JACK CAO - PATRON OF THE ARTS
Jack Cao is one of the most respected couture business leaders in China and internationally. Under his stewardship, he has positioned China's iconic Guo Pei on the world stage. This has seen her exhibited at some of the world's most prestigious museums including The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has also presented as a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture at the twice a year Paris Couture Week, and her positioning was secured with the highly acclaimed golden gown for Rihanna at the MET Ball. Beyond, Guo Pei, Jack as been a singular force in the couture industry and in particular in raising global awareness of Asian couture talent. His support of the ACF has been unflinching and he has been instrumental in securing the ACF's position in China. As such, it was a pleasure for the ACF to recognise his contribution with the ACF Patron of the Arts Award.