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Is Fan Bingbing the Lady Gaga of China

A superstar in her native China (she is number three in Forbes’China Celebrity List) and arguably the reigning queen of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, Fan Bingbing is perhaps more famous in American and Europe for her glamorous and risk-taking style than her movies. At Cannes, she goes for full-on glamour in flowing diaphanous gowns from Elie Saab or in intricately beaded and embroidered chinoiserie dresses. For the premiere of the movie Moonrise Kingdom, she wore a colorful strapless gown with a bird and branch motif that rendered her like a porcelain vase from the Tang dynasty. Like Cate Blanchett, she has a penchant for fashions that are elegant and conceptual at the same time. She has an individual look and she is fearless in her choices.