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Ziyi Zhang @ Costume Institute 2007

Ziyi Zhang @ Costume Institute 2007

Ziyi Zhang in Marchesa Fall 2007.

To the right, model Megan McNierney.

Who wears it best — ZIYI ZHANG or THE RUNWAY MODEL?

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  • Nicola

    ASIAN PERSUASION
    Zhang Ziyi looks better

  • Sophie

    Hehe that model looks pissed.

  • krufh

    i think the model was pissed because she was forced to wear that dress. but it looks good on zhang ziyi, though.

  • krufh

    i just noticed, this is the ultimate fashion faceoff, same dress and same shoes!

  • krufh

    same post too!

  • krufh

    same pose* too!

  • Lil

    Zhang Ziyi is so not pretty and is so over-rated. To us Asians, she’s such a norm face. Never liked her pretentious self. The model is of course better.

  • tia

    Zhang looks beautiful in that dress!

  • Ida

    I like it better on the model. She is just a tiny bit longer and thinner which makes the dress less ugly ;)

  • oo

    To:
    “7
    Lil Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 3:38 am – flag comment
    Zhang Ziyi is so not pretty and is so over-rated. To us Asians, she’s such a norm face. Never liked her pretentious self. The model is of course better. ”

    u r such a trash! you know what, you can never make it as much as Zhang does, all you can do with your green eyes is just sitting before your computer and keep complaining all the time. you are just so mean! LOL

    of course, Zhang looks better, no one else can be so sweet as her.

  • Lila

    Ziyi. She looks like she’s wearing a dress. The model looks like she’s being attacked by a blob. Ziyi also has more of a waist and her darker coloring works better.

  • Sweet Swede

    Can’t choose because I simply don’t get this dress.

  • http://ackles-guide.com Bibi

    Love Zhang Ziyi. She’s absolutly gorgeous!

  • Lucie

    oo, calm down! Everyone is entitled to their own opinions (including Lil), and celebrities are in the spotlight therefore it’s only natural that we get to adore and/or criticize them. That’s life so get on with it. If she doesn’t like Zhang Ziyi, she’s allowed to. Just like I’m allowed to dislike Sienna Miller and Lindsay Lohan immensely, and it’s not because I’m jealous or anything – it’s just because they do and say things that really annoy me.

  • Dane

    Ugh, what’s with the half black dress over the white dress?

  • remember da truth

    Liking or not liking Zhang Ziyi had nothing to do with whether she looks better in the dress. But the comments about her personally, either way, DO show how those of little mind cannot keep their objectivity and let prejudice guide them.

    I like the dress better on Zhang Ziyi. It seems to fit her body better.

  • 2985

    Zhang Ziyi wears it better, both due to the black shoes and smile! The model’s shoe color is like 2-day-old puke :lol: and why DOES she look snippy anyway?

    ITA #16!!! Besides, Lil presumes to speak for ‘Asians’, I find that actually kinda pretentious. If she doesn’t like Zhang Ziyi, then fine, but please, no need to validate herself by claiming to speak for ‘other Asians’. It would be easy to find other Asians who do like Zhang Ziyi, just like it would be easy to find those who ‘hate’ her, even though it’s based probaly on preconceptions anyway. At least the ones who ‘like’ her are most likely doing so because of her work, i.e. her movies. :)

  • Jess

    Don’t know who Ziyi is.

    As for the dress…………..well…………………..ummm………………….guess somebody stopped sky diving and have to do something with the parachute.

  • pulchritudinous

    10/00… everyone is entitled to his/her opinions… Zhang Ziyi is not pretty… average is the best… in fact, i find most chinese movie actors/actresses to be average looking… i don’t like their features in general… so does this make me a racist or a b’tch? Beauty is beholden…
    It’s an ugly dress… it looked a tad better on the model, drapped better on a taller & thinner frame…

  • Alexandria

    I like it better on the model but Zhang is gorgeous IN MY OPINION she can pull off most gowns haha

  • Cynthia

    The model pulls it off better. Ziyi’s head is HUGE. She is overrated.

  • vbn

    model

  • april

    hey I wore something like this dress to my prom, a big puff black and white parachute.

  • KarenA

    Ziyi. I think her smile is the winner. And I prefer her hairstyle too. :)

  • André

    Zang is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.
    She looks gotgeous here.So does the model…model’s dress looks smaller and cuter.
    But Zang is terrific.

  • sunshineday

    both look pretty good in the dress

  • the real tita

    Definitely Zhang Ziyi. Love her!!

  • Wing Yee

    Ugly dress. The model wears it a bit better. Zhang’s dress is too long for her. Zhang is pretty with her healthy skin and smile, who care what she wears. Who pick the model’s picture? Could it be worse?

