Li Yuchun In Gareth Pugh – ‘Cleopatra’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Li Yuchun In Gareth Pugh - 'Cleopatra' Cannes Film Festival Premiere

While ordinarily I would frown at the fact that Li Yuchun is not wearing a gown on the red carpet for the ‘Cleopatra’ Cannes Film Festival this evening, however, I love the boldness of the look.

I mean, how many other people could make this Gareth Pugh Spring 2013 look work? I can only think of one: Tilda Swinton, or possibly Evan Rachel Wood.

The unique look features a ruffled high-neck top with a dramatic flowing train and wide-leg pants.

I’m of two minds about the black shoes. On one hand it breaks up all the red – separating her from the red carpet. On the other, it feels like a safe choice when everything else was so daring.

It may not be to everyone’s liking, but she certainly got herself noticed.

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134 Responses to Li Yuchun In Gareth Pugh – ‘Cleopatra’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

  1. Moxie May 21, 2013 at 19:44 #

    Definitely dramatic.

  2. Yeliz May 21, 2013 at 19:49 #

    I don’t like this look, especially not those uninspiring black pumps.

    • Arielwuy May 22, 2013 at 04:15 #

      They are not pumps. She doesn’t wear heels, which really limit the choice of shoes. I think the black shoes are perfect to balance the outfit and exude her personality.

  3. Louise May 21, 2013 at 19:49 #

    she’s unique and has her own special flavor~ LOVE HER~!! :)

    • Doris May 22, 2013 at 12:02 #

      She is a top star and has a large number of fans in China.

  4. Nat39 May 21, 2013 at 19:50 #

    This isn’t working well on her, the pants don’t flatter her, one needs longer legs to pull them off, and the ruffled detailing is somewhat hanging and overwhelms her, the black shoes bring the look down completely.

    • julyol1972 May 22, 2013 at 08:36 #

      I agree! Karolina Kurkova would kill in this because of her endless legs. Li just doesn’t have the stature or confidence to pull this look off.

      • Cathy May 22, 2013 at 12:40 #

        She has 1.75 meters height and didn’t wear high-heeled shoes. She has a powerful aura and confidence.

  5. tuotou May 21, 2013 at 20:14 #

    肌肤皎皎如月,笑容灿若明霞

    • Jlee May 22, 2013 at 05:33 #

      just looks like an angel,she is so beautiful and perfect.

  6. tuotou May 21, 2013 at 20:15 #

    中国女子的自信、优雅、高贵与大气

    • Jlee May 22, 2013 at 05:32 #

      can’t agree anymore

  7. Sisuemma May 21, 2013 at 20:16 #

    Love it! Li Yuchun is so charming!

  8. Becca May 21, 2013 at 20:19 #

    What’s up with those black shoes?
    Also the ruffle detailing makes it look so cheap.

    • Christine May 22, 2013 at 05:15 #

      This is not a good look.

  9. small May 21, 2013 at 20:19 #

    I like this look.She is so beautyful.

  10. Danny May 21, 2013 at 20:26 #

    I really like her look. I agree that not many people could make this Gareth Pugh look work.

    • Tracy May 22, 2013 at 08:00 #

      Absolutely!

  11. Anna Wang May 21, 2013 at 20:28 #

    I am afraid that this picture did not show the best view of her dressing. However, she has achieved a great job in showing the Gareth Pugh work. Unlike others, her dressing choice also stands for the unusual way she is taking. Red stands for China. She is one of the most influencial stars in this country, breaking the old traditions and acting in her own way. Her name is Chris Lee.

    • Cordula May 22, 2013 at 15:47 #

      Nod, I’ve seen other photos taken better and obviously she looks very well in this bold dress

  12. kane May 21, 2013 at 20:30 #

    The hair, the shoes and the jewelry certainly could have made a greater impression, but I actually quite like this by comparison.

  13. lee33 May 21, 2013 at 20:30 #

    Red rose!Elegant~!

  14. Cowry May 21, 2013 at 20:32 #

    I like this girl and her red look. That’s a bold choice ,but the photo shoot is a little insipid.

  15. Joy May 21, 2013 at 20:33 #

    For Liyuchun, with all my admiration and love To you, sweetheart, with all my love.

  16. suyi May 21, 2013 at 20:44 #

    My love!

  17. dee May 21, 2013 at 20:46 #

    Awful.

  18. kathy May 21, 2013 at 21:13 #

    very unique and pretty girl. she fits well on the red carpet. fantastic debut!

  19. Marybeth May 21, 2013 at 21:18 #

    I really don’t like the black pumps and think this would almost certainly look better on someone taller.
    Nevertheless, she’s doing a remarkably good job selling the look.

    • Nacy May 22, 2013 at 14:16 #

      Well,I want to say this picture did not show the best view of her dressing.

