Versace to present at AFA

Renowned designer will bestow Best Costume Designer

BEIJING -- World-renowned designer Donatella Versace will present the Best Costume Designer Award at the 4th Asian Film Awards, the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society said Monday.

“I am deeply honored to be presenting the Best Costume Designer Award at the 4th Asian Film Awards,” Versace said. “Fashion is a state of mind that goes deeper than what you can see with the eye, and the same goes for exquisite films that touch our hearts and minds. This award will highlight the convergence of design and cinema and promote talented designers in Asia across the world stage.”

Vice president and creative director of the Versace Group, Donatella Versace has designed for Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, and "Avatar" star Zoe Saladana.

A regular visitor to Asia, Versace has partnered with Jet Li's One Foundation to open children's centers in Sichuan province, site of the devastating May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

The 4th Asian Film Awards will be held March 22 in Hong Kong.
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