Cate Blanchett at the Green Carpet Awards 2018 luncheon

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

Hey Blanchetters,

During the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, Cate Blanchett attended a luncheon with Chopard to launch the Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2018. Here are some photos and an small article.

[…] Sustainability was key the following day, as Livia Firth, founder of Eco-Age, together with Camera Nazionale della Moda’s president Carlo Capasa and Chopard’s artistic director and co-president Caroline Scheufele presented the second Green Carpet Awards, Italia prize, created by the jewelry house.

“The Oscars is always the same statuette, as is the Palme [d’Or] in Cannes, also by Chopard, and going forward this will be the award,” said Firth of the design, which is crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical gold. “And the fact that it is a woman is not a coincidence,” she added.

“It’s very erotic,” Hayek said of the statuette with a laugh. “Women are about temptation after all…”

About the Green Carpet Awards event to be held in Milan on Sept. 23, Firth said, “We’ll have even more surprises this year, last year was an incredible evening and we thought how are we going to replicate it? But we are very happy about how it’s shaping up.”

It was a meeting of the movie and fashion industries as A-listers Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Christoph Waltz and Jeff Goldblum participated at the event at the Cipriani Hotel, which again drew the likes of Pinault, Bizzarri, Piccioli, Sassi and Incontri.

Blanchett, who said she was planning to attend the award ceremony, said it was “a brilliant initiative,” praising Livia Firth as “a real driving force to positively work with brands that have the capacity and leadership position within the industry to make those changes and by example show how to make the economic and cultural shift in the business.”

Blanchett is no stranger herself to sustainability issues. “When my husband [Andrew Utpon] and I ran the Sydney Theater company, one of the first initiatives was to set up solar panels — the theater uses so much electricity,” she said. “We went off the grid.”

Blanchett was in Venice for “pure pleasure,” she explained. “My son has finished his exams, he wasn’t able to come to Cannes [Film Festival], so we are here. There is a brilliant lineup, some really amazing films that in previous years wouldn’t have come to Venice,” she said, describing Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” as a “masterpiece,” and citing “Suspiria,” “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite” by Yorgos Lanthimos and “Peter Loo.”

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