HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – (Feb. 18, 2020) – International Fashion Designer Sue Wong brings to life her first annual Living Canvas of Oscar Night event February 9, 2020, at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in West Hollywood. The star-studded event united fashion and film as The Sue Wong Academy Gala celebrated The Academy Awards through the spirit of art, philanthropy, and spirituality.
Sue Wong’s Hollywood glam brought beauty, magic, and transformation into her Academy Gala on Hollywood’s greatest night. The first annual gala from Sue Wong brought a new level of light to Hollywood and her guests to their feet. Although it was an evening of multiple awards, a major winner was Project Angel Food, a nonprofit that delivers 15,000 nutritious meals each week to those affected by life-threatening illnesses in Los Angeles.
With more than 300 guests in attendance, The Sue Wong Academy Gala stunned the audience with an Iconic retrospective fashion show and awe-inspiring performances by Shaolin Temple monks accompanied by female drummers who electrified the entire event.
Project Angel Food’s CEO Richard Ayoub was honored with the Humanitarian of the Year award, as well as Christine Devine with the Broadcast Icon Award, Nigel Daly with the British Icon Award, and many more.
Celebrity guests included Christine Devine (Fox 11 News), Nigel Daly (OBE), Scott Page (Pink Floyd), Chris Pitman (Guns & Roses), Kelly Hu (Miss Hawaii USA 1993), Larry Namer (Founder, E! Entertainment), Ronn Moss (Actor/Musician), Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind & Fire), Vincent M Ward (The Walking Dead), Mike Ferguson (Birds of Prey), Twana Barnett (Pro Wrestler), Michael Coulombe (Writer/Director), Shi Yongxin (Grand Venerable Abbot of the Shaolin Temple), Amanda Eliasch (English Photographer/Filmmaker), George Blodwell (Stylist), Michael Jai White (Action Star), and more.
As the event came to an exciting close a stellar after party began featuring some of the most famous rock stars in the world! The two red carpets were jammed packed with multiple press outlets from around the world with ABC covering twice in one week! As guests viewed The Academy Awards on two huge screens, the unique combination of sophistication, glamour, fashion, and music, created standing ovations throughout the magical evening.
“What a night to remember,” said Scott Page, saxophone and rhythm guitarist for Pink Floyd. “The fashion, location, entertainment, and atmosphere brought people together on Oscar night in a way that no one else could. Sue Wong is a host unlike any other!”
To learn more about the Sue Wong Academy Gala, visit: https://suewongacademygala.com/
About Sue Wong
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. Spread throughout more than 27 countries globally, Sue Wong fashion is the number one source for evening fashion, proving the signature style is beloved worldwide and appreciated by women all over the world. To learn more about Sue Wong, visit https://www.suewong.com/.
About Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food cooks and delivers over 600,000 nutritious meals each year, free of charge, to the homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses. Our medically tailored meals and nutritional counseling services help chronically and terminally ill people throughout Los Angeles County who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Created in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we expanded our mission in 2004 to help our neighbors who are struggling with the multiple challenges of hunger, isolation, and critical illness. Every week, we deliver 12,000 meals to 1,400 people in need from Metro, South and East LA, to Pomona, La Mirada, and Long Beach, and the remote town of Antelope Valley. Since 1989, we have served over 12 million meals to more than 20,000 people. To learn more about Project Angel Food, visit https://www.angelfood.org/.