Tár director Todd Field described Cate Blanchett as, among other things, “the best-dressed woman in the world” at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday, February 10. 

Indeed, her asymmetric, shimmering silver and black haute couture gown with high stiletto boots was as eye catching as it was unusual. As fetching as the bold look was, the über-talented Blanchett always commands our attention, no matter what part she’s playing. 

The ceremony for the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award (for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Lydia Tár) took the audience on an engaging journey through Blanchett’s storied career, with stories and insights from her eclectic filmography.

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