The gala evening at The Plaza Hotel opened with a chic 1930’s Shanghai nights-themed cocktail reception featuring music by the LeZhang Quartet, Asian-inspired tastings, and exclusive couture. Now in its fourth year, this gala evening presented art, fashion, cuisine, music and design from across Asia.
Liu Wen and Shu Pei walked into the Plaza on the arms of Phillip Lim and Richard Chai.
Anna Sui had Jessica Stam, with a new brunette ‘do, by her side. The model-designer pairs were no coincidence—all of the designers attending the benefit had been asked to bring their muses as their plus-ones, and it made for a very pretty evening.
Dinner was announced with a loud gong and concluded with a surprise performance by a Chinese dragon. Bibhu Mohapatra, Tommy Ton, and Pat Cleveland were among those admiring the custom-designed table centerpieces.
Even before the auction began, the gala had raised $850,000 for the Asia Society.
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