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The 25th Hong Kong Ivy Ball

Here are some of the photos taken of the Ivy Ball we attended last weekend. The theme for this year is 'Silver Reflections' as the ball celebrates its 25th anniversary in Hong Kong. My friend Annalisa is seen here dressed in the bespoke gown with hand-beaded crystals I designed especially for this occasion.

Highlights of the evening include performances by a contortionist and aerial acrobat artist, plus a rather unexpected flash-mob dance sequence by the Colombia University alumni. A great evening was had by all and congratulations to the Ivy Ball's organizers for reaching this major milestone.

The art of beading

One of my recent projects was a bespoke evening gown for a client to wear at the upcoming Ivy Ball, an annual event in Hong Kong for the alumni of Ivy League universities. For this particular design two different tones of metallic beads were used against a purple satin fabric, giving it a luxurious and opulent feel. I hand sewed over 1,000 beads (a personal record!) to create a neckline detail that flows to the back of the gown.

The theme for this year's ball is "Silver Reflections", hence the silver beads were rather appropriate, don't you think? 

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