Who Wore Fendi Better…Cate Blanchett or Zhang Ziyi?

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.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Zhang Ziyi In Marc Bouwer Couture & Karolina Kurkova In Roberto Cavalli

Zhang Ziyi was the runaway winner for best dressed this week.

Many of you have immediately added her to your BDOTY lists; that’s how much you love the Asian beauty in her Marc Bouwer navy blue ruched gown which she styled with Bulgari jewels and a Bulgari bag.

I totally agree with you guys that Zhang Ziyi was the best dressed this week, so I decided to give credit to my second choice, Karolina Kurkova.

The supermodel totally nailed this menswear-inspired Roberto Cavalli look in a chic and sexy way. As I said in the original post, she worked the hell out of this look from H-2-T.

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Zhang Ziyi In Marc Bouwer Couture – New York Chinese Film Festival

Zhang Ziyi attended the New York Chinese Film Festival, at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City yesterday evening looking as stunning as ever.

The Asian star, who was presented with the ‘Most Outstanding Asian Artist Award’ at the event, wore another Marc Bouwer gown, this time from the designer’s Fall 2012 Couture collection.

Her navy velvet cap-sleeved gown with gathered detailing and a plunging neckline couldn’t be more season appropriate.

She dazzled the crowds with stunning Bulgari jewels and a gold satin Bulgari clutch from the Serpenti collection.

A simple ponytail and a beautiful smile completed her look.

I think this is a BDOTW contender. Do you agree?

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Zhang Ziyi In Fendi – ‘Dangerous Liasons’ Busan Film Festival Press Conference

Zhang Ziyi attended the Gala Presentation Press Conference for ‘Dangerous Liasons’ during the 17th Busan Film Festival at the Shinsegae Centumcity cultural hall on Friday in South Korea.

Still opting for edgier attire, the actress wore a Fendi Fall 2012 look.

This is the second Fendi look to have hit the red carpet within a week, but this look has a much better overall result.

I think it has a lot to do with the accessorizing.

The Asian beauty added a textured bolero and corseted belt with a peplum to take the LBD from bland to worthy of a second look.

A selection of gold bracelets, a chic updo and Fendi ‘Fendista’ black pumps completed her look.

You may remember that Cate Blanchett wore this same dress last week.

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Zhang Ziyi In Mugler – ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Press Conference

If you are pining for Zhang Ziyi’s princessy red-carpet looks, I regret to inform you that she’s still opting for edgier looks.

The Asian actress was in Beijing yesterday promoting her new project ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ wearing a Mugler Fall 2012 dress.

Her cream-and-white bold-shouldered dress with a sculptural peplum isn’t something we would’ve pictured her wearing a year ago, but this new Zhang is all about experimenting on the red carpet.

I have to say I really enjoy seeing what she’s going to wear next.

Those Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ pumps continue to be her favourite choice of footwear, much like Fan Bingbing, but hopefully this fad will end soon. The shoes and the poor hemming of the skirt were the only disappointing things about this look.

Cindy Chao jewels, a neat bun and flawless makeup completed her look.

BDOTW worthy?

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Kristen Stewart In Balenciaga, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Prabal Gurung & Zhang Ziyi In Marc Bouwer

With a little help from her friends, Kristen Stewart won best dressed this week.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge had many looks this week, but it was her Prabal Gurung which stood out by a country mile, so I share your admiration for this look.

My overall favourite was Zhang Ziyi who looked breath-taking in her Marc Bouwer gown.

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Zhang Ziyi In Marc Bouwer – ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

There was a time when Toronto Film Festival was a lot less glamorous than its cousins, Cannes and Venice.

Something has changed this year, the gowns are more spectacular, and we are seeing a lot more couture so I couldn’t be happier.

Zhang Ziyi was glamour personified when she took the red carpet ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ premiere yesterday evening during the Toronto Film Festival.

Her ivory gown with bold shoulders, keyhole detail and a bejewelled neckline doesn’t make me go weak at the knees; it has me passed out on the floor.

Zhang Ziyi accessorized with silver jewels and an embellished clutch.

With a fresh face glow she completed her look with retro marcel waves and diamanté nails.

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Zhang Ziyi In Georges Chakra Couture – 2012 Bazaar Charity Night

Zhang Ziyi stunned on the red carpet at the 2012 Bazaar Charity Night held in Beijing, China, on Saturday evening.

Proving that she has well and truly moved on from her ‘princess phase’, she wore an interesting cocktail dress from the Georges Chakra Fall 2012 Couture collection.

Her modern sexy, navy lace dress with intricate gold and tonal embroidered details was accented with a feathered skirt.

I’m in total lust with this look. It’s one of my favourites from a very busy weekend on the red carpet.

Giuseppe Zanotti crystallized two-tone peep-toes and a gold shell-shaped clutch accessorized her look.

Some may have been overwhelmed by all those exotic details on the dress, but Zhang’s beauty was able to shine through, even though she did decide to wear those discarded Ferrero Rocher wrapper earrings we’ve seen on Shu Qi.

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Who Wore Reem Acra Better…Carrie Underwood or Zhang Ziyi?

Carrie Underwood sparkled in a Reem Acra gold-embellished gown back in November for the 2011 CMA Awards.

The country singer looked absolutely radiant, especially with the addition of gold accessories, flawless makeup, and soft blonde waves.

Zhang Ziyi wore the same cap-sleeve gown to the 12th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards in China back in May.

The Asian actress also does the dress justice, adding gold chandelier earrings, a simple gold timepiece and even her Louboutins were sparkling with gold.

This is a hard one as both women look gorgeous in the gown, but my vote goes to Zhang because I prefer the gold gown on someone with darker hair.

That is the only way I could separate the two.

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