Cate Blanchett: actress by day, style sorceress by night—or, at least, any night that involves an award show, a movie premiere, or an A-list party. Armed with razor-sharp fashion instincts and access to the world’s top ateliers (both Versace and Givenchy have made her custom gowns), she works her sartorial magic on every red carpet she touches. A sparkly gunmetal sheath. A feathered bodice. Head-to-toe fringe. If it sounds intimidating to say out loud, she’s probably pulled it off.
Naturally, this was more than enough to earn the star a prime spot on our annual 50 Best Dressed list. Check out her biggest wardrobe wins of the year (yes, it took forever to narrow the options down) in the video above. Click here to see the rest of InStyle's 2016 50 Best Dressed in Hollywood.