Who Wore Alessandra Rich Better? Li Bingbing or Samantha Cameron

Li Bingbing was actually the first to wear this Alessandra Rich blue lace ¾-length-sleeve belted dress, which is decorated with Swarovski crystals, from the Spring 2012 collection.

The Asian beauty wore the dress to Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party back in February.

She teamed her gown with Cindy Chao jewels and a Lana Marks clutch.

A slick updo and pretty pink lip colour completed her look.

Samantha Cameron wore the same gown the following month, but hers had a navy lining.

The PM’s wife wore her gown with a black leather belt, plus kept the black pussy bow that the gown was presented with.

Both women look amazing.

Whilst I admire Li Bingbing for making the look her own, I have to go with Sam Cam on this one.

I like the dress with a belt, plus I like the prim nature of the look with the pussy bow.

You can buy this stunning Alessandra Rich gown from Net-A-Porter International.

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Zhang Ziyi In Alessandra Rich – 2nd Beijing Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Zhang Ziyi continued to step out of her comfort zone at the 2nd Beijing International Film Festival opening ceremony, held at the China National Convention Center this evening.

The Asian actress was always relied upon to fulfil the ‘princess’ gown quota on the red carpet, but her new direction is a more modern, less frou-frou approach.

On this occasion she donned an Alessandra Rich Spring 2012 dress.

Her pretty white Chantilly lace shirt dress was worn without the polka-dot tie and blue belt; instead Zhang Ziyi opted for a white belt with gold hardware.

A gold shoulder bag, red lips and wavy side-swept locks completed her look.

Whilst I love this dress and her new style, I wish she brought out the princess gown just this once.

I think this type of occasion always needs a bit of frou frou.

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Carol Vorderman In Alessandra Rich – The TRIC Awards 2012

Carol Vorderman looked sensational when she attended the TRIC Awards 2012 in London recently.

The TV presenter, who continues to defy her 51 years, wore an Alessandra Rich Spring 2012 dress.

Her slinky Chantilly lace red long-sleeve column dress was teamed with the same black belt worn by the model, nude patent Louboutins and a gold cuff.

It’s shocking that people still mock her for wearing fashionable clothes, like there is an age limit.

Stunning as always.

You can buy Carol’s Alessandra Rich dress from Net-A-Porter.com.

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Samantha Cameron In Alessandra Rich & Michelle Obama In Marchesa – White House State Dinner

Samantha Cameron and Michelle Obama were both impeccably dressed as they stood alongside their powerful husbands for the official photo last night at the White House state dinner in Washington, DC.

The Prime Minister’s wife wore a dress by London-based Italian designer Alessandra Rich.

Sam’s gorgeous blue lace ¾-length-sleeve belted dress from the Spring 2012 collection was paired with black heels from Next.

The First Lady opted for a gown by British-born, American-based designer Georgina Chapman, by donning Marchesa.

Michelle’s off-the-shoulder silk gazar draped column teal gown was teamed with a stunning Tom Binns statement necklace.

This portrait neckline with a statement necklace is a familiar look for Mrs O, as she sported a similar look back in May last year for the Royal dinner.

I think they both look outstanding. I love the modern electric-blue gown on Sam and Mrs O looks so effortless, classic and regal.

On this occasion I couldn’t pick a favourite.

Can you?

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Diane Kruger In Alessandra Rich – ‘Festival Night’ Party

Diane Kruger continued her fashionable tour of the 62nd Berlinale Film Festival on Friday night, attending the ‘Festival Night’ party hosted by Bunte and BMW.

The German actress chose this Alessandra Rich Spring 2012 look with contrasting separates for the occasion, pairing a silver stripe lurex marinière top with silk polka dot skirt.

I always appreciate contrasting prints when they’re worn correctly, but I’m on the fence about this look.

Perhaps if the skirt were a bit shorter I would have loved it.

A Judith Leiber ‘Jaguar’ clutch and hot-pink Miu Miu sandals completed her the look.

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Meryl Streep In Alessandra Rich – 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Meryl Streep was a winner at the 2012 Golden Globes taking home ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama’ for ‘The Iron Lady’.

She wore an Alessandra Rich Spring 2011 dress.

This collection is much loved by Evan Rachel Wood and Amber Heard.

Meryl’s black shirt dress with embroidered lace shoulders and sleeves was teamed with a simple black belt.

The look feels a tad too casual for my liking, but knowing Meryl this could’ve been a lot worse.

She arrived on the red carpet carrying a Ferragamo black Swarovski-encrusted minaudière and completed her look with Ferragamo shoes.