The highlight of the evening was a unique fashion show presenting 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 to around 1,000 guests including VIPs, members of the institutions, local and foreign journalists, and the general public. For the occasion, the Giorgio Armani Privé collection was extended with 15 new looks paying tribute to the hosting country China.
Many of event’s participants and guests chose to wear Giorgio Armani:
US artist Mary J Blige chose to wear a Giorgio Armani blue strapless evening dress for the red carpet, and a Giorgio Armani white jacket and pants in silk for her performance after the fashion show.
Tina Turner selected a bowie jacket with built-in cape, in silk cady embroidered all over with shanked haematite pearls with jewelled zip detail from Giorgio Armani Privé collection.
Michelle Yeoh selected a Giorgio Armani Privé mermaid dress with flounces in silver-coloured lamé tulle.
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has chosen a green satin evening gown from Giorgio Armani Privé collection.
Shu Qi, Emporio Armani testimonial for Asia, selected a white Giorgio Armani bustier dress with generous skirt drawn in at the hem, embroidered with glitter sequins.
Chinese ballerina Tan Yuanyuan wore a Giorgio Armani black sequined evening dress.
Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu wore a Giorgio Armani peak lapel tux with dark grey vest featuring a classic evening shirt and a bowtie.
Taiwanese actress Guey Lunmei chose to wear a chalky white Emporio Armani dress with a long flared skirt with wave effect embroidered sequins.
Chinese actor Liu Ye wore a Giorgio Armani blue suit with white shirt.
Princess Maria Laura of Belgium wore a Giorgio Armani black short beaded cocktail dress.
Roberta Armani has chosen a Giorgio Armani black silk cocktail dress with an all-over Swarovski jet crystal embroidery.