Designer Sue Wong Struts with the Goddesses: Retrospective Show at Los Angeles Fashion Week Brings Down the House

Designer Sue Wong Struts with the Goddesses: Retrospective Show at Los Angeles Fashion Week Brings Down the House

How many times can it be said that one was moved to tears by a fashion show? I can say so and still am in the thrall.  I am not speaking about just any fashion show, I am speaking about the memorable one I witnessed on March 16, 2018 at the MacArthur in Los Angeles to culminate Art Hearts Los Angeles Fashion Week: the magnificently momentous and daringly dramatic Sue Wong Retrospective Fashion Show celebrating…

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The Sue Wong Fashion Show: An Artistic Onslaught of the First Order

The Sue Wong Fashion Show: An Artistic Onslaught of the First Order

The beads and sequins dazzled like stars shimmering in the moonlight as the Sue Wong Fashion Show commenced amid a pounding gothic beat, the highlight of the second annual Masquerade Ball for Michelle Long’s Avant Garde Magazine, held on October 29, 2016. The music reached a crescendo and out walked a beautifully clad model in a glittering silver gown exquisitely complemented by her headdress and diaphanous shawl. Most of the models on this night were…

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Sue Wong: From Mao to Now to Wow!

Sue Wong: From Mao to Now to Wow!

There are parties in Hollywood and then there are The Parties, and certainly the Sue Wong birthday party, titled from “Mao To Now,” was The Party to attend this spring. Indeed, it was a party to end all parties — if you will — although Wong always find a way to top herself, creatively. From Mao to Now is a reference to the fact that Wong was born in a small Chinese village and then…

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Ed Moses: Maverick Master of Morphological Mutations a Retrospective of the Still Very Much Active Artist at 90

Ed Moses: Maverick Master of Morphological Mutations a Retrospective of the Still Very Much Active Artist at 90

His wife described him as the rudest boy she had ever met, yet married him shortly thereafter. In his defense, he did later become a Buddhist. His eccentric aunt dubbed him an artist almost from birth, after observing some early fecal wall painting he created from his hamper. Afraid of the teacher in his first art course, taken on a whim anyway, he sat in the last row but was discovered by the teacher nevertheless….

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Sue’s Soirée: Wong’s 10-Year Fashion Retrospective Launches the New Year

On New Year’s Eve 2015, internationally renowned celebrity fashion designer Sue Wong hosted 400 guests at her storied Hollywood palazzo The Cedars with a lavish party which featured a spectacular ten-year retrospective of her designs, marvelous live entertainment, and fabulous dining and drinking. The stellar 24-gown installation of Sue Wong’s designs served as a dramatic setting for the night’s merriment. The gowns selected for the retrospective displayed the creativity and versatility of Sue Wong as…

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Into the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Sue Wong

Into the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Sue Wong

After her house warming celebration which I have written about in a separate article in this magazine, Sue Wong and I had a wide-ranging conversation about Wong’s emergence as a multi-faceted designer with worldwide reach, her three homes, her art collection, and her vision as an artist. Sue, of course, has been an amazing women’s fashion designer for decades and has recently announced that she will spread her wings by expanding her operation into a…

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Sue Wong and Prestige Private Air: A Luxurious and Celestial Collaboration

Photo credit: Walter Tabayoyong. The moon and stars were shining brightly over the 94th Squadron Restaurant in Van Nuys, California on the night of January 21, 2016. An international group of socialites and dignitaries gathered there for an exclusive gala celebrating a collaboration between globally renowned celebrity fashion designer Sue Wong and airline industry innovator and rising star Prestige Private Air. It was an evening of all things luxury, refinement, and charity, and marked the…

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“Dinner with Friends” is a Feast for the Playgoer

“Dinner with Friends” is a Feast for the Playgoer

Part l: Overview and reaction to the play; the venue; director’s comments; about InHouse Theatre; and recommendation Part 2: Synopsis of action of play; actors’ comments on their characters and the production; and concluding remarks. Part l: Deepak Chopra says, “In its finest moments, art offers a mirror into the soul.” This quote aptly applies to the InHouse Theatre’s unique and engrossing production of Donald Margulies’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Dinner with Friends,” currently running in…

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Divine Haute Couture

Divine Haute Couture

We were in the city of light, Paris, and it certainly was that, a city of light, and magic as well, especially when it comes to Haute Couture. Indeed, we had specifically journeyed to Paris for Haute Couture Week Autumne–Hiver 2015–2016 to join our good friend and colleague, Eleonora De Gray, who is Editor–in–Chief of Runway Magazine in Paris, for as many shows as we could attend. To our delight, Mademoiselle De Gray had secured…

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Sue Wong Receives Three Humanitarian Awards at “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” Charity Benefit

Sue Wong Receives Three Humanitarian Awards at “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” Charity Benefit

The golden girl of the moment, innovative and inspirational fashion designer Sue Wong, received three awards for outstanding humanitarian contributions from the California State Assembly, State Senate, and State Legislature at the “Coming Home with Nick Palance and Friends” charity benefit for social services agency OPCC, held June 28, 2015 at the Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica, California. “It was indeed a great honor and humbling experience receiving three awards,” said Ms. Wong,…

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