As a celebrated former singer and actress in her native Taiwan, Emily Wang is accustomed to being in the public eye—and to being admired for her sleek, sophisticated sense of style. She bade farewell to the world of entertainment when she met her husband 22 years ago, but a love of fashion was formed in those early showbiz days, when every day brought a new set of designer clothes. “That was such a fabulous time in my life and I was offered some amazing outfits,” says Wang with a nostalgic smile. “After I had my two kids, we moved to Singapore for 11 years. During that period my friends and I were always going to balls and flipping through magazines to get inspiration on what to wear. That was when I really discovered what types of clothing suited me the best.” Wang is a fan of European designers—dior, Valentino and Lanvin in particular—but she maintains a very Taiwanese aesthetic. “I like simple elegance. I don’t like anything too complicated or showy because feeling comfortable is essential,” she says. “I think a classic approach to fashion is quite typical for women in Taipei. It’s a city that admires a timeless look—a look that suits your personality and your figure, rather than anything too outrageous.”
This page: Dress by Valentino; heels by Rupert Sanderson; aquamarine ring with diamonds by Tiffany & Co.
Opening spread: Dress and coat by Christian Dior; heels by Rupert Sanderson; La Strada diamond ring in white gold (right hand), Casmir diamond ring in white gold (left hand), both by Chopard
Group photo: Gown by Fendi; Panthère de Cartier bracelet