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Annie Woon's wig exhibition opens in Times Square

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 January, 2013, 5:07am

Local artist Annie Woon said she was thrilled with her first exhibition featuring artwork made with colourful wigs, which has opened in the atrium of Causeway Bay's Times Square mall.

"I was honoured to be able to style [late Canto-pop diva] Anita Mui Yim-fong with wigs during her final days," Woon said at the exhibition opening on Monday. "Even though her illness caused her much pain in the last days of her life, she exuded such brilliance and great confidence every time she wore the wigs I designed for her."

She started to donate wigs to patients through the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation after her mother succumbed to the disease a few years ago. "I hope when patients wear my wigs, they can feel confident and beautiful," she said.

The artist has created wigs for a string of celebrities, including Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, Karen Mok Man-wai and Sammi Cheng Sau-man, for films and concerts.

Her exhibition, titled Woon Wig Wonderland, runs until January 23 and features more than 20 hand-crafted installations made from coloured hair braids. A centrepiece is the world's widest wig - at 1.65 metres. At the exhibition opening, television variety show host Kitty Yuen Siu-yee modelled the wacky wig embellished with pink ribbons.

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