Woodbury University to Honor Designer Sue Wong at May 2 Gala

Apr 22, 2010, 13:40 ET from Woodbury University

BURBANK, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Woodbury University will honor famed gown designer Sue Wong at the 46th annual fashion show benefit on Sunday, May 2.

The show at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles begins at 6:30 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 and proceeds provide scholarships for talented Woodbury students.

In addition to honoring Wong as the fashion designer of the year, Woodbury University alumna and "Project Runway" participant Christiane King, whose edgy, flirty designs are popular with young Hollywood, will be recognized with Woodbury's inaugural Rising Star Award. The work of Woodbury student designers also will be celebrated at the Swarovski-enhanced fashion show, emceed by CBS 2 and KCAL 9 meteorologist Josh Rubenstein.

 Wong's current limited edition collection "Sue Wong for Walt Disney Signature" features dresses inspired by the hit movie "Alice in Wonderland." Her designs have been worn by stars such as Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood, and she recently debuted her Fall 2010 collection during Los Angeles Fashion Week. As Woodbury University's Fashion Designer of the Year, Wong joins the ranks of past honorees including Zandra Rhodes, James Galanos, Gustave Tassell, and Eduardo Lucero.  

The theme for the 2010 show presented by the Woodbury Department of Fashion Design is "Asiatikos" to celebrate influences from the varied cultures of Asia. The fashion show is a showcase for the ideas and designs of Woodbury's fashion design students. For event information, please contact James Morse at 818.252.5248 or James.morse@woodbury.edu. Ticket information is available at www.woodbury.edu/fashionshow.

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture, Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development, and Master of Organizational Leadership. A San Diego campus offers bachelor of architecture and Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development degrees.

SOURCE Woodbury University