My Fair Lady Meets Sue Wong
What happens when you combine My Fair Lady, a gorgeous historic Hollywood estate and fashion? The result is Sue Wong’s breathtaking Fall 2011 collection. Last season she was all about old Hollywood glamour and she hasn’t strayed too far away from that theme. With the film My Fair Lady in mind, Wong’s newest designs pay homage to the movie’s Edwardian styling and the story of Eliza Doolittle. Wong said about her dresses,”I believe that clothing has the ability to empower and transform a woman into the fantasy of her choice.” With Wong’s personal motto of “Beauty, Magic, and Transformation” directly reflecting My Fair Lady‘s theme, it’s easy to see why she was so drawn to the film and named her Fall collection after it.
Moving on to today’s fashion presentation, which was slightly overshadowed only by Wong’s estate, guests were treated to gowns and cocktail dresses with immaculate detailing. Fine accents of laces, chiffons, extensive embroidery, along with my personal favorite- ostrich feathers were on display. Just like Wong’s home, her collection was literally like stepping back in time. With a color palette consisting of black, reds, nudes, champagne, and ivory, models sauntered around the living quarters as guests snapped photos. The home coupled with the gowns reflected an old Hollywood film set. Models were strategically placed around the estate and rotated places assuring everyone got a chance to see each look. Guests who wanted to feel short, and many of whom were dressed to the nines in Sue Wong gowns, eagerly posed with models.
Accented with hats from Aruto Rios, a few of my favorite looks from Sue Wong included a floor-length gown with black ostrich feathers and black embroidery over a sheer violet boddess, long black gloves and an oversized black hat finished the A-list look (below right). Another dress which caught my eye was full of black beading, that was complimented by ivory draping in the front (below left). Another stand out accessory were the black fringed arm sleeves which were donned by a model rockin’ a champagne embroidered cocktail dress with beading that created a belted effect (above right). I also loved the makeup looks created by none other than the Napoleon Perdis cosmetics team, many of the models had jeweled accents next to their smokey eyes.
There was also silent auction going on at the main entrance, where guests could bid on Sue Wong gowns with the proceeds going towards earthquake relief in Japan. It was fun to watch all stylish Angeleneos and Sue Wong supporters spend time mingling and noshing on brunch time bites while sipping champagne by the pool….not a shabby for Los Angeles afternoon if you ask me.
View more looks from Sue Wong’s fashion presentation on MyFDB’s official Facebook page.