Fan Bingbing, an actor who hasn’t been seen much outside of China since a tax dispute threatened to ruin her career, continued her recent rise to fame at this month’s Cannes Film Festival with a slew of high-profile appearances.
The actor was pictured in several red-carpet events and galas. While Fan has represented major labels like Louis Vuitton, she gave the spotlight to less known Asian designers wearing outfits by South Korea, Filipino, and Vietnamese brands, amongst others.
Since her last appearance at Cannes in 2018, Fan showed up in the Cannes Festival this year during the premier of Johnny Depp’s new film “Jeanne du Barry,” wearing a creation by Christopher Bu. The sleeveless ball gown was printed with tigers and bamboo showing the traditional Chinese paintings.
On Thursday, the actor showcased two more asian branded outfits. At the Women’s Stories Gala, she showed up wearing a risque floral top with silver headpiece and a long flowing cape, made by Miss Sohee, an up and coming label from South Korea.
Fan was also seen in another red-carpet event wearing a golden butterfly-inspired dress designed by a Vietnamese designer called Chung Thanh Phong.
She was spotted wearing sculptural clothing from Rin’s most recent collection on Friday night as she attended an A-list dinner while carrying a Jimmy Choo purse. Rin is a clothing line founded by Chung Thanh Phong. Fan was also spotted that evening wearing a white floor-length gown designed by Filipino Harvey Cenit.
The Chinese social media gave praise to Fan’s Cannes outfits, with her arrival on the festival on Chinese tradition themed dress trended on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform making #FanBingBingCannes trend with over 6 million views.
Fan has not only worn outfits made by Asian designers. She also wore a gown by Mikael D, a label founded by Canadian-Lebanese designer Midael Derderian, and a strapless black dress with large yellow flowers from Russian brand Yanina Couture. On the premiere of Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” she appeared in a feathery design by Tamara Ralph, co-founder of couture label Ralph & Russo. – WhatALife!/Zain
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