The Prestige KK Ball has since its genesis, marked one of the biggest days in Sabah’s elite societal calendar. There’s excitement in the air leading up to the big day; from a theme set in motion to invitations being delivered, right down to shoes shined the night before.
This year’s festivities extended to a weekend of events, kicking off with an afternoon tea for belles of the ball hosted by Lancome and G.H. Mumm. At dusk, an intimate group of guests were hosted by Martell at a very special dinner pairing. The main event, that is the Prestige KK Ball 2019, was held the following day when the theme of this year’s ball was finally revealed: Voyage.
As guests arrived at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, so began a night of capturing picture perfect moments at the Mercedes-Benz photo wall next to the newly launched E350. Inside, G.H Mumm champagne and canapés were served before doors were officially open to the grand ballroom. The theme ‘Voyage’ saw a transformation of the space into an enchanting sanctum of romantic lighting, floral arrangements and hot air balloons.
Always one to put on an incredible show was Suzie Wong who played the role of both emcee and entertainer. In true fashion, Wong danced and sang her way to stage with a performance of the classic “When You’re Smiling”. A champagne toast by Steven Chan, Managing Director of Hubert Burda Media Malaysia and the Prestige Malaysia team ceremoniously commenced the evening.
A highlight of ball guests look forward to annually are the awards for Best Dressed. Fashion at the Prestige KK balls are always worth the wait and this year, guests came dressed to the nines and ready to win. Prizes for each of the two Best Dressed Female awards, Best Dressed Male, and Best Dressed Couple were proudly sponsored by Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Lord’s Tailor, and Lancôme.
And what’s a party in Kota Kinabalu without an after party? With supper served and Martell making rounds for all cognac connoisseurs, guessed danced and mingled in true celebration of a grand, glorious night.