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Arts Flashback: Hong Kong Tatler's 400th Issue (June 2010)

Flashback: Hong Kong Tatler's 400th Issue (June 2010)

Flashback: Hong Kong Tatler's 400th Issue (June 2010)
By Hong Kong Tatler
October 08, 2018
To celebrate our 500th issue of Hong Kong Tatler, take a look back at the editions marking the four previous centennial milestones since the magazine’s founding more than 40 years ago

Capturing Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been an enticing subject for photographers for decades. This piece summarised 50 years of Hong Kong in photography, featuring images of the city taken by international photographers as well as shots of other cities taken by local photographers.

Photo: from the Hong Kong Tatler archives
Photo: from the Hong Kong Tatler archives

Evocative pictures included Mak Fung’s dramatic shot of Hong Kong’s Central Market taken circa 1960; Yau Leung’s Drunken Sailor, which captured two young children staring at a slumped sailor passed out in the street; and Greg Girard’s 1987 night view of Kowloon Walled City prior to its demolition.

See also: 9 Contemporary Chinese Photographers To Watch

Photo: from the Hong Kong Tatler archives
Photo: from the Hong Kong Tatler archives

Tatler Tales

To mark 400 editions, former Tatler staffers were asked to dish the dirt on their most enduring memories of their time on the magazine, from mishaps and near disasters to momentous milestones.

Stories ranged from irate socialites calling to ask why they weren’t on a best-dressed list, to nights spent partying with Vivienne Westwood, Paloma Picasso and Sophie Marceau. Memorable moments indeed.

See also: Hong Kong Tatler Ball 2018: Best Dressed Men

Photo: from the Hong Kong Tatler archives
Photo: from the Hong Kong Tatler archives

Only Anson

Anson Chan is a role model for women in China. Not only was she leading calls for pay parity in 1975, but in 1993 she became the first woman and the first Chinese to be appointed Chief Secretary, Hong Kong’s second-highest government position.

In 2007, after six years in retirement, she returned to public service as an elected member of the Legislative Council. In June 2010, she graced the cover of our 400th issue, and the accompanying interview gave a fascinating insight into her intellect, tenacity and drive.

Celebrating Hong Kong Tatler's 500th Issue:

See more on Hong Kong Tatler's 100th200th, 300th and 400th issues.

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