Li Bingbing in Giambattista Valli Couture at the “Transformers” New York Screening

Posted on June 26, 2014

Miss Bingbing continues her World Tour of Delightful Tacky-Ass.



Li-Bingbing-Giambattista-Valli-Couture-Transformers-NYC-Screening-Movie-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Li Bingbing attends screening of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in New York City in a Giambattista Valli couture look from the Spring 2014 collection.

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Li-Bingbing-Giambattista-Valli-Couture-Transformers-NYC-Screening-Movie-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture Collection

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Because this is not a sheer-panted jumpsuit, it automatically is NOT the tackiest thing she’s ever worn. It IS, however,  a very silly-looking dress. She looks like someone mixed up their Fashion Plates, because the top and the bottom of this gown look like two different garments.

The good news is, we just came up with our band name: Aggressive Peplum. You could hide a ham or two under that thing.

Also: someone needs to tell her that acid-yellow she seems to like is doing her no favors at all. In fact, we’d like to see her get away from the black, white and yellow color scheme she seems to have boxed herself into. Let’s see some jewel tones, girl. Or even some pinks and pastels. We’re not picky. Just stop with the yellow.


[Photo Credit: RAM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, PacificCoastNews, IMAXTree]

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  • NormDeplume720

    She looks like she’s going to an awards show with the Jetsons.

    • Judy Bingbing?

      • Karen Belgrad

        Actually it would be Li Judy or Jetson BingBing. The surname comes first with Chinese names 🙂

        • Kent Roby

          Ha, I was going to say the same thing; I learned that lesson through this wonderfully educational forum on previous posts re: Li and Fan not being related!

          • Karen Belgrad

            I learned it from the same place! (Insert “the more you know” jingle here)

          • Glam Dixie

            Every time someone in my house says something especially intelligent or educational we all say, “Someone stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night!”

          • Kent Roby

            I have to say that we Bitter Kittens are a special bunch! I’ve learned interesting facts, and have caught some great shows based on others’ recommendations. Along those lines, I’ve seen 2 fashion documentaries on Netflix this week that I would recommend, “Mademoiselle C” (about the former editor of Vogue Paris launching her own magazine) and “Bill Cunningham, NY” (about the fashion photographer). I was particularly intrigued by the latter.

          • decormaven

            “Bill Cunningham, NY” is one of my faves. When he gives his acceptance speech for the Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, it gives me shivers. What an eye that man has!

          • little britches

            I have to share this: I ran into him this week! I was late to work, per usual, but slowed to admire the back of this gorgeous woman peering into a north-side Bergdorf Goodman window a little after 9 am. Readers may know who she was; all I can say is that she was dressed in a loose black gown/caftan with a braided steely gray undo capped by a pillbox hat. I smiled at the perfection and looked left to see Mr. Cunningham, also smiling after having snapped a photo of her. We shared a quarter of a second’s shared glee and then I hustled on. He is a pixie and a treasure. Thanks for other doc recommendation.

          • Kent Roby

            That’s so awesome!

        • Little_Olive

          Jetson Binging would totally follow Aggressive Peplum at Coachella.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            to be followed by Shattered Taffeta….

        • luluransom

          Jetson BingBing FTW!

  • jenuwefa

    Is it just me, or is she losing her magic touch?

    • notredame16

      Are you possibly confusing her with Fan Bing Bing? Because she is definitely magical.

      • jenuwefa

        I am…you’re right. Thanks!

        • Kent Roby

          Yes, this lovely creature who shares the same first name as Fan Bingbing does NOT share FB’s perfected sense of style!

          • Rhonda Shore

            That’s for sure. This is the most hideous thing i’ve seen her in yet, far worse than yesterday’s sheer panted jumpsuit.

          • decormaven

            Evidently the fashion houses are confused as well. She’s worn some A-List labels, although the choices have been less than pleasing.

