Two women, both alike in fashion sense, in fair Cannes, where we lay our scene... bad Shakespeare jokes aside, international superstars Fan Bingbing and Aishwarya Rai are two of the most legendary Cannes juggernauts around — both are known for their high-risk, high-reward fashion choices. Plus, they both have a reputation of seriously ruling the red carpet, with a winning combination of ridiculous beauty, major fashion chutzpah, and an all-encompassing love of the sheer drama of the red carpet.
Bingbing and Rai have both had admirable runs at the Cannes Film Festival so far this week — Bingbing memorably went full flower queen in what might just be the most ultra-feminine Marchesa confection ever (and fans and haters of the brand alike know that's saying a lot), and Rai brought some major glam factor to a deep crimson Oscar de la Renta ball gown.
The crown jewel in both women's Cannes 2015 style, though, comes down to Ralph & Russo: Bingbing topped best dressed lists the world over in her pink and green, intricately embroidered be-trained number, while Rai threw down the gauntlet with a dramatically-silhouetted graphic black and white number. I wouldn't quite call the dresses similar per se, but they're very equally matched in terms of SLAY factor (and they're both floral Ralph & Russo Couture, of course). Let's take a look at them, side by side:
Fan Bingbing at the Cannes Opening Ceremony
Aishwarya Rai at the Cannes Premiere of Youth
Whoever used the most yards of fabric wins. No, but in all seriousness, this is a very evenly-matched race — and I'm sure it comes down to personal preference. If you forced my hand, I guess I'd admit that the crazy ruffles of Rai's number were slightly more my jam than the glorious sleeve-trains on Bingbing's gown... but it's definitely a tough call.
Which one do you like better?
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