Dressing up for Harper Bazaar China’s yearly couture event, actress Dilraba Dilmurat (迪麗熱巴) red carpet look has been accused of imitating Esther Yu Shuxin’s (虞書欣) style a week earlier!
Exotic Charm: Who Carried it Better?
Donning a celeste green pearl-embroidered, low-cut gown which accentuated her curves, paired with an elaborate jewelry headpiece, the 31-year-old Xinjiang-born actress won gushing praise for her charming “mermaid” look which channelled exotic allure.
However, some netizens were quick to point out that her red carpet look was rather similar to actress Esther Yu’s previous look for a cosmetic makeup commercial. Donning an elegant green silk gown, the 27-year-old star had also won a jewelled headpiece paired with an exquisite makeup look which presented a mystical middle eastern charm. Chinese social platform Weibo quickly exploded with related topics trending with fans on both sides engaging in a battle of words over whose idol carried it better!
Dilraba Did it First?
While Esther’s fans “Little Pomegranates” quickly claimed that Esther nailed the look, and made comments for the “droopy-faced” one not to leverage on their idol’s style, Dilraba’s supporters hit back to say that there is “no comparison, no harm done”, since Dilraba was the clear winner here.
They added that Dilraba had started wearing a bejeweled headpiece as far back as two months back during Weibo Night, and implied that the real imitator remains to be seen. Luckily, more rational fans tried to diffuse the tension by bringing the focus back to the two actresses’ drama output instead.