Li Bingbing in Stéphane Rolland at the “Transformers: Age of Extinction” Shanghai Premiere

Posted on June 23, 2014

Not even the considerable style power of Miss Bingbing can make this one work, darlings.

Li-Bingbing-Transformers-Shanghai-Premiere-Stephane-Rolland-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-Site (1)Li Bingbing attends the premiere of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in Shanghai, China in a Stéphane Rolland couture gown.

Li-Bingbing-Transformers-Shanghai-Premiere-Stephane-Rolland-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-Site (2)Stéphane Rolland Spring 2014 Couture Collection

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Jesus, that skirt’s a mess. Half drunken flamenco dancer, half control-top panty.

This is not only a FMO – For Models Only – dress. It’s clearly a For Runways Only, because we don’t see how this thing can ever look good for more than 30 seconds at a time, and only on a 6-foot, 20-year-old size 2. And then there’s the vinyl placemat stitched to the front. Or the fact that the color’s doing her absolutely no favors.

Have we sufficiently gotten our point across that this dress is hurting our feelings as well as our senses? Well it is. We’re going to go have ourselves a good cry in the breakroom.





[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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  • RussellH88

    It’s too yolky and the cut makes her legs look kinda funky.

    And I’m sitting at work trying to find out of Li Bingbing and Fan Bingbing are related. Apparently they’re not? What trickery is this?

    • Jacob Bowen

      My first thought was, “typo?” then “sisters?”.

    • Jon

      No relation. Their family names are Li/Fan, so they just have the same given name.

      • hughman

        About to type the same thing. In Chinese, the surname goes first and their given name second. So it’s like asking if Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Aniston are related.

        • Gatto Nero

          You mean they’re not??

        • Sarah

          Shut the front door…Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Aniston aren’t related? MIND BLOWN.

      • gloriana232

        Yup. And even if their surnames were the same, many, if not most, Chinese surnames have tens of millions or millions of people to each.

        According to Wiki, the most popular surname in America is Smith … with over 2.3 million people. In China, it’s Wong/Wang … over NINETY MILLION. Even adjusted for population, it’s not even close.

        • Kent Roby

          As they say, there’s nothing Wong with having a lot of Wang! (Sorry, I clearly need more coffee….and vodka!)

          • gloriana232

            It sounds like you have a lot of these in store.

            My surname is Yip. Is there a joke for how that sounds funny too?

          • Kent Roby

            I was raised on bad puns; my oldest sister and I were the worst. A typical family meal consisted of us making jokes about everything in sight, like “You BOWL me over”, “You can DISH it out, but you can’t take it” “CUT it out”, etc. Though we were very annoying, we were good little Baptists, so we wouldn’t say things like “FORK you!”. Ahhh, good times!

          • Ang

            We still use “Fork you!” and when we’re driving down the road and see a deer crossing sign, someone always pops off with “Look Deer!” Heh. We’re easily amused.

      • Lisa_Co

        I thought maybe Fan BingBing got married and Li is her new surname.

    • AnaRoW

      For some reason I didn’t notice the different name and kept wondering
      why she looked so different. I went Googling only to discover that Li is
      41 and Fan is 32. I could cry.

      As for the dress, I actually don’t hate the color on her. My biggest problem is that it doesn’t fit.

      • moppet

        Shut. up. The woman I am looking at right now is 41? *wall slide*

    • TeacherH

      Yes, BingBing is their given name, while their surnames are Li and Fan. BingBing is a pretty common girl’s name in Chinese, though I’ve always thought it sounds a little silly. Bing means “ice,” so I always hear “Ice Ice [baby]” when I hear “BingBing.”

      In the case of the Chinese name, though, it is referring the brightness and clarity of the ice. There’s a Chinese saying: “Be as pure as jade and clear as ice” — be pure and noble. So I guess it’s like naming someone “Claire” in English.

      • Grumpy Girl

        And now, I too, will hear the Ice Ice (baby) refrain with each of these posts. 🙂

      • Shamefully, it always reminds me of the names the Chinese give pandas – Xiao Xiao and Fei Fei visited Sydney in my formative years so those sorts of names suggest panda to me!

        • gloriana232

          “Double names” is a common way to give nicknames with a diminutive effect, like calling a John or Jim “Jimmy.” It can be meant to be cute or endearing. I’m guessing because pandas seem cute, they’re frequently given these familiar names.

          It can also add “little” to the name … like “Xiao Xiao” could be “Little Xiao.”

          EDIT: Looking it up … “xiao” is “little” in Mandarin (I only read Cantonese transliterations)! So it’s literally “little little” …

          • I did not know that! Like calling JFK jnr John-John, I guess?