          • Yuju Ti

            I think Li BingBing is trying very hard to set herself apart from Fan BingBing. The media in China LOVE to compare the two of them with everything they do, so I totally feel for them. I’m just not sure if Li is doing it right though. In her sheer jumpsuit post I saw someone call Fan “the greater BingBing”. Although I am not a fan of either of them, I feel kind of bad for Li…

    • MoHub

      She never had one unless it was to spread evil magic. Ms. Li has done nothing but parade one ugly garment after another on the red carpet.

      • jenuwefa

        I was confusing her with Fan….my bad! (or hers….)

        • MoHub

          Maybe it’s time for one —or both—of them to Westernize her given name and switch to Western first name/last name order so we poor Americans don’t confuse so easily.

          Betty Fan? Barbara Li? Neither really works, but it definitely clarifies that they aren’t related.

          • Emily

            …or maybe westerners can just learn to tell the difference? Just because they’re both Asian females with the same nickname doesn’t mean they’re that hard to tell apart. That’s like confusing James Marsden and James defranco up and telling them to “easternize” their name when in Asian audiences.

          • MoHub

            I have no problem understanding the Asian naming convention, but others do, and I suspect that will continue as the two BingBings get more worldwide exposure.

            Besides, in terms of fashion sense, I hate to see the two confused based on a name.

          • jenuwefa

            Well, it’s a double oops for me – my husband and I are Chinese art dealers, we’re used the name thing….! 🙂

  • PinkyK

    YIKES! That is quite a peplum!

  • amanda d

    I think I made this dress with my Flip and Fold Fashion in 1982 … maybe without the colour mixing it might work, but then again probably not.

  • RescueMe23

    That top is tragic.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Project Runway Challenge:
    Create a dress inspired by children’s songs
    Song selection: “I’m a little teapot”

    • Mothra

      They should totally do that challenge.

      • Tracy_Flick

        That would actually be interesting. But it will probably be more “make a garment inspired by the Coach outlet on I-5, with the theme of luxurious”.

    • Kent Roby

      Yet, ironically, the dress is not tea length!

      • Alloy Jane

        But in better news, at least the dress didn’t STOP at the aggressive peplum. Upon viewing that bikini bodice, I was afraid it would.

  • Mothra

    Did the poor thing lose a bet about having to wear yellow for a week or something? For an Asian woman it doesn’t look terrible on her, which is nice because not everyone can wear yellow, but I would not want that to be her signature color. She is so adorable though that I can almost forgive anything she wears, except that weird run of mini fridge doors and mosquito netting inset panels.

  • This desperately needs a statement necklace of some kind just to balance out the craziness of the rest of it. 🙂

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    ah, at least she’s not boring! i don’t mind her crazy choices one bit. ok maybe i do mind it a few bits but i much prefer this to aniston-ing.

  • Kitten Mittons

    A peplum you can put things in/under, so it doubles as a clutch. I can dig it.

    ETA: The top half of her dress looks like it could be a doll dress. Or maybe it was her dress, she shrunk it in the wash, and so she shoved a big black skirt on underneath. Either way, now that I see the tiny dress, can’t unsee.

    • Kayceed

      Well at least then this peplum would serve a purpose. Ya know…. I remember reading about one of Dior’s couture clients (the original Dior) who loathed carrying a purse so he sewed lots and lots of little hidden pockets in all of her outerwear so she could stash her necessities and get about her business. I would be so on board.

      • Kitten Mittons

        I really like the idea, in theory. Knowing me, though, I would absolutely forget what was in each pocket, so I’d be standing around groping myself in the store looking for my debit card.

        • Kayceed

          You can just consider that your contribution to entertaining the masses. 🙂

          • Kitten Mittons

            If masses = undersexed bag boys, then yes 🙂

          • Janet B

            Me yesterday. My daughter was mortified as I was searching each pocket for my debit card.

          • Kitten Mittons

            You should’ve thrown in a few moans just to see if you could REALLY embarrass her 😉

          • MoHub

            I’ll have what she’s having.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Nailed it.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            When my parents and I did a European trip together, after watching Mom go through her entire purse in a fruitless attempt to find something, Dad smiled and told her,in all sincerity, that Mom really needed a lady in waiting to be in charge of her purse-Mom just laughed and carried on!

