Born in Xi’an China, Chen Bei is now a successful young fashion designer in Paris. Selected for an international fashion competition in 1999, which took place in the Carrousel du Louvre, Bei gained positive remarks and thus decided to stay in Europe. She applied to a fashion school in Paris and was accepted. Following her studies Bei began designing and selling her own line. Today her boutique is located in the Passage du Grand-Cerf in the 2nd district of Paris.
I photographed one of Bei’s fashion shows in a luxurious apartment near the Champs-Elysees. My focus was the behind-the-scenes preparations before the show.