For Giorgio Armani, more than a decade in China was something worth celebrating. Last night in Beijing, the maestro held court at a party that attracted Fan Bingbing, Michelle Yeoh, and a surprise guest in the form of Tina Turner, on her first trip to China.
Held in a massive 1950's industrial water tank in the city's 798 art district, the event started with (what else?) a fashion show of 15 new Armani Privé couture creations made in homage to China. Nearly 100 more looks would follow, from the designer's signature and Emporio collections for both men and women.
After the show—which was held on a circular steel runway designed by Armani himself—Mary J. Blige performed a mini-concert, singing her hits "Family Affair," "No More Drama," and a cover of U2's "One."
The fun really started around 1:30 a.m., when merrymakers in the VIP section, fortified by Champagne and canapés, started voguing to Madonna tunes dished out by Jesse Marco, a DJ from New York.