ASIA'S MOST STYLISH
8 of asia’s most glamorous women at a variety of dazzling locations in our ultimate celebration of style. hand-picked by tatler editors in each region, these fashion mavens talk to nadine Bateman and chloe street about couture, careers and everything in between
To be honest, I think it’s a great pity when impeccably dressed women invest so much time and money in their clothes and then what lies beneath is, well, disappointing,” says Claudia Shaw, the effortlessly elegant grandniece of the late Hong Kong media mogul Run Run Shaw, as we discuss the real secret of a great wardrobe: great underwear.
In her 19th year working for Chanel, Claudia is proprietor of a wardrobe that, aside from good underwear, overflows enviably with items from the French brand. “I feel that my style and Chanel’s are quite synced, so I find it easy to wear their clothes,” says the mother of three, whose look is the epitome of understated Parisian chic.
From day one at Chanel, her remit has been broad and fluid—“more of a role than a job,” explains Claudia—and has encompassed many roles, including visual merchandising, styling and even acting as general manager. Her current position as ambassador and regional adviser involves overseeing buying for the entire Asiapacific region (which requires her to attend the buys in Paris six times a year), hosting in-store events and styling for Chanel’s clients, including some of the biggest VIPS in Asia.