By Pameyla Cambe

Cannes 2024: Crystal Zhang Stuns in Versace for Her Red Carpet Debut

See all the Asian stars who stole the spotlight at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, from Gong Li to Araya Hargate.
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Crystal Zhang is one of the glamorous Asian celebrities to grace the red carpet of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival (Photo: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Getty Images)

Not too long after the Met Gala, fashion fans have yet another glamorous red carpet-event to look out for: the 77th Cannes Film Festival. The star-studded event has kicked off on the scenic French Riviera, and Asian celebrities from different corners of the world have flown in to grace the red carpet in spectacular fashion.

Among them is Thai actress Araya Hargate, who dominated the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival 2024 in a vintage Balmain ballgown. Hargate transformed into a vision of an Old Hollywood star in her black velvet ensemble, complete with opera gloves. She also added a coquette touch with a bow on her hair—Tiktok would approve. Joining her on the first day of the film festival were Chinese actresses Gong Li, who dazzled in a sequin gown and Cartier jewels, and Guan Xiaotong, who was pretty in pink in her archival Elie Saab dress. Later in the week, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan finally made her Cannes appearance—with yet another style statement to boot. Another stunner was Chinese actress Crystal Zhang, also known as Zhang Tian’ai, who made her red carpet debut in a sultry Versace number.

GRAZIA will be highlighting all the best-dressed Asian celebrities to hit the red carpet during Cannes 2024, which will run from 14 to 25 May. Stay tuned for more details on all the beautiful ballgowns and glittering ensembles worn by our favourite stars.

Crystal Zhang

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Crystal Zhang in Versace (Photo: Daniele Venturelli / WireImage)

For her first Cannes appearance, Chinese actress Crystal Zhang, also known as Zhang Tian’ai, wore a pastel blue slit dress by Versace. The daring dress featured a draped sleeve and a sheer bustier.

Gong Li

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Gong Li in Alexandre Vauthier (Photo: Instagram / @alexandrevauthier)

Gracing the premiere of Le Deuxième Acte, Gong Li sparkled in a custom beige sequin gown by Alexandre Vauthier and matching platform sandals from Prada. The actress completed her look with a metallic Givenchy purse.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Falguni Shane Peacock (Photo: Getty Images)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan returned to the red carpet for the screening of Megalopolis at the Cannes Film Festival. The Bollywood actress had arrived at the French Riviera with an injured arm, but she nonetheless served up glamour in a corset gown by Falguni Shane Peacock. Her dress featured a long black train adorned with metal gold flowers.

Araya Hargate

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Araya Hargate in vintage Balmain (Photo: Getty Images)
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Araya Hargate in vintage Balmain (Photo: Instagram / chomismaterialgirl)

For the Cannes 2024 opening ceremony, Araya Hargate wore a Met Gala-worthy ensemble: a vintage black velvet ballgown from Balmain. The back of her dress, which is from the Fall/Winter 1988 haute couture collection, is as stunning at the front, featuring bold graphic swirls. The Thai actress completed her look with black velvet gloves.

Liya Tong

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Liya Tong in Yanina Couture (Photo: Instagram / yaninacouture)

Liya Tong, the star of the Chinese film Gou Zhen (Black Dog), wowed the crowd in a stunning ensemble by Yanina Couture. The actress donned a grey gown covered in cut-out fabric leaves that showed off her figure. Off the red carpet, Tong was also seen layering her look with a dramatic fringed feather cape.

Guan Xiaotong

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Guan Xiaotong in vintage Elie Saab (Photo: Instagram / eliesaabworld)

Chinese star Guan Xiaotong transformed into a princess for her Cannes red carpet appearance. She wore a shimmering pink gown from Elie Saab’s Spring/Summer 2008 haute couture collection that featured a slit and was embellished with sequins. The actress also showed off a matching pair of pink crystal Jimmy Choo heels.

Hong Chau

Hong Chau in Dior (Photo: Dior)

Kinds of Kindness star Hong Chau was the picture of sophistication in a Dior haute couture dress seeming straight out of the ‘50s. Crafted from deep blue silk, the dress featured an off-shoulder neckline and a flared, full skirt that ends right above the ankles—all the better to see Chau’s Dior pumps with comma heels.

Masoom Minawala

Masoom Minawala in Amit Aggarwal (Photo: Instagram / masoomminawala)

Masoom Minawala didn’t shy away from wearing red on the red carpet. The Dubai-based influencer attended the Cannes in a pleated ballgown with a bodice with petal-like details and a full skirt that opened up like a rose. The custom look was created by Indian designer Amit Aggarwal.

Deepti Sadhwani

Deepti Sadhwani in Aanchal Dey Couture (Photo: Instagram / iamdeeptisadhwani)

Indian actress Deepti Sadhwani was quite a sight in her sequin gown and bright orange ruffled cape, both designed by Aanchal Dey Couture. On Instagram, the star shares that her vibrant ensemble breaks the record for the “longest trail” on the Cannes red carpet.

Zhao Tao

Zhao Tao in Dior (Photo: Dior)

Chinese actress Zhao Tao graced the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in a Dior haute couture ensemble, featuring a romantic tulle blouse and an embroidered skirt.

Eddie Peng

Eddie Peng in Berluti (Photo: Berluti)
Eddie Peng in Berluti (Photo: Berluti)

Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng donned a navy Berluti suit ahead of the red carpet premiere of his new film, Caught By The Tides, which has been nominated for the Palme d’Or award.

This story originally appeared on GRAZIA Singapore.