SUE WONG LIVES FOR ONE THING: TO SPREAD GLAMOUR AND BEAUTY!
Born into humble circumstances in a remote countryside in Southern China, Sue was spirited away from her ancestral home at the age of five by her Mother, who longed to be reunited with her Father in America. Journeying to the United States a year later, mother and child reunited with Sue’s father in Los Angeles. As a child, her initial creative tendencies drew her to Art. The daughter of struggling immigrants, there would be no budget in the spare family economy for toys; Sue would create her own paper dolls and their entire lavish wardrobe, practicing her nascent interest in Fashion Design. However, Sue started making her own clothes when she was nine years old. In High School she was chosen from over three hundred female classmates to be a member of the May Company Teen Board, and landed the opportunity to work in various capacities including modeling, window display and merchandising. While she was still trying to earn a Fashion degree, she interned with the resource brand Arpeja, after winning first place in a scholarship sponsored by the company, apprenticing under the head designer.
Sue Wong launched her namesake brand, rolling out an initial collection of Sue Wong day dresses and separates to critical acclaim in 1985. Eventually, she introduced more elaborate evening pieces in 1999, a move that would firmly establish her signature style of haute glamour, femininity and romantic vintage sensibilities.
Sue Wong was the first American designer credited with bringing Haute Couture looks to the masses at affordable prices, therefore launching and solidifying her reputation as the Everywoman’s Couturier. She ruled the American Evening Market, selling to the highest level stores in America, such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, in addition to 27 countries globally, becoming the number one source for the Evening category, proving that the SUE WONG signature is beloved world wide and appreciated by women all over the world.
Sue Wong truly captures and embodies through her work, her mantra of Beauty. Magic. Transformation. It is the Eternal Feminine Goddess energy that Sue Wong aspires to honor in every woman, creating beauty and sorcery that both enchants as it empowers, leaving a trail of wistful romantics speechless in its wake...
She has dressed countless celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Minnie Driver, Tyra Banks and Taylor Swift. She continues to be the proven Alchemist, now expanding her artistic canvas into design modalities for Fashion, Home, Lifestyle, Interiors, and signature Hotels. Sue Wong is scheduled to design her first namesake SUE WONG branded hotel, promising to deliver a spectacular, unique signature hotel with verve and style--inspired by her glamorous 1920's historical Hollywood palazzo, THE CEDARS--which served as host for a constellation of legendary Hollywood stars and musical royalty--including Norma Talmadge, Béla Lugosi, Errol Flynn, Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Johnny Depp. It has also been featured in a number of Hollywood classics, including Sunset Boulevard (1949) and Easy Rider (1969). The Cedars has been featured in many publications, including ANTIQUES & FINE ART, IN-STYLE HOME, HELLO, HOLA and LOS ANGELES TIMES.