  • Seb

    Ziyi wears that BEST. I love her!! Ever get a chance, rent The Road Home! I think that’s her best film ever. Thanks.

  • mondaymonday

    zhang ziyi is pretty but still leaning towards average rather than beautiful. i am not a fan though. especially since she had to whore her way to the top.

  • Lisa

    Ziyi’s dress seemed to ve slipped down an inch or 2, the waistline hanged low as a result & the dress didn’t seem “fit”so to speak but her smile was great!!

  • check-raise

    # 19 pulchritudinous – To answer your question, yes, u are a b^tch. I’m guessing you prefer people with looks similar to yours, so basically XL tub ‘o lards with big honking noses, pasty skin, and rolls of nasty flab.

  • chubbyone

    TO:
    7
    Lil Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 3:38 am – flag comment
    Zhang Ziyi is so not pretty and is so over-rated. To us Asians, she’s such a norm face. Never liked her pretentious self. The model is of course better.

    YOU SHOULD NOT SPEAK FOR ALL ASAINS. I AM AN ASAIN PERSON & I THINK SHE IS GORGEOUS. YOU SHOULD STOP BEING A HATER, THE WORST THING IS ASAIN PEOPLE NOT SUPPORTING EACH OTHER.

  • neil

    Oh yes! Now I remember why I hate fashion.
    Over-blown and self-important and disgustingly elitist.

  • fundus

    I think the dress looks better on model. For Zhang Ziyi, the dress is a bit too long for her, the bottom half did not have that flowing effect as it’s shown on model. But nice smile though…….

  • Juno

    I really don’t care for this dress, but I think it looks better on Zhang Ziyi. IMO

  • sarakael

    17
    2985 Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 8:32 am – flag comment
    Zhang Ziyi wears it better, both due to the black shoes and smile! The model’s shoe color is like 2-day-old puke and why DOES she look snippy anyway?

    ITA #16!!! Besides, Lil presumes to speak for ‘Asians’, I find that actually kinda pretentious. If she doesn’t like Zhang Ziyi, then fine, but please, no need to validate herself by claiming to speak for ‘other Asians’. It would be easy to find other Asians who do like Zhang Ziyi, just like it would be easy to find those who ‘hate’ her, even though it’s based probaly on preconceptions anyway. At least the ones who ‘like’ her are most likely doing so because of her work, i.e. her movies.

    To speak the truth, Ziyi does has a bad bad reputation in China…………mainly because of her attitude. Beside, she is not counted as extremely pretty in the eyes of most Asian. However, she is one of the rare Chinese who can make her path to Hollywood. On this point, I respect her.

    Anyway, I like the model on the dress, it simply looks better because she is taller, which make the dress prettier.

  • namerequired

    they look the same.

  • evening

    Ziyi is pretty. Forget the whole “Asians think she’s JUST average” thing. Yeah, there are prettier girls out there, of course. But that doesn’t take away the fact that Ziyi is among one of those pretty girls. Thousands and thousands of Asians women would kill to have her looks, even if she is not the prettiest of all. I personally would kill to just have her fair skins and delicate cheekbone. I think her reputation in China is bad because the Chinese press has a tendency to smear on the face of the Rich & Famous. The Communists have had a tradition of disliking individual fame as vs. national pride… especially in the international context… Online news forum/portals also farbicate many rumors to attack celebrities just to drive up “clicks”…….

    However, Ziyi is pretty, and she is good in acting. (Pls watch her performance in 2046 before you judge her acting skills.) Whether she is pretty above average among the Asian starlets may be subjective to different people, but she is definitely pretty above the average people (like you & me!). Or otherwise we’ll be modeling and filming commercials in studios right now instead of debating here…

    As of the dress, I think it’s disastrous. It’s like your wedding dress got caught and torn apart by the elevator and you’re trying to cover yourself up with your husband’s jacket…

    In my opinion, the model might have pull it off a little better ONLY because she is modeling… You know how in fashion shows the models would wear pretty outrageous stuffs like a peacock tail on the head or a fishnet over the body with no underwear… I think it’s ok to dress like that on runways/ads because the point with those looks were to express/address an aesthetic idea/designing thought at a confined space/event…….. whatsoever….

    But Ziyi actually brought it out to public…….

    She is pretty, good in acting, but as with fashion sense she has A LOT to work on…

  • livingdoll

    actually i think ziyi looks ok in this pic. but this dress is kinda ugly.

    & there are people in china who dont like her cause she did a japanese commercial or sth. so everyone’s entitled to his/her own opinion.

