Silver dining has a crowd

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 April, 2013, 10:00am

The University of Hong Kong Museum Society's silver anniversary gala dinner a fortnight ago proved to be a splendid affair. Titled "Sparkling at 25", the evening drew a distinguished crowd including Kenneth Fung Hing-cheung and Nelly Fung, former judge Filan Chua, and designer-collector Kai-yin Lo.

Society chairman Bonnie Kwan Huo outlined the organisation's history at the gala dinner, which also featured two charity auctions. Bidding was fierce for six items up for grabs, which included paintings from prominent artists such as Liu Guosong and Jao Tsung-I, as well as earrings from David Yurman.

The evening raised HK$3.4 million, which will go towards University Museum and Art Gallery programmes, university arts education initiatives and heritage conservation on the mainland.

Fashion out of this world

Men's designer for Canadian fashion house Ports 1961, Ian Hylton was in town to introduce his autumn-winter 2013 collection, inspired by the first man in space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Fittingly, Hylton's preview was held at The Space in Central. Blogger and girl-about-town Elle Lee was among the stylish crowd enjoying the show between sips of wine and canapes. The live set from DJ Eve Speciall spun everyone right round.

Infiniti makes its marque

Automaker Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti, named Hong Kong as its global headquarters at a glamorous gathering for car aficionados. The event at Ocean Terminal featured an exhibition of the Infiniti FX, Infiniti M and G models, with a purple and roses theme to match the marque's colours. Car lovers also got a look at the racing car for the Infiniti Red Bull Formula One team, the RB9, which, unfortunately, was cordoned off with plexiglass.

Guest of honour, model Lynn Xiong Dai-lin, was joined by Jacqueline Chong Si-man, Balia Chan (pictured in orange with Xiong), Wesley Wan, Mark Ryan and Sue Lynn Hwa.

Like her boyfriend, actor-singer and occasional racer Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, Xiong loves to drive. "I enjoy the sense of freedom when I'm behind the wheel. I like to drive to the suburbs or the seaside to relax and catch some fresh air," she says.