Fan Bingbing in Louis Vuitton (x2)

Posted on July 20, 2012

Darlings, let’s take a momentary break from the world of reality TV fashion and the sad frocks that come with it to look at some real Goddamned fashion and the lady who knows how to WERQ the shit out of it.

Miss Bingbing? You have the floor.


Fan Bingbing attends the Louis Vuitton New Flagship Store opening in Shanghai, China.

It takes a PhD-level fashionista to even come close to making a difficult dress like this work. Poise and presence are going a long way here, but the hugely incongruous bag is working against her and while we like the hair and makeup, we don’t think they quite go with this dress. Also: terrible shoes. Still, if anyone can make this work, it’s her – and she’s coming damn close. Even with all the mistakes in the styling. Like we said: PhD.


Fan Bingbing attends the Louis Vuitton Fashion Night in Shanghai, China.

Now this is just plain fun. She looks like she should be smoking a cigarette on a billboard in Blade Runner.  And bitches? We can think of no higher compliment than that. Brava, sweetie. You WERQ that retro-futurism, girl. SNAPS.


[Photo Credit: ChinaFotoPress]

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  • Frank_821

    faboo squared

  • mjude

    thanks TLO!  i want a little bingbing doll.  love her!

    • kikisayshi

       oohhh me too!!

  • Le_Sigh

    #2 is Dita Von Bing! 

    • call_me_schmeg

      you. are. AMAZING.

      dita von bing just made my afternoon….

    • Marian Humin


  • gabbilevy

    She looks like two totally different people, and two different AMAZING people. That is TALENT, bitches. Bow the fuck down.

  • she looks like two different people, even her skin color changes drastically from one look to the other, I know… make-up and shit, but damn, talk about re-invention

  • Man, she’s beautiful. That black get up is to die for.

  • Knightley

    I honestly have no idea who she is (never heard of her until TLO started posting her), but she is fucking fantastic!  

  • Super_Red

    I still have no clue who she is, but DAMN if she can’t wear clothes. My first thought upon seeing the first picture is “Wow! That dress is beautiful! I want it!” only upon closer examination did I realize I would laugh my ass off if I ever tried it on. Ph.D. indeed. 

    • Aurumgirl

       I know, it’s basically a pale green paper bag turned upside down with holes cut out for the head and arms, bedecked with plastic shower curtain flowers.  It’s all presence of mind, and posture–hers, though, and probably no one else’s. 

  • PaulaBerman

    I am totally enamoured of her. She needs to get a big role in an American movie so that worship of her can spread to the mainstream, where one can only hope her taste and poise might spread via osmosis.

    • littlemac8

      I hope we get to see her in a movie soon.  The personalities she projects in those different outfits is remarkable and I pray she can act as well as she models!

    • Interesting that in Chinese media coverage, she is more often described as “attetion-seeking” than “fashion-forward.” Western people and Asian people sometimes have very different opinions on fashion and public presentation.

  • kikisayshi

    I can’t think of any other ladystars who could even come close to making that first dress look good. Aside from the styling, as TLo said, she is wearing the shit out of that dress. I love this gal!

    • littlemac8

      I see commitment and conviction in putting per whatever look she chooses!

  • Also, that final shot is giving me some serious Vivian Leigh vibes. 

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    WERQ indeed on that 2nd look.  Love! 
    Can’t get past over embellished shower curtain in the first look. 

  • teensmom99

    I think she’s doing post-doc work with the black dress.  Maybe the black shoes would have worked with the first dress.

  • Judy_S

    She just amazes me. If you told me the two looks were two different women, I would believe you but not be able to decide which is more beautiful. One has to reason, “there is only one woman in the world who could look like that, so both of these MUST be Fan Bingbing.” As in “Only Moriarty could be behind either of these crimes, Watson.” 

  • Nariya

    How on earth does this woman put on a little girl’s shower curtain and look so legit? It boggles the mind.

    Second dress is channeling Miss Dita a bit, but those half-gloves (which could look douchey but don’t) somehow propel her into her own class.

    • Yeah, the gloves are fantastic.

    • kimmeister

      The gloves are interesting, but 1) they look like she dipped her hands in tar, and 2) I’m boggled as to how they even stay on.

