I immediately thought of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s striped entrance at the Chanel Pre-Oscar Dinner when I saw Fan Bingbing showing her own stripes at the 2013 Vanity Fair Party, hosted Sunday night at the Sunset Tower in California.
For the after-party circuit, the Asian actress swapped her Marchesa magenta ball gown, worn on the Oscars red carpet, for monochrome. But she wasn’t afraid to still go big with this voluminous dress from Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 collection.
On the model, I liked this linear moment, especially since stripes (even those of the zebra variety) are so on trend right now.
On Fan, it was missing the wow factor I wanted. Without the runway’s bold statement necklace, this look came off as a bit one-dimensional.
A bold lip colour or a less structured hairstyle could have helped the situation.
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