Yao Chen In Prabal Gurung – Sina Microblogging Event

Yao Chen attended the Sina Microblogging event in Beijing on Wednesday evening.

The actress wore a standout Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 cocktail dress, paired with silver Miu Miu pumps.

This surreal floral-print silk georgette embroidered dress has an exposed back plus exploding tulle petals, French knots, plastic and embroidered hand-painted latex razor paillettes.

Somehow, Yao manages to make all that detail completely elegant, and almost – dare we say – simple.

While the runway version adds a bit more shape and toughness to the dress with a corset-esque black leather belt and matching black shoes, Yao keeps her look ladylike with a slick bun and large white clutch.

Credit: Style.com & Sina

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22 Responses to Yao Chen In Prabal Gurung – Sina Microblogging Event

  1. manja January 5, 2012 at 10:54 #

    prefere look on the model much more

  2. jo January 5, 2012 at 11:34 #

    I like the runway styling way better. Too bad she didn’t wore a belt and black shoes.

  3. noel January 5, 2012 at 12:15 #

    her name is YAO CHEN actually…
    btw i don’t like the pumps, she looks beautiful though, i think

    • Fashion Critic January 5, 2012 at 13:10 #

      thank you

  4. Betty Brandenburg January 5, 2012 at 12:33 #

    Yes, yes, but what on earth is that guy wearing????

    • EmmaWoodhouse January 6, 2012 at 01:48 #

      OMG, what IS he wearing??? As for Yao Chen, it’s too frou-frou for my taste.

  5. Elisa January 5, 2012 at 12:34 #

    I don’t like the fact that the only black thing are the straps on the dress. Something is missing to compliment those straps in my opinion.

  6. Linda January 5, 2012 at 14:06 #

    I really dislike the dress on her, it’s not so bad on the runway with the black elements, but it’s just not that nice a dress. I also dislike what her friend is wearing.

  7. Flutterbang January 5, 2012 at 14:08 #

    I agree, I think it needed the belt.

  8. AW January 5, 2012 at 14:30 #

    The runway styling is much better. The way Yao Chen is styled looks like a child playing dress up. It’s too sweet for my taste.

  9. fromchi-town January 5, 2012 at 14:40 #

    I like it the way it is on the runway with the black belt. She needed to add the belt and black sandals to toughen up the look somewhat.

  10. asherlev1 January 5, 2012 at 14:54 #

    I don’t know if this is just because I really fell in love with the Prabal Gurung runway collection, but I’m always feeling like the dresses on the carpet are always falling short of the dresses on the runway.

    The dress is great, but I definitely preferred the styling on the model.

  11. TeaAtTwo January 5, 2012 at 15:47 #

    I’d have preferred it belted (not necessarily the runway one) but she does pull off a difficult look well. On the fence about the shoes.

  12. Alina January 5, 2012 at 16:04 #

    This dress needed the belt.

  13. Rashmi January 5, 2012 at 16:33 #

    I actually like it without the belt!

  14. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) January 5, 2012 at 17:51 #

    +1 exactly. My dream dress when I was 7.

  15. Christine January 5, 2012 at 18:00 #

    I agree.

  16. Nat39 January 5, 2012 at 19:40 #

    I prefer Yao`s elegant approach (over the toughened-up runway`s, it`s actually the model who looks more like she`s playing a dress-up to me). The silver pumps, however, are a bit too princessy sweet – would`ve preferred delicate silver sandals.

  17. maria January 5, 2012 at 20:36 #

    i agree about the belt. I do like the colours for her though.

  18. What Is The New Black January 5, 2012 at 21:18 #

    I definitely prefer the runway version, but I love the dress so much so I like it on Yao too! She should’ve kept the belt and black shoes though!

  19. Morgan January 6, 2012 at 06:40 #

    Would LOVE to have seen this one someone like Leighton Meester instead. She would have looked perfect. Here it looks like a mother has gone through her child’s dress-up chest…

  20. Chriss January 6, 2012 at 14:43 #

    Interesting choice in the winter

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