Cate Blanchett has a strong message for men who think they have the right to harass women who choose to dress sexy.
Accepting the Style Icon award at InStyle‘s annual Fashion Awards in Los Angeles, the “Thor: Ragnarok” actress used her speech to address those, including designer Donna Karan, who have suggested that women should dress less provocatively in order to avoid being sexually harassed.
“Women like looking sexy, but it doesn’t mean we want to f*** you,” Blanchett said. “No one says to Steve Bannon, ‘you look like a bag of trash. Do you want me to throw you out?’ But the comments that get said about what women wear on the red carpet – I mean. If you troll through those trolls on the Internet, just don’t.”
The 48-year-old also talked about her admiration for other female style icons, saying, “For me, the true icons of style… it’s that for me it’s always those women who’ve been utterly themselves without apology – whose physical presence and their aesthetic is really integrated in a non-self-conscious way.”
“Women who know how they look, it’s not all of who they are but just an extension of that, and it’s about women who feel free to wear what they want when they want and how they want to wear it,” Blanchett added.