Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cate's crochet couture

Look what Cate Blanchett wore to the opening of a thing down at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square today!

It's a crochet dress! It looks like she's taken her nanna blanket and had it specially made into couture!

My word, if I ever needed any more proof that craft is the new cool, this is most definitely it. A crochet dress. A one-shouldered, full sleeved, ruffle-ornamented crochet dress. Worn without any sense of irony at all. Seriously, Cate Blanchett must be the only person in the world who could wear a nanna blanket and look good in it. And doesn't she? I especially like the double ruffle layer at the bottom.

Crochet couture. What boundaries will craft push next??


Anonymous said...

To be honest, Cat Blanchett could actually wrap herself in a blanket and look pretty. That dress, however, is stunning, and clearly very cleverly crafted!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I thought it was really fun ... and of course she could make anything look good. I noticed some of the media reporting it as a "knitted" dress though .... shame on them for not knowing their yarn crafts!

Mrs. Mommie Strain said...

i love that you wrote this post cause crochet couture is the name of my crochet business..I'm just starting out and mainly only do baby stuff right now but i liked your post anyways..