  20. sylvia May 21, 2013 at 21:37 #

    Actually this pic kind of failing to show how fantastic it was on her. she’s 174 cm and not wearing high heels, and this absolutely works on her.

  21. Vicky May 21, 2013 at 21:43 #

    If she was going for 19th century, hipster, superhero, then she nailed it. I appreciate the uniqueness of it, but for me it’s just OK.

  22. Dhppy May 21, 2013 at 21:47 #

    This is good, but sandals would have made this so much better.

  23. Mini May 21, 2013 at 21:55 #

    It actually works much better than this pic shows. Could have chooses other better pictures.

    • Catherine Kallon May 21, 2013 at 22:03 #

      This is the better picture because you see the detail. The rest have too much flash that you lose the quality of the look.

  24. Parvati May 21, 2013 at 22:28 #

    The black shoes ruin this look for me.

  25. Rebecca Z May 21, 2013 at 23:05 #

    Definitely a change of pace. Not loving it, but I get the effort.

  26. Coco May 21, 2013 at 23:22 #

    She holds the dress beautifully. I love the dramatic flowing train the best.

  27. Prudence May 21, 2013 at 23:53 #

    she does not have the height of presence to carry what could have been a great fashion moment. I really wish this would have worked cause the model looks fab

  28. Ariel May 21, 2013 at 23:57 #

    A bold attempt.It looks amazing on her.Elegant!

  29. ma happy May 22, 2013 at 00:09 #

    I think the look is elegant and pretty
    She has a nice figure
    She’s so suitable for being a model!
    She’s so different….
    Gorgeous look!

  30. pipsqueak May 22, 2013 at 00:45 #

    She should’ve gone all out Ellen and worn a tux instead of this getup that’s borderline magician. Fran Lebowitz looks so hot and proud in her tux! It’s France and be yourself. She’s a really talented vocalist.

  31. candy May 22, 2013 at 01:08 #

    so beautiful ! i like it!

  32. cara May 22, 2013 at 01:13 #

    i really like this look,Liyuchun is the unique symble of China. She shows her confident elegant and gorgeous simle. my love .
    but the comparing picture should be a better one

  33. Poppy May 22, 2013 at 02:12 #

    Although this is not my taste, I love that she appears to be totally loving her look.

  34. Janice May 22, 2013 at 02:28 #

    This dress becomes a good fit because of her white skin and tall stature. Backswing is very unique, she held up this design. Overall look appears very graceful and elegant, fixing a sense of softness.

  35. beissy May 22, 2013 at 02:33 #

    Beautiful!Very nice!

  36. beissy May 22, 2013 at 02:34 #

    I like it!

  37. Amber May 22, 2013 at 02:44 #

    Sooo~ beautiful!!!!I love it!!!

  38. Haley May 22, 2013 at 02:56 #

    Liyuchun herself is the symble of unique. No matter what she wears, the confident、elegant and gorgeous simle can catch you deeply.

  39. Alicat May 22, 2013 at 03:05 #

    Good on her for following her own star. It is such a change from the sugary confections many of her countrywomen favour. It has an androgynous feel about it. That is why I think the shoes are right. They have a masculine vibe that sandals would not have.

  40. violet May 22, 2013 at 03:19 #

    my lovely baby! i like this dress

  41. Hillary May 22, 2013 at 03:30 #

    Liyuchun is 1.76 meters tall. This look is pretty charming and unique, and I really love this new spokesperson for L’Oreal!

  42. vivian May 22, 2013 at 03:59 #

    She is so great with her own style.

  43. roral May 22, 2013 at 04:35 #

    she is so beautiful,LOVE.

  44. Lucy May 22, 2013 at 04:39 #

    The pop star is known for her androgynous image in China. She has quite a following, which can be seen here on the message board. So this is very much her being herself. I wish her makeup and styling were bolder.

  45. Cecilia May 22, 2013 at 05:17 #

    I absolutely love this look! She’s unique compared to all the others who wear gowns on red carpet. It’s not only about fashion, but also about the attitude-be as the way she is. Love her!

  46. quizas May 22, 2013 at 05:30 #

    She is so beautiful and elegant. I do think the shoes is inappropriate,it makes her looks like a queen.

  47. Jlee May 22, 2013 at 05:31 #

    the pic is not so good,Liyuchun is beautiful than that.

    • Doris May 22, 2013 at 13:02 #

      You told a truth.

  48. Jlee May 22, 2013 at 05:35 #

    such a genius.

  49. june4 May 22, 2013 at 06:35 #

    good try, brother chun!

  50. xinqing May 22, 2013 at 06:57 #

    I like it! She is so beautiful and confidence.And i want see her more and more look like this.

  51. Kathy May 22, 2013 at 07:09 #

    She nail this

  52. Daisy May 22, 2013 at 07:19 #

    You see that she is Chinese, right? If she has made you see that, then she has succeeded because she has excelled herself out of all the other cliche “beauties”. Unique, this is!

