Oscars Fashion: Cate Blanchett Wears Gold Armani Prive

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The actress, nominated for her role in "Blue Jasmine," graced the carpet in a gold gown embroidered with Swarovski crystals.

Blue Jasmine actress Cate Blanchett arrived to the Oscars in a gown designed by Armani Prive.

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The Oscar nominee -- a red-carpet favorite -- was a showstopper in a soft gold gown. The romantic cap-sleeve dress features a long, flared tulle skirt with crinoline edging, fully embroidered with raised dégradé sequins and light gold Swarovski crystal baguettes.

"I've always appreciated how she pushes the fashion envelope," said Giorgio Armani, whose black lace couture gown she wore to this year's Globes (where she won for Jasmine). "She takes risks, picks adventurous designs and has created an iconic style of her own. In my book, Cate has cemented a place for herself on the eternal best-dressed list." We agree.