Fan Bingbing swooped onto the red carpet at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival opening ceremony at Shanghai Grand Theatre on Saturday (June 13) in China.
Making a grand statement, the Chinese actress wore a striking Stéphane Rolland burgundy ball gown with a theatrical sheer, chiffon embroidered skirt.
I was obsessed with the pure drama here, but the visible illusion neckline and sleeves put a serious damper on the effect. It was a look better admired from a distance.
With such an art piece as this dress, accessories are rendered unnecessary, so I would have removed the watch and perhaps even traded the clashing red lip for a more tonal deep-ruby hue. While I’m quite certain she also wore her favoured platform-style shoes, I couldn’t be more relieved that they are hidden under the folds of the skirt.
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