  53. Winson May 22, 2013 at 07:23 #

    I like her elegant look, and she seemed fire of roses.

  54. Tracy May 22, 2013 at 07:57 #

    Wow!Li Yuchun looks soooooooo beautiful!!Fabulous!!The dress is such a right choice!

  55. LRY May 22, 2013 at 08:12 #

    so beautiful

  56. CC May 22, 2013 at 08:17 #

    confident!beautiful lazy!

  57. Siobhan May 22, 2013 at 08:56 #

    AMAZING! Her flawless skin and wonderful body shape are set off by this red getup. With the black shoes cutting off the vagueness between carpet and her, Li Yuchun definitely overshadow other reds in the shot easily.

  58. Yu May 22, 2013 at 09:15 #

    AMAZING! Her flawless skin and wonderful body shape are set off by this red getup. With the black shoes cutting off the vagueness between carpet and her, Li Yuchun definitely overshadow other reds in the shot easily.

  59. Fifi May 22, 2013 at 09:29 #

    Li Yuchun is noble,confident,tender and so on.She deserves all good words of praise.

  60. Reez May 22, 2013 at 09:34 #

    it will be more dramatic with taller girls…and i dont prefer the hairdo

  61. Fifi May 22, 2013 at 09:40 #

    We are proud of her.

  62. TeaAtTwo May 22, 2013 at 11:09 #

    I love it for the uniqueness and boldness. I think li and Zhang ziyi in her Dior pants earlier looked chic and daring for rocking pants on the red.

  63. Ariel May 22, 2013 at 11:33 #

    Looks too manly to me: the “dress”, the hairdo and the shoes.

  64. Pene May 22, 2013 at 11:42 #

    naaah
    looks like a fictional book character

  65. Doris May 22, 2013 at 11:52 #

    She is a great Chinese idol.
    In China,she has many many fans.
    She is a top star in China.

  66. Doris May 22, 2013 at 12:00 #

    I’m a Chinese,She opened the era of Chinese neutral United States.

  67. Cathy May 22, 2013 at 12:01 #

    She is beautiful and unique, especially has her style.
    Sexy is not exposed,it’s an inner disposition. She has not change herself to cater to the trend.

  68. Vatine May 22, 2013 at 12:06 #

    China rose

  69. chris May 22, 2013 at 12:14 #

    回眸一笑百媚生 难以用语言形容的美丽女子

  70. nannan May 22, 2013 at 12:15 #

    LIKE HER VERY MUCH.she is amazing!

  71. Vatine May 22, 2013 at 12:18 #

    So popular, so diffreent ,so beautiful and so elegant, perfect!!!!

  72. nannan May 22, 2013 at 12:19 #

    she is the most popular star in china now.we love her,and we
    are sure that she will be more successful.

  73. Doris May 22, 2013 at 12:19 #

    我就爱她O(∩_∩)O

  74. nannan May 22, 2013 at 12:21 #

    she is so special ,that is the most important.this is her first time here,please give her more confidence.

  75. victoria May 22, 2013 at 12:32 #

    Liyuchun is so beautiful, she is the most famous singer and star in china, she is so unique, so great, so beautifu, so charming, so elegant,so smart, so lovey, she is an angel, she is liyuchun, she is not other one.I love her , I think forever!!!

  76. EmmaWoodhouse May 22, 2013 at 12:35 #

    NOT liking this look. It makes me think of a circus ringleader. I don’t even know why.

    • Ariel May 22, 2013 at 14:53 #

      Your comment made me laugh and I completely agree!

  77. Beta May 22, 2013 at 12:35 #

    I dont like the ensemble per se, but I love that she’s different and takes risks. Her other cavalli suit is TDF

  78. victoria May 22, 2013 at 12:36 #

    li yuchun can wear any color dress. this dress is very fit her, she is the princess, she is the queen.
    we love her.

  79. victoria May 22, 2013 at 12:38 #

    forever beautiful girl

  80. Mary May 22, 2013 at 13:12 #

    I love this look. She looks so elegant and beautiful. Cool girl in China!

  81. Lyric May 22, 2013 at 13:32 #

    Li Yuchun have a good control of this dress.I like her so much!

  82. Amo思哪种念 May 22, 2013 at 13:35 #

    Li Yuchun beautiful

  83. xcaiyun May 22, 2013 at 13:35 #

    Li Yuchun is so beautiful!

  84. Love LEE May 22, 2013 at 13:41 #

    She is just like a queen. Elegant,beautiful,confident!
    All in all, she is perfect!