    • MoHub

      I was thinking one could wear this camping and convert it into a tent.

      • Kitten Mittons

        It does look waterproof, no?

    • Janet B

      I gasped as I scrolled down, I was afraid it was a tiny skirt. Somewhat relieved.

  • I don’t even get as far as the peplum because I just want the bodice hoiked up about 3″.

    • Absolutely! If you have to slouch over to keep yourself decently covered for the photographers, the bodice is too low, QED.

      • The model is doing it in the runway photo too, therefore it is a crap design.

        • demidaemon

          I think that was already evident. The fact that the bodice sits low is on the list of “why bother? It’s already FUBARed.”

    • Jennifer Bober

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s way too low.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Geez Louise…looks like the three-tone paint job on my dad’s 56 Old Rocket 88 – black, white, acid green…

    • Kitten Mittons

      Brace yourself: I don’t think the peplum is white, I think it’s a very soft pink. At least that’s what my monitor is showing.

      If you need to faint, I’ll catch you.

      • DaveUWSNYC

        AHHH….my eyes!! *swoon*

        • Kitten Mittons

          It’s okay, it’s a lot to take in. Let me get you some tea.

          It’s even more of a pity, because I liked your point of reference, and was all ready to make a peplum/tail fin crack. Something about headlights, maybe….

      • alyce1213

        Oh yeah, it’s pink — even worse than white, if that’s possible.

        • Kitten Mittons

          It’s the same problem that Diane Kruger had yesterday, with the pastel nails and bright yellow shoes. Neons/Nearly Neons and Pastels together are just a total headscratch to me. Why? WHY?

      • demidaemon

        I thought it was some version of diseased beige. I guess soft pink fits, but man, knowing that, what an awful triple decker of color combination.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Beige, pink. Po-tay-to, horrible.

  • abishagijh

    You could put some hooks or Velcro under the peplum and then just hang your cellphone, your purse, your lipstick under there. Hands-free.

  • Wink

    “And now, we come to the swimsuit/evening gown portion of the pageant.”

  • Jessica Freeman

    Its like taking all the bad elements of design and combining them into a very bad dress.

  • Karen Belgrad

    At the beach, BingBing suddenly realizes she has a red carpet to go to… In a hurry, she throws on the first skirt she can find. Halfway to the event, she realizes the skirt is “show me what you had for lunch” short. She darts into Old Navy, buying the first black maxi skirt she can find.

  • LadyVimes

    Those are perfect for hiding movie snacks. I’m onto you, Bingbing.

    • Introspective

      especially when raisinets go for about $5-7 at the movies in nyc right now… aggressive peplums might be hiddy but theyre damned well pragmatic…

    • kimmeister

      She could hide 4-5 bags of fully popped popcorn under there. Not that I’ve done that before . . .

  • @Biting Panda

    Hmmm, no.

  • Maybe Tom Wolfe should write a sequel to “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”, and call it “The Acid Yellow Aggressive Peplum Test”.

  • In_Stitches

    It looks like what Milk wore on her final challenge, before she sashayed away.

    • demidaemon

      It’s definitely close. Obviously, the designer took that as inspiration and, to not look like a total copycat, added a hideous oversized peplum. “IT”S TOTALLY DIFFERENT NOW! CAN”T YOU SEE?”

  • Chireader

    She matches the background – both in color and shapes. The bikini sarong top resembles the logo behind her.

    • kbshee

      I noticed that too—especially the logo. I wonder if that was on purpose.

  • Sif

    But gosh, she’s beautiful and her markup is always on point. She would look stunning in burgundy, midnight blue, or any earthy tone.

  • Andrea Lentz

    why don’t i hate this??? it’s weirdly ok for her.

  • BlairBear

    Uncircumcised dresses are huge this year

  • Amy D

    That is some Judy Jetson realness right there. It’s not my style at all and I’m not convinced it even looks good on the runway, but on Ms. Bingbing it just looks so wilted.

  • colleenjanel

    OHMIGOD. I LOVED Fashion Plates! Thanks for the moment of nostalgia!

