East Meets West: Oscar China Night’s Fashion Show

East Meets West: Oscar China Night’s Fashion Show

This fashion show was a smashing success, so when I tell you who created it, there will be no surprise. It was none other than the international fashion designer/recherche boutique hotel designer Sue Wong! Arete, which is Greek for excellence! Just when I thought I had seen all of the repertoire of the Empress of Style’s spectacular evening gowns I was reminded as I watched this show that she created over fifteen hundred designs a…

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The Best of the Best Hollywood Lounge Suites

The Best of the Best Hollywood Lounge Suites

If Hollywood is a mecca for entertainment, then Doris Bergman’s lounge suites are a mecca for the celebrities and journalists of tinseltown. Ms. Bergman is indeed the doyenne of public relations and lounge suites, and her pre-Oscars event is a must-attend affair every year. So, exactly what is a lounge suite? A lounge suite is a location where brands come together to give out gifts to celebrities and journalists who then pose with the gift…

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Larry Namer: The Inspirational Story of the Media Giant

When Larry Namer graduated from Brooklyn College, a hiring freeze prevented him from landing a job  as a public school teacher in New York and he was forced to continue his summer job as an assistant underground cable splicer in order to eat.  At this point, one might say he was as low as you could go; but one who made that statement could not possibly be more distant from the truth.  For Larry was,…

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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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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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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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