International and local personalities arrived to much fanfare at Marina Bay Sands last night for the latest opening of French luxury fashion label in Singapore
Text: Joyce J. Chansingh
Videos: Terris Chiang, Fiona Lin and Teng Siew Eng
It was a glitzy event, steeped in luxury and innovative architectural detail, attended by the who’s who of dignitaries.
The star-studded cocktail party held inside Louis Vuitton Island Maison was followed by an after-launch party held at One On The Bund in Fullerton Bay Hotel, attended by celebrities from Hollywood, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Bollywood and Singapore, was nothing short of glamorous.
Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett, looking ever so elegant, kick-started the evening with her Red Carpet walk-in and dazzled the crowd with effortless ease. With mesmerizing eyes and a flawless figure, the 42-year-old Academy Award-winning actress looks picture perfect in her Louis Vuitton short sleeves belted black dress.
The Australian beauty also took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officiate the opening of the majestic Louis Vuitton Island Maison, Singapore’s first store in the form of an island situated on the waterfront of the Marina Bay promenade, just beside the ArtScience museum – a first [Maison] in Southeast Asia and the 12th in the world.
With such a distinctive landmark in the celebrated landscape around the bay, Louis Vuitton wasted no time in short-listing its equally celebrated list of celebrities and industry bigwigs to grace the occasion.
Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun Fatt and his missus were among the famous guests. The celebrated couple was all smiles as they took centre-stage at the photo-taking session, sending curious bystanders and the waiting media into an ecstatic frenzy.
Other celebrities include Taiwanese singer-actress Vivian Hsu, Korean actor Kwon Sang Woo and actress Sin Min A, Taiwanese model-turned-actor Godfrey Tsao and many more.
Hollywood appeal, apart from Cate Blanchett, also came in the form of Grammy award-winning singer, Estelle who performed for the invited guests at Fullerton Bay Hotel.
Check this video: Check out the Red Carpet Event for the Opening of Louis Vuitton Island Maison at MBS! (Minah appears at 0:05 , 0:18 and 0:54 min.)
credits: xin.msn.com, Eilasa from SMA Soompi thread