It was a fashionable Tuesday night as Cate Blanchett took her place on the red carpet as she was honored by Chanel and the Museum of Modern Art at its eighth annual Film Benefit. “It’s gobsmacking!” the guest of honor, clad in a long-sleeved embroidered tulle and taffeta dress from the French brand’s fall/winter couture collection, raved to InStyle. “It’s extraordinary, not only the lineup of people who’ve been honored before me, but to also to have Todd [Haynes, Carol director] and Marty [Scorcese] here and Ralph Fiennes and Rooney [Mara]... iI’s fantastic!”
Blanchett obviously took home the title of best dressed, but other famous faces in attendance were on hand to pay tribute to the star. All dressed in Chanel, the lineup included Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger, and Halsey (below, left), who was thrilled to perform at the event. “This is an honor in general just to be associated with everyone involved and the MoMA,” she told InStyle. “I grew up in New York and New Jersey so I came here as a child all the time. Chanel is just so timeless and Cate is incredible.”
Cate’s performance in I’m Not There (2007) struck a particular chord with the young singer. “Her being in that movie and having such an androgynous presence was a game changer for me as far as having female role models in my life,” she explained.
Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner before Halsey’s unforgettable performance closed the evening. And after being the center of attention all evening, Blanchett was looking forward to some well-deserved downtime.
The actress’s post-party plans? “Take off the dress and get into my pajamas,” the Oscar winner shared with InStyle. Sounds like a perfect night!