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Extravagant Event Celebrates 100 Years of Fashion History

Rebecca Wang supports Vogue 100: A Century of Style in honor of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary on February 8th.

In honor of their 100th anniversary as one of the most prestigious and influential style, fashion, and culture magazines in the world, British Vogue hosted a black-tie dinner on February 8th at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Rebecca Wang supported the event, all proceeds of which will be going to the National Portrait Gallery in London. 

Rebecca Wang supports Vogue 100: A Century of Style in honor of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary on February 8th.

Rebecca Wang supports Vogue 100: A Century of Style in honor of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary on February 8th.

Supermodels old and new graced the celebration with the presence, including Lily Donaldson, Jerry Hall, Karlie Kloss, and Jordan Dunn. The prestigious event featured an exhibition of over 280 photographs commissioned by British Vogue over the last century, showcasing some of the most iconic photographs and photographers to ever bring their flare to British Vogue. The works of such renowned photographers as Mario Testino, Tim Walker, Nick Knight, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, David Bailey, and many more were on display at the event, and will remain on display as part of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit at London’s National Portrait Gallery. 

According to Rebecca Wang, the 100th anniversary for British Vogue is not simply about honoring the past, but also looking forward to further creativity and innovation from the magazine. 

“The influence that British Vogue has had on fashion and entertainment over the last century is unquestionable, helping to elevate London as one of the leading fashion capitals of the world,” she commented. “Fashion is an outward expression of creativity, so Vogue’s work has had a huge impact on fashion sense and style.” 

“I think celebrating the magazine’s past makes their future all the more exciting,” she continued. “British Vogue will undoubtedly continue to be in the vanguard of the style and fashion scenes in London and across the world, and I’m excited to see creativity and innovation from them.” Rebecca Wang continued her patronage of fashion and the arts with her support for this event. 

The exhibition’s curator is Robin Muir, a contributing editor to British Vogue, and Patrick Kinmouth is the designer and artistic director for the exhibit. The Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit will be open to the public on February 11 through May 22 before going on display at the Manchester Art Gallery from June 24 to October 30.

Rebecca Wang Attends Private Event Hosted by the Royal Academy of Music in Buckingham Palace

The Royal Academy of Music is a world-renowned institution and Britain’s oldest conservatoire. Founded in 1822, the Academy received its Royal Charter in 1830, and since 1999 has been a constituent college of the University of London.

Rebecca Wang Attends Private Event Hosted by the Royal Academy of Music in Buckingham Palace

Rebecca Wang Attends Private Event Hosted by the Royal Academy of Music in Buckingham Palace

On Tuesday, 3 November, 2015, HRH the Duchess of Gloucester, president of the Royal Academy of Music, hosted a private dinner and reception for its supporters, including Rebecca Wang, Rupert Murdoch, and Jerry Hall. Organized by Development Director Carol McCormack, this event was hosted on the illustrious grounds of Buckingham Palace. Attendees at this prestigious event were cordially invited to a lovely dinner and reception in a wonderful setting as a showing of gratitude for their continued support and patronage of the Royal Academy of Music.

The Academy has committed itself to the highest national and international pre-professional, undergraduate, and postgraduate musical training for nearly two centuries. Over the years, the Academy has trained and educated a wide range of versatile and resourceful musicians, including such former distinguished students as: John Barbirolli, Harrison Birtwistle, Dennis Brain, Edward Gardner, Katherine Jenkins, Clifford Curzon, Lesley Garrett, Evelyn Glennie, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Moura Lympany, Michael Nyman, Simon Rattle, Arthur Sullivan, Eva Turner, and Henry Wood.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood has been the principal of the Academy since July 2008, and HM The Queen is the Patron. Diana, Princess of Wales also served as president of the Academy from 1985 until 1996.

Through the Academy’s charitable programs, supporters and patrons can contribute to the education and training of successive generations of musicians and composers. Scholarship funds allow the Academy to support students from diverse backgrounds, giving those from every sector of society a chance at the highest possible education in music.

