Li Bingbing was actually the first to wear this Alessandra Rich blue lace ¾-length-sleeve belted dress, which is decorated with Swarovski crystals, from the Spring 2012 collection.

The Asian beauty wore the dress to Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party back in February.

She teamed her gown with Cindy Chao jewels and a Lana Marks clutch.

A slick updo and pretty pink lip colour completed her look.

Samantha Cameron wore the same gown the following month, but hers had a navy lining.

The PM’s wife wore her gown with a black leather belt, plus kept the black pussy bow that the gown was presented with.

Both women look amazing.

Whilst I admire Li Bingbing for making the look her own, I have to go with Sam Cam on this one.

I like the dress with a belt, plus I like the prim nature of the look with the pussy bow.

You can buy this stunning Alessandra Rich gown from Net-A-Porter International.

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