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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