The Masterclasses program is designed to give students at the Academy a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best musicians from around the world. Similarly, the Open Academy program exposes children and young people to classical and jazz music with lessons with the Academy’s own students. This presents a wonderful chance for young people to be exposed to music, as well as giving the Academy’s students specialized training and experience in communicating and teaching music to a younger generation. With such programs, the Royal Academy of Music fosters continued training and education in music for everyone.

Other charitable endeavors include the rare opportunity for Academy supporters and patrons to contribute to the building of a new theatre for Academy students and faculty. This £12 million project helps provide the very best facilities for the Royal Academy of Music, and visitors and patrons will be able to enjoy a stunning piece of theatrical architecture for many years to come.

The private dinner, hosted by the Academy in Buckingham Palace, included a reception and musical entertainment. Such events are one way that the Royal Academy of Music thanks its numerous, generous patrons and supporters.

Rebecca Wang Supports the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Rebecca Wang joined Miley Cyrus, Steven Tyler and Sharon Osbourne to support the 23rd annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party and the foundation’s mission of HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and treatment.

Rebecca Wang Supports the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Rebecca Wang Supports the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Rebecca Wang, A-list celebrities and leading figures of the entertainment industry rallied in Hollywood, not only for the Academy Awards, but also to endorse the most high-profile event of the evening, the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party. Now in its 23rd year, this annual celebration has the distinction of being the largest of its kind to take place on Oscar night.

According to the Foundation’s website, to date the Viewing Party has raised nearly $45 million towards the Foundation’s many HIV/AIDS prevention and education initiatives. Its U.S. and U.K. branches have together raised more than $300 million since 1992 to support programs in 55 countries.

The evening is made possible each year through generous support and funding at both individual and corporate levels.

This year’s party took place in West Hollywood Park, Los Angeles. Sir Elton John and David Furnish gave thanks to event chairs and other supporters who include Rebecca Wang, Sharon Stone, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Heidi Klum as well to Chopard, Neuro and Wells Fargo, sponsors for the evening, and to West Hollywood for hosting the party.

An executive film producer and entrepreneur, Rebecca Wang is a long term supporter of the Foundation and its work and over the years has been a devoted patron of numerous Foundation events, both in the U.S. and U.K.

“Through its care, treatment and prevention initiatives across so many countries, the Foundation has moved mountains in the global fight against AIDS and the ignorance that surrounds it,” Wang said. “I am always proud to support the Viewing Party and its ground-breaking fundraising.”

The black-tie evening commenced at 4 p.m. when guests, including Miley Cyrus, Steven Tyler and Sharon Osbourne gathered firstly for cocktails rimmed in edible gold and sourced by Patron Tequila, then proceded at 5 p.m. to a lavish dinner prepared by Gordon Ramsey, during which they were able to watch a live telecast of the 87th annual Academy Awards.

The famous live auction, known to raise millions of dollars in donations, followed. Auctioneer Alexander Gilkes, co-founder and president of Paddle8, oversaw the fierce and exuberant bidding for the unique and exclusive lots. Afterward, music icon Nile Rodgers and his band Chic performed live before guests danced the evening away to tunes spun by DJ Johnny Dynell.

Visit http://newyork.ejaf.org/ to learn more about the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

For more information on Rebecca Wang and upcoming projects from Rebecca Wang Entertainment, please visit http://www.rebeccawangentertainment.com/.

Rebecca Wang supports 68th BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony

Rebecca Wang joins celebrity attendees including Professor Stephen Hawking, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch and David Beckham at the Royal Opera Film Awards ceremony.

Sunday 8th February saw London twinkling with stardust as international film stars from around the world arrived at the Royal Opera House London for the 68th annual BAFTA Film Awards ceremony. Leading figures in the field, including actors Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Ralph Fiennes, producer Rebecca Wang and director Mike Leigh attended the ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry.

The excellence in modern British cinema was captured by Sunday’s award decisions. Films that told the stories of outstanding innovators Alan Turing and Professor Stephen Hawking were heavily nominated, and the latter’s early life story in The Theory of Everything gained Outstanding British Film with Eddie Redmayne earning Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking.

