2018-05-06 | By Alexa Tietjen, WWD
Christian Louboutin, Shanghai Tang Honored at 2018 China Fashion Gala
Co-hosted by the China Institute and the China Beauty Charity Fund, the third annual gala honored designers, creatives and tastemakers of Chinese fashion.
Christian Louboutin and Yue-Sai Kan appear onstage during the 2018 China Fashion Gala at The Plaza Hotel.
“When you look at a society if they’re fashionable or not, you’re not looking at how many designers they have, you’re looking at how people are wearing things,” said Grace Chen. The designer, whose pieces have been worn by Oprah Winfrey and Helen Mirren, put on a fashion show at the China Fashion Gala at The Plaza Hotel on Friday night. Held by the China Institute and the China Beauty Charity Fund, the third annual gala honored Tiffany & Co., Christian Louboutin, Maggie Q and Shanghai Tang, all of which have made a substantial impact on Chinese fashion in recent years.
The evening opened with a cocktail reception, during which works by famed Chinese photographer Sun Jun were on display, followed by a dinner reception which featured a dance performance by previous winners of the Miss Universe China competition. During the awards ceremony, Louboutin, who had arrived by plane just hours before, revealed that he actually thought he was on his way to a friend’s house for a small gathering. Little did he know he was being honored with the Fashion Legacy Award.