But for those that thought the latter, Cate could care less.
She told InStyle:
"If people get it, they get it. If they don’t, then it doesn’t matter. There are so few houses that can afford to do couture, and since the red carpet is such a wonderful showcase, we should be celebrating that."
As for her favorite part of the dress, the Aussie gushed:
"The color combination, I couldn’t believe it when I saw it in real life. I was tempted to wear it two ways, because if you take the top part off, it’s a really simple halter dress underneath. I thought the external piece was so unusual."
We agree, but in the best way possible.
[Image via Adriana M Barraza/WENN.]