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China Fashion Gala 2020 to honor Estée Lauder and Wendy Yu on April 29 at The Plaza Hotel



NEW YORK – Dec. 3, 2019 – Co-presenters China Institute and Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund proudly announce that the fifth annual China Fashion Gala will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at The Plaza Hotel. The annual celebration of Chinese design serves as a platform for Chinese talent emerging onto the international stage, as well as a forum for recognizing individuals whose contributions have helped position China at the forefront of global fashion and beauty.

This year’s gala will honor Estée Lauder with the Beauty Award for their global excellence and extraordinary achievement in China. This inaugural award will be accepted by Global Brand President Stephane de La Faverie. Chinese investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu will be honored with the Millennial Leadership Award for her support of emerging talent. Chinese designer Xiong Ying will showcase her creations under the Heaven Gaia label for the first time in the US with a runway presentation. The evening will also include a cocktail reception, dinner, performance, awards ceremony and auction.

The China Fashion Gala 2020 will be hosted by Yue-Sai Kan, Founder and Chairwoman of Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund (CBCF); emerging designer Mark Gong; and potentially others to be announced in future releases.

Proceeds from the event will help support the Yue-Sai Kan CBCF Scholarship at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the CBCF Executive Education Program in Sustainable Fashion in partnership with WeDesign, which prepares leaders of Chinese fashion and textile companies to integrate sustainability for future success, as well as China Institute’s Fashion Initiative including a Fashion Design Competition Award established to support young designers and promote creativity inspired by China.

Past China Fashion Gala honorees include Jason Wu, Angelica Cheung, Dee Poon, Christian Louboutin, Vivienne Tam, Maggie Q, Tiffany & Co. just to name a few. The gala is known to have debuted works by outstanding Chinese designers Guo Pei and Grace Chen, as well as photographer Chen Man.

Tickets are available for purchase at http://chinafashiongala2020.eventbrite.com.

About China Institute

China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, art and business. China Institute is the go-to resource on China – from ancient art to today’s business landscape and its rapidly shifting culture. Its programs, school and gallery exhibitions bring to life the depth, complexity and dynamism of China. Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi and K.P. Wen and educators Paul Monroe and John Dewey, China Institute is the oldest bicultural, nonprofit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.

About Yue-Sai Kan Beauty Charity Fund

Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund (“CBCF”) was established in 2011 in honor of Yue-Sai Kan by the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation, one of the most important and trusted charitable foundations in China. The word “beauty” in Chinese embodies caring, giving, honesty, and beautification of the human spirit. True to this spirit, CBCF is dedicated to the betterment and advancement of women and children through education, health and cultural programs worldwide. Since its establishment, CBCF has raised a total of 3 million USD to fund cleft lip and palate surgeries, provide free medical supplies to underserved regions in China, and provide scholarships for Chinese students through the CBCF Scholarship Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Peking University and a number of other prestigious universities.

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For more information please contact Lexi Coletti at [email protected]