Great Gatsby Party With LA Designer Sue Wong

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Today is the opening of The Great Gatsby. I bet you are going to the movies this weekend to see it right? Well I can say I was lucky enough to attend a very Jay Gatsby affair at a real life 1920s Hollywood mansion. I was so thrilled to be Heather Petrey’s, of LA Fashionsnob, plus one to Sue Wong‘s Fall 2013 collection preview.

Sue Wong is a master at taking glamorous vintage looks and transforming them into sequined, feathered and beaded modern interpretations. Unlike many designers who take vintage inspiration and strip it of its intricate details, Sue Wong pays homage to past decades with an equal appreciation to the lost art of details that make vintage garments so special. She did not fail with this Gatsby inspired collection. Modern flappers and enchantresses were dripping with figure flattering gowns covered jewels, lace, chiffon, feathers and beads. It’s as if Daisy Buchannon invited her glittering friends for a frolic in her grand home.

The event was held at Sue Wong’s glorious mansion in Los Feliz. The Cedars was built in 1926 for MGM director and screenwriter Maurice Tourneur. The historic Hollywood was referred to as the Talmadge Estate after silent screen star Norma Talmadge who along with Errol Flynn, Marilyn Monroe, Bela Lugosi, Howard Hughs, Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper, and many others, have called this home.

I channeled my inner flapper girl with a 1960s does 20s drop waist dress, a 1970s lariat necklace, a custom made 1920s necklace. You can check out some personal style images on my Facebook page

1920s Gatsby style is going to be huge, I predict for several seasons. I would highly recommend a piece or two from Sue Wong’s collection. Every piece was lovely.

In the meantime, check out some images from the event..

all photos property of Heather Petrey/LA Fashionsnob

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1 Heather { 05.10.13 at 9:21 pm }

Great post and pictures ;)

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