Cover Girl: Fan Bingbing for Harper’s Bazaar China

Posted on April 18, 2013

Darlings, after being assaulted by celebrities making horrible fashion choices this morning, we promised you some pretty. And if you’re anything like us, you’re so deprived of it at this point that you need to mainline it.

Well open up a vein, kittens:


Fan Bing Bing covers the May 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar China magazine in Louis Vuitton photographed by Chen Man.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Julia Nobis (ELITE), Grace Hartzel (NEXT)


Better now?


[Priestly]That’s all.[/Priestly]


[Photo Credit: Chen Man for Harper’s Bazaar,]

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  • Funkykatt

    I would prefer not seeing her bra underneath. A strapless would suffice. I don’t care if she’s wet or not.

    • Emily

      I agree completely. It’s gorgeous but being able to see undergarments kinda takes a bit of fabulous away.

      • StellaZafella

        See, I’m queer and, to me, this is sexy. maybe because it looks so intentionally forbidden…and so artistically intentional, like the glimpse of nipple in a Vargas drawing.

    • KateMaryC

      I feel like that contrast is what makes the dress pop instead of blend with her skin, and I love how it mirrors her hair and eye makeup.

      • foodycatAlicia

        I also think it gives the neckline a much more flattering shape.

  • foodycatAlicia

    Oh yes, that’s the stuff. Making a distinctly over-exposed dress look fresh and beautiful.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      As much as I have loved this collection from LV, I am done with it now. Really done with it. They need to put the checkerboard sequined dresses away and not lend them out anymore.

      • Kent Roby

        That echos my comment in the LV shoes/bags post, that I initially loved the collection, but that it has an extremely short shelf life.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          Well, frankly its been over-exposed and promoted. Every ladystar on Earth has worn some of that collection.

      • Sarah

        I agree, and what’s more, personally, I didn’t like it in the first place, so I’m REALLY done seeing it. (No offense, Ms. Fabulous Bing Bing. You’re gorgeous, of course.)

      • DesertDweller79

        This might be the most overexposed collection I can remember in recent years. I feel like I’ve been looking at photos of it for years! How many more sequined checkerboard dresses am I going to see? How many more, Louis Vuitton!?!

  • A.W.

    All hail the queen!

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    She’s like fashion Prozac.

  • Lori

    She looks great, but it hurts my soul when magazines get couture wet.

    • Emily

      In a POOL no less.

    • SewingSiren

      Maybe it’s a pool of dry cleaning fluid.

    • Mary Nease


    • jetpackdino


      (Yeah let’s hope it’s photoshop lol…)

  • jetpackdino

    If your couture looks better in the pool, you get in that pool and you take that shot. She looks beautiful.

  • gabbilevy

    We need her to be featured waaaaaay more often. Thank you for this.

    • jetpackdino

      Agreed. More Bingbing please.

      • VicD

        She is spectacular.

    • NNgela

      Daily works.

  • lehen

    I love it but i CANNOT believe they put that jumpsuit in a pool.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I think that’s really the only place one should wear a baggy jumpsuit.

    • Yuju Ti

      It is possible that they just gave Fan BingBing a wet look, took the photo in a studio with green wall, and the rest is all computer work? With today’s technology I just can’t believe they really soaked her into the water……

  • Guest

    i think i’m over that Vuitton line now.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Thank you. I needed that. I don’t even see the checkerboard square.

  • Gabriella M

    Like a cold glass of water after a desert without beauty.

  • Sobaika

    Her eyes stare right at you. Such a fabulous cover.

  • stellamaris73

    Question: Is the garment ruined after being dunked in a pool like that? The clothes featured in shoots like this always seem to be made of fine fabrics that surely couldn’t just be dry-cleaned and resuscitated.

    • barbarienne

      Yes, but this dress has been featured so many times in so many places. Perhaps they decided to retire it permanently.

      Being drowned by Fan Bing Bing is probably not a bad way to go.

    • RebeccaKW

      I think the companies are probably willing to write off one dress for a
      magazine photo shoot, especially the cover, for the huge exposure they
      will get. Granted, this collection is overexposed, but I imagine LV
      doesn’t see it that way.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Meh… I love Bing Bing, but we’ve seen her in this dress, haven’t we? It’s gonna take more pretty than this to recover from this morning.

