Behind the Scenes of “The Closeup”

Behind the Scenes of “The Closeup”

Edith relished the opportunity to dress Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard.  “Dressing her meant dressing an idol,” she remembered.  Though at first she was anxious about working with the “meticulous” actress who was well versed in fashion–both Banton and Greer had mentioned her exacting nature–Edith found she already had an admirer in Gloria.  After all, Edith had enjoyed great success since succeeding Banton as Paramount’s head of costume design in 1938.  This included contributing to style in film noir…

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A Stellar Evening Honoring Sue Wong

A Stellar Evening Honoring Sue Wong

Reposted from Los Angeles Weekly Times A Stellar Evening Honoring Sue Wong At The Lionsgate Awake Your Inner Body Event August 11, 2022 by admin Business, Pop Culture The Awake Your Inner Body Female Empowerment Panel honoring iconic designer Sue Wong was a resounding success. Female Goddess Sue Wong was honored on August 8th, 2022 at the Awake Your Inner Body’s magical and extraordinary event at the exclusive private club, RAFFI’s Place located in the exclusive beach community of Malibu, California. Remarkable…

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GUSTAV KLIMT’S “EXPECTATION” 

GUSTAV KLIMT’S “EXPECTATION” 

The oil on canvas painting, Expectation Stoclet Frieze, illustrates artist Gustav Klimt’s gold phase as he incorporates flourishing tones of gold and bronze to accentuate his Egyptian inspired painting. The artist had co-partnered with his colleagues Adolphe Stoclet and Josef Hoffmann to create the masterpiece. An arrangement of patterns are strategically placed throughout the artwork, shades in colours of gold to transcend the piece. Klimt had traced his drawing to marble plate, and then had…

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Iris Apfel: A Fashion Icon

Iris Apfel: A Fashion Icon

Growing up in Queens, New York, Iris Apfel was an only child, so her parents often brought her to family events where she was the only kid. Many of those were at her paternal grandparents’ home in Brooklyn, New York. To entertain Apfel, her grandmother let her play with fabric scraps, which she had in large quantities because her four daughters often sewed for charity. “She opened one bag, and then another, and what I…

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WASSILY KANDINSKY: A Look at Abstraction

WASSILY KANDINSKY: A   Look at Abstraction

Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow in 1866. He grew up in a bourgois, cultured family and learned to play the piano and the cello. In 1886 he began to study law and economics at the Moscow University. After passing his exams he started a teaching career at the Moscow Faculty of Law. He had many interests and apparently a great gift to teach himself different skills. In 1895 Kandinsky saw an exhibition of French…

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Sue Wong Designer Estates: A New Design Extravaganza

Sue Wong Designer Estates: A New Design Extravaganza

Iconic/Legendary designer/artist Sue Wong just launched her new venture, SUE WONG DESIGNER ESTATES with the unveiling of her first designer property, VILLA FELIZ, a dazzling romantic 1928 Spanish Revival hacienda that she restored and redesigned to artistic perfection.  The inauguration featured a Red Carpet of  who’s who of celebrities, influencers, film/  television personalities and rock stars. SUE WONG Designer Estates reopened Hollywood in Los Angeles with a glamorous Red Carpet Hollywood cocktail party, touted as…

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Sue Wong an Epic Life Journey

Sue Wong an Epic Life Journey

SUE WONG is a study in contrasts. She appears petite, yet possesses a commanding presence and grand energy that fills an entire room. While there is power and strength in her designs, there is a romantic fantasy and poetic lyricism that informs her work. The elegant economy of her gestures belies the strength and determination with which she had managed her business for over three decades. This collision of polar opposites creates the frisson that…

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