HONG KONG.- The Andrée Putman Ambassador of Style exhibition is held at PMQ from 24 May to 8 June, 2014, bringing to Hong Kong an unprecedented iconic exhibition dedicated to the legendary Andrée Putman and her studio, displaying a world of French elegance.
An opening cocktail was held on 26 May, 2014, guests included: The Hon. Mr. Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of HKSAR; Mr. Arnaud Barthèlemy, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau; Mr. Andrew Yuen, Chairman of the Board of Le French May; Mr. Victor Tsang, Executive Director, PMQ Management Co. Ltd.; Mr. William To, Director, Creative & Programme, PMQ Management Co. Ltd.; Ms. Judy Yu; Dr. Louis Ng, Assistant Director (Heritage and Museum) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR; Ms. Eve Tam, Director of Hong Kong Museum of Art; Mr. Thomas Lee, Managing Director of Shiamas; Ms. Jacqueline Chow, Chairwoman of HKSPC Fund Raising Committee; Ms. Michelle Kwok, Vice President Communication, Louis Vuitton Hong Kong Limited; Ms. Montiza TORNOW-SIU, General Manager of Lalique Hong Kong; Mrs. Nathalie Decoster; and Mr. Francis Gouten.
Following the huge success at LANDMARK, the PMQ exhibition carries even more exciting show pieces. In addition to timeless designs by Andrée Putman that has been on show previously, the PMQ set up illustrates a history of Studio Putman with descriptions, videos, and drawings that tells the design process from draft to finish. The exhibition mirrors the iconic Putman style of restraint and fantasy, giving insights into her philosophy and her rigorous pursue of perfection.
There is also a display of precious personal items such as photographs, films, letters with friends such as Keith Haring, gifts (e.g. collage made by Karl Lagerfeld) that allow a real immersion in the universe of this Grande Dame of French design.
This is one of the first exhibitions staged at PMQ, the new creative & design hub in Hong Kong (The Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters). Spanning over 600 square metres in the new art space at PMQ, this exhibition displaysover 200 pieces of artworks, design objects and personal items.