I am once again mesmerized and tremendously inspired by yet another Chinese inspired gown!
This time around it's actress LI Bingbing, who wore a blush pink strapless fitted gown with red Chinese characters as embellishing detail. I love a great blush pink/red gown (when done right), so romantic and glamorous at the same time.
Li Bingbing looked simply stunning, mostly due to her confidence of wearing her culture with a modern flare. The gown is fitted but has a chiffon overlay, which makes it soft and works well when contrasted with the angular Chinese characters in bold red used as embellishments.
The character itself means blessings, and boy does she has a ton of those on her dress, scattered strategically throughout her hemline and the train. Chinese characters has great angular structure and I think it works great as garment embellishments! It adds drama and intensity without being cheesy (again, when it's done right...).
I might have liked this look even more without the giant character on the right side of the bodice. But it doesn't hurt, I just think it will be even more clean. But it's a stunning gown regardless.
Li Bingbing is also well accessorized. She was sporting Chinese vase and flower inspired diamond earrings and cuffs. The earrings are shaped like a traditional Chinese vase and it's simply stunning, elegant, yet interesting. Overall the glam factor is permissible at a glitzy film festival like Venice, otherwise I would've preferred no cuffs.
Here's a picture of Li with her co-star Corina Lau whose wearing a stunning Versace Fall 2010 electric blue gowns with thigh high splits and multiple cut-outs. Corina probably thought she'd get all the attention for her daring gown, but oh well...the both looked beautiful.