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(From left) Yoyo Cao, Sammi Cheng, Carina Lau, Irene Kim and Mira Yeh at “The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time” at K11 Musea.

Carina Lau to Donnie Yen, the best looks from Hong Kong stars, in Chanel, Dior, Gucci and more, at exclusive K11 Musea exhibition opening

  • Carina Lau wore Giambattista Valli, Donnie Yen looked dapper in Alexander McQueen and Irene Kim chose Miss Sohee for one of the society nights of the year
  • They were celebrating the opening of K11 Musea show ‘The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time’, held in collaboration with London’s V&A Museum

Hong Kong stars and fashion darlings made the opening of a new exhibition at the city’s K11 Musea mall and art space a glamorous affair.

Dressed to the nines in haute couture, their appearance at the opening party for “The Love of Couture: Artisanship in Fashion Beyond Time” kicked off the holiday season.

The spectacle, held in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in England, was dreamed up by production designer William Chang Suk-ping.

The award-winning costume designer, editor and art director has worked on films including Wong Kar-wai’s In The Mood For Love and The Grandmaster.

William Chang Suk-ping has worked on a number of films such as Wong Kar-wai’s In The Mood For Love. Photo: Block 2 Pictures
The exhibition explores haute couture through the decades and celebrates the contemporary styles of six emerging Asian designers: Tomo Koizumi, Yueqi Qi, Ryunosuke Okazaki, Celine Kwan, Sensen Lii and Sohee Park.

Although the soirée is only in its second year, it has become one of the city’s most talked about events, and attendees are expected to bring their fashion A-game with red carpet-worthy ensembles that echo the exhibit’s theme.

The best dressed at Hong Kong’s ‘Met Gala’ – Chanel and McQueen to the fore

This year we spotted voluminous dresses, embellishments and plenty of sparkle at the invitation-only bash. Guests turned up the glamour with striking looks from the likes of Gucci and Chanel as well as independent labels such as Safiyaa and Harris Reed.

Here are some of our favourite looks from the night.

Actress Carina Lau wore a Giambattista Valli haute couture look paired with Cartier jewellery.
Actress Carina Lau wore Giambattista Valli.

Fencer Nicholas Edward Choi paired a striking black jacket from Chanel with flared trousers from a Hong Kong designer.

Nicholas Edward Choi wore Chanel and trousers from a Hong Kong designer.

Mira Yeh donned a dramatic hat and a head-turning monochrome look from Harris Reed’s spring/summer 2023 ready-to-wear line.

Mira Yeh wore a look from Harris Reed’s spring/summer 2023 ready-to-wear line.

Kevin Poon was pictured in a sleek Dior suit. His wife, Fiona McLeish, chose a strapless Chanel dress adorned with floaty feathers.

Kevin Poon and Fiona McLeish wore Dior and Chanel.
Jenny Tsang opted for an elegant yet relaxed Adidas x Gucci dress and corset. She accessorised her look with Buccellati jewellery.
Jenny Tsang wore an Adidas x Gucci dress and corset.

Singapore-based social media star Yoyo Cao looked stunning in a romantic lace ensemble from Gucci. She complemented her look with a sleek gold clutch by Au Départ Paris.

Yoyo Cao in Gucci.
Seoul-based Irene Kim chose a dazzling crop top and skirt set from Miss Sohee. The London-based brand is headed by Korean designer Sohee Park.
Irene Kim wore a look from Miss Sohee.

Entrepreneur Adrian Cheng wore a white Dior suit, while wife Jennifer Yu Cheng opted for a frothy confection from US-based designer Christian Siriano.

Adrian Cheng and Jennifer Yu Cheng (left) in Dior and Christian Siriano.
Actor Donnie Yen looked dapper in an Alexander McQueen jacket, while his wife, Cissy Wang, opted for a beautiful Balmain dress.
Donnie Yen and Cissy Wang in Alexander McQueen and Balmain.

Chang Feiping was clad in an ethereal purple Gucci gown. She completed her look with the fashion house’s crystal-embellished heart-shaped clutch.

Chang Feiping in Gucci.

Emily Lam-Ho looked the epitome of elegance in an angelic Monique Lhuillier outfit and Judith Lieber clutch.

Emily Lam-Ho in Monique Lhuillier.

Elly Lam wore a fabulous frilly dress with a dramatic train by Giambattista Valli. She finished her look with earrings by Miu Miu and a charming handbag by Rosantica.

Elly Lam in Giambattista Valli.
Victoria Tang-Owen rocked the gold carpet in a glitzy mini dress from Fendi haute couture.
Victoria Tang-Owen wore Fendi.

Faye Tsui donned a metallic Ralph Lauren dress and an array of chic jewellery pieces from Tiffany & Co.

Faye Tsui wore Ralph Lauren.

Kathy Chow wore a soft-hued Safiyaa dress and coordinating bolero jacket with Bulgari jewellery.

Kathy Chow in Safiyaa.

Sammi Cheng wore a Valentino haute couture look paired with Tiffany & Co. jewellery.

Sammi Cheng in Valentino.