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Blue Cloud Gala
Since 1984, China Institute has bestowed its Blue Cloud award to notable figures who share our mission and values at this signature, annual black-tie event occurring in late September / October.
Our 2019 Honorees: Zhang Huan, Pin Ni, and Sophia Sheng.
A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ezra Vogel.
Chinese New Year Gala, February 3, 2020
A lion dance, a scrumptious dessert buffet, bespoke cocktails and red envelope donations that support our slate of programming; China Institute’s annual Chinese New Year Gala is an exciting way to celebrate this vibrant holiday.
China Fashion Gala, July 23, 2020
Join ‘One World in Beauty’ benefit Gala for the most glamorous night online as we honor the dazzling diversity of Chinese fashion and culture. At this year’s event we are thrilled to be saluting the global prestige beauty brand Estée Lauder; fashion designer and opinion leader Phillip Lim; actress, director, artist, and activist Lucy Liu; and Chinese investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu.
Also featuring a Heaven Gaia fashion show, with designer Xiong Ying, and a special performance of the legendary Thousand Hand Bodhisattva dance!
Fashion Design Competition, September 26, 2020
China Institute’s annual Fashion Design Competition supports emerging designers by promoting creativity inspired by China’s culture and aesthetics in contemporary, global design. The winner of our competition receives $10,000 and guidance from industry insiders towards the development of their talents. Our yearly runway show is a fun way to engage with China Institute.