Hong Kong Tatler Society

Hong Kong Tatler Society 2018


The ultimate who’s who guide to Hong Kong, Society provides everything you need to know about the city’s most powerful and influential denizens. We profile the people who make the town tick, from the most eligible bachelors and style mavens to the most invited, and celebrate the year's most memorable parties. And, of course, we reveal who's made it onto this year's coveted 500 List.

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to our readers

What a year 2017 was! It was a major landmark for Hong Kong Tatler, our 40th anniversary—four decades of chronicling the essence of this wonderful city. With our deep connections in society, we’ve been able to record the most glamorous and important events over that period, and to gain the insights and perspectives of the influential figures shaping the city. The year’s numerous anniversary celebrations came to a climax with the Hong Kong Tatler Ball, a splendid affair held at the Grand Hyatt in September (p.56). From political and business heavyweights to celebrities, philanthropists and society darlings, close to 400 of Hong Kong’s best and brightest attended the social event of the season. We love to cover great parties, and 2017 had a good share of grand celebrations, such as Michelle…


55 supermodels from 20 countries walked the runway of the 22nd annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the first to be held in China. More than 3,000 people gathered in Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena for the event 1,000,000 The number of plastic bottles bought around the world every minute, a tally expected to surge 20 per cent by 2021. Nine out of 10 are not recycled, many ending up polluting oceans and other ecosystems 1,109 The weight in carats of the Lesedi La Rona, the second-largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered. Graff Diamonds bought it for US$53 million in September 40 The landmark birthday of Hong Kong Tatler, with year-long celebrations culminating in a dazzling Tatler Ball attended by more than 350 of Hong Kong’s elite US$110.5m The winning bid for Jean Michel- Basquiat’s Untitled (1982), a skull painting auctioned by Sotheby’s,…


ALBUQUERQUE • BASEL • BUÑOL • CANNES • NEW DELHI • EDINBURGH • GENEVA • HARBIN • HONG KONG • INDIO • ISTANBUL • LONDON • MOGA • MOSCOW • MUNICH • NEW YORK • PARIS • PROVENCE • PYEONGCHANG • RIO • SYDNEY • VIENNA JANUARY MAINLAND CHINA Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival Let your inner child run wild at the ultimate winter wonderland. The world’s largest annual ice festival, which has been running since 1963, returns with awe-inspiring snow sculptures, ice lanterns, illuminated ice buildings and a myriad of entertainment, including skiing, fishing and even winter swimming, across three theme parks and various venues around the ice town of Harbin, China. January 5 to February 25; harbinice.com SWITZERLAND Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève The curtain rises on the first big horological…

best of life

Fast & Furious On paper, the cars of the future seem impossibly perfect. Often all-electric, they’re safer than today’s vehicles and if you’re feeling tired, lots of them will even drive for you. But such perfection makes concept cars seem a little, shall we say, boring. Not so Lamborghini’s Terzo Millennio. Designed in collaboration with engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Terzo Millennio reassures revheads that the safer, eco-friendly cars of the future can be just as much fun as the petrol-driven ones of today. Rather than installing batteries, Lamborghini and MIT are working on pioneering technology that will enable the car to generate its own power through innovative panels in its bodywork. The Terzo Millennio will also be self-healing, with sensors in the car’s chassis directing “healing chemistries”…

top 10 parties of the year

Fabulous at 40 WHAT Hong Kong Tatler Ball WHEN September 23, 2017 WHERE Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Tatler celebrated a momentous 40 years with a splendid affair at the Grand Hyatt. Photographers lined the red carpet leading to the Grand Hyatt’s ballroom to capture the arriving guests, who posed against a striking “40” logo before moving on to the cocktail reception. Once primed, guests were ushered into a ballroom transformed into a glittering version of Hong Kong after dark. Thin silver beams from LEDs mimicked the city’s skyscrapers at night, with projections of the skyline glimmering around the ballroom. As guests took their seats, a video montage recalling four decades of Hong Kong Tatler reportage unfolded on LED screens accompanied by hypnotic melodies played on the handpan by local instrumentalist Chor Lai. After a…

blast from the past