Cate Blanchett and More Dazzle at Armani Prive Haute Couture!

07/06/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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While the venue for the Armani Prive Haute Couture Autumn/Winter show, the Palais de Chaillot overlooking the Eiffel Tower, is stunning and busy outside, inside the scene is slightly more serene. Anne Hathaway takes to her seat looking like a princess in a silver satin bubble hem dress under a chic white trench-coat while Cate Blanchett is the last to arrive looking every bit the Hollywood star in a high neck black dress and towering patent heels. “It’s timeless, it’s classic — and I’m really excited about the few little whispers I’ve heard about this,” she tells PEOPLE as numerous bodyguards usher her in so the show can began. A whirlwind display of voluminous skirts in metallic shades, structured satin dresses and the finale diamante-encrusted ball gown leave some so in awe they burst into applause during the show. As celebs are led backstage to greet the designer post-show, stylist Rachel Zoe stops to tell me her pick of the couture candy: “My favorite would be the feather coat. It was brown with a million little feathers, and it was like a coat dress kind of thing, it was beautiful.” As Mr Armani leaves with a wave and a smile for the cameras, everyone inside continues to celebrate in his glory, with champagne and Italian canapes, of course.

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EChizzle on

I love Cate Blanchett. Great Actress and her sense of fashion is on point.

anonymous on

i love cate blanchett. she always looks good.

R on

I just checked out the Armani Prive collection and it was amazing. Even without knowing, I knew that Cate Blanchett would be there.

alia on

This woman is a WONDERFUL actress….i think one of the best in this generation….and she always looks classy:)

Kaylie on

I love Cate Blanchett because even though she isn’t the most beautiful actress out there, she always looks really stylish, classy, etc. and always chooses good movies to act in. I think it’s lame when actors/actresses star in lame movies just for a little extra money. To my knowledge Cate has never done this and that’s another thing I like about her.

Anonymous on

she’s a goddess. i adore her. i would never utter anything close to insulting or malicious about her.

ryen on

she looks cute but not that shirt or that dress

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