  • SpcilK

    FAN-ING the fire of fierceness as always. She is retro 50’s, queen of the vampires in the second photo.

  • MilaXX

    First look I simply have to applaud. That is not a dress I would ever thing anyone but a model could come close to making work. I even like the shoes since they blend well with the dress here. Not quite as sold on the heavy bag, but she’s pushing LV product so I assume it has to be front and center.
    Second look is a complete home run that I think is giving Dita Van Teese a run for the money.
    Well done, Ms Bingbing. Love you always.

    • Sobaika

      Agreed. I think she’s werqing both looks.

  • lbl

    I stalked her tag on Tumblr the other day and man do I have a fashion crush. She wore this all-white LV outfit that just killed me! Hope you guys post some of her future editorials if they’re up to par.

    First outfit, no. Second, hell yes.

  • She’s WERQing that last dress like it owes her back rent! 

    The first one…well. Not so much. I don’t think anyone would look good in that rag, no matter the fabulousness of the wearer (see Von Teese, Dita, or Knowles, Solange…wouldn’t matter. Still would look awful)

  • She’s a fashion chameleon on acid! 

  • throwslikeagirl

    Interesting you guys mentioned “Blade Runner”. I thought the first two pix in the black dress were channeling the false Maria from “Metropolis”. Ms Bingbing is a Goddess.

  • 1 look is cute, second look is HOT a what 

  • Beardslee

    Some people just know how to wear clothes and I’m trying to sort out what they have that others don’t.  All these folks have stylists, etc, so why is it that some look like they are in attention getting costumes, victim of whatever trend or collection some fashion house is pushing, while others look like this?  Do people like Bing Bing like clothes more, or are more involved in what they wear?  Is it simple confidence, inborn style, what?

    • Melissa Brogan

       It isn’t the whole story, but some people let the clothes wear them instead of the other way around. And a lot of it is confidence, poise, posture, etc.

  • AlexisPayne

    My first thought was Chinese Vivian Leigh. 
    She always looks so beautiful and stylish. Love her, especially the black ensemble. 

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    That second look is TOTALLY out of Blade Runner-Brava, Ms. BingBing!

  • nannypoo

    Not really liking the first look. The dress looks like a shower curtain, and the Heidi Meets Betty Crocker hairdo is pretty silly. Because she’s the great Fan Bingbing, however, she looks adorable anyway. But the second one, omigosh, is she fabulous or what? 

  • TieDye64

    She really is fantastic, but I can’t get behind the bedazzled shower curtain. Even she can’t make that shit work. The second look? Knocked it outa the park! AMAZING! What a chameleon. 

  • sagecreek

    First dress is ugly and I don’t even care. She has joined the ranks of Swinton as sui generis.

  • aristida_girl

    she is so pretty, i love watching her werq!

  • belfebe

    Bow to her awesomeness biatches!  There is no other like Fan Bingbing!

  • Love the femme fatale look, not so sure about the first look. Maybe if the top half didn’t look as if it’s trying not to touch her skin.

  • SewingSiren

    Love both looks. The first one  I agree the bag is all wrong, but  I love the dress on her all the more for it.

  • marilyn

    The green dress is hideous.  Did the designer get a Beadazzler, a hot glue gun and a box of plastic flowers for Christmas?  If you took off all the junk stuck on the fabric, it would be a passable MOB dress.    There is no problem with her, just the awful mess she is wearing.    She looks great in the black dress.  

  • LambeeBaby

    The first dress looks like a shower curtain. Her face and hair are soft and beautiful. As noted by TLO, if anyone can pull off this look it is her and she is making a great effort with a bathroom craft project.
    She looks fabulous in the second outfit. Very Hot.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I love her in that first dress and agree that this is one tough dress to pull off, but she’s doing it. The hair and make-up are a little weak, but could be that she was going for the fresh, innocent look, as the dress is all baby blue with flowers and shit.

    The second look suits her to a T. She looks amazing in the dramatic hair and make-up! SNAPS!!!!!

  • Ann

    That second outfit is perfection, but I really can’t get past that giant green bag in the first one. Surely Louis Vuitton has other bags that could have worked a little better with that dress!

