Exhibition of 'The Queen of <i>Huadan</i> – Celebrating the Stage and Screen Career of Fong Yim-fun'

Exhibition of 'The Queen of Huadan – Celebrating the Stage and Screen Career of Fong Yim-fun'

Date:29/7/2022-30/12/2022  [ Exhibition Period will be extended to 13 January 2023 ]
           Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 10am - 8pm
           Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10am - 5pm
           (Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays), and the first two days of the Chinese New Year)
Venue:1/F Foyer, Hong Kong Film Archive
Free Admission

‘Stars rely solely on themselves to build their own images. Whether they are well styled or not—on camera or off—depends entirely on their own taste and skills.' Famed fashion designer William Tang wrote in 2002 that in 1950s Cantonese films, the best-dressed person is undoubtedly Fong Yim-fun! That inspired us to search in film for Fong's taste in fashion.

We are blessed that Edith Cheung, Golden Horse Awards winner in Best Costume and Makeup Design and Best Film Art Direction as well as a curator who ventures between art and commerce, has participated in the preparation of this exhibition.

We combed through dozens of Fong's films and selected several striking images of the actress that are expressed through fashion. It is our hope that audiences will be able to enjoy these beautiful spectacles while coming to an appreciation of Fong Yim-fun's sense of style and her talent in animating her characters through clothing.