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Fan Bingbing wears Givenchy in rare public appearance, showing luxury industry has moved on from tax scandal

South China Morning Post logo South China Morning Post 17/7/2019 Vincenzo La Torre


a person posing for the camera: Fan Bingbing made a rare public appearance in Shanghai on July 12. © Provided by South China Morning Post Publishers Limited Fan Bingbing made a rare public appearance in Shanghai on July 12.

It seems that not all fashion brands have shunned embattled Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who last year disappeared from the spotlight after being embroiled in a tax-evasion scandal.

The film star, who during her lucrative career has endorsed several brands, from Montblanc to De Beers and LVMH-owned Louis Vuitton and Guerlain, made a rare public appearance in Shanghai on July 12 for the first anniversary of Fan Beauty, her make-up line.

For the event, held at Shanghai’s Hotel Fuyue, Fan – who has kept a low profile since the scandal broke last July – wore a green pantsuit designed by Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy, from the label’s autumn-winter 2019 collection.

Like Guerlain and Louis Vuitton, Givenchy is also owned by LVMH, the largest luxury group in the world. The French label’s decision to dress Fan shows that perhaps the luxury industry is ready to move on and is willing to take some criticism in exchange for some publicity and exposure.

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