Style Evolution: Quan Yi Fong

A look back at the All-Time Favourite Artiste Award recipient's most memorable outfits

Style Evolution: Quan Yi Fong
11 Apr 2017

Style Evolution: Quan Yi Fong

Now that we’re driving full steam ahead to Star Awards, there’s no better time to look back at the (sartorial) trials and tribulations of our three All-Time Favourite Artiste Award recipients: Joanne Peh, Elvin Ng, and Quan Yi Fong. This week, we shine the spotlight on Yi Fong, whose style choices are as unpredictable as she is.

Keep reading to see how Quan Yi Fong has evolved over the years. 

Don’t Worry Be Happy (1996)
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Don’t Worry Be Happy (1996)

Yi Fong donned typical ‘90s officewear (and terracotta eyeshadow, which is back in style) for Don’t Worry Be Happy.

 

Love Bites (2005)
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Love Bites (2005)

Yi Fong went all-out in pink and white to depict the god (goddess?) of love. Now, where’s her bow and heart-shaped arrows? 

 

Star Awards 2005 press conference
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Star Awards 2005 press conference

Yi Fong’s look gives us flashbacks to the early noughties, when our greatest dream was to own a Juicy Couture velour tracksuit.

Star Awards 2005
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Star Awards 2005

We’re sure Yi Fong’s boudoir-inspired getup left jaws on the floor.

Oh Mother (2005)
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Oh Mother (2005)

Ribbed tank top and rainbow arm candy? We’ve all been there, Yi Fong – and we’re pretty sure we still have our pink pearl necklaces stashed in a drawer somewhere. 

 

Oh Mother press conference (2005)
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Oh Mother press conference (2005)

Yi Fong kept it casual in a beachy spaghetti strap and stonewashed denim. 

2006
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2006

Yi Fong gave off major First Lady vibes in this photo from 2006.

Chinese New Year Eve Special (2007)
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Chinese New Year Eve Special (2007)

Yi Fong dressed herself in auspicious colours to wish everyone a new year. 

2007
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2007

Whoa whoa whoa, get a load of that “nude” blouse and those spiky eyelashes – now this is more like the sartorially dramatic Yi Fong we know and love.

You Are The One semi-final (2008)
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You Are The One semi-final (2008)

We can only imagine how much hair product went into volumising Yi Fong’s pixie cut.

Star Awards 2010 Show 1
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Star Awards 2010 Show 1

Yi Fong jazzed up her beige top with a bit of bling bling, a shiny pleather trench coat, and gold shoes.

Star Awards 2011 Show 1
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Star Awards 2011 Show 1

Yi Fong made headlines when she revealed more than she bargained for in this minidress, which was a gift from BFF, celebrity hairstylist Addy Lee.

Photo: Quan Yi Fong's Facebook

Black Rose (2014)
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Black Rose (2014)

Yi Fong’s most daring look? Long black hair and minimal makeup! The resemblance between her and her daughter, Eleanor, is more stark than ever in this photo. 

 

Star Awards 2014 Show 2
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Star Awards 2014 Show 2

Though this monochromatic two-piece designed by Yi Fong’s daughter, Eleanor, is relatively understated compared to the host’s past red carpet looks, she looks stunning. Too bad about the Something About Mary-esque hair though.

Star Awards 2014 Show 2
11 Apr 2017

Star Awards 2014 Show 2

We’re going to call this look “Cinderella meets Riot Grrrl”.

Asian Television Awards (2014)
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Asian Television Awards (2014)

Whoa – Yi Fong’s buzz cut and steely expression make her look like the toughest member of this trio.
 
Photo: Quan Yi Fong's Facebook

Star Awards 2015 Show 1
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Star Awards 2015 Show 1

Yi Fong brought sexy back in this slinky low back Yannick Machado custom gown.

Photo: styleXstyle

Star Awards 2015 Show 2
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Star Awards 2015 Show 2

Yi Fong wore something very special indeed: a gown designed by Eleanor, which served as a delightful throwback to the Oscar De La Renta gown Nicki Minaj wore to the American Music Awards in 2011.

Mediacorp Campus opening (2015)
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Mediacorp Campus opening (2015)

Yi Fong ditched her elaborate gowns for a simple and chic look at the Mediacorp Campus opening. Definitely one of our favourite looks from the star.

Star Awards 2016 Part 1
11 Apr 2017

Star Awards 2016 Part 1

Yi Fong looked stunning in her Nicolas Laville Couture gown.

SPD Charity Show (2017)
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SPD Charity Show (2017)

Looks like Yi Fong likes the dress she wore to the Mediacorp Campus opening as much as we do. She was spotted in something very similar – albeit in a different colour - at the SPD Charity Show more than a year later.

Photo: Quan Yi Fong's Facebook

The Road to Star Awards 2017: Show 3
11 Apr 2017

The Road to Star Awards 2017: Show 3

Sharon Stone’s iconic 1998 Oscar look must have left a deep impression on Yi Fong because the host donned a similar getup at The Road to Star Awards: Show 3.

More in this series:
Style Evolution: Elvin Ng
Style Evolution: Joanne Peh
Style Evolution: Fann Wong
Style Evolution: Rui En 

Watch this year's All-Time Favourite Artiste graduates' past shows on Toggle:
Watch Elvin Ng's past shows here.
Watch Joanne Peh's past shows here.
Watch Quan Yi Fong's past shows here.

Visit the Star Awards 2017 official microsite for more.

Catch The Road to Star Awards 2017 LIVE every Sunday from March 26 to April 9, 9pm, on Channel 8 or Toggle.
Catch the Star Awards Walk of Fame on April 16, Sunday, 5.30pm on Channel 8 or Toggle.
Catch the 2017 Star Awards ceremony LIVE on April 16, Sunday, 7pm on Channel 8/U or Toggle.

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