Being in the company of Sue Wong, one can’t help but notice the enticing scent of mystery surrounding her. Sue Wong is unique onto herself, yet other ladies who have reached legendary fame weave into her fabric, one has to wonder how a woman can be so creative, so talented, so prolific as to create some of the world’s most beautiful gowns, and remarkable evening wear that ever graced a red carpet or high-end event; be truly a Glamour Goddess in every sense of the word; and yet still be the most gracious, humble and personable of women.
Receiving an email from Sue Wong is in itself a gift. Her descriptions of what is going on around her, invite you into her world, with words that create embroideries as elaborate as the ones she creates on her elegant gowns. A simple email from Sue reads like a chapter out of a novel by Anais Nin, and her exquisite fashion shows are like going to a mythical play. Attendees can’t help but feel incredibly fortunate to be in the fold.
For her 2011 Fall/Winter Collection Preview, Sue Wong hosted another magnificent happening that could easily go down in the Hollywood Annals, as the mega-fabulous fashion event of the year. Then again, that is Sue Wong. She never fails to impress even the most jaded of Hollywood A-List party goers, Celebrities and topmost media.
“My Fair Lady” was the theme of the champagne brunch party and fashion event. The venue was “The Cedars”, Sue Wong’s spectacular Hollywood mansion, which once was home to the head of MGM, and the reason life-size lions adorn the mantles of each fireplace. The large drive inside the gate was transformed into a Red Carpet that was instantly replete with actresses, singers and celebrities, obviously fans of Sue Wong, as they appeared in their beloved Sue Wong creations of the season.
Graceful models strolled and struck poses around the party in the glamorous Sue Wong “My Fair Lady” Collection of elaborately beaded, hand-embroidered, or feathered gowns of all colors of the rainbow, from pale, muted hues to bright, colorful shades of tropical birds.
Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry designed by extraordinary Jewelry Artist, Joe Polthakorn, who was raised in the jewelry business by his mother, Vilaiwan, garlanded the necks and wrists of the statuesque models. When design became Joe’s passion, his mother sent him to the United States to study and start his own business. In honor of her support, Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry was born. Joe’s incredibly unique, intricate jewelry blends magnificently with Sue’s exquisite dresses. Ornate hats and headdresses by over the top couture hat designer Arturo Rios, as well as stunning hats from Jean Simmons, and Something Special Hats, were perfectly paired with each gown as were dazzling handcrafted, embroidered, and bejeweled or feathered handbags created by artist, Mary Francis.
Sue Wong’s exceptional gowns make strong statements in themselves. Yet these elaborate adornments, as impressive as they are, enhance each striking gown as Sue pairs each item with her undeniable flair.
Sue’s magic is evident in every item decorating her enchanting estate. The one-of-a-kind lamps, eye-catching colors in every room, and beautiful embroidered pillows, drapes and furniture all have Sue’s inimitable signature on them. Sue even created the 26 outstanding flower arrangements embellishing each room and displayed on the outside tables. Each floral display was absolutely grand and unique, and Sue picked out every flower herself and constructed each one herself!
Here is a video from the event:
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All Photos © by Judith Orr Photography