          • Little_Olive

            Well, in original south american cultures repetition of the word means “a lot of” or “many” (for lack of an element to transform the word into plural). So I always read it as “a lot of John” 😛

          • Sophie

            To add to the confusion, it can be that way in Chinese as well – “renren” (person person) means “many people” (who you can still see individually). I think the diminutive is only for names.

          • Sophie

            “Xiaoxiao” could also mean “smile smile” (I was unable to find the characters for the name on the internet).

      • Judih1

        I love that I often get a cultlural education on the TLO site along with bitchery

  • MilaXX

    Is this from the same collection as the black and white thigh window dress she wore a while back. If so I’m saying NOPE to the whole collection.

    • random_poster

      Neither is attractive, and I just don’t see why anyone would want to wear it once let alone twice.

    • BLauDGaspode

      It is, and it made me wonder what dark secret this designer holds over Li Bingbing to make her keep wearing these!

    • demidaemon

      Yep. Same designer, so I’m assuming same collection. It’s too similar not to be.

  • Rhonda Shore

    Jaundice just isn’t an attractive look.

  • MitchellGilburne

    Anyone else seeing pee-pee pad?

    • Constant Reader

      Can’t un-see it now!

  • J.W.

    It looks like she is wearing a bib with egg smeared on it. It’s a truly ugly dress.

    • smayper

      YES. I’ve worked as a dishwasher in a diner, and I looked at that exact color and smear shape for hours every day.

  • Mothra

    I am really really seriously over the one leg thing. Also that front panel on her chest looks like a small refrigerator door.

    • Little_Olive

      Best take on the panel.

  • Danielle

    Oh my god, it’s not a slit. It’s a sheer panel. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

  • Karen Belgrad

    It’s a humpty dumpty dress… it’s representative of him AFTER the fall!

  • Jacob Bowen

    WOW, this dress has a BUILT IN Angelina leg!

  • Fuchsiaforever

    WTF Bingbing?????

  • Anna

    She needed to beat the egg whites more, the lemon meringue is deflating.

  • hughman

    All I see is Big Bird.

    • Alloy Jane

      If this dress had gone the Big Bird route, it would be much improved from this lemony leg-window fabric explosion with dirty bib.

    • Little_Olive

      I thought of Big Bird too, but it seemed wrong since he (she? it?) has a lot on top and nothing on the bottom. I’m going with Carmen Miranda at the Enterprise.

  • Wink

    Suddenly I want a large, fluffy omelet. Anyone else?

    • Laura Livingston

      Yes, but this dress looks like I already vomited the omelet

  • LadyVimes

    Beautiful color, but that’s it. Nothing else nice to say.

  • Oh, dear. Well, her legs look great. But that’s still a bib on her chest.

  • Noah

    Belle tries to spice things up in Beast’s bedroom with some postmodernism and it’s… not cute.

  • JauntyJohn

    If they lowered the weird cutout line to mid thigh, and lost the stupid caplet sleeves, then maybe… MAYBE… this idea might have flown.
    As it is… well, let’s just say you have a special kind of talent if you can make the Bingbing bad.

  • titaness25

    You don’t understand. It coulda had class. It coulda been a contender. It coulda been something, instead of a hot mess, which is what it is, let’s face it.

    • makeityourself

      My great uncle played the cop in one of the first scenes of “On the Waterfront.” Just thought you might want to know that.

      And, are we sure this isn’t a Dior?

  • Griffinqueen

    Huh? Whu the…? Is That…? Why…?=This dress

  • Glam Dixie

    She looks like she should be decorating someones Easter basket.

  • Thomas

    Fashion victim. Unfortunately, the yolk is on her.

  • gabbilevy

    Bingbing has some questionable fashion instincts, if these past two dresses have been any indication. I fear for the power of Bingbing.

  • mjude

    I am sad

  • Melissa

    She looks like she spilled mustard on her bib.

  • Constant Reader

    She looks like a peep.

    • stellamaris73

      Or a couture Teletubby.

    • Kitten Mittons

      One that’s already been in a Peep Race.

  • @Biting Panda

    If you’re going to be a one trick pony, please don’t make sheer that one trick.

    • marlie

      Sheer leg/crotch windows. UGH.

      • @Biting Panda

        DOUBLE UGH.

  • A good MONDAY laugh! Thanks boys….

  • FibonacciSequins

    I can’t think of a yolk here.

    • Sarah


    • Thomas


  • ThaliaMenninger

    My Little Chickadee! Or a peep.

    • MoHub

      Definitely a Peep. But one that got squashed and misshapen before it came out of the package.

  • MoHub

    No amount of Li BingBing magic could save this sorry excuse for a garment.

  • Crystal

    The weird leg netting makes her thigh look like it has a strange texture. I thought it was her bare leg for a second and was perplexed.

    • kimmeister

      Totally, like her upper thigh skin is baggy.

