Dy­namic Duo

The gloomy weather couldn’t dampen the per­for­mance of our ir­re­press­ible cover stars, Alan Chan and Stan­ley Wong, for the cam­era

Hong Kong Tatler - - Behind The Scenes - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY Lau­rent Se­gretier STYLING An­son Lau GROOM­ING Mar­ian Woo LO­CA­TION Asia So­ci­ety

Am­ber rain poured down and we sought refuge in­side the Asia So­ci­ety in Ad­mi­ralty. But our cover stars, Alan Chan and Stan­ley Wong, ar­rived in high spir­its, barely notic­ing the storm out­side. They each had a few wardrobe pieces they had per­son­ally se­lected ear­lier in the week. Alan showed up in a blackand-white polka-dot shirt—a style sig­na­ture of his—and match­ing Su­per­gras bear­ing hand-painted polka dots, while Stan­ley sported an en­sem­ble he had de­signed with Tai­wanese writer Wang Wenx­ing. Stylist An­son Lau worked with their picks, mix­ing and match­ing them with looks from Fendi and Mai­son Margiela.

De­spite hav­ing worked well past 2am on their Very Hong Kong Very Hong Kong project, the two long-term friends proved to be en­thu­si­as­tic, tire­less sub­jects through­out the shoot. They chat­ted between and dur­ing takes, ven­tured out in the rain and played around with pho­tog­ra­pher Lau­rent Se­gretier, who shot ex­clu­sively on film.

They had a good time, and it showed: for our last shot of the day, the duo daunt­lessly rolled up their trousers and climbed into a wa­ter in­stal­la­tion, brav­ing its wa­ter­fall. Tak­ing off their match­ing glasses every so of­ten to clear the lenses, they laughed, em­brac­ing the spon­tane­ity of the mo­ment. It was fun, wet and a lit­tle crazy. But, as they told us as we wrapped up: any­thing for a great shot.

Turn to p.82 to read our in­ter­view with Alan and Stan­ley.

Alan Chan and Stan­ley Wong have an in­fec­tious en­thu­si­asm for their com­ing trib­ute to the cre­atives of Hong Kong

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