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Pharrell, Chanel and the Groundswell for Women’s Empowerment

HONG KONG – Good things come in threes, they say. After debuts in London and Seoul, Chanel’s Mademoiselle Prive exhibition arrived in Hong Kong Thursday feted with a party featuring Pharrell Williams, where the theme of the night, undeniably, was strong women. And it wasn’t just Gabrielle Chanel that they were talking about.
Chanel fashion president Bruno Pavlovsky jetted into town for the event, alongside appearances by famous daughters Kaia Gerber and Leah Dou – the only child of Chinese music royalty Faye Wong and Dou Wei with a budding recording career of her own; actress Alma Jodorowsky; Chanel executive and socialite Claudia Shaw, and singers Joey Yung and Khalil Fong.
The exhibition, open until Feb. 10, was spread across two floors of the PMQ complex. Guests entered the courtyard which had been set up like a garden and filled with artworks, before passing through a Chanel No. 5-themed room.
“It was like going to a lab experiment room,” said Taiwanese actress Ann Hsu, who had a recent turn in TV sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat.” “You could interact with it and smell all the base notes they use to create the fragrance.”
Upstairs, instead of the glass encasement treatment exhibitions so often get, haute

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