  • Introspective

    fan bingbing on the same day as two PR posts???? swooning!!

    meanwhile look 1: WERQ that ethereal shit! snaps! look 2: WERQ that Von Teese pinup realness! double snaps!

    shes so fab my head’s about to pop off. LUV HUH

  • Another girlsplooge. It’s a shame I’m straight(ish), or I’d be all over that woman.

  • j_anson

    I actually like her in the first dress. She looks like a real person, in a nice way. It’s the first look I’ve seen her in that isn’t basically the same look in a different variation.

  • PinkLemon

    so when is she gonna be a guest judge on PR? cuz that needs to happen.

    • Lilithcat

      That would be amazing.  

  • Good gracious, I love her.

  • Judy_J

    She IS the woman who could wear a burlap sack and make it look good.

  • I am so in love with that woman. 

  • elirt

    She makes it all look so effortless, like she’s naturally this fabulous all of the time. Incredible – I love all of the Fan Bingbing posts!

  • . . . is she standing on one leg in the first picture? my God, I hope that’s not the new standard-red-carpet pose, that’s even worse than gotta-pee.

  • another_laura

    The shot of the first dress where you can’t see the bag or the shoes?  Fantastic.  The accessories are blowing the look.  As for the second outfit?  The bag spoils it but still, pretty darned great.  Thank you Ms. Bingbing!

  • Dot

    Those are some big ass bags she’s carrying.

  • Yes yes yes, even though she looks like she dipped her hands in oil. Are those half gloves the new ‘thing’, and am I living under a rock?

  • ballerinawithagun

    Purses are just way too big. She is the only woman who could look that great in cellophane gift wrap.

  • SapphoPoet

    She looks amazing. Such presence–she OWNS that camera.

    They should have switched the bags. The black bag would work fine with the first look (maybe a little heavy, but it wouldn’t clash as much) and the green bag would look fabulous against the black outfit. 

  • snarkykitten

    Fan Bingbing is not of this earth. Only she could wear a shower curtain and make everyone gasp in envy.

  • joything

    Anyone else see Vivien Leigh in Look #2?

    • CarolinLA

      I was just about to post that!

      • joything

        I see that several others got there before us!  Viv to the max.

  • Dita von T. wants to claw her eyes out for that second look, but she’s still stuck in the bar at Blade Runner and didn’t make it to the billboard!

  • I’m in the minority here, but I love the first look as much as the second, and I really like that bag with it.  Someone else mentioned Vivien Leigh, and I think that’s bang on.

  • theblondette

    Her hair in that second one, her hair!! SO AWESOME.

  • sockandaphone

    that second picture of the second look….damn girl. work. that. camera.

  • alyce1213

    The first dress is a horror, not worth the words.
    The second dress is divine, just fabulous on her.

  • TomBord

    ‘retro-futurism’. freakn’ brilliant.

    get ready!! cuz that right there’s gonna be THE trend for spring 2014. 

  • quiltrx

    My mind immediately went to BR with that second look…SO chic, right down to the little half-gloves.

    And that first dress?  Well, she looks ridiculously fabulous.  A mere mortal would look like an asshole in that thing.

  • punchycats

    I think she looks like Vivian Leigh with the retro hair.

  • I normally hate platform nude shoes, but I love them with that dress.

  • Stubenville

    Is that first dress covered in fleurchons?

  • just wow

  • frankystein123

    Ms. Fan, bringing out the vamp!

  • HobbitGirl

    I LURV that second look. 

  • EEKstl

    Could she be more fabulous?

  • I adore this woman, even though I had never heard of her before the first WERQ post featuring her. J’adore!

  • the more i see her, the more i love her style!
    and those gloves are amazing!

  • Wicked Beautiful.

  • librarygrrl64

    I hate to disagree, but much as I COVET that green bag, it looks too heavy with such a summery, filmy dress.

  • That second look is pure Blanche Dubois in Blade Runner Named Desire.  LOVE IT

  • she could look so beautiful and delicate in that first look if she just started over on the styling and accessories.  what did they do to her hair???  in the second look, she is A-dorable!  i see her on a train, going somewhere mysterious.  can i come along?