CHIEF DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF GRACE CHEN COUTURE
Regarded as one of China’s most influential fashion innovators, Grace Chen has been hailed as “the Power Dresser of China” by South China Morning Post and “China’s Most Sought-After Couturier” by The Hollywood Reporter.
As the first mainland Chinese alumni of New York’s Fashion Institute Of Technology, Grace Chen was a designer to the stars in New York and Hollywood before setting up her own label in China in 2009.
Her unique designs draw out the beauty in every woman by combining sophistication, elegance and modern aesthetics, resulting in a textural sculpture that appeals to the most stylish and iconic women in the world.
Throughout her career, Grace has worked with globally-renowned clients including Oprah Winfrey, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, leading Chinese actresses Liu Xiaoqing, Li Bing Bing, Xu Qing, and Taiwanese actress Lin Chi-Ling.
Spearheading an iconic fashion travel series titled “Around the World in 80 Dresses”, Chen is on a mission to spread the image of a modern Chinese style for the world. In the past five years, she has traveled across the globe, from Tasmania to Kenya, Japan, the United States, and Europe to showcase her designs to new audiences… Whether it’s the mayor of Brussels or the last Princess of Russia, all seem to be able to find a piece of themselves in Grace Chen.
"Born and raised in China in the 1970s, I witnessed the transformational changes that this country went through. My mother was a figure of philanthropy and justice in the 50’s; my sister — a career diplomat between the Chinese and Western Culture; my daughter — a “Generation Z” born in the United States but raised in China… Ever since then, I have been dressing these three women whom I love the most in my life. They have inspired me to seek and refine a classical 'Grace Chen beauty' that can transcend culture, age and time."