The $18 million woman: Cate Blanchett wins the award for most expensive outfit worn at the Oscars

tumblr_n1vizygCiB1qhhxd4o1_500Cate Blanchett has had a stellar awards season. And now the actress has another gong to add to the mantelpiece – most expensive outfit worn at the 2014 Academy Awards.

The combined cost of her dress and jewellery came in at a whopping $18.1 million. Her embellished nude dress was from the Armani Prive Fall 2013 Collection and cost an estimated $100,000, according to Vogue. But it was the jewellery – all of which was on loan – which pushed her outfit’s cost into the stratosphere.

The Blue Jasmine actress wore dramatic earrings from Swiss-based luxury jewellers, Chopard, which had 62 opals set in white gold. She also wore a brown diamond bracelet and a pear-shaped diamond ring, both from Chopard, bringing the total cost of her jewellery to approximately $18 million.

Cate’s choice of jewellery may have been a nod to her Australian home, as both opals and brown diamonds are commonly found in Australian mines.


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