on Saturday ,Cate Blanchett  showed off her flair for fashion as she stepped out for dinner with a friend in Santa Monica, California.The Australian actress, 52, donned a statement floral dress, teamed with a tailored black blazer and grey plaid trench coat on top. 

Cate accessorised with black heeled cowboy boots, stylish spectacles and a tan crossbody bag as she was spotted leaving celebrity hotspot Giorgio Baldi.The Ocean’s 8 star styled her blonde tresses loosely around her face and shoulders, and she appeared to sport minimal makeup, drawing attention to her natural beauty.

The sighting comes just hours after Cate received the Honorary Cesar award during the 47th Cesar Film Awards Ceremony in Paris on Friday.For the special occasion, Cate looked chic as ever in a stunning ensemble by French designer Louis Vuitton.      

Cate donned a crocheted cardigan with a sequin trim, with the star flashing a glimpse of her black bra and midriff as she wore the top mostly unbuttoned.The Aussie beauty teamed it with a smart pair of black trousers and pointed black heels.  

Cate finished off her red carpet look with her blonde locks styled into soft waves, opting for a dewy make-up palette, which included a coral lipstick.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button actress beamed as she made her way down the red carpet. She later became emotional as she took to the stage to accept the Honorary Cesar award.  

In her early 50s, Cate is the second youngest recipient of the prize, which is the highest honour presented by the prestigious Film at Lincoln Center, one of the major arts organisations in the US.   

The award, which was founded in 1972 and is named after Charlie Chaplin, is given to recognise the career and contribution of artists who left their mark on the medium.The prize has been awarded 47 times. Previous winners include Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Robert de Niro and Tom Hanks.

Announcing the news in the Hollywood Reporter on February 18, a spokesperson from Film at Lincoln Center said that it would be a privilege to dedicate an evening of celebration to Cate. ‘Ms. Blanchett’s career includes extraordinary performances in films ranging from small independent efforts to major studio franchises.’  

Cate has worked tirelessly for the last 25 years racking up dozens of credits in theatre, film and TV.A regular on the global awards circuit, Cate has received major prizes from all over the world, including two Oscars, three BAFTAs, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, an Order of Australia, and in France a Chevalier, for her contribution to the arts.  

In her early 50s, Cate is the second youngest recipient of the prize, which is the highest honour presented by the prestigious Film at Lincoln Center, one of the major arts organisations in the US.

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