"Kwan is a modern-day Jane Austen, never mind gender or ethnicity, because he is writing about the same human pride and prejudices that consumed Austen 200 years ago. In this comedy of manners about star-crossed lovers fighting against class distinctions and family pressures, the comparison between the Bennets, Bingleys and Darcys of 18th-century England and the Chus, Leongs and Youngs of 21st-century Singapore is most appropriate." - Christine Mazur, WINNEPEG FREE PRESS
A Stylish Wedding at Grand Hyatt Singapore: Fred and Velda
By John Galliano for Christian Dior -1997 Fall Collection. This black shimmery dress has a mandarin collar decorated with petal like motifs created by pearls. - a modern interpretation of the cheongsam.