GRAZIA was built on the love for its hi-lo look, none can do it better than Princess Kate Middleton of Wales, who stole the red carpet at the awards’ resplendent in a floor-length white gown by Alexander McQueen, paired with long black Opera gloves and earrings from Zara, priced at $31.50 AUD.
Perhaps the most timely and royal look is the revamped, upcycled cost of living in the UK given this crisis. As evidenced by many photographs of Middleton in Zara blazers, dresses, and culottes, the Spanish clothing chain has had an affinity for the 41-year-old mother of three throughout the years. Upon closer inspection, it appears that Middleton wore this McQueen dress with a bow and removed its flower applique for the same event in 2019, but with a new look.
During the summer of 2011, the Royal decided to revisit a lavender deity dress by McQueen that she initially donned at the BAFTA Awards. Attendees were requested to sport a repurposed ensemble on the environmentally conscious carpet at the inaugural Earthshot Prize in London in 2021. Middleton has previously reutilized a McQueen outfit, although this occurrence was not the initial occurrence.
Actress Cate Blanchett, who won the Best Actress BAFTA for her role in TÁR, wore the same haute couture gown by John Galliano for Maison Margiela that she wore to the 2015 Oscars, but this time she accessorized with Louis Vuitton jewellery.
The final scenes of the film, particularly the pure power, showcase Blanchett’s performance as Lydia, whose comeuppance remains unclear. She unravels dramatically into an individual who accuses her ex-assistant of misconduct and is bullied by her stepdaughter. Additionally, she faces pressure in her relationship with her wife due to her wandering eye. While these happenings are on the periphery of the conductor’s career, they elevate her already illustrious career. Before we meet Lydia, we are drawn into the long, drawn-out scenes that introduce us to the world of renowned orchestral maestro A Tár. This layered and incredibly story tells the tale of Lydia for those who are uninitiated in the world of TÁR.
Blanchett informed the audience at an advanced screening in Sydney in December that there is no requirement for them to possess any specific vocabulary – they should simply let the information flow without attempting to comprehend it. She emphasized that it is not necessary to decipher the meaning behind it. “Although the film revolves around a conductor, it does not focus on the classical music industry,” she added.
Watch Blanchett’s scene below. TÁR is currently showing in theaters.