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    At least the bandeau matches the Chevy logo on the backdrop…

    • Summer On The Beach

      Yes. This reminded me instantly of the redneck Ford pickup truck that’s frequently parked down the street from me, the one with the back window decal showing the Chevy logo and the slogan “real trucks don’t wear bowties.” In real couture, boobs shouldn’t wear bowties!

    • Gatto Nero

      I wonder if that was intentional.

  • wina

    TLo have to understand that she’s in China, people could only relate to tacky style while she’s promoting.

    • ?

      She’s in New York.

      • demidaemon

        I’m not sure if this makes it worse or better. I’m pretty sure it’s worse, though.

  • RussellH88

    This is like Word Salad in dress form.

    • demidaemon

      Dress Salad does not taste good.

  • queeniethebold

    Perhaps someone has asked/answered this already, and if so, apologies. But: Is she related to the elegant, fabulous, tasteful, and gorgeous Fan Bingbing?

    • Frank_821

      actually no. had to do a littl research myself. they became famous at the same time. and they bear some similarity in looks. but sadly not taste. I could deal with the peplum but that yellow has to go.

    • stellamaris73

      Bingbing is her given name, and Li her family name. Chinese convention reverses the order. I was confused, at first, too, because the only Bingbing I recognize is the fabulous Fan Bingbing. Style-wise they are worlds apart.

      Miss Lady here is 41, though, and looks mid-20s, tops. So props for that.

      • demidaemon

        The problem I have with their names is that their given name seems like it should be the last name, and vice versa, and, also, a lot of Asian celebs usually reverse the order to Western conventions when working on Western projects. Luckily, the BKs are here to do research and inform the rest of us, which I am eternally grateful for.

  • StellaZafella

    Babydoll nighty with a fishtale train….it’s gotta be the drugs.

  • Sophie

    I hate the yellow part so much I don’t even mind the peplum. Anything that distracts from the breasts-bow is good.

    • boweryboy

      The yellow part and the peek-a-boo cutout are the worst offenders. If the pink peplum extended to the bodice without the cutout it could be a moderately stylish dress.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Oof. That;s just…oof.

  • mjude

    oh bingbing, my heart is breaking a little

  • Gatto Nero

    Exquisite Corpse collage.

    • Shawn EH

      But just when you think you’ll get the Gorgon face, it’s beautiful Li! Surprise!

  • Julie Ree

    I can’t get past the yellow plastic looking titbow…

  • Starts with K

    Aggressive Peplum is my favorite band of all time. Favorite songs, “Twitchy Eyes” “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress”, and of course, “WITFU”.

  • MilaXX

    The fug continues. Where does she find the ugliest things imaginable to put on? I beginning to wonder if Li Bingbing isn’t trolling us.

    • boweryboy

      I think it’s a clever publicity stunt to distance herself from Fan Bingbing. I mean, how many of us Bitter Kittens thought she was Fan (or at least a relation) when TLo first posted about her?

      Now, there’s no mistake that she’s Li Bingbing, goddammit and you better not forget.

      • demidaemon

        I don’t think I could if I tried, unfortunately.

  • Miss Ruth

    Cartoon penguin.

  • Kathy

    This looks like Morticia Addams dressed for the beach.

  • Wow. Definitely a Project Runway epic fail.

  • Shelby

    It’s so fail it’s almost a win. Also: if she doesn’t end up on the Worst Dressed list at the end of the year, there is no justice in the universe.

  • PastryGoddess

    Fan Bingbing is seething at the desecration of the illustrious Bingbing name

  • boweryboy

    Whoever her publicist/stylist/agent is they’re doing her a solid by consistently dressing her in the finest WTFery fashion has to offer. I mean, make no mistake, this is tacky as all get out. However, I’m starting to look forwards to each of her appearances just to see what she’s going to wear next.

    Lady Gaga take note. This is how you do cracktastic and keep the fans interested.

  • Tanya Wade

    Fashion Plates were THE BEST. I love this chick, she is making my summer bearable!

  • FibonacciSequins

    It’s two…(click)…two…(click)…two dresses in one.

