Cate Blanchett is turning heads in Italy at the 77th annual Venice Film Festival. The actor, 51, showed up for the premiere of Di Yi Lu Xiang (Love After Love) in a stunning off-white dress paired with a black blazer. The blazer featured a shoulder peplum tulle ruffle to pull together her elegant look. She kept accessories to a minimum and wore her makeup natural, focusing all attention towards the glamorous evening gown.

The appearance comes after Blanchett revealed she prefers to be called an actor rather than an actress, saying the term “actress” is almost always used in a pejorative sense. Blanchett also endorsed the Berlin International Film Festival’s plan to do away with gendered awards. The actor is Jury President at this year’s historic Venice Film Festival, which has a record high of eight female directors competing for the top prize.