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The singer had picked out a cheongsam-style gown complemented by dramatic carmine-hued lips and a Chinese influenced 'do for the event, which marked the launch of H&M's Shanghai store and her new beachwear range
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Following in the footsteps of Madonna, who has also modelled and designed for the High Street label, Kylie features in the ad for her new swimwear range

Kylie works Chinese look for Shanghai launch of H&M

12 APRIL 2007

Kylie Minogue paid tribute to her Shanghai hosts by donning a stunning ivory cheongsam-style dress and Asia-inspired hairdo for a glittering fashion event in Shanghai on Wednesday.

The petite pop princess, whose pixie crop had been styled into cute Mao-era bob, was in the bustling Chinese metropolis to launch her new beachwear line with fashion label H&M as well as help the High Street chain celebrate the opening of its first store in China.

The gala in the city's Science and Technology Museum was a glittering affair, literally, as the 38-year-old star wowed crowds with a performance of Can't Get You Out Of My Head, performing against a backdrop which included five million mirror tiles, 1,000 spinning mirror balls and more than 100kg of Swarovski crystals. Guests had earlier received a musical welcome of a different sort, being serenaded by a 300-strong female choir singing a selection of the Aussie artist's best known works.

At the event attendees were also treated to a sneak peek of the Spinning Around star's new beachwear designs, which include shimmering silver bikinis and water-inspired towels, as well as smock tops and billowy peasant skirts. Kylie was apparently inspired by her own beach wardrobe when it came to creating the line, which includes a much-loved vintage swimsuit dating from the Sixties.

The range goes on sale worldwide next month.

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