001Photo: Elle Canada

Australian actress Cate Blanchett continues to be linked to the fashion world – she is even the current face of an Armani fragrance. Cate landed two January 2014 covers, one for Elle Canada for which she is seen in a figure-flaunting black leather ensemble, and another for Vogue US where she is pictured wearing a stunning Céline outfit which was photographed by Craig McDean. In an interview with Elle, Cate opened up on if she is a fashion conscious person and she says she is interested in new ideas:

“I love new ideas and the restless rhythm of fashion, but I’m by no means ruled by it. My style has evolved over time, but, in the end, I think it’s probably still that same love of great tailoring. That’s why I also love Armani’s creations so much.”

On splurging when it comes to designer threads, Cate says she is happy to spend if she is purchasing a classic item that is high quality. She reveals that one of her first big purchases with an Armani suit that she has even managed to keep over the years:

“My first big purchase goes back to when I was a teenager and I was coveting all those exquisitely tailored men’s suits. When I emerged from drama school with my very first paycheque, I bought an Armani suit, which I still have—and still wear! Because I think where I relate to Armani, the Armani universe really, is the timelessness of it. It’s simultaneously modern and effortless but also timeless and classic and eminently chic. I feel like I’ve always aspired to the grace, simplicity and timelessness that his designs embody.”

cate1Photo: Vogue US