Liu Yifei in an epic Elie Saab gown at the ‘Mulan’ premiere: stunning or too much?

Actress Yifei Liu wearing a shimmering gold, str...

Here are some photos from last night’s Mulan premiere, which is… I think appropriately hyped, right? I’ve seen a lot of hype pieces for the live-action version, but it doesn’t feel like Disney is oversaturating the market with Mulan stuff. Maybe they’ve learned how to balance it. Or maybe everything just feels subdued these days because of the ‘rona. No matter how popular Mulan could have been, I suspect that the box office will suffer just because people don’t want to go OUT right now to see movies. Still, the star of the live-action movie decided to roll out the red carpet for herself. Liu Yifei wore this absolutely huge, epic Elie Saab gown to the premiere. The dress is gorgeous and completely appropriate.

Actress Yifei Liu wearing a shimmering gold, str...

OG Mulan – aka the voice of Mulan in the animated ‘90s movie – Ming-Na Wen also attended the premiere. She also went big and she looks absolutely gorgeous. This immortal vampire is 56 years old, can you believe it?

Ming-Na Wen at the World premiere of Disney's 'Mulan' held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on March 9, 2020.

Lana Condor wore Antonio Berardi. Cute? It’s okay.

Lana Condor attends The premiere of Disney's  "MULAN" in Los Angeles

What’s going on with Jaimie Alexander? She looks deathly. Maybe it’s just the haircut?

Actress Jaimie Alexander arrives at the World Pr...

Christina Aguilera was there. She sings “Loyal Brave True” for the soundtrack. You think Aguilera will perform at the Oscars next year?

Singer Christina Aguilera wearing a Galia Lahav...

It’s great to see Jet Li.

Actor Jet Li arrives at the World Premiere Of Di...

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Astrid says:

    Liu and her gown are perfection

  2. Belli says:

    No way, it’s gorgeous.

    But then if I had access to a gown like that I’d wear it to the supermarket.

  3. LULU wang was robbed says:

    Absolutely epic and completely appropriate for the occasion.
    Usually I don’t like Ellie Saab but those Phoenix and dragon(?) motifs are perfect for an occasion like this, theyre such an important cultural touchstone for us, even if you’re ABC like me.

  4. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I was never that into the original animated Mulan all that much but Ive seen the preview for the live action version a few times now and I am EXCITED to see it. It looks amazing. I will be going to see it.
    Liu’s dress is stunning and so is Ming-Na’s. Ming-Na looks stunning. The woman doesnt seem to age!

  5. Spikey says:

    Just wow! And I’m not one for princess gowns. Liu Yifei looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

  6. Eliza_ says:

    I am here for more Ming-Na Wen!

    Sadly Mulans boxoffice will be lower due to covid19 as people around the world will abstain from public places more than usual. Which is a shame, I want to see it but with a young baby even without the virus I’m not able.

  7. josephine says:

    Love Jet Li, so glad to see him looking healthier again.

    I’m worried about this movie not doing well – I feel like I can’t quite tell if it’s geared more toward kids or if it’s an action movie geared toward adults and that the general public won’t know quite what to do with it. Hope it does well though.

  8. Noodle says:

    My daughter was obsessed with animated Mulan when it came out. She loved how strong and brave she was. She famously asked one of our family friends “Do you like the Huns? I don’t like the Huns!” I cant wait to go see the remake with her!

  9. BANANIE says:

    “Loyal Brave True” sounds like a Kardashian baby name brainstorming session.

  10. geekychick says:

    Mulan was my favorite animated movie ever. she was brave, true, intelligent and aspirational, and she wasn’t a tomboy per se. I am so excited for this movie and I fervently hope it’s slay in profits and that the big-shots will take into account it’s coming out at the time when no one smart enough* wants to go see a movie .

    *in countries affected by the covid-19, which is practically all of europe and north america.

    • OG Cleo says:

      I went to see a movie last week, as did many other people. I didn’t touch my face, I washed my hands, and didn’t lick any door handles and behold, I did not die. There is no reason not to go about your daily life if you are not sick and practice common sense.

    • Brit345 says:

      The biggest markets for movies China and U.S are very much impacted by this virus do I would not be surprised if the sales are not as strong.
      Esp since people are unnecessarily panicking and the states doesn’t have a handle on it and in China thousands are under quarantine.

  11. asdfa says:

    I’m always here for a huge ballgown when it’s done well, and I think both Liu Yifei and Ming Na Wen look amazing 🙂

  12. Snappyfish says:

    Simply glorious. This is live action Mulan. Go big or go home

  13. Watson says:

    If you’re a Disney Princess, you’re definitely allowed to rock a ball gown of this magnitude to your premiere!!!

  14. says:

    The dress is beautiful, can’t stand her.

    • Imtired says:

      Because of her saying something tone deaf about the communist party right? I heard about this too. There is a boycott of this movie. Other that that I know nothing about her

      • Fleur says:

        Her father is employed by the Chinese government, she probably still has a lot of family there and the government could probably ruin her family if she didn’t publicly support them, especially if she’s representing a character which symbolizes the Chinese spirit of resilience. That’s a scary and powerful government, look what happened to Fan Bing Bing. You couldn’t pay me enough to be an actress in China.The dress is magical. I don’t usually like Saab, but I love this. Lily James dresses were similarly princess vibes for her Cinderella premiere, so this is appropriate. I love it.

    • K.T says:

      She’s caped hard for the authoritarian government of China (her statements are more than normal enforced need to do so) – Liu Yifei’s gorgeous but a sad fit for the epic heroine of Mulan. She’s kinda chinese Ivana Trump imo.
      Mulan’s whole epic journey is to stand against tyranny. And, now, we get her….sigh.
      BUT love the crew that made Mulan & many pals worked on the movie – I hope it does really well and we need more heroines of all types right now!!!!

  15. Zantasia says:

    Pretty cool that they got Xtina for both the animated Mulan and the new one.

  16. lucy2 says:

    That gown is stunning.

  17. Grant says:

    Liu and Ming-Na look sublime. Ming-Na is so great on Agents of SHIELD and was equally excellent on The Mandalorian. I love the trend of color blocking hot pink and bright red, but the satin-like fabric of Xtina’s dress makes it look really cheap.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Ming-NA Wen is a goddess. And her Twitter feed is hilarious.

      There needs to be a moment somewhere in the MCU, be it on SHIELD, a Spider-Man film, or somewhere in a Disney Plus show when Agent May meets up with Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May and they go out for drinks, like a high school reunion or something

  18. Neners says:

    I love Elie Saab so, soooo much. This is a breathtaking gown!

  19. Case says:

    Liu Yifei looks beautiful and appropriately like the Disney princess warrior she now is. Very cool. I just LOVE Elie Saab. I feel like if I were famous I’d wear this designer all the time, lol.

    Can’t wait for this movie!

  20. Charfromdarock says:

    I saw Emma today and this was the preview. It looks amazing and I’m not at all normally interested in action movies.

  21. Faye G says:

    They better not mess up the Be A Man song number, that’s all I’m saying!

  22. ChillyWilly says:

    Wow, Liu in that gown is a dream! I have been a fan of Ming-Na Wen since The Joy Luck Club. She’s gorgeous and talented and most definitely a vampire! Girl looks amazing! I think Mulan looks really good.