A couple of months ago, one of the Philippines’ most watched actresses and fashion icons, Heart Evangelista, was spotted in Paris Fashion Week with Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, alongside other industry personalities. Heart hinted that it’s a very exciting collaboration, and after much speculation, it’s finally out! Harper’s Bazaar did a video feature and interview featuring Kwan as he explores the world of the “real crazy rich Asians,” which included Heart, Feiping Chang and twins Rachel and Michelle Yeoh.
Kevin was all praises about Heart, saying that she’s the “darling of the Philippines and modern-day incarnation of Audrey Hepburn” and talked about how amazing not only her style is, but also her immense talent as a creative artist who’s done exhibitions and renowned for her paintings on Berkin bags.
Check out the video:
These are the *real* Crazy Rich Asians. The author of the hit book, @kevinkwanbooks, travels to Paris with #Bazaar, to meet the Asian style icons who are shaking up the staid world of couture. Link in bio to see the full feature with @xoxofei @iamhearte @rachel_yeoh @michelle.yeoh Directed by #ValerieSchenkman Creative direction by @carrielauren Produced by @kathryn___rice Fashion editor @cassieanderson212 Shot at @ritzparis #crazyrichasians
You can see Heart dressed in all of her haute couture glory, and she shared lighthearted conversations with the girls about their love for art and fashion. Read the story which was written by Kwan himself here: Harper’s Bazaar.
Kwan wrote, “Couture occupies the uppermost stratosphere of fashion. It is the holy of holies, as only about 2,000 women globally are fortunate enough to wear these precious garments tailored to their exact measurements, making it perhaps the most exclusive club in the world. Increasingly, it is the women of Asia who are beginning to dominate this rarefied milieu.”
Today, Heart posted about this “dream feature,” and wrote about her experience on Instagram:
“I woke up to one of the most amazing features in my life! My last trip to Paris was a very special one because not only was I there for couture week but I had been invited by @kevinkwanbooks who has now become a dear friend! He was doing a special ‘Crazy Rich Couture’ feature for Harpers Bazaar US and asked me if I would be interested in being a part of it. I had the honor of being featured alongside some of the most incredible and stylish Asian icons. I am beyond grateful to Kevin and the entire Harpers team for being such a dream to work with! I’m so incredibly proud of this project and would love for you to see it too! Grab the September issue of Harpers Bazaar US or click the link in my bio! ❤”