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One of Australia most well-known actresses, Cate Blanchett, will be Vogue Australia’s 50th anniversary cover girl. The multi-award winning actress has won, among others, two SAGs, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTAs, an Academy Award, and a Volpi Cup at 64th Venice International Film Festival. Along the way she has made a number of memorable fashion statements – most notably a canary yellow Valentino gown with burgundy accents that she wore at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in 2005. Now, the actress is in the coveted position of being the illustrated cover star of not one, but four covers for Vogue’s 360-page commemorative issue.

The September issue, which hits newsstands on August 5th, comes in four variations. Each of these features Blanchett as penned by London-based illustrator David Downton, who previously sketched the porcelain-skinned actress in 2007 for a series of promotional images for “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”. True fans can snatch-up one of the covers in a gold display box which is being sold as a limited collector’s as well as, come September 1st, a retrospective book called “In Vogue: Fifty Years of Style” which was co-authored by Vogue Australia’s editors for the past decade, Kirstie Clements and Lee Tulloch.

Besides a spotlight on Blanchett, readers will find a 10-page spread of swimsuits created especially for the magazine’s anniversary edition by 10 fashion houses including Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, and Gucci along with a 28-page editorial shot by Greg Kadel with Catherine McNeil and Abbey Lee Kershaw.