  85. Claire May 22, 2013 at 13:42 #

    I like her look~~she is so elegance and awesome.
    I look forward her next look~

    • Doris May 22, 2013 at 15:24 #

      Then focus on toniht!O(∩_∩)O~

  86. my love LI YU CHUN May 22, 2013 at 13:53 #

    she is so beautiful,I love her so much.

  87. my love LI YU CHUN May 22, 2013 at 13:56 #

    This girl is my style,I love her .

  88. happy May 22, 2013 at 13:56 #

    I really like this scenerys.she has 1.76 metres with a pair of long legs. I can’t imagine anyone more can hold this dress.perfect!east rose!

  89. Velino May 22, 2013 at 13:59 #

    Never be afraid of being herself.That’s what makes her stunning.Fall under the spell of her chrisma:)

  90. crystalchris May 22, 2013 at 13:59 #

    Her English name is Chris lee!!!She is a very famous popular singer in china.She is so amazing!Everyone loves her!We call her Dancing Queen!

  91. Lucky May 22, 2013 at 14:01 #

    super model

  92. Lavender May 22, 2013 at 14:04 #

    Do yourself ,confident forever ,beautiful forever.

  93. Sunny May 22, 2013 at 14:14 #

    Love her more than I can say.

  94. AMO May 22, 2013 at 14:29 #

    NO ONE ALES CAN COMPARE WITH HER,IN MY HEART SHE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

  95. calmly May 22, 2013 at 14:38 #

    All the praise,she is worth it!

  96. felicia May 22, 2013 at 14:43 #

    we all know how unique she is ~~~She is much different from most chinese actress i think.So many chinese are crazy for her~~~She is not only having good-looking but also having positive energy,that is why we love her.
    PS.the pic is not good,she is much better than that’s showed.

  97. Jingyi May 22, 2013 at 14:43 #

    Amazing look!! I was impressed by this!

  98. grace May 22, 2013 at 14:48 #

    Li yuchun,you are my sunshine.

  99. Joan May 22, 2013 at 14:52 #

    She demonstrated the bold colour with such a cool attitude, impressive!

  100. Doris May 22, 2013 at 15:22 #

    when I meet her at the first times I have an eye on her. what are delicate skin, I’d say she’s a girl of character .she is so special!

  101. Amanda May 22, 2013 at 15:36 #

    Beyond my expectation. Beautiful. Love it!

  102. Liana May 22, 2013 at 16:02 #

    Perfect and unique,I love her so much!

  103. Yvette May 22, 2013 at 16:05 #

    love Li Yuchun so much!!she looks extraordinarily gorgeous in this attire

  104. Yvette May 22, 2013 at 16:07 #

    she defines beauty

  105. lucia May 22, 2013 at 16:14 #

    love her!love the design of the dress and love her wearing this dress!And I have seen many more gorgeous photos of this look of Liyuchun.

  106. Yvette May 22, 2013 at 16:19 #

    high heels are Li Yuchun’s middle names

  107. Noemi May 22, 2013 at 16:28 #

    I love it, from ankles up, what a pity she chose black shoes.

  108. kingdoubleting May 22, 2013 at 16:41 #

    special one is always the best one…she is so amazing!!!

  109. Ariel May 22, 2013 at 17:03 #

    What is this? A fan page of Li, or a fashion forum?

  110. Ariane May 22, 2013 at 17:12 #

    Really awful, and i don’t get this comments from her fans, we are commenting her style, no one cares if she is a big star in China.

  111. Julep May 22, 2013 at 17:13 #

    Love her generous smile and air of confidence. Show her instep would be better.

  112. Allen May 22, 2013 at 17:13 #

    Just like a queen!

  113. moonlcl May 22, 2013 at 17:15 #

    She is amazing!!!She looks wonderful~~~I
    can’t love her any more~~~Waiting for her next show~~~

  114. coco May 22, 2013 at 17:17 #

    very good!

  115. yvonne sun May 22, 2013 at 17:28 #

    The most valuable character of Li Yuchun is “be the special”,”take an unusual way.” Givenchy loves her, so does Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel etc. For the first look on the Cannes red carpet every one believes that she will choose one of them, fat chance Haute Couture,because this is the safest way to show the honor. But to everyone’s surprise,at last she has chosen the young Garath Pugh, whose style is so indisciplinable and so difficult to control.A brave and self-confident girl, i am proud of her.

  116. Yvette May 22, 2013 at 17:37 #

    she is a popular singer in China. she has her own characteristics….she is the queen on the stage…she is amazing… she is Liyuchun…..

  117. Yvonne Sun May 23, 2013 at 04:42 #

    Since Givenchy Haute Couture returned to private show, the public can not see those stunning works of art, until the beauties are dressed up for the grand occasion. thanks god, Givenchy loves Li Yuchun.

  118. Doris May 23, 2013 at 07:15 #

    I like her style!

  119. Doris May 23, 2013 at 07:16 #

    This outfit is very amazing.

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