By  on December 9, 2019

HONG KONG — Victoria Tang was just 10 years old when her father, the late Sir David Tang, launched Shanghai Tang, making the luxe Chinese label part and parcel of her childhood memories. The younger Tang often wore the clothing on important holidays, while her father, she recalled, wore it religiously.

“He would come to pick us up from school in his Bentley, with a cigar, in his cheongsam,” she said, referring to the traditional Chinese garment and a signature item of the house. “And I would just think, ‘Wow, he really wants to stand out from the crowd.’ I didn’t really understand why he was doing it, because back then you just wanted to blend in. Why can’t he just wear a suit like a normal person?”

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