick to shut down the antiquated notion that dressing modestly might keep woman safe “It’s about women who feel free to wear what they want, when they want, and how they want to wear it,” Blanchett added. “I mean, you know we all like looking sexy, but it doesn’t mean we want to f*** you.”
Take a look at Blanchett and other celebs at the InStyle Awards.