  • Sarah

    ‘Tis like urine after you’ve had a shitload of vitamins. HOT.

    • demidaemon

      I am rolling after this comment!

  • Joanna

    Call me crazy . . . but I like it? In fact, I like it better than the black one she wore last week with the vulva window.

  • MoHub

    Fan BingBing—who almost invariably gets it right—may need to change her given name so no one mistakes this walking fashion tragedy for her.

    • ecallaw1977

      Agreed. I feel like this one has been given too much fashion cred just because she’s fortunate enough to share a surname with Fan.

      • MoHub

        It’s not her surname/family name. It’s her given name.

        • ecallaw1977

          You are correct, I misspoke. I should have said because they share a first name.

  • alyce1213

    Is wearing see-through panels on her clothing in her contract? This is terrible, just terrible.

  • gloriana232

    It’s weird how completely different her face looks with her hair down — she’s mostly in updos in the photos chosen for this site. She looks like her own younger sister.

    • This is only the second time I remember seeing her on this site, although she did have her hair up in the last pics to.

      • gloriana232

        HAH! I’m totally thinking Fan Bingbing. Ms. Li definitely has a rounder face.

        *facepalm moment*

        • Don’t tell Ms Fan you thought a woman 10+ years older than her looked like her younger sister!

          • Kitten Mittons

            I confess I didn’t believe you about Li BingBing’s age, so I had to google. I cannot believe she is 41. Cannot. Google is broken.

          • I know. Although this colour is quite aging on her, instead of the 21 she looked the other day, she looks all of 28 in this one!

          • Kitten Mittons




      • conniemd

        Help. Is she Fan Bingbing’s older sister?

        • No – in Chinese the family names go first. As @hughman:disqus said so eloquently earlier in the thread, that’s like asking if Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Aniston are related.

  • decormaven

    Li Bingbing is Lala Tellytubby.

  • kfizz

    Oof. I don’t think I could have imagined a dress so bad that even she couldn’t werk it. But here it is.

  • Gatto Nero

    She’s giving it all she’s got, but this is no one’s dress.

  • Yoshio

    I think she is having us all on – the whole get up is designed to entertain and amuse.

  • Kent Roby

    Li really favors complicated dresses; this is the second in a row that ALMOST works, yet fails. But, bless her heart, I feel bad for her for leaving on her bib after entering that hotdog-eating contest (“Mustard only, please!”).

  • marlie

    Someone needs to tell her that Stephane Rolland is NOT her designer. This dress is fuglier than the one she wore last week, because there’s *nothing* redeeming about this one.

  • Monabel

    Our descendants will laugh at us.

  • boweryboy

    Yikes! Didn’t she wear an equally ugly dress from this collection a few days ago?

    • nannypoo

      With an oddly placed sheer panel, right?

    • demidaemon

      She did. She loves this design, for some unfathomable reason.

  • KT


  • unbornfawn

    That dress is a whole lot of ugly.

  • Little_Olive

    I… Carmen Miranda at the Enterprise?

  • nannypoo

    I’m wishing for a different Bingbing. This one does not know how to dress.

  • That’s a terrible, terrible dress, and the color does nothing for her.

  • t bell

    Vegas showgirl on the declining end of the Strip.

  • Trickytrisha

    She’s manifesting as a lemon meringue pie baked by a 7 year old?

  • kmk05

    Her face and hair are phenomenal, and the earrings are a perfect complement. She’s even pulling off that canary colour, but the dress really is a disappointing mess.

  • demidaemon

    She certainly loves this designer and this style of dress. I think she has an addiction and needs an intervention, stat.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Obviously I’m going to have to continue my campaign against random sheerness in dresses. This just looks silly, and Ms. Li BingBing is far too pretty to be wearing this shit.

  • Sophie

    Isn’t this already her second dress with that kind of leg panel? Does that mean she really likes it?

  • It makes me crave scrambled eggs.

  • anna from korea

    she is over 40s

  • quiltrx

    Okay Ms. Li, this is TWICE you’ve gone with the bizarre ‘sheer front of the legs’ look. STOP IT.

  • kerryev

    I’m not yet sold on her style powers. As far as I’ve seen she’s adorable and … that’s about it.

  • NinjaCate

    I clearly have terrible taste because I let out an audible “Damn girl!” when I saw the top picture. It’s so dramatic! I love it.

  • Joey Melliza

    it looks like she beat-up big bird drained the blood then draped the carcass on her hip.

  • Judih1

    TLO- you described this disaster in perfect bitchery

  • ktr33

    fried egg

  • Danielle

    I just see scrambled eggs.

  • yethica

    Wait. Are Li Bingbing and Fan Bingbing the same person? Or are they sisters? I am le confused.

    • yethica

      nevermind. clarity provided below.

  • frannyprof

    She’s peeing fabric. Yellow fabric.