It's a movie star's worst nightmare. Promoting "The Banquet" at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 3, 2006, Zhang Ziyi wore the same polka-dot Armani dress that actress Xu Jinglei wore two months ago. The Hong Kong press pounced on the slip-up. "Zhang Ziyi wears Xu Jinglei's old dress," the headline read in Apple Daily. Here's Zhang, looking great in her 'old dress' in Venice. Click 'next' to see her rival.
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Xu Jinglei, left, wore the dress in July to promote her film "Confession of Pain." "Zhang Ziyi, who occasionally fumbles her wardrobe, wore the same outfit that Xu Jinglei wore at a press conference earlier. What a big strategic mistake," cried the Oriental Daily News. Actually, both look terrific in the dress. And if you're going to be a copycat, make it an Armani.