Cate Blanchett's Red Carpet Style Evolution

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It’s not often that you come across an actress who, for decades, manages to capture America’s heart not only for her amazing talent on screen, but also for her ability to stun everyone again and again with each successive ensemble she wears on the red carpet. But when it comes to Australian actress Cate Blanchett, there’s no denying that the superstar easily fits both bills. And while, like every other celeb, she’s had her sartorial highs and lows over the nearly two decades of being in the spotlight, it’s practically mind-blowing to look back at the Oscar nominee’s early days on the red carpet and discover that the chic, high-fashion, and envelope-pushing gowns and ensembles she wears today were her M.O. from the start. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at 10 of the star’s best and most defining looks throughout her red carpet career.

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