Cate Blanchett is the Katharine Hepburn of our time.
And if you don’t believe it, just watch The Aviator, where Cate gives an amazing portrayal of the legendary American actress. For her part, the Australian actress’ ability to shapeshift for her roles is well known, but there was something downright uncanny about her Kate Hepburn impression.
What’s more, Cate’s real-life wardrobe closely resembles the real Katharine Hepburn’s signature tomboy style and vivacious take on menswear.
The parallels are most evident on the sidewalks. It’s pretty common for Cate to be photographed dashing from one place to another in an androgynous suit positively oozing classic appeal. For Aviator fans, it’s tough not to immediately picture the roomy trousers and sharp suits that Kate Hepburn was known for.
But Katharine was also known to wear gorgeous gowns and Cate’s reputation on the modern red carpet is imposing to say the least. With a preference for dramatic outfits that are as edgy as they are unpredictable, Cate can lay claim to some of the most dramatic sartorial moments of the last decade or so.
Here again, it’s hard not to draw parallels, especially when she adds a Katharine Hepburn-worthy red lip that brings all the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood vividly to life. — jas