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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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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The Alchemy and Masquerade Ball: A Princely Affair

The Alchemy and Masquerade Ball: A Princely Affair

The wine was flowing and the night was full of both mystery and frivolity at the Avant Garde Magazine headquarters, for it was All Hollows Eve or, as is commonly known, Halloween. The occasion was the first annual masquerade ball, Alchemy and Masquerade, given by the magazine in collaboration with internationally renowned fashion designer Sue Wong. (The theme of Ms. Wong’s fashion show this last October was also Alchemy and Masquerade.) The costume theme for…

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Vida Ghaffari: So Very Very Chic

Vida Ghaffari: So Very Very Chic

The ravenously chic and multitalented Vida Ghaffari is the girl about town in this city of glitter, fashion, and art. Ghaffari provides that key missing ingredient – substance – through her thoughtful journalism and artistic acting endeavors. As a celebrated journalist, the jovial and genial Ghaffari has been active in Los Angeles for over a decade covering subjects as varied as fashion, entertainment, royalty, and human interest, on every beat conceivable from Skid Row to…

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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’s Royal Soirée

Sue Wong’s Royal Soirée

The social event of the Los Angeles fashion season was the birthday party held by the famous fashion designer Sue Wong for Her Highness Dr. Princess Antonia Schamburg-Lippe. The event was held at Wong’s iconic Hollywood landmark mansion/palazzo, The Cedars, on September 23, 2015. The affair was brilliant and had a radiant cast of characters. Where else in Hollywood can one find such refinement and élan as in Sue Wong’s Café Society? In fact, never…

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Sue Wong: Designer as Miraculous “Alchemist”

Sue Wong: Designer as Miraculous “Alchemist”

Sue Wong, the internationally renowned fashion designer, is, in reality, an “alchemist:” she turns fashion into theater, to the delight of all who view and covet her creations. Her latest fashion show of dazzling designs and majestic headdresses was a scintillating combination of high drama and masquerade, with iconoclastic performances by pop opera singer Michael Peer and HH Prince Mario Max Schaumburg-Lippe to enhance the theme of the presentation. Her show Alchemy and Masquerade Spring…

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