China Fashion Gala

China Fashion Gala 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017
5:00PM Cocktails; 6:00PM Dinner
Location: Tribeca Three Sixty, 10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY 10013

China Institute and the China Beauty Charity Fund have partnered to present “China Fashion Gala 2017”.

The event will be held on May 7th at Tribeca Three Sixty in New York City and feature cocktails, a full length haute couture fashion show by Chinese fashion designer Lan Yu, and a twilight dinner.

The mission of the Gala is to return the spotlight to China’s inimitable influence in the realm of style. While the aesthetics of Chinese design have influenced the West for millennia, in recent years, China’s fashion legacy has been overshadowed by its unparalleled manufacturing expertise. View photos here

The objectives of the China Fashion Gala are to:
· showcase creativity inspired by China
· raise funds to support talented emerging designers
· recognize individuals whose outstanding contributions have helped position Chinese design and aesthetics at the forefront of fashion on a global scale

The China Fashion Gala will benefit China Institute’s new Fashion Initiative and Fashion Design Competition Award, as well as the China Beauty Charity Fund Scholarship at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

This year, we are thrilled to be honoring Chinese fashion photographer Chen Man and legendary model Carmen Dell’Orefice. The centerpiece of the Gala is a full length haute couture fashion show by Chinese fashion designer Lan Yu.

We hope you will join us and support China Fashion Gala 2017!

For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please contact:

Andrea Sanseverino Galan
Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
China Institute
[email protected]
212.744.8181 ext. 108


Past Events

A Spring Benefit Luncheon Celebrating Design



China Institute held its first Spring Luncheon Celebrating Design to a sold-out audience at Tribeca Rooftop overlooking the Manhattan skyline on a sunny Sunday, May 15, 2016.

The luncheon was the launch of a new fashion-focused benefit luncheon, Old China/NEW CHINA. The Luncheon celebrated the inspiring continuum of Chinese fashion design and the exciting, playful dynamic between East and West, Chinese tradition and innovation.

James Fallon, Editor, Women’s Wear Daily, spoke on China’s increasing prominence in the design field, as guests dined on a menu inspired by Asia. Design Chair, Kathryn Scott’s table design of lime green linens and centerpieces of giant elephant ear leaves created a festive spring feeling. Mannequins were dressed with designs by Special Guest Designer, Yeohlee Teng; Vivienne Tam, Lan Shi and two emerging designers from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Merry Wu and Jiyeon Lee. A small off-the-rack sale was offered with 20% of the proceeds donated to China Institute.

Along with Co-Chairs, Danielle Accettola and Lan Shi, Honorary Chair, Sophia Sheng and Design Chair, Kathryn Scott; guests included Barbara Tober; Valerie Steele; Dr. John S. Major; Jean Shafiroff; Chiu-Ti Jansen; Montgomery Frazier; Malan Breton and Guo Pei, who will be presented with the Blue Cloud Award at China Institute’s Gala on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Special thanks to Sally Wu, Keynote Speaker James Fallon, and our contributing designers, Yeohlee Teng, Lan Shi, Vivienne Tam, Han Feng; and FIT designers, Merry Wu and Jiyeon Lee. Read More