Rebecca Wang supports 68th BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony at the Royal Opera Film Awards ceremony 2015

Rebecca Wang supports 68th BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony at the Royal Opera Film Awards ceremony 2015

Boyhood which emerged victorious in the coveted Best Film category also scooped up Best Director for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, while Best Actress went to Julianne Moore for her role in Still Alice.

JK Simmons won Best Supporting Actor, and veteran UK director Mike Leigh was honoured with a highly esteemed BAFTA Fellowship, joining the ranks of previous honourees Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor

Outside of the US awards, the BAFTA UK ceremony is considered to be the most significant world-wide. Its results are viewed as reliable predictors for the Academy Awards, which take place two weeks later.

Beyond its renown for celebrating the very best in its fields, BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) is a charity organisation which offers year-round education schemes extending the reach of the moving image arts. Its Scholarship Programme enables British youngsters, especially those gifted in film, television or video games to continue postgraduate study and training in the UK and abroad. In 2013, BAFTA President, HRH Prince William launched the Give Something Back campaign, calling on BAFTA members and film studios to support his initiative.

London-based Hollywood executive producer, Rebecca Wang attended Sunday’s ceremony in her capacity as a member of the Academy Circle and is a longstanding supporter of the Scholarship Programme.

She said:

It is both a pleasure and a privilege for me to give something back and play a part in helping extend and develop the remarkable range of talent in the United Kingdom. These young people are the future of excellence in the field of creative moving arts and will ensure that the very best in film, television and video continues to be accessible for, and appreciated by, the British public.

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Rebecca Wang joins directors, trustees and other patrons at National Gallery black tie dinner

Rebecca Wang joins directors, trustees and other patrons at National Gallery black tie dinner

Thursday 20th November saw the National Gallery in London welcome patrons, trustees to an exclusive evening viewing of paintings including a new acquisition and Monet paintings, followed by dinner. The evening was held in recognition and appreciation of their longstanding and significant support for the institution and its work.

Among those attending were Nicholas Penny, Gallery Director, Mark Getty, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and longstanding patron Hollywood executive producer Rebecca Wang, who is passionate about all art forms. She said  “it is a privilege and pleasure to be patron to such a historic gallery which has such a breath-taking public collection of works and which does so very much to make those works accessible and enjoyable for all.”

The National Gallery is also the first public collection of art in the United Kingdom and opens free of charge to the public on 361 days of the year. As a non-departmental body in the government’s Culture Media and Sport department the gallery is an exempt charity. Private funding and donations have enabled major purchases and renovation or new work such as the recent west Sainsbury Wing extension while new significant acquisitions have been achieved via the help of major public appeals.

It came into existence in 1824, after ten paintings were gifted to the nation on the condition that the government also acquired a private collection of 38 works for this end, and find suitable exhibiting space. This was done and the 48 paintings were first shown in a town house in Pall Mall.

Work on the present building in Trafalgar Square began in 1832 and the central London location fufilled the gallery’s commitment to be accessible to all social classes. Today with Trafalgar Square a top tourist destination, the gallery is continually busy, both with visitors who chance upon it while in the square and with those for whom it is a place of pilgrimage. After the Louvre, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery is the fourth most visited museum in the world.

The first works in the collection were mainly Renaissance, but numerous acquisitions and bequests have vastly extended its range. Today art lovers may see paintings from a collection of some 3,200 works which range from the 13th century to 1900. Among the exceptional and internationally known and loved paintings on view are Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin on the Rocks, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire, Monet’s Water Lily Pond and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Visitors will also find works by Durer, El Greco, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Velazquez and many others.

As its collection of art has expanded, so has the gallery’s educational reach. There are talks, courses, workshops, school visits, teachers’ resources, access and outreach work, associate tenure schemes for contemporary artists, and a daily rolling programme of events. At any time groups of all ages may be seen in gallery rooms listening to and enjoying presentations on the artwork from on-site specialists.

All of which more than justifies the gratitude shown by Thursday’s special event to those with the vision to keep the Gallery’s original aims strongly in motion.