2017 Beijing International Film Festival

The opening ceremony of the 2017 Beijing International Film Festival in China on Sunday (April 16) brought with it a number of elaborate looks to usher in the festivities.

Liu Yifei 刘茜美子 : It’s hard not to be fully enchanted by this Zuhair Murad Spring 2017 Couture lavender-purple confection, what with its extravagantly voluminous tulle skirt and cascades of glittering embellishment. I love how the exploded peplum folds added a modern edge to thi fairy-tale princess moment.

Jiang Yiyan 江一燕 : Romance was at the heart of this pink and red Valentino Spring 2017 handkerchief-hemmed dress that had a medieval meets bohemian mood. Jiang added a futuristic flash of inspiration with her silver sandals, which actually tie into the cross-body accessory—even if I do find it a bit distracting to the dress.

Janine Zhang Jun Ning 張鈞甯 : With a similarly romantic spirit, this sheer Valentino Spring 2017 gown took on a bolder outlook when lined throughout in black which still translated beautifully if not differently than the original presentation.

Zhang Tianai 张天爱 : With a unique twist on the ball gown, this pink taffeta Alexis Mabille Pre-Fall 2017 dress had echoes of a man’s button-down shirt with the sleeves wrapped round into a bow. But, what came across was pure girly femininity with its bubblegum-pink hue and sweeping long skirt.

Zhao Liying 赵丽颖 : The delicately dimensional, floral embroidery on this Georges Hobeika Spring 2017 Couture gown was lovely despite its heavier alabaster underlining at the bodice that compromised the whimsy of the look and washed out Zhao, too.

Guan Xiaotong 关晓彤 : Here we have another fanciful, floral-embroidered Georges Hobeika Spring 2017 design that also suffered a bit in execution as the midsection fit a bit too snug for a sleek effect.

Lin Chi-ling 林志玲 : This Dror Geva celebrated the hourglass silhouette with shimmering embroidery and fringe.

Ming Xi 奚夢瑤 : Leaving the more frou looks for her peers, Ming took a more straightforward turn in the Roland Mouret Benford jumpsuit, which I actually loved for its sharp lines and interesting sleeve cutouts—even if she seemed to be at a different event from the rest.

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13 Responses to 2017 Beijing International Film Festival

  1. idarklight May 21, 2017 at 06:12 #

    Liu Yifei’s Chinese name is 刘亦菲 FYI. 刘茜美子 I believe was her birth name, but her family changed her name when she was pretty young.

  2. Caroline April 19, 2017 at 16:07 #

    Minus the two Valentino looks I like all of them. Ming Xi and Zhao Liying are my faves here.

  3. Fanny April 18, 2017 at 19:00 #

    Jiang Yiyan and Ming Xi

  4. Jess April 18, 2017 at 16:34 #

    heavenly assemblage of ladies/dresses… it looks like they colour coordinated!

  5. Chris April 18, 2017 at 12:16 #

    Ruth Negga has worn the same Valentino dress as Jiang Yiyan at the HFPA InStyle Celebration last year and Emma Watson has worn the same jumpsuit as Ming Xi during her Beauty and the Beast promo tour.

  6. Puneet April 18, 2017 at 07:40 #

    Didn’t Emma Watson wear the exact same Roland Mouret jumpsuit as Ming Xi during her Beauty and the Beast promo tour?

  7. Kate April 18, 2017 at 04:44 #

    Love Ming’s top! And agree with your assessments all around

  8. VG April 18, 2017 at 02:14 #

    I don’t personally like “princess gowns” but even I can’t deny how pretty they can be when done right. I think everyone here has done it right. I especially love Liu Yifei.

  9. alex April 17, 2017 at 23:55 #

    Seems that some chinese have joined your group, lol

    • Cate April 18, 2017 at 00:29 #

      FC has covered a lot of Chinese celeb fashion in the past

  10. Christine April 17, 2017 at 22:00 #

    Wow, speechless at Liu Yifei gown. Just beautiful! I also love Janine’s look too

  11. moules frites April 17, 2017 at 21:57 #

    what a well dressed event

    • anonymous as always April 18, 2017 at 00:55 #

      I am always looking forward to Chinese and Spanish events! The outfits are so classy, modern and elegant 🙂

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