I don't know many people other than Cate Blanchett who could pull off a shoot like this. The posed formality of the images in a behind-the-scenes theater setting is where we seem to image Cate most at home and in her element. She is posed and regal and elegant and this is who she is. While this isn't the first time we have seen Cate photographed in this setting, we don't get the hyped up drama that Annie Liebovitz showed us in her February 2009 spread for Vanity Fair. Instead, we get an editorial that is full of emotion, not drama, and since Cate's personal life isn't filled with drama-filled tabloid reports, Harper's decision to make the shoot about the emotion of theater and the clothes seems to be a more appropriate take on the concept.
Model: Cate Blanchett
Photographer: Will Davidson
Stylist: Jillian Davidson
Hair: Reyna Xydis
Makeup: Liz Kelsh
Publication: Harper's Bazaar Australia May 2011
Images taken from fashiontography.blogspot.com