Thank you, thank you, thank you to my lovely friend T for organising front row seats at Zac Posen’s first ever Singapore show. I’ve only ever been to two fashion shows before; one was Biyan’s in Jakarta – but we sat in the gods and were miles away from the action – and the other was a graduate show at Central St Martin’s, London, which I’m not sure really counts.
I had a complete wardrobe panic with no idea what to wear; I also hadn’t realised we’d be in the front row. I made the mistake of opting for a short coral colored dress (actually quite cool, with big, white trimmed kimono-style sleeves) and was LITERALLY the only person wearing a color. Mistake! Black was the order du jour. Being short, it also meant that I had to sit demurely or else risk a horrible splayed thigh in one of the press photos, or worse still, a panty shot – gasp! I don’t think I have ever sat straighter.
Front row chic was generally fabulous and people were in ball dresses and other really extravagant creations which perfectly matched the Zac Posen dresses parading up and down in front of us. Renowned aesthetic and skincare doctor Georgia Lee lived up to her reputation for being one of the most glamourous doctor on earth; she looked immaculate and I don’t think I have ever seen legs thinner. She made the models look large. Seriously.
After attending the Tatler wedding event the week before (I am not sure why, as I am married) and seeing angmoh model after angmoh model – all of the Russian variety, or they certainly looked like they were – it was a relief to see a good mix of European and Asian faces, notably the beautiful and very elegant Sheila Sim.
The top model in Singapore, she was whooped and cheered on her last circuit of the catwalk. Here she is below, modeling the red and black dress, second from the front. This photo also shows off my most favourite dress of all: the hugely flamboyant red one with wonderful detailing at the back.
Please excuse the less than brilliant pictures. They were actually taken by T on her Blackberry, as my iPhone failed miserably in the lighting conditions and everything came out black.
Professional picture (the last one, in the unlikely event that you can’t tell!) courtesy of SG Entertainment