Singapore Tatler’s Fashion Hall of Fame is strictly reserved for expensive and wonderfully outrageous dressers. I am sadly neither. This year’s party for the annual inauguration into the esoteric school of dressing was on Monday night at the Pan Pacific Hotel and – among other things – provided spectacular people watching.
I have only been to a few fashion shows and by that I am being literal. Three or something. This one won hands down as you not only swam in free-flow champagne but there was delicious food (think slivers of sashimi, compact little morsels of sushi, wafter thin rounds of smoked duck…and more) on offer before everyone sat to watch the fashion show (Pierre Balmain) and the actual inauguration.
The weird and frankly applaudable thing about being in Singapore instead of London? Everyone ate a lot before the show began. I had company!
Thank you to my lovely friend JY who invited me. Here she is below in a J Mendel dress (from Elaine Kim’s store Trinity Gallery in the Raffles Arcade) and a two-way tan and black cuff from hip new Brit label Bordelle (move over Agent Provocateur).
Dimple Aswani was among the inductees and looked terrific in her structured black and white number:
Top of the top knots has to be this one:
If there had been a Best Accessorized award (there wasn’t) it would have been scooped up by Ms P who looked fabulous:
Her look was completed with a quiff and a chignon to die for:
(I felt thoroughly ashamed of my Muji hair grip, but dare say no one noticed!)
The actual Pierre Balmain show took place around 8pm and included some hugely wearable pieces as well as a lot of shorts and T-shirts…a man after my own heart as they seem to be all I wear most days, whether it’s for mahjong/the market/lunch, it doesn’t much matter…