The epic five-minute fight scene between Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon wouldn’t have been quite so iconic without the period dresses, complete with the drama of big flapping sleeves. Now, get better acquainted with the other works of Tim Yip, the man behind the film’s Oscar-winning art direction and elaborate costumes. At the Hongkonger’s first solo exhibition, “Blue – Art, Costumes and Memory” at HKDI Gallery (until 31 March), you’ll find 21 costumes – including some from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and A Better Tomorrow – along with his work on installations, film and fashion collaborations.

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