Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Li Bingbing everywhere in Cannes

And what, you may ask, has Li Bingbing been doing during the early days of the 65th Cannes Film Festival? It turns out that she has been as ubiquitous as yachts in the Cannes harbor, looking absolutely smashing at every appearance.

This look was close to a showstopper even in the temporary epicenter of world-wide hype and glamor. The red carpet for Andrew Dominik/Brad Pitt anti-gangster gangster flick Killing Them Softly was the setting.

This outfit did double duty, first for the premiere of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and then for the party celebrating the restored version of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America given by Gucci, for whom LBB is a brand ambassador.

Not even Brett Ratner could darken the mood.

For the premiere of Once Upon a Time in America there was this elegant pale yellow gown.

This deep-V neckline in both front and back served for the red carpet for Alan Resnais's Vous n'Avez Encore Rien Vu (You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet)--Resnais insisted on the slangy English subtitle. For those keeping score at home it has been 53 years since Hiroshima Mon Amour opened.

Zimbio; Xinhua; Chinese Film


  1. Fan Bingbing's stylishness sometimes makes me forget about Li Bingbing, but these shots remind me of what I like about Li, her understated elegance and down-to-earth vibe. Given the chance, I'd rather hang out with her than Fan.

    1. Dave--While she is an actor and part of the actor's toolkit is adopting a persona while onstage, I feel the LBB still comes across as the girl next door, as long as your neighborhood includes at least on glamorous, talented and gorgeous Chinese movie star.

      Mine doesn't which is why I watch her movies, even some really dreadful ones.

      There is simply something about her that "down-to-earth" describes as well as anything could.