Xu Qing In Zuhair Murad Couture – Van Cleef & Arpels Dinner

Xu Qing In Zuhair Murad Couture - Van Cleef & Arpels Dinner

Xu Qing swept onto the scene at the Van Cleef & Arpels dinner, held in Beijing, China over the weekend.

The Chinese actress wore a nude silk Zuhair Murad cap-sleeve ball gown, hand-embroidered in electric blue twigs, from the Fall 2013 Couture collection.

The epitome of gothic glamour, the elegance of this confection was intensified with the more sinister edge of those barren tree branches that twisted across the entire design. The skirt’s frothy tulle overlay delivered a sense of fairytale enchantment.

While the dress may have been a dark beauty, Xu complemented it with a lighter touch—minimal jewels, save for a cocktail ring, accessorized the look whilst a petal pink lip added a soft note.

Credit: Style.com & Sina

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22 Responses to Xu Qing In Zuhair Murad Couture – Van Cleef & Arpels Dinner

  1. Tina December 16, 2013 at 17:36 #

    LOVE THIS! BDOTW for sure. Might even be BDOTY.

    • Betty Brandenburg December 16, 2013 at 18:08 #

      agree, absolutely stunning!

    • Nat December 16, 2013 at 19:37 #

      I agree BDOTW and BDOTY +2

  2. Luqe Mann December 16, 2013 at 17:42 #

    Xu Qing shows the model how sh*t is done.

  3. Chanel December 16, 2013 at 17:44 #

    I adore~!! But I wish she would have gone with blue instead of black

    • Catherine Kallon December 16, 2013 at 18:02 #

      I think it is blue….The poor lighting is making it appear darker

  4. Christine December 16, 2013 at 17:44 #

    This is so beautiful! Hands down BDOTW worthy!!

  5. Alina December 16, 2013 at 17:49 #

    Love the dress, but I kinda expected something else with the hairstyle.

  6. H December 16, 2013 at 18:06 #

    Wow, wow, wow, my jaw is on the floor!

  7. Sophy December 16, 2013 at 18:22 #

    I wish someone could wear this to the oscars- it just seems wasted on such an event :(

  8. Nat39 December 16, 2013 at 18:30 #

    Can’t say I’m too fond of the tree branch embroidery but it’s a nice gown, fits her very well, and she looks lovely in it.

    • Serenity December 16, 2013 at 21:35 #

      I’m not a fan of that eerie embroidery either. But I think the dress, itself, is lovely, and she looks wonderful in it. I like her hair, I think this dress was a bit of an edgier choice, which fits with her look.

  9. amy December 16, 2013 at 18:52 #

    lovely! BDOTW nominee

  10. Jess December 16, 2013 at 19:13 #

    I so wish the lighting was better so I could see this dress in all it’s glory! So beautiful!!! BDOTW contender for sure and maybe even on my BDOTY list!

  11. Kaz December 16, 2013 at 20:06 #

    I love this dress – it really is art. Gorgeous.

  12. Mandy December 16, 2013 at 21:46 #

    She wears it better than the model. So stunning, very happy she kept her styling simple and let the gown speak for itself.

  13. Yeliz December 16, 2013 at 23:58 #

    She looks really gorgeous, she carries this gown so well. I love it.

  14. Beth Rodrigues December 17, 2013 at 00:29 #

    very Loretta Young as she opened those doors! And why is thisGoth at all?? I think it’s very femme fatale!

  15. George December 17, 2013 at 03:47 #

    Goosebumps.. BDOTY! She looks divine!

  16. dil December 17, 2013 at 06:11 #

    magical!

  17. the ogre December 17, 2013 at 17:01 #

    I am in awe of this gorgeous look! I wouldn’t change a thing here! The embroidery on the gown is hauntingly beautiful. I also like the harmonious juxtaposition of the soft make up with the edgy design of the gown. The gown itself is a wonder. The design is edgy but at the same time the tulle layering transports this into fairy tale world.

  18. kane December 17, 2013 at 19:54 #

    I love this!

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