At the MoCA Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, China Chow looked like a work of art herself. The party was in celebration of the Urs Fischer exhibition, but China deserves applause of her own for taking cocktail dressing to a new level in Viktor & Rolf. The sculptural, high-volume dress – or as China calls it, “the black M&M dress” – is from the design duo’s FW 2013 season.
China is not your average fashion plate. A known art connoisseur, she is a purist with a savvy eye that draws her to elevated pieces that push boundaries. If she can’t find something amazing, she would rather stay home. And this outfit is sheer perfection. She chose a simple Hugo Boss clutch in pony hair, topped with a clean, gold edge and interesting leather clasp, which adds texture to a monochrome-black ensemble. Opaque tights would have been took dark and a bare leg not formal enough for the dress; fishnet stockings add just the right level of insouciance. China finished it all off with Saint Laurent pumps – we are both diehard devotees of platform shoes, no matter the current trends! Also like China, I am a huge fan of Viktor & Rolf and just met the fabulous duo last week in Dallas (check out our Vine video here). Clutch available at HugoBoss.