Vivian Luk, a former prot�g� of Vera Wang who has designed red carpet gowns for the world?s most recognizable leading ladies, is down on her haunches niftily draping and pinning a baby blue shift dress on a mannequin in her studio. She gives quiet but authoritative instructions to her seamstress, who looks like she?s struggling to catch up.
?I?m pretty hands on. I drape everything and have my ladies here to help me sew it,? Luk says. She says the dress is for ?a really prestigious client of ours, who is attending a gala.?