Cannes Jury President Cate Blanchett Makes Sustainability Cornerstone of Festival Fashion Choices

 Cannes 2018 jury president Cate Blanchett promotes fashion sustainability as a major theme of her Cannes wardrobe and photo ops. Blanchett wears a pink pantsuit from Stella McCartney and recycles her 2014 Golden Globes Armani Prive black gown on the Cannes red carpet.

Cannes 2018 jury president Cate Blanchett promotes fashion sustainability as a major theme of her Cannes wardrobe and photo ops. Blanchett wears a pink pantsuit from Stella McCartney and recycles her 2014 Golden Globes Armani Prive black gown on the Cannes red carpet.

Cannes 2018 jury president Cate Blanchett arrived in the south of France with stylist Elizabeth Stewart, who sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the star's Cannes wardrobe. Blanchett is using her fashion choices to address several issues that are front and center in Hollywood and around the world:: female representation and sustainability. 

On Tuesday at a jury photo call, Blanchett chose a pastel pink suit by Stella McCartney. The designer recently took full control of her flourishing luxury brand, buying out the 50% share of her company from luxury-giant Kering. McCartney has made environmental and animal welfare the foundation of her luxury business. “You don’t have to dress like a man to be powerful, she (Cate) just happens to like suits and they are a great staple,” notes Stewart. 

"From couture to T-shirts, landfills are filled with garments that have been unnecessarily discarded," Blanchett says about wearing again her 2014 Golden Globes Armani Prive black lace gown. "Particularly in today’s climate, it seems willful and ridiculous that such beautiful garments are not cherished and reworn for a lifetime."

Or -- as Stella McCartney recently headlined an article in The Guardian: Only 1% of clothing is recycled. What are we doing? Stay tuned for Blanchett;s next power move -- this time around women in film.