China. China. China. The big players in fashion has their sights set on the economic powerhouse of the East. All the biggest, most extravagant parties are happening in Beijing lately. Giorgio Armani promised a spectacular One Night Only in Beijing event with an edited version of the 2012/2013 Autumn/Winter Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani collections for men and women and the 2012 Spring/Summer Giorgio Armani Privé collection in a unique fashion showcase at the New Tank in Beijing’s 798 Art District. 1,000 guests including celebrities such as Michelle Yeoh, Fan Bing Bing, Shu Qi, Daniel Wu, Tina Turner and a special performance from Mary J. Blige. More than 100 looks were presented in a circular runway, designed like the water tank at 798 Art District by Giorgio Armani himself. It is one of those rare events that you just wish you were there (because I did).
Giorgio Armani and his Chinese models, all beautifully dressed in his collections.
15 new looks from the Privé couture collection were unveiled at the end of the show. Of course, inspired by the host country – China.
How stunning. Giorgio Armani shows off his key creation, a black figure-hugging gown with a gold dragon draping across the body plus black feather shoulder accents.
Michelle Yeoh in a stunning Armani Privé Fall 2012 mermaid dress with flounces in silver-coloured lamé tulle.
Fan Bing Bing is all set to be a big Hollywood star with next year’s “Iron Man 3″. She glitters in this Armani Privé green satin evening gown.
The face of Emporio Armani, Shu Qi is wearing a white Giorgio Armani bustier dress with generous skirt drawn in at the hem, embroidered with glitter sequins.
HOTTIE ALERT! Daniel Wu (seen here with Roberta Armani) wore a Giorgio Armani peak lapel tux with dark grey vest featuring a classic evening shirt and a bowtie.
images: Giorgio Armani / Club21