We are very happy to finally be able to share some new pictures of Tina Turner. Last night, she attended the Giorgio Armani ‘One Night Only’ fashion event at the New Tank venue in Beijing, China. She looked fabulous and classy! It was a very exclusive showcase of Armani’s different collections, and Mary J. Blige performed at the event. It was Tina’s first city to Beijing, and in the days before she visited some of the tourist highlights, including the Forbidden City.
Tina spoke a few words to a reporter (source WWD.com):
Before the show began, Turner spoke about her first impressions. “I’m thoroughly impressed,” she said, taking note of Beijing’s surprising spring greenery.
As to why she traveled around the world for an Armani event, Turner explained that she is a fan, but that, more practically, “I wear Armani.”
“What I love about Giorgio’s designs is not only the creativity but also the versatility,” she said.
And from Armani.com:
Tina Turner selected a bowie jacket with built-in cape, in silk cady embroidered all over with shanked haematite pearls with jewelled zip detail from Giorgio Armani Privé collection.
Update: some more photos added. A dinner also took place yesterday at Beijing’s 1949 restaurant. See photo 12 below.
Update 2: many new pictures added during the day.
Update 3 (June 13): check out this video – a report from Italian television, featuring an interview with Tina, starting at 7.00 mins (there are some shots of Tina earlier on in the video). Not much news during the interview (dubbed in Italian) except that she has no plans to tour ‘at the moment’. Thanks to Davide for finding and sharing this video!
Update 4 (June 14): another video appeared online – a short interview with Tina before the event. See below. Thanks to Nikola for notifying us!