Who Wore Fendi Better…Cate Blanchett or Zhang Ziyi?

We were all in shock, not in a good way, when we saw Cate Blanchett take to the red carpet at the 2012 Helpmann Awards, held in Sydney, Australia last month.

That’s because we found ourselves not liking her Fendi look.

Her LBD with balloon sleeves was styled with equally lacklustre all black accessories.

Zhang Ziyi wore the look a week later to the Dangerous Liasons’ press conference during the 17th Busan Film Festival in South Korea.

The actress totally transformed the look by taking styling inspiration from the runway, adding the peplum corseted belt, textured bolero and Fendi ‘Fendista’ pumps.

This is an easy win for Zhang.

Fendi DressNeiman Marcus
Fendi ‘Fendista’ PumpsNordstrom

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10 Responses to Who Wore Fendi Better…Cate Blanchett or Zhang Ziyi?

  1. TeresaRebecca November 9, 2012 at 11:13 #

    I go for Cate but only because I can’t stand the bolero. It’s just too cave woman-ish.

  2. Yeliz November 9, 2012 at 11:51 #

    I don’t like neither one.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse November 9, 2012 at 13:05 #

    Went for Cate because she kept the look simpler…I used to prefer Zhang’s version but I’ve switched back.

    • EmmaWoodhouse November 9, 2012 at 13:05 #

      It’s just a really ugly dress, though.

  4. Jess November 9, 2012 at 15:05 #

    Like the peplum belt and shoes, but not the borelo

  5. Moxie November 9, 2012 at 16:17 #

    Cate’s look is rather boring, but Zhang’s is too costumey. Have to go with Cate.

  6. Nat39 November 9, 2012 at 18:16 #

    It’s an easy win for Zhang, I agree. She made this look work with her accessories.

  7. pipsqueak November 10, 2012 at 03:14 #

    Legs are not Cate’s best assets. Those puffy sleeves further weighed her down. So, Zhang wins easily for me. She looked more balanced and her hair was more put together.

  8. Jacky November 12, 2012 at 06:49 #

    Well, I don’t like neither one and the dress is ain’t beautiful !

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