#WCW: 46 of Cate Blanchett’s Best Red Carpet Looks Through the Years

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Cate Blanchett, Queen of Red Carpet Elegance. 

The actress is not only a favorite to win her third Oscar at this year’s 88th Academy Awards, but she’s a clear frontrunner on the red carpet too.

The 46-year-old has graced a number of important red carpets and she never fails to set the bar high in terms of elegance. Her sense of grace and style on the red carpet is all her own, so for that reason and more Cate Blanchett is Celebuzz’s Woman Crush Wednesday this week.

This year, Blanchett stars in two Oscar buzz-worthy films. She delivers a powerful performance as 60 Minutes II producer Mary Mapesin in Truth, out Oct. 16, and plays Rooney Mara’s lover, a New Jersey suburbanite with a lesbian past, in Carol.

It seems as though Blanchett will be competing with herself for a Best Actress nomination. One thing we do know for sure, however, is that she is bound to be on the list of Best Dressed on the Oscars red carpet.

Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Blanchett’s favorite designer and Kim Kardashian’s best friend, says the Oscar winner is “one of the most special women” he has ever dressed, as well as the first woman he ever dressed. He told The Hollywood Reporter:

She understands fashion to the highest point. She’ll always give the dress the moment it deserves, with strength, beauty and out-of-this-world elegance. It’s rare when someone puts a couture gown on and it comes to life exactly the way you had pictured it. People like Cate are the reason I do what I do.

Whether she’s in Balenciaga or Armani, Blanchett dresses with daring confidence and polishClick through the gallery above to see her best red carpet looks over the years.