    • Gatto Nero

      The same slogan came into my head! (But three dresses.)

      • demidaemon

        Definitely three.

  • Is her chest sponsored by Chevy?

  • Thomas

    This BingBing doesn’t have taste like Fan.

  • The middle white portion (from her veterinarian) is to keep her from scratching the top yellow portion. Hope whatever is irritating her clears up soon.

    • MoHub

      As always, you win, Bert!

    • kimmeister

      It’s the cone of shame in more ways than one!

  • dixie pomeroy

    WOW, that Fashion Plates link just unclogged some long-dormant childhood memories.

  • Anna

    It looks like a little girl’s dress layered on top of a mermaid garbage bag.

  • GeoDiva

    It’s not shear…….HUGE improvement!

  • suzq

    Where is the light switch? I need to turn one of those lamps off.

  • rebeemoon

    I heard that Aggressive Peblum is opening for Butt Pleats on Saturday. We should totally go.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Let’s talk about the fact that the proportions of the bodice make her breasts look like they’re sitting on her waist. Strapless dresses without proper support drive me NUTS!

  • rocketinu

    It looks like I made it

  • TinyDynamo

    LMAO!! My first reaction was that this looked like a screwed up Fashion Plates, so I feel vindicated! (Also, my 6YO has the updated Melissa & Doug brand Fashion Plates toy, & while it’s pretty good, it’s not nearly as awesome as the original.)

  • Danielle

    I don’t think that’s a peplum so much as it is a leg umbrella.

  • James

    I see her breasts have migrated to her waist and the white cone of shame is there to prevent them from going further down.

  • traceyishere

    Looks like she is covering up a baby bump

  • I loved Fashion Plates when I was a girl. But I never came up with anything that looked as bad as this gown.

  • marlie

    I’m just thankful that it’s not a sheer window to her crotch. It’s still an ugly dress, though, and that peplum is horribly unflattering.

  • Deedles

    Is that white or pale pink??? It’s rendering as pale pink here in Deedlesville. If it’s pink, quelle horreur with that acid yellow–especially since HER NAIL POLISH MATCHES HER PEPLUM!

  • Shawn EH

    Playtex rubber gloves bra? Still, kinda cute in this!

  • empath

    1950s boudoir lamp (sur)realness!

  • snarkykitten

    Tit. Bows.

  • MissMariRose

    OMG, Fashion Plates!!!!! I had one of those when I was a kid and forgot all about it until now. Thanks for the nostalgia, TLo!

  • kimmeister

    I hope Lea Michele doesn’t see this and think, “Hey, there’s a different way to show my sternum. Get me one of those!”

    • demidaemon

      Why are you giving her ideas!?

  • Janice Bartels

    That dress isn’t tall enough for her body.

  • Laura Livingston

    She must be a talented actress. She looks so happy to wearing that mess.

  • revlisacat

    Thank you for almost making me spit out my iced tea at that first sentence. That outfit looks like one of those flip-books that has 3 parts–you know, you can turn each section of the page and change the creature/outfit?

  • mayanempire

    The boob area looks like a tribute to the Chevy logo

  • junie

    egg in a frying pan

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I just want to yank this thing up 3″. She’s one sneeze away from a double nip slip.

  • demidaemon

    WOW. Whenever you think you’ve seen the dumbest dress ever made, someone comes in and one ups the last one. This is the picture that should be posted next to Frankendress in the TLo Terms and Acronyms Dictionary.

  • Synnamin

    At least we have Fan BingBing to balance out the BingBing force

  • quiltrx

    At least it has a shape and no sheer front horror.
    Oh sorry, I was trying to say something nice. This is stupid-looking.

  • livesarah

    It looks like some Dr Frankenstein type has carved her up into segments and replaced her torso with that of a doll before sewing her all back together again. Freaky. What a dreadful dress.

  • Sweetvegan

    Those giant yellow Chevy logos behind her aren’t helping.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Those colors are ugly. Who puts peachy pink next to acid yellow? Is someone pulling our collective leg? UGLY.