the bejewelled red lantern was certainly raised skywards at guo pei. the chinese couturier lifted the bar so high that other couturiers would have a tough job following her showstopping couture presentation.

it was nothing short of fantastical …. stunning pieces, some weighing in excess of 30 kilos, requiring 4 attendants to to put on ; sky-high concubine shoes that required the most dexterity and balance to maneuver in ; dramatic hairpieces and theatrical makeup interpreted skillfully by the fab teams from neville hair and MAC ; fur-trimmed, fully embellished capes that stretched for metres , and an army of dressers, minders, sewing girls, cuers, runners and assistants all came together to stage a couture extravaganza.

under the skillful direction of show director dominic min clarke, the pomp and pagentry unfolded , each outfit more breathtaking than the last …. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


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