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China Fashion Gala 2020

July 23, 2020

China Institute and Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund (CBCF) announce that the fifth annual China Fashion Gala has been rescheduled as a one-hour virtual livestream to be broadcasted globally on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET. 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. This inaugural award will be accepted by Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Global Brand President, Estée Lauder Stephane de La Faverie, presented by Yang Mi. Chinese investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu will be honored with the Millennial Leadership Award, presented by Jason Wu. Chinese American designer Phillip Lim will be honored with the Leadership Award, presented by Lisa Ling. Actress, director, artist and activist Lucy Liu will be honored with the Icon Award, presented by Yue-Sai Kan. Each award has been donated by Baccarat.

Quincy Jones Productions is creating the globe-spanning opening performance. The evening will also include a special dance of the Thousand Hand Bodhisattva performed by members of the Chinese People’s Art Troupe of People with Disabilities and a fashion presentation by Chinese couture designer Xiong Ying, who will showcase her creations under the Heaven Gaia label. The at-home gala evening will also include an auction and a luxury online shopping event to be announced soon.

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.

About Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund (“CBCF”): CBCF was established in 2011 in honor of Yue-Sai Kan by the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation. 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. More information at yuesaikan.org

About China Institute: Founded in 1926 by Chinese educators Hu Shi and K.P. Wen and American scholars John Dewey and Paul Monroe, China Institute is the oldest bicultural, independent, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.

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July 23, 2020
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