Sue Wong’s Epic Alchemy and Masquerade Kicks off LA Fashion Week

On Monday, October 5th, renowned fashion designer Sue Wong opened Art Hearts Fashion for LA Fashion Week with her breathtaking and spectacular Alchemy & Masquerade themed Spring 2016 Collection. Sue’s design mantra of Beauty, Magic, Transformation was in full force at this wondrous show.

Encore! Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe opens LAFW with a dramatic interpretive dance performance
Encore! Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe opens LAFW with a dramatic interpretive dance performance
Sharp edges! Beautiful bold design sashays down the runway
Sharp edges! Beautiful bold design sashays down the runway

Her epic 79 piece collection complete with whimsical headdresses created by Maritzia Regalado of Atzi Designs, Betty Long of What a Betty, Marika Soderlund-Robinson of Kicka Custom Design and Rocky Gathercole dazzed this well heeled crowd of celebs and fashionistas! And the Tagylan Complex in the heart of Hollywood set the perfect tone for the event, with its regal chandeliers and fancy decor along with a compelling performance from the “Phantom of the Opera” by talented musician Michael Peer, which brought a real air of drama. Celebrity models included Katie Cleary and Blanca Blanco.

Actress and model Blanco Blanco strikes a pose in a beautiful teal blue gown
Actress and model Blanco Blanco strikes a pose in a beautiful teal blue gown
Solid Gold...a beautiful gown and headpiece strikes some Hollywood gold
Solid Gold…a beautiful gown and headpiece strikes some Hollywood gold
Actress and model Katie Cleary in a brilliant design that works excellently with her dramatic headdress
Actress and model Katie Cleary in a brilliant design that works excellently with her dramatic headdress and bolero
Show Stopping Silver gown!
Show Stopping Silver gown!
An edgy, futuristic design drew excited gasps from the audience!
An edgy, futuristic design drew excited gasps from the audience!
Spike it up...this really bold design was a total crowd pleaser!
Spike it up…this really bold design was a total crowd pleaser!
This beautiful design really plays into the wonderful aesthetic of the Alchemy & Masquerade theme
This beautiful design really plays into the wonderful aesthetic of the Alchemy & Masquerade theme

There was rain on the red carpet, but the show went on and it added to the energy of the evening and worked well with the theme of the show. This sold out show was standing room only and as always, is the hottest ticket in town and THE can’t miss show of the season.

Actor Max Ryan, H.H. Dr. Princess Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe, H.H. Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe, H.H. Prince Mario-Max Sue and Singer Michael Peer who performed at the show.
Actor Max Ryan, H.H. Dr. Princess Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe, H.H. Prince Waldemar Schaumburg-Lippe, H.H. Prince Mario-Max Sue and Singer Michael Peer who performed at the show.

“I always design with specific intention to liberate and to awaken the Feminine Divine Goddess in each and every woman. Every Sue Wong gown is a sculptural statement of this evolutionary, trans formative dance between Alchemy and Masquerade, a symphony of dark drama and transcending light,” said Wong. Indeed! The beautiful gowns and headresses made for a really striking and exciting runway!

With publicist Denise O'Brien
With publicist Denise O’Brien

The California State Assembly presented Sue with a well deseserved special recognition award in honor of her excellence in Fashion and the world of Design and extending her vision as lifestyle empowerment and awareness across the world. His and Her Royal Highnesses Prince Waldemar and Princess Dr. Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe presented Sue with a special Lifetime Achievement Award as well.

Sue is awarded for her accomplishments by His Royal Highness Prince Waldemar
Sue is awarded for her accomplishments by His Royal Highness Prince Waldemar

“I’m getting so many awards lately, you’d think my career is winding down, but I’m happy to announce it’s just revving up,” Sue declared. And indeed it is! This was my favorite Sue Wong show to date. The gowns, styles and color schemes were bold and brilliant. She still utiizes beading and lace and is loyal to bringing out the essence of the golden era of Hollywood, but her designs this season were really revved up and very vavoom! Muy caliente Sue Wong! I can’t believe it, but you’ve outdone yourself!

Mrs. Alexandrina Doheny and a friend watch the show
Mrs. Alexandrina Doheny and a friend watch the show
Donna Spangler, Vincent De Paul and friends
Donna Spangler, Vincent De Paul and friends
Roving reporters! With Samira Kazemeni of Samira's show
Roving reporters! With Samira Kazemeni of Samira’s show
With Southern California Motion Picture Council President Randal Malone, legendary Oscar winner Margaret O'Brien and editor-in-chief of Eden Magazine, Maryam Morrison
With Southern California Motion Picture Council President Randal Malone, legendary Oscar winner Margaret O’Brien and editor-in-chief of Eden Magazine, Maryam Morrison
Yours truly in a Sue Wong gown, Natasha Couture clutch, jewelry by the Mitra Collection, hair by Rosie and makeup by Tina Marie
Yours truly in a Sue Wong gown, Natasha Couture clutch, jewelry by the Mitra Collection, hair by Rosie and makeup by Tina Marie

Here’s a great video of the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMo1_dzOKn4&feature=youtu.be courtesy of Janos Hasulyo of USAHUN TV.

More info at http://www.suewong.com/

Photos courtesy of Sam Fu, Danny Go, Gennadiy Kotlyarchuk, Derrick Rodgers, Bob Delgadillo, Denise O’Brien, Sam Fu and Greg Doherty

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