Talented fashion designer, Sue Wong hosted an informal fashion show at her magnificent home, The Cedars for LACMA’s Costume Counsel High Tea Event.
Between showcasing fancy dresses from her fall 2013 Great Gatsby inspired collection, Sue spoke about more trivial times as a Chinese immigrant, and how she challenged her adversities towards establishing herself as the esteemed designer that she is today.
“I didn't know one word of English when I came to this country." “I was six and a half years old.” It’s safe to say the elegant and poised Sue Wong has come an extremely long way since her difficult transition from China to the U.S. Sue spoke of her passion for fine arts, and credits much of her success to following her dreams regardless of her conservative parents’ wishes. “My parents struggled and they wanted me to have a safe and predictable profession.” “…I knew that was not going to be for me.” Sue ignored her parent’s skepticism and continued to pursue her passion for the arts.
After graduating from the fashion department at LA Trade Tech, she went straight to work and has been professionally designing since the early age of nineteen. Sue Wong is an inspiration to all creatives who have been dissuaded from utilizing their talents and encouraged to entertain a more predictable career. In between sharing her moving story, Sue’s two models showcased her sheath 1920’s inspired dresses.
Beaded, embellished and embroidered with alluring patterns and feathers, every dress presented seemed to be more charming and romantic than the last. What makes Sue Wong’s fashions different from other designers is that her passion for designing and creating is truly reflected onto her clothing.
The lavish detail and time that goes into her intricate designs is undeniable. Much like her Great Gatsby inspired collection; Sue Wong exemplifies boldness, elegance, glamour, sophistication, detail and passion.