High time to party
EVENT Piaget Couture Precieuse Gala Dinner
WHERE The Peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui
Happenings: The French jeweller-watchmaker splurged on a soirée to celebrate the launch of its latest high-jewellery collection. The lobby of The Peninsula was decked out by ceiling-high wall panels and transformed entirely for the private gala dinner. About 120 VIP guests, dressed to the nines, joined the celebration.
The brand's ambassador, famous actress Gong Li, showed up in a sequinned gown, matched with exclusive high-jewellery pieces that weren't yet available to the public. The elegant beauty, who is busy filming Return - a sombre drama directed by Zhang Yimou - flew in especially for the event. Other VIP guests including Taiwanese actors Godfrey Gao and Joe Cheng were smitten after having their photos taken with the stunning actress.
As guests savoured the special menu, a group of Australian vocalists kept them entertained with their a cappella performance.
CHIC CHAT with Gong Li
Any tips on what jewellery to wear on the red carpet?
For red-carpet events, I usually pick a style that's elegant, luxurious and with a modern twist.
Can you tell us your first piece of high jewellery?
It was actually a Piaget piece. I'm honoured and excited to be a part of the Piaget story.
How has filming Return been so far?
The story spans about three decades and [my role] is not an easy character to portray.
Will you have much time to take in Hong Kong on this trip?
I wish I could, but filming won't be finished until mid-December, so I will only be here for a few days.