On Wednesday May 2, 2019 – China Institute and Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund co-presented the China Fashion Gala 2019 at The Plaza Hotel. The annual celebration of Chinese design serves as a platform for Chinese talent emerging onto the international stage, as well as a forum for recognizing individuals and organizations whose contributions have helped position China at the forefront of global fashion. This year’s gala honored designer and artist Jason Wu with the Leadership Award, Editor in Chief of Vogue ChinaAngelica Cheung with the Leadership Award, Actress Shu Qi with the Icon Award, Skincare brand Shanghai Pechoin Group with the Legacy Award, and Managing Director of Brands and Distribution at Esquel Group Dee Poon with the Advocate Award.
The China Fashion Gala 2019 has raised $850,000. Proceeds from the event will help support the Yue-Sai Kan CBCF Scholarship at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the CBCF Executive Education in Sustainable Fashion Program in partnership with WeDesign, as well as China Institute’s Fashion Initiative including a Fashion Design Competition established to support young designers and promote creativity inspired by China. Highlights from the evening included a cocktail reception, awards ceremony, fashion presentation by leading global design talent, Jason Wu, a special performance from Chinese pop singer Bing who is known as “China’s Masked Diva, and an auction.
Notable vip guests include Gemma Chan, Xiao Wen Ju, Shu Pei Qin, Chien Chung Pei, Chloe Flower, Ping Huang, Wendy Yu, Nicole Miller, Han Feng, Anla Cheng, Sophia Sheng, Fiona Cibani, LaQuan Smith, Wen Zhou, Josie Natori, Jacqulyn Jablonski, Daniel Paltridge, Tikka Shatrujit Singh, Anthony Cenname, Wendy Fitzwilliam, Lin Li, Simon Collins, Mark Gong, and many more.
Photography by: Photography by Gonzalo Marroquin/ Patrick McMullan, Annie Zhang and Starpix