Guests' dress sense blows hot and cold at typhoon-free Gucci soiree

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 August, 2010, 12:00am

It was third time lucky for Gucci, which held its soiree at the Convention and Exhibition Centre under clear skies on Friday after being hit by typhoons in the past two years.

More than 600 guests showed up for the fashion show, double last year's turnout. On the star-studded front row were actors Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, Carina Lau Ka-ling and Simon Yam Tat-wah, and casino queen Pansy Ho Chiu-king.

While models graced the runway in jackets and dresses inspired by '70s and '90s minimalism, some guests dressed to impress. Many donned the latest autumn-winter garments - leather jackets, fur dresses and turtleneck sweaters - despite the summer heat.

Flamboyant lyricist Wyman Wong Wai-man (pictured second from left with Janet Ma Sze-wai, Qi Qi, Simon Yam and Mimi Tang) paired a white shirt with a denim jumpsuit topped off with a thick sweater, as if he was on his way to Alaska.

'Fashion is a game that has nothing to do with keeping warm or not,' said Wong, dripping with sweat. He admitted it had been extra hard to bear at the after party, where free-flowing champagne also turned up the heat. When asked for his opinion on Gucci's sleek and classic new collection, Wong, who called himself 'an anti-fashion wearer', said: 'There's nothing outrageous out there, but I think we all reserve a spot in our closet for luxurious basics like this.'