NEW YORK — Vera Wang made her way to Shanghai on Saturday to accept the international fashion designer of the year award at the fifth annual China Fashion Awards.
Ever the multitasker, the designer also used the occasion to be on hand for Sunday's opening of The Perfect Wedding, her new bridal salon in the Shangri-La Hotel, where the awards were also held.
The awards were presented by Channel Young, the only TV channel in mainland China to focus on fashion. Wang, who is of Chinese descent, was honored for her innovative designs.
The ceremony at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel attracted other fashion heavyweights. Wolfgang Ley, founder and global president of Escada, and Tom Murry, president of Calvin Klein, supported this year's CFA by hosting their own parties to celebrate the event.
The store at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel houses a variety of her wedding gowns and eveningwear from her bridal and couture collections, as well as the designer's signature wedding gifts, stationery and tableware offerings. Designed to be a one-stop shopping experience, The Perfect Wedding is staffed with wedding experts to help couples select venues, themes and entertainment for their weddings, and attire and gift registries.
The Pudong Shangri-La, which has long been a favorite wedding venue for couples, teamed with The Link Wedding in Singapore, a luxury bridal boutique, to open The Perfect Wedding.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"