Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Awards celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 23 and 24 in one of its most elaborate ceremonies. Beloved celebrities such as Brigitte Lin (林青霞) and Maggie Cheung (張曼玉) made rare appearances since their retirement, while other stars made classic statements on the red carpet.
Carina Lau (劉嘉玲) and Li Bingbing (李冰冰) both opted for Elie Saab Couture gowns in neutral tones. Carina looked fit to be a queen, while Bingbing’s dress had a more daring silhouette with exquisite beading.
Shu Qi (舒淇) looked divine in a Valentino Couture dress with a plunging front and back. With accessories and makeup kept to a minimum, the dress definitely took centerstage on her body. The lush red velvet teamed with the luxurious brocade skirt easily stole the show that night.
Maggie Cheung (張曼玉) was decked out regally in a dark blue Elie Saab Couture gown. While I give a huge nod to the dress, the jewelry, except the earrings, should all go.
Exuding much elegance, Kwai Lun Mei (桂纶镁) wore an Alexander McQueen slim-fitting white number with embellishments kept to a minimum. The dress gave hugged her body closely and made an alluring statement.
Best actress winner, Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) appeared at the red carpet in a black and white applique dress from Chanel. The dress looked heavy on Ziyi and added unnecessary bulk.
Denise Ho (何韻詩) sported an extremely feminine look in Emilio Pucci, contrary to her normal edgy pant suits. While I love how her posterior looked in the dress, I thought the front was a tad dull. Still, the slinky dress is a win!
Amber Kuo (郭采潔) looked distinguished and classic in her white ensemble. There is not much to fault about her whole look.
Sonia Sui’s (隋棠) black Giorgio Armani dress was one of my favorites for the night. Sonia managed to look sexy and elegant at the same time.
Amy Kwok (郭藹明) was dressed in a dull-colored, belted loose gown. Amy dressed in her understated way, but she should have chosen a color which complements her fair skin.
Joan Chen’s (陈冲) dress flattered her, although I wish it were in a more interesting color, like the engine-red which I have long associated her with. And lose the hair clip or attach it on the bun instead.
THE PANT SUIT
Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文) rocked her Antonio Berardi black suit, which came with a cape. The suit draped Sammi’s figure well and made her look as if she just stepped off the runway.
Vicki Zhao (趙薇) opted for a simple black Marc by Marc Jacobs pant suit. With flowing hair and red lips, Vicki looked gorgeous, but was dressed a bit too casually for the red carpet event.
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
It was disappointing to see Brigitte Lin (林青霞) in her busy ensemble. She would easily be the highlight of the red carpet if she just lost the cape and black gloves.
And last but not least, worthy of a mention here is host Kevin Tsai’s (蔡康永) tribute to the Golden Horse awards. Wacky but he got away with it because he was the host.
This fashion review is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.