Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Shanghai Fashion Show

Dior Shanghai Spring 2013 Couture

As Asia is such an important market for fashion brands, Christian Dior headed east to present their Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection at Five on the Bund in Shanghai, China on Saturday, inviting several of our favourite Asian actresses who all wore looks from the Dior Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection.

Zhang Ziyi: The Asian superstar took her front-row seat wearing a look from the Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection, which has been so successful on the red carpet. She selected a yellow-gold paillette dress with a layered tulle overlay. This look would’ve been amazing if she had worn the runway belt. As presented, Zhang looks very boxy.

Shu Qi: Taking a more masculine approach, Shu Qi wore a Dior charcoal-grey tuxedo dress with notched lapels and a pleated skirt with shimmering blue and pink panels. Not only do I not get the dress, but I also don’t understand the styling choice of adding patterned tights. A very rare miss for Shu Qi.

Angelababy: Even Angelababy can’t make this collection work. All I see here is a lot of fabric posing as a tri-coloured strapless Dior dress, and a solid effort to lift the look with pink Dior sandals and a grey Miss Dior bag; sadly, those efforts are to no avail.

Sun Li: The actress is the only one who gets a pass from me. While we have seen this Dior strapless tuxedo dress before on Allison Williams, this is the only dress that worked on this red carpet; of course, it is hard to go wrong with an LBD.

Do any of these looks work for you? In answer to my own question, “No.”

Christian Dior Spring 2013

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Who Wore Chanel Better…Diane Kruger or Angelababy?

WWIB Chanel

Queen of Cannes Film Festival 2013, Diane Kruger attended the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala back in May wearing a Chanel Resort 2013 dress.

Her short-sleeved embroidered white dress accented with lavender floral details was styled with an old Hollywood marcel-wave hairdo, teardrop earrings, a white clutch and silver-glitter Christian Louboutin pumps.

Sporting newly-dyed light-brown hair, Angelababy wore the same dress to the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards in China in early January.

Giving her look an edge, she styled her pretty frock with spiked Louboutins and an oversized cuff.

While I appreciate Angelababy’s efforts to take this look up a notch, Diane’s impeccable styling ensures her win.

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Front Row @ Christian Dior Fall 2013

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A group of bold-named beauties held court at Christian Dior’s Fall 2013 presentation to see Raf Simons’ arty collection in Paris on Friday afternoon. While none were as dramatically dressed as fellow show-goer Ulyana Sergeenko, they still impressed with top-to-toe looks from the designer.

Marion Cotillard: The French actress played it safe in a simple black coat worn over a monochrome dress and paired with black tights and pointy stilettos. The one perk that kept this look interesting to me; the adorable over-the-shoulder box handbag.

Olivia Palermo: Stepping out in a dress from Dior’s Spring 2013 collection, Olivia worked the stripes and the fringe to her advantage. She kept warm with a black overcoat that featured yet another trend: fur. I loved her bright matte red lip and the flash of patent lavender on her shoe.

Anna Dello Russo: Always willing to break the style rule book, Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large was the only one who eschewed Dior. Instead, she took fur to the max in her Fendi number, ripped right off the Fall 2013 runway. The result? An interesting mix of primitive and punk with a techno edge. Her fuzzy clutch was just as “hair”-raising.

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Angelababy In Christian Dior – ‘Together’ Beijing Premiere

Angelababy In Christian Dior R13 - 'Together’ Beijing Premiere

Angelababy attended the ‘Together’ premiere held in Beijing, China on Monday.

The actress wore a Christian Dior Resort 2013 flared rose-coloured dress.

Her pretty dress with an open back was styled with gold jewels and her favourite Giuseppe Zanotti quadruple-stacked black peep-toes.

As pretty as her dress is, once again we have a look ruined by those god-awful platform heels. First Zhang Ziyi and now Angelababy.

I’m hoping this trend to wear these types of shoes in Asia dies down soon.

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Angelababy In Balenciaga – 2013 Sina Weibo Awards

Angelababy In Balenciaga - 2013 Sina Weibo Awards

Angelababy joined Yao Chen and Zhang Ziyi on the red carpet for the 2013 Sina Weibo Awards Ceremony held at the China World Trade Center Tower 3 in Beijing, China on Monday evening.

The Asian actress/model wore her second look from the Balenciaga Spring 2013 collection.

Her look featured a sculptural long-sleeved top with ruffled cuffs and a ruffled peplum, which she styled with an asymmetrical skirt with a slashed cut-out at the back.

This cleavage-enhancing look was styled with Balenciaga rings, which we’ve seen on Kristen Stewart, a Cartier cuff and black Giuseppe Zanotti platform peep-toes.

I much prefer Angelababy’s first Balenciaga look. The issue I have with this look is that the skirt appears to be too long. This is the same issue Amanda Seyfried had when she wore a similar look from the same collection.

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Angelababy In Chanel – Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards

Angelababy In Chanel - Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards

One of our favourite Asian stars of 2012, Angelababy, also attended the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards held at China World Hotel Beijing in China yesterday evening.

Sporting a newly-dyed light-brown hair colour, the actress/model wore a Chanel Resort 2013 dress.

We’ve seen a few of these Chanel Resort 2013 dresses with exaggerated hips on the red carpet, but this has to be one of my favourites.

Between the rich embroidery and Angelababy’s sweet pose contrasted with edgy spiked Louboutin bow- front peep-toes, there isn’t much I can fault with this dainty look with an edge.

You may remember that Diane Kruger wore this same dress last year.

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