WHERE & WHEN: 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
WEARING: Marchesa dress, Chopard jewelry
MY VERDICT: I guess there comes a time in a young woman’s life when she wants to live out her Barbie dream of wearing head-to-toe hot pink—centered around a full ball gown. Fan Bingbing clearly experienced that this year at the Oscars when she hit the red carpet in a vibrant fuchsia asymmetric silk-satin gown by Marchesa with a matching fluro lip and pink Chopard jewels. I thought her gems were beautiful, but this dress was one of those looks better left on the runway. The little bits of the design that stuck out to me so much on the catwalk didn’t translate on Fan. I also felt the lips to be a little too much, and the hair took it into Disney Princess territory—which is fine, if you’re a Disney princess.