Gucci Celebrates Taipei 101 Store Opening With Li Bing Bing

Gucci Celebrates Taipei 101 Store Opening With Li Bing Bing

23 November 2012

By Natalie White

On Thursday evening, Gucci celebrated the opening of its newest flagship store in Taipei 101 with an in-store ceremony as well as a gala dinner co-chaired by newly-appointed Gucci China president Carol Shen and Taipei 101 Executive Vice President Ringo Chao. Chinese actress Li Bing Bing cut the ribbon to welcome some of the city's chicest guests, who had the chance to see Italian craftsmanship up close at Gucci's live Artisan Corner workshop.

Club 84, located on the 84th floor of the iconic tower was transformed into an exhibition space featuring rare jewels and minaudières from the company’s archives at the Gucci Museo in Florence, as well as a selection of Gucci Première gowns.

Guests dined at a gala benefit in honor of World Vision Taiwan.

Gucci creative director Frida Giannini designed a limited-edition Boston bag and silk scarf, featuring a unique Taipei 101 design with a collage of postage stamps inspired by Taiwan’s natural beauty, for the store. 25% of the bag's proceeds will benefit World Vision Taiwan, which builds children’s centers in poverty-stricken communities on the island. Shen and Chao also announced a collaboration to auction off 101 teddy bears to support the Naluo Children’s Center.

"Being responsible in the way that we conduct our business is a fundamental part of our DNA, as are our values of quality, creativity, and Italian artisanal craftsmanship for which our brand is renowned" said Gucci China President Carol Shen.

Covering an area of 9,720 square-feet, the store is three times larger than the former space Gucci occupied in the mall, which only had handbags and accessories. The new space carries all of the brand’s collections.

The store Art Deco-inspired style, designed by Giannini, features rosewood shelves and marble floors, as well as bronze glass, mirrored walls and polished gold details. Li Bing Bing, the current face of the brand's accessories campaigns, made an appearance at the store's ribbon-cutting event.

This is Gucci's second store in Taipei.

Leave a Comment

Newest Articles

A fashion exhibit of the singer's outfits will debut alongside pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen

Entertainment

Iconic Beyoncé Outfits to Exhibit at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

A fashion exhibit of the singer's outfits will debut alongside pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

Priced at £2.8 million / US$4.78 million before tax, the V12 Veneno displaces the Bugatti Veyron and is limited to an exclusive production run of nine units

Auto Aero & Nautical

Lamborghini Rolls Out the Veneno Roadster - The Most Expensive Car in the World

Priced at £2.8 million / US$4.78 million before tax, the V12 Veneno displaces the Bugatti Veyron and is limited to an exclusive production run of nine units.

The twenty year old Canadian model Kate King lands the role as face for the Italian label's "Dolce" fragrance

Beauty Health & Fragrances

Kate King Leads the "Dolce" Life for Dolce & Gabbana's Newest Fragrance

The twenty year old Canadian model Kate King lands the role as face for the Italian label's "Dolce" fragrance.

Articles from Fashion

Donatella's latest collection was inspired by the period epitomized by the Einstein of Fashion, Charles James, who was prolific with his haute couture creations

50's Brilliance of Fashion Inspire Atelier Versace Fall Winter 2014 Couture

Donatella's latest collection was inspired by the period epitomized by the Einstein of Fashion, Charles James, who was prolific with his haute couture creations.

Hedi Slimane goes psychedelic for the cowboy-inspired look, suitable for a fashionable trip out into the Mexican desert

"Psych Rock's New Rising" with Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear

Hedi Slimane goes psychedelic for the cowboy-inspired look, suitable for a fashionable trip out into the Mexican desert.

The iconic look of the captain, pirate and first mate are reprised in the Italian label's upcoming collection for next Spring/Summer season

All Aboard the Nautical Revival in Gucci Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

The iconic look of the captain, pirate and first mate are reprised in the Italian label's upcoming collection for next Spring/Summer season.

Photo Albums from Fashion

Burberry Offers Monogramming for Scarves & Ponchos

Beginning this Fall season from September onwards, customers will be able to customise their purchases of scarves, as well as ...
1 Photo
By SENATUS News

Christophe Lemaire Steps Down from Hermes

Christophe Lemaire is stepping down after four years as Artistic Director of womenswear at Hermes, and will present his last ...
1 Photo
By SENATUS News

Dolce & Gabbana Menswear Pre-Fall 2014 Lookbook

Dolce & Gabbana have tapped male models Misa Patinszki, Elbio Bonsaglio, Mariano Ontañon, Allen Taylor, Sang Kim, Stuart Jones, Li Zhen ...
102 Photos
By MilanParis MFW

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fall 2014 Presentation on the Island of Capri

Eschewing publicity and banning all paparazzi, Italian label Dolce & Gabbana showcased its couture collection for the Fall/Winter 2014/2015 ...
9 Photos
By SENATUS News


Videos from Fashion

"Woman in Motion" by Donna Karan

After celebrating her 30th anniversary earlier this year, Donna Karan has taken yet another step with her Fall/Winter 2014 ...

The "Rave Duality" of Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 2015

Kendall Jenner stars in the Givenchy Fall Winter 2014 2015 campaign, alongside with Jamie Bochert, Mariacarla Boscono, Peter Brant Jr ...

Bright Diamante - A Short Film from Gucci

Inspired by its Pre-Fall 2014 Bright Diamante leather goods collection, Gucci has launched a new film shot in London featuring ...

All Rights Reserved. SENATUS © 2014
 

SENATUS is a registered trademark of SENATUS PTE LTD. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or used otherwise, except as expressly permitted in writing by SENATUS.