Over 400 carefully curated guests joined internationally renowned celebrity fashion designer Sue Wong for a 10 year retrospective of her work on New Year’s Eve. Ms. Wong presented her installation in the form of living sculptures. The guests were absolutely delighted to see beautiful models adorned in Wong’s most exquisite creations floating from one room to another in her residence, the historical Hollywood landmark palazzo, The Cedars. The gowns, and corresponding regal headdresses celebrated the beauty of Old Hollywood, which was the theme of the event.
Ms. Wong was presented with the “Diamond Rose Award” by Jarvee Hutcherson, President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association. Ms. Wong was also given awards from the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.
The beauty of Ms. Wong’s creations was matched perfectly by the backdrop of the Cedars, where the guests were able to step through the looking glass and straight into Old Hollywood. Artfully preserved, the Cedars presents the architectural equivalent to Sue’s designs, each evoking a mood of romance and opulence. A visual ecstasy.
Fashion meets Architecture meets Music. Artists truly converged for a spectacular event of sensory pleasures including musical performances by Maria Elena Infantino and opera stars Michael Peer and Oleksandra Hrabova. The passion of all the artists in attendance could be felt in the walls of the Cedars. Los Feliz neighbors call the 1926 hilltop villa "the Norma Talmadge estate" after the silent-screen actress who reportedly lived here. Jimi Hendrix, Dennis Hopper, Lou Reed and late rocker Arthur Lee also were former inhabitants.
For more information about Sue Wong, please visit her website: http://www.suewong.com.
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