The city’s socialites and celebrities, including Kelly Chen, Pakho Chau, Karena Ng and Fish Liew, turned out to support the event. Special guests included K-pop boy band XO member Sehun, Hong Kong’s high jump female record holder Cecelia Yeung, Hong Kong’s professional snooker player Fu Jiajun, and Japanese model Lala Takahashi.

To mark the release of its early spring 2018 collection, Valentino launched a limited-edition series in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong and Milan. The collection is based on a sports theme. The exhibition features ready-to-wear and accessories, and limited-edition basketballs, yoga mats and baseball hats.