Hav­ing a Ball

Hong Kong’s bright­est young things steal the spot­light at the Bal des Débu­tantes in Paris

Hong Kong Tatler - - Behind The Scenes -

The bal des débu­tantes kicks off the Parisian so­cial sea­son, but tak­ing cen­tre stage this year were two of Hong Kong’s most glam­orous young women. “All the girls looked beau­ti­ful but for me, a few re­ally stood out,” says Marie- Christine Lee, who jet­ted into the French cap­i­tal with her hus­band Wil­liam Louey (above left) to sup­port their daugh­ter, Alexan­dra Louey. “When Alexan­dra was pre­sented to the room in her Ge­orges Chakra gown, all I could think about was how mag­nif­i­cent she looked and how grown up she had be­come. I think she was cer­tainly one of the best-dressed debs and one of the most ma­ture.”

An­other much-ad­mired debu­tante from our shores was Elly Lam, daugh­ter of Lynn Hsieh (above right with Elly) and Peter Lam. “I felt like a princess all night and so close to my sis­ter, who wore a sim­i­lar gown at her wed­ding” says Elly. “I loved how the train looked on my dress and the way it flowed af­ter me when I walked or danced. I couldn’t have cho­sen a bet­ter out­fit.” The third lo­cal lass turn­ing heads was Hong Kong Tatler’s con­tribut­ing pho­tog­ra­pher Crazy Rouge, who was in­un­dated with com­pli­ments for her beaded Shang­hai Tang gown. “All the Hong Kong girls are so beau­ti­fully dressed,” said event or­gan­iser and owner Ophélie Re­nouard. “They have a lot in com­mon with the Parisi­ennes in terms of at­ti­tude and style.” Turn to page 188 for the full story.

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