It sucks for an entertainer to make the news for a fashion faux pas, which is amplified if the event is a large scale one like the Shanghai Film Festival, and made triple worse if the fashion fail isn’t even because the outfit was ugly. C-actress Tang Yan, who is having the career high of her life in the last two years with one hit C-drama after another, just suffered a terrible no good fashion night that hopefully will be quickly forgotten. Until the next big story comes around, her fashion slip up at the Shanghai Film Festival is front page fodder.
Tang Yan looked lovely in a flowing blue gown walking the red carpet at the film festival, telling the asking media that her dress was an Elie Saab 2015 summer creation. Too bad she was wrong and quickly found out when a rep from the brand called her agency to inform that Tang Yan was NOT wearing an Elie Saab creation, and whatever she was wearing didn’t even look identical to the real Elie Saab dress it ripped off. Turns out Tang Yan was dressed by a Chinese fashion consulting company and told she was wearing an Elie Saab (dress above on the right) when in fact she was wearing a counterfeit knockoff. Oops.
On the upside, at least Tang Yan looked gorgeous in her knock-off dress, which doesn’t even look cheap and probably cost a lot to make as well. Sadly that doesn’t absolve it of being a copycat but definitely does make Tang Yan the unwitting victim in China’s rampant counterfeiting expertise.