Fan Bingbing In Stéphane Rolland Couture – The Voice of China Final

Fan Bingbing attended the ‘Voice of China’ final on Sunday in Shanghai, China.

The muse for Stéphane Rolland once again wore a look from his Fall 2012 Couture Collection.

At this rate she will have worn the whole collection by Christmas.

On this occasion she wore a sleek, rich burgundy velvet dress with jersey sleeves and a central split.

The luxe look with deep pockets and the designers’ signature gold waistband was overladen with accessories from the Anna Dello Russo for H&M collection.

Three or four pieces would’ve sufficed, but it looks like Fan Bingbing is wearing the WHOLE collection.

I’m sure Anna, who is a big fan of the Chinese actress, will be flattered at the show of support, but even she would quote Coco Chanel’s famous saying, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”

In this case it might be four or five.

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27.09.12

Fan Bingbing In Stéphane Rolland Couture & Huo Siyan In Stella McCartney – ‘Double Xposure’ Press Conference

Fan Bingbing and Huo Siyan attended the ‘Double Xposure’ press conference at Chaoyang Museum of Urban Planning in Beijing, China, on Monday.

As Stephane Rolland’s muse, it’s not a surprise to see the actress wearing yet another look from his recently presented Fall 2012 Couture collection.

Her ivory cape dress with a central slit and oversized suede belt with a gold buckle was once again styled with that ornate onyx statement necklace.

I wasn’t crazy about this necklace the first time around, and I can’t say I’m too enamoured by it this time.

It feels so heavy for the light garment, just like her Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ lace pumps.

Huo Siyan’s footwear, which was equally unimpressive, was teamed with her Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2012 look.

She teamed a rather strange doll-accented fascinator with her midnight-blue monogram top with a white monogram-embroidered midi skirt.

Both fail on the styling for me. Which look do you prefer?

Stella McCartney Monogram-Embroidered Cady TopNet-A-Porter.com,
Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus
Stella McCartney Carroll Monogram-Embroidered Wool Midi SkirtNet-A-Porter.com,

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Fan Bingbing In Stéphane Rolland Couture – John Walker & Sons Odyssey Press Conference

Fan Bingbing attended the press conference of ‘John Walker & Sons Odyssey’ in Shanghai, China, last week.

The current Stéphane Rolland muse was suited up wearing a look from the designer’s Fall 2012 Couture collection.

Her black suit with fringed detailing along the sleeves and pants was styled with a white vest top and an oversized statement necklace.

It’s nice to see the Chinese actress gives us something new, but I wish the pants could have been taken up several inches; they are actually dragging on the floor.

A severe centre-parted ponytail and hot red lips completed her look.

Not her finest moment I have to say.

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Rita Ora In Stéphane Rolland Couture – 2012 MTV Music Video Awards

Rita Ora’s second look was much improved from her red-carpet appearance at the 2012 MTV Music Video Awards on Thursday evening.

The British singer took to the stage to present an award to Chris Brown wearing a Stéphane Rolland Fall 2012 Couture gown.

I’m glad that someone other than Cheryl Cole is wearing a look by this very talented designer, and that the first person to wear this collection wasn’t Kim Kardashian.

Her white crepe gown with silicone white slices on the shoulders and a tan leather harness is one of Rita’s most elegant looks to date.

Elegant, while still maintaining her edge.

The white arm-warmers from the runway completed her look.

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05.07.12

Stéphane Rolland Fall 2012 Couture

The Stéphane Rolland Fall 2012 Couture show started nearly an hour late (more on that later) but it was worth the wait.

Inspired by illustrations from David Downtown and furniture designer Maria Pergay, Cheryl Cole’s favourite couturier sent models down the runway in breath-taking long crepe de chine and satin Oscar- and most definitely Cannes-worthy gowns.

On a colour palette of burgundy, warm browns, black and ivory, each piece was extremely unique with beautiful accents such as feathers, silicone white slices and what looked liked clear kryptonite.

Signature draped fabrics gave the collection a very whimsical feel. I always love how the trains and long capes billow as the models storm the runway.

Accessories included belts with gold hardware, very sexy platform heels and over-the-knee boots.

After featuring Nieves Alvarez on my blog recently, it was a delight to see her take to the runway wearing a chic black suit with a built-in cape and plunging neckline.

My heart lifted when Fan Bingbing, the designer’s muse, took to the runway.

She looked breathtaking wearing an ivory sleeveless gown with a cape embellished with silicone slices.

This was about the time when the reason the show started so late turned up: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

As a ‘designer’ you would’ve thought Kanye would show some respect for a real designer and show up on time.

I honestly don’t understand why they were invited in the first place. If you google Stephane Rolland, the news is that the couple upstaged the show who arrived 5 minutes before the end – hardly a word on the clothes.

If Kanye and Kim were invited to ensure headlines, they did, but at the detriment of designer.

Click here to see the whole collection.

Who I Want To See Wearing This Collection: Florence Welch, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Beyonce Knowles, Cheryl Cole, Karolina Kurkova, Paz Vega, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Angelina Jolie and Eva Green

Credit: WWD & Backstage images below to Red Carpet Fashion Awards