Piaget at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
To officially mark the prestigious opening of its Asia Flagship Boutique in the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the renowned Swiss watchmaker Piaget, held an extravagant gala celebration at the legendary hotel.
Co-hosted by Mr Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, and Mr Dimitri Gouten, President of Piaget Asia-Pacific, this glamorous soiree first treated guests to a cocktail reception serving bubbly champagne and savory canapés at its impressive boutique, where they also had the privilege to preview the high jewelry from Couture Précieuse collection just unveiled at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. Led by adorable kids dressed as angels, guests were then gradually stepped into a magnificently bedecked gala specially created by Piaget. To induce a ritzy atmosphere for this distinguished occasion, a wondrous Piaget floral garden, extending two floors from the hotel’s lobby area to the Clipper Lounge on the mezzanine level, was filled with thousands of fuchsia-coloured Yves Piaget roses specially flown in from across the world. The luxurious and exceptional spectacle, with the entire setting filled with the delectable scent of blooming roses, leaving guests amazed and delighted.
The gala commenced with a beautifully choreographed dance performed by a talented group of young kids from Scotland. They danced to the melody against an idyllic garden backdrop, carrying the audience away to a higher realm of unique and immersive experience. Immediately followed the performance, Mr Philippe Léopold-Metzger delivered a welcome speech and expressed his gratitude for the attendees’ support, while guests were then served with a veritable feast of fine wine and gastronomic delicacies. Remarkably invented by Uwe Opocensky, the Executive Chef of the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the exquisite menu that fuses
sumptuous ingredients with modern recipes was finely prepared to enchant the senses of the most discerning gourmands.
Roses may be one of the most universal flowers, yet they also are an important symbol in Spain capturing the characteristic of the country and its culture. Cecilia Gómez, as an acclaimed Spanish Flamenco artist, was therefore a perfect match with the florid theme. Piaget was very honored to invite Ms Gomez who come all the distance from Spain and made a special appearance for a Flamenco dance performance that mesmerized the audience with her tremendous finesse, passionate and fiery rhythmic moves.
To complete with Ms Gomez’ and her musicians’ marvelous performance, a parade of models adorned with Piaget high jewelry creations graced the runway with absolute class and due elegance. Embellished with the splendid jewelry just launched in the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, the models were dressed in Flamenco costumes inspired gowns intricately crafted by highly regarded designer Vicky Martin Berrocal from Seville, Spain. Topping off this jewelry show, Piaget is pleased to have Ms Berrocal joining the night’s illustrious list of guest. Her distinctive designs, often made of sensual, tactile, shimmery and shiny fabrics, are definite show-stoppers.
With its refined and sophisticated appeal, Piaget jewelry creations made the perfect complement to Berrocal’s designs that exhibit glittering elegance and exuberant visual splendor.
Amongst the star-studded list of guests were action star Mr Donnie Yen and his wife Ms Cissy Wang, celebrated actress Ms Shu Qi, Ms Cherie Chung, Ms Elizabeth Lee and Ms Kelly Lin, Korean actor Mr Choi Siwon, as well as the city’s most notable and stylish socialites and VIPs including Mr Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Hotel Group and Mrs Sylviane Ettedgui, Ms Pansy Ho, Ms Daisy Ho, Ms Lynn Hsieh, Ms Angela Leong, Ms Monica Chan, Ms Ellen Wong, Mr and Mrs Simon and Winnie Wong, Ms Monica Chen, Mr and Mrs Julien and Kathy Lepeu, Ms Coco Chiang, Mrs Teresa Yau, Dr and Dr Walton and Ava Li, Mr and Mrs Andrew and Lunmen Kinoshita, Mr and Mrs Stephen and Deborah Hung, Mrs Gioia Van der Reijt, Mr and Mrs Gordon and Tais Lam and many more.