In terms of great bashes, it's been a slow summer for Hong Kong. But judging from the 1,500 party animals who turned up at Gucci's autumn/winter 2004-2005 fashion show and party at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday, our city is quickly heading out of the dry spell. Gorgeous with Gucci's signature smoky eyes and glossy lips, fresh-faced models strutted the 50-metre catwalk. 'It took us over a month to choose these models,' says Gucci marketing manager Celina Ma. The show started with female pole dancers in diamond-studded underwear and matching chokers slithering about as the models showed off the collection. Two male dancers, wearing only boxers and sock garters, were assigned to their own poles, When the 35-minute show ended, the DJ console came alive, with funky house music accompanied by live percussionists making it clear it was time to dance. Reappearing at the after-party were the pole dancers in their diamond underwear, all moving like Slinkies on 5-metre platforms. (Sorry to hose down your fantasy, guys, but CitySeen found out that although these sexy women moved like real pole dancers, they were actually professional dancers from renowned Australian dancing schools). The models, dressed in Gucci evening gowns, came down to the dance floor, sipped champagne and danced with the celebs until 2am. Despite Gucci parties' reputation, everyone was well-behaved.