Audi Fashion Festival Opening Gala – Marios Schwab, Sophie Ellis-Bextor & Star Creation

Two days before the Audi Fashion Festival’s opening show, a gala dinner was held at the Ngee Ann City tent where everything from a London designer’s fashion show to Sophie Ellis-Bextor to Star Creation finals happened within a four hour time span.

We got into action slightly earlier before showtime to head backstage when hair and makeup were almost done – the look was a super sleek high knot with minimal makeup. Marios Schwab changed into an “I <3 SG” t-shirt while getting ready for his first show in Asia and gala host Denise Keller (in Givenchy) was spotted touching up her own makeup backstage.

Two people made the evening even more unforgettable – Dick Lee and Sophie Ellis Bextor – who livened up the night with their speech and performance respectively. Dick Lee is one lucky man, the first Audi A7 Sportback in Asia, which was introduced to the guests earlier in the evening, was presented to him as a gift. The ecstatic festival chairman literally jumped onto the stage to receive his present, and couldn’t stop grinning!

The night also decided on the winners of Star Creation 2011. The judging panel of Marios Schwab, Douglas Benjamin of Raoul, Colin Mcdowell, Giselle Go of Bazaar, David Wang of TaFf concluded that Singapore’s Tsai Ming Hung, China’s Chen Zhi Gang and Malaysia’s Tiang Boon Tieon are the three winners of this year’s competition. They will each walk away with $10,000 in cash, an internship with F J Benjamin and the chance to launch a capsule collection at Star Creation 2012.

Check out some pictures of the night: