Cover Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi, Kevin and Grace Wong

How did our guests interpret a black-tie Chinoiserie theme? The fashion report for the society event of the year is here

We had to avoid stepping on brocade trains, got stared down by sequinned dragons and blinded by bling on everything from jacket lapels to diamond chokers. But it was worth it.

The Singapore Tatler Ball 2019 was a grand evening of elaborate gowns and suits. When we come up with a theme, our guests bring it. Here are the ones who made our heads turn. 

Nancy Ong in Celine

Yenny Then in Versace

Dawn Koh in Gucci

Joanna Dong in Rotate Birger Christensen

Karen Ong-Tan in Mark Bumgarner

Paige Parker in Stella McCartney

Dyon Foo in Shanghai Tang

Mae Tan in Vivienne Westwood and Off-White

Carmen Ow in Time Taken to Make a Dress

Shabnam Arashan in Marchesa

Alex Low

Tan Min-Li in Rochas

Georgia Lee in Jenny Packham

Susanna Kang in Alfie Leong

June Rin in Moschino

Chermaine Pang in Marchesa

Terence Siew in Dolce & Gabbana

Peggy Jeffs

Angelina Tan in Dennes Y Privé

Heng Shi Qi in Mame Kurogouchi

Elaine Lim-Chan

Kevin and Grace Wong

Emmaline Ng in Fendi

Jean Yip and Mervin Wee

Serene Chua

Grace Chong-Tan in Balmain

Stephanie Lee in Dennes Y Privé

Cheryl Lee in Dennes Y Privé

Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi in Roberto Cavalli