Cate recently received yet another honor when she attended this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The Oscar nominee was outfitted in an iridescent Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2014 embellished dress, a sleek coat and coordinating Casadei pumps. Rooney helped honor the star at the ceremony in a decidedly somber black Chanel cold-shoulder dress with strategic lace accents and a sheer skirt. Black Jimmy Choo Greta sandals wrapped up the look.
Despite Rooney’s blander take on the festivities, we think it was appropriate that Cate and her multicolored dress were allowed to really shine. Do you appreciate Rooney’s understated gesture or do you think she should have stepped it up in Santa Barbara?