Anna Sui Misses The Supers!

04 November 2010

anna sui, naomi campbell

Suddenly, Grazia Daily has come over all nostalgic. Anna Sui, famed for her romantic aesthetic, was a friend of some huge fash-on names including Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista even before launching her label in 1991, and credits the supers with helping her brand become the powerhouse it is today, saying 'Linda and Naomi, in particular, were so important in helping me get all the other models to do my first show'.

Whilst promoting a new coffee table book about her twenty years in the industry, she’s spoken to WWD about the current lack of supermodels gracing the catwalks, telling them 'It’s a different time. We are now going through a period of a lot of Eastern European. It’s more about their look than their personalities. It was the most terrifying thing to do fittings with supermodels, because they would come in and look at your Polaroid board and count how many outfits they had, what order they came out in, and who were they next to. They would say things like, 'She is taller than me, and I am not coming out after her,' 'How come she has three outfits, and I only have two,' and 'I want that outfit.' They’d literally pull the Polaroid off the board and say they want to wear this. There was a reason they were supermodels, though. When they put on an outfit, everyone was floored.'

"Anna Sui", the coffee table book is written by Andrew Bolton (curator of The Costume Institute at MET in New York) and contains contributions from Sui's long time friend and collaborator Steven Meisel. We are SO grabbing a copy.  

- Alex Butt


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