Making a grand entrance

Making a grand entrance
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 6): The fashion scene was abuzz with the manner in which Chanel's spring/summer 2022 haute couture show kicked off: Ambassador and equestrian star Charlotte Casiraghi riding her horse, Kuskus, down the runway. To the intense surprise of guests at the Grand Palais Éphémère, Casiraghi — the granddaughter of Hollywood icon Grace Kelly, and whose mother Princess Caroline of Hanover was a close friend of the late Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld — upped the move Bianca Jagger once did on the May 2, 1977 at Studio 54 in New York, when she was photographed astride a white horse.
 
A glorious picture of Casiraghi is on the cover of Options this week, with details of the collection itself in the pages within. The other style-related read this week is a list of our picks on must-haves for the male wardrobe, as we increase our days spent physically in the office.
 
For a dose of culture and tech, our story on NFT (non-fungible token) and art — the local market is ripe for the picking, and our three-pronged take on this digital boom tells eager investors what they need to know. Also in tech is a review of the Jabra Evolve2 75 headphones. If it’s the artistic aspect of culture you're after, check out our Q&A with chartreuse Janet Lee and a listing of performing arts shows worth catching in the Klang Valley. 

This being the mid-way point of the Chinese New Year celebrations, we also examine the comfort that can be derived from the routines of traditions. If you are looking for a good cause to support in conjunction with the season, check out Daniel Teoh’s efforts on teaching the Orang Asli their natural assets for a sustainable livelihood with Native.
 
In other news, there are reviews of Rosie Andrews’ debut The Leviathan and Ruth Ozeki’s The Book of Form and Emptiness; as well as food and drink stories courtesy of The Macallan and edible gift box brand Butter Belly. To inspire some wanderlust, read our Angkor Wat travel piece on why there is no time like the present to plan a visit.

Read more about these in the latest issue of Options, out with The Edge Malaysia weekly’s Feb 7, 2022 edition.