Video: Highlights From The Hong Kong Tatler Ball 2018
Every year in September, Hong Kong’s social elite put on their finest tuxedos and gowns—some of which have been made by world-renowned couturiers specially for this event—and descend upon the Grand Hyatt for the annual Hong Kong Tatler Ball.
It’s a celebration not just of the magazine, which turns 41 years old this year, but also of Hong Kong itself and the amazing people who helped build it; the movers and shakers, the leaders, the philanthropists, and of course, the stylish and promising.
This year, the theme was "Science. Space. The Future." Walking through a field of luminous "space grass", guests arrived at a cocktail reception area featuring a glowing pop-up bar by The Macallan, where they enjoyed a tipple or two before entering the ballroom for the main event.
For one night only, Grand Hyatt's ballroom was tranformed into an elegant sci-fi chic wonderland complete with galactic visuals, which made it appear as though guests were dining while travelling through space.
True to the theme, this year’s Tatler Ball included many firsts—from debuting our Global Unity Award, to being the first black tie gala in the world to serve plant-based “meat” by Impossible Foods as a main course selection. Over 60% of our guests selected the vegan option, proving that the future is, indeed, plant-based.
Following dinner was an awards ceremony. Joanna Lui Hickox received the “Most Promising Young Lady” award, “Most Stylish Woman” went to Ming Ho-Tang, Peter Woo received the "Diamond Award", Hong Kong Tatler's highest honour and finally, special guets Yuri and Julia Milner, founders of Breakthrough Prize, received the inaugural "Global Unity Award".
Finally, it was time to party. Singapore-based Generation T lister Tabitha Nauser took the stage for a three-song performance, followed by an electrifying set from Hong Kong's very own DJ Miss Yellow before guests went home to hunker down for Typhoon Mangkhut, which was scheduled to hit Hong Kong at 1am that evening.