  • Chartreusite

    man she should be repping for louis vuitton considering how often shes worn then the past few months. luv her and luv the cover. I guess you coould say im a fan fan.

  • Pants_are_a_must


  •árez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Two words: THAT FACE

  • crash1212

    MUCH better. Thank you. Also, I think I want every piece from that Vuitton collection. Can you wrap it up and sent it STAT?

  • Bert Keeter

    Beautiful cover….X

  • lexilexi

    Now THAT is a heart-shaped face.

  • carnush

    Is she the most breathtaking woman on earth or what? Stunning.

  • MzzPants

    Like a soothing balm for the eyes…

  • Le_Sigh

    Ahhh – Tilda yesterday and now our beloved Fan. Thank you for these oasis(es) of lovely TLo!

    • H2olovngrl

      Maybe we could get a Mirren morning, tomorrow!

  • Janet B

    The colors are bright and cheering.
    Thank you

  • formerlyAnon

    She’s a beautiful woman. The shot chosen did not allow the garment to interfere with that. But it could have been a top from almost anywhere. (ETA: I think the earrings provide more fabulosity and as others commented earlier, the bra straps the framing that really bumps up the visual impact of the neckline.)

  • Heron

    It gives me life that we exist in a world with Fan Bingbing and Tilda Swinton. So different. So divine. So serene. So FIERCE!

  • MilaXX

    ah yes, much better.

  • Kate

    Her tats are amazing in this photo!

  • MajorBedhead

    Much better. My eyes were bleeding after the Jennifer/Salma monstrosities.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg


  • Judy_S

    Weird. I actually don’t like that cover because she seems too photoshopped to me. She is naturally so gorgeous. She looks like an avatar of herself.

  • jerseyginger

    Looks like I’m the lone dissent…I can’t with the orange lips that she always seems to be sporting.

  • Qitkat

    This is the first time I have actually liked this jumpsuit. I don’t think black bra when I see this shot, it frames it so beautifully.

  • another_laura

    T Lo, I need another dose of fabulous to get rid of the Morrison/Hayek double dose of dreadful.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Celebs sure do love that Louis Vuitton collection.

  • tereliz

    FUN! She looks beautiful, the clothes aren’t overwhelming the shot, and I really love thinking about this photo shoot and imagining at what point they just said, “screw it, just jump in the pool, Bingbing!

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t even mind the LV retread since it was so sorely needed after all of that fug

  • butterflysunita

    Lovely. But I need even more–aren’t we due for a Vogue Korea editorial sometime soon?

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName


  • amaranth16

    That coral-salmon-vermilion lip…!

  • Barbora

    My eyes are filled with delight. Go miss Fan BingBing!

  • Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

    I’m a Fan Bingbing Fan officially now.

  • titaness25

    I have a theory about this collection. Nobody buys it due to the ugly, so they literally have to give it away, even to be doused in a chlorinated pool.

  • TheAmericaness

    What does (ELITE) & (NEXT) mean next to the models names underneath the second photograph pretty please?

    • l_c_ann

      Just a guess but those could be the Model Agencies that represent each one

      • TheAmericaness

        Ah! That would make sense. Thank you :)

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Forget the pool, take a swim in those gorgeous eyes, and I don’t swing that way. Pretty indeed.

  • H2olovngrl

    Man, she just OWNS that LV collection, doesn’t she?

  • Anniebet

    She’s lovely. Even the strange nose shadow is somewhat cute.

  • ankali

    Man, she owns this particular Vuitton collection. Wasn’t it she during Paris Fashion Week who looked like a gazillion trillion bucks in one of the black-and-white-checked dresses?

  • Janey


  • siriuslover

    She’s so gorgeous. And that dress. swoon.

  • DesertDweller79

    She’s beautiful. That’s a beautiful photo. And I simply cannot believe how much we’ve seen of that collection from Louis Vuitton.

  • Brad Watson

    She da Fan.

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    So much better!

  • F. Eloy Vaughn

    Bingbing!!! Bingbing!!

  • Emily Wilkerson

    Fan BingBing is a goddess.

  • cocktailrobot

    love her. NB, the mandible/jaw surgery to create the heart-shaped face (aka ‘V-line’) is typical of many Asian starlets (akin to a rite of passage, particularly amongst the Kpop set). she’s a beautiful woman with amazing style.