House of Grace Chen welcomes 2019 with an evening of timeless elegance
House of Grace Chen kicks off the new year with a magical evening of Fashion, Music, Arts, and Beauty. Special guest, Mr. Gang Chen（陈钢）composer of the famous "The Butterfly Lovers" symphony, joined designer Grace Chen and artist & art critic Mr. Mingjie Lin（林明杰）to discuss: "What makes an ever-lasting beauty?"
Having witnessed the changes of Shanghai from the 1930s to now, Mr. Gang Chen took guests on a nostalgic rendezvous of the women who shaped the golden era of Shanghai. From his mother Jiaoli Jin （金娇丽） to iconic household names such as Zhou Xuan（周璇）、 Guang Bai （白光）、Xianglan Li（李香兰）、Li Yao（姚莉) - all of whom he grew up with first-hand, audiences were awed by their beauty that was classic yet modern at the same time.
"Women are the music of life. These women demonstrate a beauty that's very open, universal. And it doesn't fade with time - it's still just as relevant now. Their beauty is not just something physical. Its an aura that we can all feel, I could feel it in their presence."
-- Mr. Gang Chen.
Mr. Gang Chen also used a piano piece to bring to life his interpretation of a classic Shanghainese lady.