Zhang Ziyi In Marc Bouwer – ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

There was a time when Toronto Film Festival was a lot less glamorous than its cousins, Cannes and Venice.

Something has changed this year, the gowns are more spectacular, and we are seeing a lot more couture so I couldn’t be happier.

Zhang Ziyi was glamour personified when she took the red carpet ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ premiere yesterday evening during the Toronto Film Festival.

Her ivory gown with bold shoulders, keyhole detail and a bejewelled neckline doesn’t make me go weak at the knees; it has me passed out on the floor.

Zhang Ziyi accessorized with silver jewels and an embellished clutch.

With a fresh face glow she completed her look with retro marcel waves and diamanté nails.

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39 Responses to Zhang Ziyi In Marc Bouwer – ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

  1. EmmaWoodhouse September 13, 2012 at 13:07 #

    I’m pretty sure I’m the only one, but that deep plunging keyhole shows too much skin for my taste. If that weren’t present, I would really like the look, even the bold shoulders MIGHT be slightly overwhelming her. I do like the early ’40s feel of the look, and her soft styling. The nails might be a bit too glitzy.

  2. manja September 13, 2012 at 12:29 #

    nails are tacky,not going with the elegance of this look

  3. Nat39 September 12, 2012 at 23:59 #

    Gorgeous gown but I find the petite Zhang a bit overwhelmed, she just isn’t tall enough, and she needed to keep her accessories really simple not to take focus away from the bejewelled neckline – her embellished clutch is a bit too much and competing for attention.

    • Leti September 13, 2012 at 03:48 #

      I have to agree. This is a fabulous dress, but the proportions seems a little off. Like the neckline and shoulders are just a bit too larger for her.

  4. Zissou September 12, 2012 at 18:37 #

    The more I look at it, the more the “saggy breasts” bother me.

    • snowlion September 13, 2012 at 04:29 #


  5. dee September 12, 2012 at 16:07 #

    Gorgeous and her fingernails are cool too.

  6. Abby September 12, 2012 at 16:03 #

    This dress is gorgeous on its own, and incredible on her! I got chills.

  7. jimsong September 12, 2012 at 15:27 #

    She is quite gorgeous!

  8. Parvati September 12, 2012 at 12:54 #

    This look is stunning and BDOTW-worthy!

  9. Thu September 12, 2012 at 11:29 #

    Miss USA also wore this before:

    Thanks for IDing the designer FC, as always!

  10. Amy September 12, 2012 at 10:32 #

    this is a major look, she’s stunning. And I agree with FC, did someone send memos to celebs about that festival? because I clearly remember last years looks and they weren’t as glamorous.

  11. roxana September 12, 2012 at 09:16 #

    she is STUNNING!

  12. Ioana September 12, 2012 at 09:01 #

    She looks absolutely wonderful. She is a natural beauty and this gown complements her.

    I really hope to see this in the BDOTY poll!!

  13. Martina September 12, 2012 at 08:51 #

    I’m blown away by this looks, she’s stunning!! This is definitely BTODW and maybe even BDOTY 🙂

  14. Andy September 12, 2012 at 05:52 #

    Absolutely stunning!

  15. Alina September 12, 2012 at 04:52 #

    Stunning! BDOTW worthy for sure!

  16. ash September 12, 2012 at 02:31 #

    I have to say, I am very impressed on how celebrities dressed up for TIFF, especially compared to Cannes and Venice, it’s just one great look to another, barely anyone had a miss! Such a great red carpet week after a lackluster summer!

    Back to Zhang Ziyi, she looks amazing, the dress could have looked cheap on someone else, but she looks divine.

  17. Quentin September 12, 2012 at 01:49 #

    Dear FC……

    Your just to good to be true,
    Can’t take my eyes on you
    You feel like heaven to touch;
    Ohh I wanna hold you so much………..

  18. Christine September 12, 2012 at 01:37 #

    BDOTW! TIFF definitely step up his game.

  19. Jessica September 12, 2012 at 00:05 #

    WOW! She looks gorgeous. BDOTW contender for sure!!

  20. Aline September 11, 2012 at 23:24 #

    WOW! Zhang is flawless in my book. BDOTW!

  21. Rafael September 11, 2012 at 22:46 #

    LOOOVVVEEE!!!!!!!!!!! BDOTW

  22. Linda September 11, 2012 at 22:27 #

    Outstanding. I love this Mark Bouwer dress. She looks so unbelievably glamorous. I live only a 45 minute drive from Toronto and it’s so exciting to see this amazing gown being worn. Toronto upgraded to five star hotels this year, and now I can see why – there’s a lot more star power to contend with this year.

  23. justme September 11, 2012 at 22:24 #

    Sublime. It’s only Tuesday but I have my bdotw.

  24. L.C September 11, 2012 at 22:14 #

    I love her dress but apparently she wore a fake pair of Louboutin to the film festival which is a big no no

    • kingsley September 12, 2012 at 02:49 #

      How can u know it’s fake shoes???? The top film Chinese star wear fake shoes???? R u kidding me???? Just because it look a little bit different with model’s look?

    • Beta September 12, 2012 at 07:03 #

      really?? thats funny jeje

      she looks drop dead gorgeous!
      the nails are a bit tacky imo, but overall she looks great

  25. Ev September 11, 2012 at 21:57 #

    Wow, I actually gasped out loud when I saw this! BDOTW worthy for sure!

    Also, FC just wanted to say thanks to you and your colleagues for providing us with such great coverage of TIFF, NYFW, and all the other events going on as well!

    • Fashion Critic September 11, 2012 at 21:59 #

      thanks…It has been a busy but amazing few days of fashion.

  26. sidhi September 11, 2012 at 21:55 #


  27. Chloe September 11, 2012 at 21:52 #

    What a great BDOTY moment

  28. Yeliz September 11, 2012 at 21:51 #

    She looks fabulous! This is a clear BDOTW contender.

    • admmgz September 11, 2012 at 22:16 #


    • sara September 12, 2012 at 00:19 #

      Agreed! She looks beautiful!

    • Carla September 12, 2012 at 00:32 #


    • Andrea September 12, 2012 at 11:19 #

      Stunning dress!
      Soo beautiful!

    • Princess Chi Chi September 12, 2012 at 11:27 #


    • Liana September 13, 2012 at 03:41 #

      +1 Perfect!

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