Starry, starry night at Bulgari's 10th birthday bash
EVENT Bulgari's Landmark Chater Store 10th anniversary
WHERE Hong Kong Maritime Museum
HAPPENINGS: The Italian fine jeweller celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Landmark Chater flagship at the Maritime Museum at Central ferry pier.
The gala dinner and after-party saw a stellar turnout. The brand flew in Hollywood heavyweights Adrien Brody and Hilary Swank for the plug. Brody (below, right), the brand’s latest ambassador for its watches and eyewear collections, stayed behind to party.
Local celebrities and socialites dressed to the nines for the event.
Among the crowd were Michele Reis and her tycoon hubby Julian Hui, action star Donnie Yen and model wife Cissy Wang, as well as Kevin Lam and Sabrina Fung Lam.
Magician David Jarre turned the heat up at the gala dinner with his fire-blowing tricks.
Moving on to the intimate after-party, guests hit the dance floor while British songstress Gena West jazzed up the night.
CHIC CHAT with Adrien Brody:
What's your favourite hangout in Hong Kong?
Last night's trip to The Peak was absolutely exceptional.
How did the endorsement come about?
The heritage of the brand is inspirational in that it has maintained its individuality in a world today [where] it's not so easy to do that. I think we have to all acknowledge our individuality, embrace that among each other and find the things that inspire us. I'm very grateful. It's a wonderful start for a new year.
Tell us about a watch that meant a lot to you.
When I received the Academy Award [in 2003], I was wearing a Bulgari watch. It was a yellow-gold Rettangolo. I wore that watch the night I was bestowed the Best Actor Award. Ten years later, here I am, still very enthusiastic [about it].