LANA MARKS China and the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards

Feb 26, 2011, 21:10 ET from LANA MARKS

PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lana J. Marks, internationally acclaimed handbag designer to A-list Hollywood, society and royalty is pleased to announce that she and China's iconic movie star, Jing Chu Zhang, have formed a special collaboration and friendship. Jing Chu Zhang carried a prestigious LANA MARKS Cleopatra Clutch detailed with antique rose-cut French pave diamonds at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards, Saturday, February 26, 2011.

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Handbag consultant to the 2002 and 2004 Oscars, LANA MARKS recently watched China's highest-grossing domestic film, Aftershock, and was so moved that she invited its star, Jing Chu Zhang, to be her guest at the Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Party.

The LANA MARKS Brand opened its first Beijing store in August 2010 in the prestigious Yin Tai Centre, China's foremost retail location. Positioned between Hermes and Cartier, the LANA MARKS shop is the brand's first Asian retail location. "Our projected expansion into China calls for nine free-standing stores in China within four years," explains Marks.

Setting a new standard for luxury accessories, Lana J. Marks is the CEO, owner and sole designer of the LANA MARKS Brand. Marks has distinguished herself as one of the most talented accessories designers to both Hollywood and royalty. Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet, Chloe Sevigny, Julie Christie, Oprah Winfrey, Helen Mirren and the late Princess Diana are just a few of her well-known customers.

All LANA MARKS handbags are handcrafted by her Italian artisans, and are available in 100 colours of the finest alligator, crocodile, ostrich, and lizard.

The LANA MARKS Brand is available at her stores in New York, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, London, Dubai, Beijing and Moscow.

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Contact: Lana Marks PR