Chinese Actress Shu Qi Ruled the 2015 Cannes Closing Ceremony in Floral Elie Saab
The premiere of La Glace Et Le Ciel/the Cannes Closing Ceremony was all kinds of fabulous — Sienna Miller made headlines in a balletic (dare I say Khaleesi- worthy) Gucci gown, while Alicia Vikander stunned in icy velvet Valentino — but Shu Qi may have had the best dress of all: The Chinese star wore delicately embellished Elie Saab, and boy did she make a statement. Butterfly-like petals adorned the bodice, and cascaded down the multi-colored skirt — oh, and she paired the showstopping gown with a simple slim belt, along with some truly fabulous bling (because what else do you wear to Cannes?).
Shu Qi was at Cannes promoting The Assassin, a beautifully-shot martial arts flick directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, in which she plays a 9th century woman trained to be an assassin by a nun (seriously, does it get any cooler than that? Oh, wait it does: Her character also happens to be on a mission to kill the governor — AKA her secret lover).
Suffice it to say, Shu Qi's considerable film chops paired together with her equally-considerable fashion chops (did you see the Reem Acra she wore to the premiere of her film? How about the Alexander McQueen she wore to the photocall?) made for quite the successful week at Cannes, and she topped things off accordingly with a truly gorgeous Elie Saab showstopper. Let's take a look!
Congratulations are in order: The Assassin picked up Cannes' coveted best director award — and I think we can all agree that Shu Qi won the closing ceremony.
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