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Sue Wong Celebrates Old Hollywood Glamour à la Gatsby

By Nicole Muj

Los Angeles Informer

Los Angeles-based couture designer Sue Wong definitely knows how to throw a bash… in grand “Gatsby” style!  Often described as the high priestess of Hollywood fashion, Wong recently opened up the doors to her spectacular Los Feliz villa for the unveiling of her “Great Gatsby Fall 2013 Collection,” inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel. The star-studded soirée that paid homage to the Roaring Twenties was truly an affair to remember, as we all anticipate the May 10th theatrical release of Baz Lurhmann’s remake, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan.

Sue Wong and James Keach with Models in Great Gatsby Fall 2013 Collection

Sue Wong and James Keach with Models in Great Gatsby Fall 2013 Collection

The bubbly flowed freely, while guests enjoyed informal modeling of stunningly opulent cocktail dresses and exquisite evening gowns, reminiscent of the Flapper era, but with a modern day appeal.  With glittering fringed skirts, art deco motifs, gemstone hues of sapphire, jade, citrine and carnelian, Wong’s Great Gatsby Collection evokes the images and excitement surrounding the Jazz Age.

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The designer describes the new collection, “My new designs bring to life the spirit of an era that Fitzgerald flawlessly depicted in his novel. Several passages in the book inspired me to translate a generation’s jubilation into wearable pieces for today’s modern women. The book remains a classic because we can all still relate to many of its themes. What I offer is not an escape but a way of bringing into a woman’s everyday life a jolt of glamour and romance.”

Great Gatsby Fall 2013 Collection

Great Gatsby Fall 2013 Collection

She adds, “What I offer is not an escape but a way of bringing into a woman’s everyday life a jolt of glamour and romance. Consider the passage before the narrator Nick Carraway meets the mysterious Jay Gatsby – ‘There was music from my neighbor’s house…in his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings of the champagne and the stars’.”

This latest collection seems tailor-made for Wong, whose home ‘The Cedars’ provided the luxurious setting for the evening, taking guests back to the Golden Age of Tinseltown. The designer has restored the legendary home to its original grandeur, since purchasing it in 2004.

Taking part in the evening’s events and dressed for the occasion were Kelsey Grammer and wife Katye Walsh, Bai Ling, Erin Cahill, Hana Mae Lee, James Keach, Thomas Jane, plus many others.

Sue Wong with Kelsey Grammer and wife Katye Walsh

Sue Wong with Kelsey Grammer and wife Katye Walsh

Sue Wong’s designs are available nationwide at specialty boutiques, major department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and internationally in over 27 countries. The Great Gatsby Fall 2013 Collection will hit stores this July.

www.suewong.com

Photos Courtesy of Sue Wong

Nicole MujNicole Muj

Nicole Muj is the founder of KULTURA PR (kulturapr.com), a public relations company that specializes in international entertainment and cultural clients. Ms. Muj is also involved in booking A-list Western music artists and celebrities in Europe, Mexico and Asia. Previously, she served as Associate Director, Worldwide Publicity, E! Networks, and held senior level positions at LA-based mPRm Public Relations and Comspan Communications.

Contact – email: nicolemuj@hotmail.com; phone: 310-804-0964

 

 

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