China sweetheart Tiffany Tang recently committed the biggest fashion crime in the industry when she was caught red-handed wearing a counterfeit dress at a major event. During the recently concluded Shanghai Film Festival, she wore a stunning blue chiffon gown as she walked down the red carpet on the opening day. When asked who’s the designer of her now infamous blue gown, she proudly said that she’s wearing an Elie Saab couture gown from their spring and summer collection 2015. Almost immediately afterwards, a representative from the fashion house of Elie Saab issued a statement that the gown she was wearing wasn’t from them but was actually a counterfeit dress, a cheap imitation of the original Elie Saab blue gown from their 2014 spring and summer collection.
Poor Tiffany was left dumbfounded and must have been highly embarrassed right down to her very toes because of this major fashion faux pas. Her management team immediately issued a public apology for the mistake and blasted the fashion house from China who dressed her for that event for their negligence. On the other hand, the fashion company who dressed her also issued a public apology to Tiffany, her management team and also to Elie Saab and promised to investigate the matter deeply. They went on to explain that they usually appoint a representative from their company to look for gowns for the artists to wear and to personally contact the major fashion designers themselves. Fans also made a comparison of Tiffany’s fake dress to the original gown from Elie Saab, and noted how the fake dress looked so cheap as compared to the original one (well, duh!). The original Elie Saab blue chiffon gown has a very detailed bodice and flowy skirt. It also has a very lovely detailed mesh on the chest area.
This incident of China actresses wearing counterfeit dresses is nothing new. This has been going on for quite some time now, especially since China is rather adept at making imitation clothing from famous fashion brands. It just so happens that for this particular incident with Tiffany, representatives from Elie Saab decided to blow the whistle and cry foul this time. Enough is enough. Other actresses who also became innocent victims of this type of fashion crime include Crystal Liu, Liu Shi Shi and Deng Jiajia.
Going back to Tiffany, this is not the first time she wore a counterfeit gown. Back in 2013, she was also dressed in yet another counterfeit dress from Elie Saab, this time from their 2011 spring and summer collection. She and her management team better start looking now for another fashion company to dress her for her next event.
Tiffany Tang may be a big name in China, but she’s still yet to make a name for herself outside of her home country. The Shanghai Film Festival is a big event that usually attracts foreign media and press. This type of event is also the perfect time for fashion critics, local and foreign alike, to sharpen their claws and criticize or compliment whatever the stars are wearing. Without having any major career achievements to boast off yet and still to become a fashion staple in major events like Fan Bingbing, it’s only very unfortunate for Tiffany that she will be remembered, for now, by the foreign media as the Chinese actress who wore a counterfeit dress, a poorly made cheap imitation of a designer gown from a very famous overseas fashion brand, at a major event.