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Design Dialogues

Chaos Behind Glamour: First Monday in May Film Screening


Date & Time

9.12 ( Sun )19:00 - 21:00


In English with Chinese subtitles | Post-screening sharing session in Cantonese

Online Registration

The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashion by Met curator Andrew Bolton.

With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of haute couture and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events hosted every year by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary icons from Justin Bieber to Rihanna, the movie dives deep into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as fine art and how misunderstanding and appropriation exist across cultures.

Director : Andrew Rossi
Duration : 91 mins

With after-screening sharing.


Colleen Yu (Founder and Principal, EX-R Consulting)

With a deep business background as a former management consultant at KPMG and a private wealth manager at Goldman Sachs, Colleen understands the motivations of consumers and corporations alike, and brings new levels of professionalism to the experiential marketing space. In 2010, Colleen founded EX•R Consulting to pursue her creative passions and offer comprehensive marketing and communication services to a wide range of retail, luxury brand, entertainment, and Fortune 500 clients.

Under Colleen’s leadership, EX•R has become the agency of record for many of the world’s leading brands, executing more than 200 campaigns and events in 15 countries. Her global network and pioneering vision led EX•R to expand its presence into the United States and throughout Asia, with a home base in Hong Kong.

Colleen is also very active in her charity work. She currently sits on the board of Make A Wish Hong Kong and Hagar International. She is also an active member of HK ballet as a member of the Guild and co-chairing fundraising activities.

Colleen is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Marketing and Information Technology. She is fluent in five languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Japanese, and Korean).


Polly Ho (Co-founder, Loom Loop)