Sue Wong is a “Deesse de la Mode” fashion designer with a recognized international and luxurious brand that brings the inner goddess. Sue Wong’s designs are romantic, flattering, and magic. When a woman puts on a Sue Wong she will bring out her most confident and feminine self. Wong has a mantra “Beauty, Magic, Transformation.” The alchemy of beauty is magical and magic has the ability to transform.
Sue Wong has dressed countless celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Jessica Biel, Minnie Driver, Paris Hilton, Taylor Swift and many others. The Sue Wong brand is available nationwide at specialty boutiques, major department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, and internationally in over 27 countries. Buy Sue Wong's Fall 2014 "Edwardian Romance" collection online.
Alexis J. Estevez decided to direct a short film about Sue Wong and her designs as soon as he met her for the first time. He was completely taken by her personal and professional story and he felt it would resonate profoundly with many people, especially immigrants and underdogs. Alexis J Estevez’s goal was to tell the story of a successful woman full of power and desire to bring elegance to the fashion world. Alexis J. Estevez directed this short film capturing the mythololgy embedded within Sue Wong's gowns with a great sensitivity and poetry. Estevez worked in New York City directing projects for 20th Century Fox, Comedy Central, and The Peter G. Peterson Foundation. In 2010, Estevez moved to Los Angeles where he has directed projects for Bandai, Glock, Sportsman Channel, and Yogurtland. In addition he produced and edited the feature, Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk.
Stephen Williams is a Los Angeles based Multimedia Artist who works in digital production at Viacom Media Networks working on Comedy Central, and Spike originals. Before this, he was a producer at Blasthaus, a collective of multimedia artists with an international reputation for presenting art, technology and new media. He has participated in over 400 productions, installations, art exhibitions, and music performances. His career started in New York City as a professional dancer but he fell in love with film while working on groundbreaking music videos for Hype Williams, Paul Hunter, Erik, and Harvey White.
Sue Wong was 6 years old when she escaped communist China with her mother. Her mother bribed a border guard with her wedding jewelry to leave China and get into Hong Kong. They planned to meet her father in Los Angeles and the familiy was reunited there a year later. The family settled in South Central LA. Later they moved to what Wong calls a “squeaky clean” neighborhood in Culver City. Sue grew up always drawing and sketching and wanted to be either a painter or an artist, but her parents were struggling economically and they didn’t want her to suffer like them. They wanted her to be a teacher or an accountant to have a more stable income.
Sue Wong’s father was disappointed that her first born wasn’t a boy, and in order to find the approval of her father she worked hard toward her goals and enrolled in the Los Angeles Trade Technical College to pursue a degree in fashion design. By the time Wong reached her mid-20s, she had achieved the American dream and was making more than a million dollars a year.
Although Sue Wong didn’t have any toys growing up, she was inspired by old Hollywood movies from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. Most of her fashion inspiration came to life by the movie actresses who she called goddesses. Celebrities in Hollywood need to look dazzling since they are the mirror of our times. Fashion reflects the changes that each individual wants to project who are looking for their identity. Each of Sue Wong’s creations is a labor of love that makes this magic of transformation a reality.
The creation of a person’s image using fashion is, in itself, a process of transformation. It requires continuous editing, adding, and subtracting details by pushing forward and holding back our style. It’s important to accept who you are at every stage of your life, have fun and look astonishing regardless of your age. Elegance is an attitude. Sue Wong for sure is the most magical role model for our new generations!
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