Tatler Ball 2013 Special

Seeking inspiration for this year’s ball, we dig through the archives to discover what our most stylish women of years past wore to our eponymous social occasion. From Louisa Cheng in 2002 to Reina Chau in 2012, these ladies are the perfect example of the simple fact that style is not learned, but is innate.

Louisa Cheng's effortless grace won her the most stylish award in 2002

Louisa Cheng's effortless grace won her the most stylish award in 2002

In 2003, Michelle Ong-Cheung's daring take on colours won her the accolade

In 2003, Michelle Ong-Cheung's daring take on colours won her the accolade

Bonnae Gokson's effervescent personality and innate sense of style saw her win the award in 2004

Bonnae Gokson's effervescent personality and innate sense of style saw her win the award in 2004

Kay Li's modern and sleek wardrobe won her the 2005 most stylish prize

Kay Li's modern and sleek wardrobe won her the 2005 most stylish prize

The Hong Kong Ballet's Mira Yeh accepts her most stylish award from Barrie Goodridge in 2006

The Hong Kong Ballet's Mira Yeh accepts her most stylish award from Barrie Goodridge in 2006

Helen Ma graciously accepts the award for her daring and cutting edge style in 2007

Helen Ma graciously accepts the award for her daring and cutting edge style in 2007

We love the vibrant gown Marie Christine Louey chose to wear to the 2008 ball where she won most stylish

We love the vibrant gown Marie Christine Louey chose to wear to the 2008 ball where she won most stylish

Angie Ting's cut-outs have our eyes darting left to right as she accepts the most stylish award in 2009

Angie Ting's cut-outs have our eyes darting left to right as she accepts the most stylish award in 2009

Dee Poon's win in 2010 has only since been confirmed with her own fashion brand, PYE

Dee Poon's win in 2010 has only since been confirmed with her own fashion brand, PYE

Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen's grace and style won her the most stylish award in 2011

Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen's grace and style won her the most stylish award in 2011

Reina Chau won the prize in 2012 with her sleek and modern approach to fashion

Reina Chau won the prize in 2012 with her sleek and modern approach to fashion


Who will be our most stylish woman of 2013? On September 28, the award recipient will be announced at our annual Hong Kong Tatler Ball. Stay tuned for the news by following the #HKTatlerBall2013 hashtag on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Tags: Helen Ma, Hong Kong, Ball, Hong Kong Tatler, Tatler Ball, Reina Chau, Dee Poon, Mira Yeh, Bonnae Gokson, Louisa Cheng, Marie Christine Louey, Kay Li, Flora Zeta Cheong Leen, Michelle Ong-cheung