OLDIES BUT GOODIES: Sue Wong Celebrates Old Hollywood Glamour At 2010 LA Fashion Week
Sue Wong kicked off LA Fashion Week in true Hollywood style with her 2011 Spring preview Collection hosted at her famed atelier in the City of Angels historic Wilshire district.
One of the few big designers who currently show in Los Angeles, Wong was inspired by the glamour and sass of Old Hollywood’s starlet style and her collection certainly made that apparent. Think flapper-ish short dresses as well as floor length diva-esque designs, all with plenty of embroidery, ornate beadwork and feather tiered trim – perfect for a float down the red carpet or other special event.
“The collection is inspired by the pre-code goddesses of the silver screen. These were the first modern women and they were raw, undaunted, somewhat challenged perhaps but they were undeterred and unchained and uncut. They were really strong and sexually frank. Think Tallulah Bankhead and Marlene Dietrich and always with an incredible sense of glamour,” said Wong.
Wong’s huge celebrity following was out en mass to get a glimpse of her latest and greatest, most of them wearing Wong designs as well. Another historic nod to the era was the lack of a runway. Instead Wong chose to have her models posed on clear pedestals and mingled with the guests – much like the dressing rooms of old.
Guests enjoyed jazz music, dancing and decadent cakes and cocktails – all in true devil-may-care fashion – which was the old-school icing on this decidedly dazzling affair.