Renowned international fashion designer Sue Wong truly delivered an epic retrospective fashion show extravaganza of beauty, magic and transformation. The event captivated the audience with a glorious 67 piece archival haute couture collection that showcased Sue’s most exquisite work of the last 18 years. The astonishing collection included Renaissance to Deco as well as exotic Asian looks. In addition, Sue Wong was presented a truly deserved Lifetime Achievement Award by Erik Rosete of Art Hearts Fashion to celebrate her 50 years as an iconic designer.
The elegant venue of The MacArthur in the historical Wilshire District of Los Angeles hosted over 1,500 celebrities, media, press, stylists, and fashion editors, as well as Sue’s many friends in Art, Music and Entertainment. It was the perfect backdrop for Wong’s alluring romantic styled gowns–which recalled her quintessential Hollywood palazzo, The Cedars. This location has been around since 1925 and was originally built for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks! I truly think it was the perfect place to showcase Sue’s amazing designs. It was cool to see noted actor Billy Zane at the show as well as other VIPs.
The SUE WONG runway included celebrity guest model Eugenia Kuzmina who electrified the audience, along with 22 models – articulating the message of allure, timeless glamour and feminine beauty, invoking the Goddess. The mystique of the goddess is a mythological aspect synonymous to the SUE WONG signature.
Beautiful headdresses by Maritzia Regalado for Atzi Designs, Bobby Love, Kicka Custom Design, and What a Betty informed the SUE WONG runway with an artful edginess. The Vintage to Modern exquisite statement jewelry of PK BIJOUX and Bobby Love completed the fabulous SUE WONG style. Sue Wong takes her signature beadwork, embroidery and handwrought couture techniques to unprecedented heights, unveiling a fashion canvas weaving Classic-romanticism juxtaposed with Avant-Garde edginess into riveting beauty. SUE WONG is the embodiment of fashion, celebrating every woman–from exhilarating cutting edge to classic romantic elegance.
Sue Wong’s styling and production was assisted by the fine efforts Gemini, as well as Bobby Love, Courtney Tyne and Amanda Gwen Crawford.
ABOUT SUE WONG
Los Angeles based designer Sue Wong is known for dazzling fashionistas with her couture techniques and glamorous signature and elegance of iconic bygone eras with a modern sensibility to create timeless works of art. Distinguished by the impeccable quality of traditional couture dress making, her designs are steeped in romance and mystery while being thoroughly modern and accessible to women everywhere. Sue continues to forge new ground in defining fashion that transcends generations and boundaries even as she creates masterpieces of passion and desire expressed through inimitable style. Sue Wong has dressed countless celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Minnie Driver and Taylor Swift.
In addition, iconic fashion designer Sue Wong now expands her SUE WONG Design Universe – a vortex of creativity featuring a unique signature which is now diversifying into the arenas of Home, Lifestyle, Architecture and Interiors.
SUE WONG Boutique Hotels as well as Designer Homes are in the near future awaiting manifestation.
SUE WONG Interior Designs, unlike any other, are multi-dimensional, living experiential Temples of Art, promoting transformation and self-healing. To comprehend SUE WONG designs celebrating the Art of Living, is to embark on a journey accessing a portal into the renowned designer’s professional acumen, awakening a magical experience of haute style, glamour, and alchemy. Other new artistic projects in development include a biopic feature film based on the her dramatic life as well as her autobiography.
Gown: Sue Wong (of course)
Hair: Maryam Motaghy
Makeup: Elf cosmetics
Photos courtesy of Sam Fu, Sheen Magazine, Gennadiy Kotlyarchuk, Lumiere Creation, Ken Hugh and Troy Tackett