Get up close with legendary beauties

Dancer Yuan Wenqian will portray legendary beauty Wang Zhao Jun (left) in the Legendary Looks event.
Dancer Yuan Wenqian will portray legendary beauty Wang Zhao Jun (left) in the Legendary Looks event.PHOTO: GONG PAN PAN

They were said to be so beautiful that a glimpse of their faces would cause fish to sink or birds to fall out of the sky.

It is a tall order to portray the four legendary beauties of China - Xi Shi, Wang Zhao Jun, Diao Chan and Yang Gui Fei - but civil servant and hanfu collector Gong Pan Pan, 32, hopes to put a new spin on them in a fashion-cum-dance showcase at the Moonfest Tea Room.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2018, with the headline 'Get up close with legendary beauties'. Print Edition | Subscribe