  • pulchritudinous

    32/check-raise: sorry to disappoint you… i wear xsm, with a toned, lithe body, long legs, raven hair, fine features of the Far East… appologies for not having genetic defects or aesthetic impairments of your sophomoric, vacuous descriptions… wtf, zhang z is not pretty… i don’t like most features of chinese actors/actresses… MY fcking opinions… opinions are not facts… beauty is a paradox and is not a matter of cultural encapsulation. It is a point of personal & cultural preference. Don’t act righteously… Your ineptness enlightened my senses. Thank you.
    ps: i chose to respond because i am not a white woman or a light-skinned person & not any one can be a btch or it’s wrong to be a btch… it’s piteous when btches are fatuous & ignorant… enough rubbish… my condolences to humility…

  • cc

    The proportion of the dress hangs better on the model’s body, because the model is tall, so the details of the white dress part carries out better. Model is also much skinnier, so the dress looks slimmer.

    Ziyi’s height doesn’t carry this dress good enough, and the details of the white part was nearly gone (maybe she infold a few pieces to make it shorter). The only better thing is Ziyi’s darker skin looked better with the dress.

    This dress requires a lot of height, not easy to wear, and you got to be real skinny, otherwise the dress will look flat.

  • check-raise

    #41 – pulchritudinous
    “ineptness enlightened my senses”
    “my condolences to humility”

    ??? Either English is your second language, you dropped out of high school, or you got dropped on your head. You might want to learn the actual meaning of words before you use them. Tip: A thesaurus is no substitute for a college education.

  • Lil

    33
    chubbyone Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 7:46 pm – flag comment
    TO:
    7
    Lil Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 3:38 am – flag comment
    Zhang Ziyi is so not pretty and is so over-rated. To us Asians, she’s such a norm face. Never liked her pretentious self. The model is of course better.

    YOU SHOULD NOT SPEAK FOR ALL ASAINS. I AM AN ASAIN PERSON & I THINK SHE IS GORGEOUS. YOU SHOULD STOP BEING A HATER, THE WORST THING IS ASAIN PEOPLE NOT SUPPORTING EACH OTHER.

    Hey Chubby,

    True, I’m not speaking for ALL “Asains” (Is that how it’s spelled nowaday? hum…) but I’m speaking for all the Asians I know. I am entitled to my opinions and wtf? I don’t care if you think she’s gorgeous because that’s YOUR opinion so don’t go biting my butt if I think she’s so average looking. I prefer Gong Li over her anytime because she’s a classy lady.

    Don’t pull that shit on Asians supposedly supporting Asians. Please! If she’s not great looking and I don’t like her so whether she’s black, blue, white, orange. I don’t like her and so it’s none of your business telling me to support Asians or not. I support the Asians that deserve my supports. She’s not ugly, I said she’s over-rated. Hear it clear *****!

    You like her, good for you. I don’t so kiss my ass.

  • Lil

    10
    oo Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 4:15 am – flag comment
    To:
    “7
    Lil Says:

    May 8th, 2007 at 3:38 am – flag comment
    Zhang Ziyi is so not pretty and is so over-rated. To us Asians, she’s such a norm face. Never liked her pretentious self. The model is of course better. ”

    u r such a trash! you know what, you can never make it as much as Zhang does, all you can do with your green eyes is just sitting before your computer and keep complaining all the time. you are just so mean! LOL

    of course, Zhang looks better, no one else can be so sweet as her.

    JUST SHOW HOW STUPID YOU ARE cuz you’re (00), stands for (0) intelligence. Did I not say I’m Asian so wtf has it got to do with green eyes huh? FYI, mine are black you shitface. I’m behind the computer just as much as you are so don’t go hating. Like I said, I don’t like and I’m entitled for my opinion and who the F**k are you to tell me?

    Do you see people calling you trash when you sat behind your computer telling us she’s sweet? Look who’s the trash now!

  • L

    I’m a chinese. I like her. I think she’s pretty good. And she has the acting talent.

  • gemma

    I think Zhang Ziyi definitely looks better in the dress.. she’s much prettier and she actually looks like she’s nice. Unlike the model, who just looks snobby.
    Zhang Ziyi’s shoes also match the dress a lot better, although I suppose the model’s dress is draped better.
    Although honestly, I personally don’t like the dress very much, and I think both of them would look better in a different dress.

  • kevin

    Zhang Ziyi is a girl,a CUTE GIRL,but not a BEAUTIFUL WOMAN – unless you are one of those aging losers whose body is beginning to sag but still like cute girls over beautiful women.

  • kevin

    Zhang Ziyi is a girl,a CUTE GIRL,but not a BEAUTIFUL WOMAN – unless you are one of those aging losers whose body is beginning to sag but still like cute girls over beautiful women.

  • mao

    It seems that Ziyi almost disappears in that dress. Very ugly. She may not look pissed in this picture, but she looks pissed in most of her movies.

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