Dragon Week Caters to China's Rich
A group of wealthy Chinese is receiving luxury treatment during Dragon Week NYC, complete with private fashion shows and designer mingling. The weeklong tour is organized by Affinity China, a private network that connects invited members with luxury lifestyle events and unique travel opportunities.
Approximately 70 tourists—both from China and the United States—are taking part in Dragon Week NYC. The tour began Sunday evening when participants attended a cocktail party at Yue-Sai Kan’s townhouse in Sutton Square. Notable attendees included Bill Brobston, Victor Luis, Bruce Hoeksema and Luo Zilin, who competed for China in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.
Monday morning, the group received a private tour of J. Mendel’s atelier by Gilles Mendel, followed by a performance by Chinese pianist Lang Lang in Montblanc on Madison Ave. Tuesday, Bergdorf Goodman hosted a fashion show, emceed by Linda Fargo. The show featured spring/summer 2012 collections from designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin and Givenchy. Following the show was a cocktail party and dinner, attended by Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Naeem Khan, Georgina Chapman, Keren Craig and Zac Posen.