Designer Eddie Lau speaks about Anita Mui’s regrets
Top Hong Kong fashion designer Eddie Lau shared stories about the late Cantopop queen Anita Mui and her biggest regrets during the 10th anniversary of her death two days ago. Together with a few other close friends of the Hong Kong singer, Eddie had designed her burial dress at that time.
Eddie said he also designed a bridal gown for Anita after she mentioned during a concert that she regretted not having her own wedding gown – we’re sure the memory of her wearing the gown and declaring she is wedded to the stage, will forever be etched in fans’ minds.
Anita, who died from cervical cancer at the age of 40, gave her last performance in November 2003 when her illness was in its final stages. “She told me that the stage is her greatest pillar of strength, and that she would rather collapse on the stage than on her sick bed,” Eddie said.
To him, Anita is “forever a little sister”. He said: “I’ve journeyed 21 years with her. I’ve personally designed all her outfits - from her first one she wore when she attended the Tokyo Music Festival to her last, the burial dress. To me, the past 10 years have been full of regrets.”
Her ex-lover Benjamin Lam said: “She’s someone with flesh and blood. Towards her friends, she’s always very compassionate and empathetic.”
A concert, which saw stars like Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng perform Mui’s songs, was also held yesterday to commemorate Anita.
Stars remember Anita Mui at 10th Anniversary concert
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