Anna Sui

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Anna Sui
Annasuioffice.jpg
Anna Sui at her New York City office
Born (1964-08-04) August 4, 1964 (age 51)
Detroit, Michigan
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Education Parsons The New School for Design
Occupation Fashion designer
Awards CDFA Perry Ellis Award
Time Magazine - Top 5 Fashion Icons of the Decade[1]
CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award[2]
Bravo A-List Award
Classic Icon of Fashion and Design
Website http://www.annasui.com/en/#/home
Labels Anna Sui
Dolly Girl by Anna Sui
Anna Sui Mini
Anna Sui
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 蕭志美
Simplified Chinese 萧志美
Japanese name
Kanji アナスイ
Kana アナスイ

Anna Sui (tc: 蕭志美, sc: 萧志美, pinyin: Xiāo Zhìměi, jp: アナスイ) (born August 4, 1964)[3][4] is an American fashion designer. She was named one of the "Top 5 Fashion Icons of the Decade" [5] and in 2009 earned the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), joining the ranks of Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Diane von Furstenberg.[6] Her brand categories include several Fashion lines, Footwear, Cosmetics, Fragrance, Eyewear, Jewellery, Accessories, as well as a Gifts line. Anna Sui products are sold through her free-standing stores and distributors around the world in over 50 countries. In 2006, Fortune estimated the collective value of Sui's fashion empire at over $400 million.[7]

Early life and family origins[edit]

Sui was born on August 4, 1964, in Detroit, Michigan, to French-educated Chinese emigrants, Paul Sui (zh: 蕭惠光, pinyin: Xiāo Huì Guāng) and Grace Sui Fang (zh: 方光琪, pinyin: Fāng Guāng Qí) who met while studying at the Sorbonne in Paris where Sui's father was studying engineering and her mother, painting. Her paternal grandparents were Xiao Yu Lan (zh: 蕭毓蘭, pinyin: Xiāo Yùlán), a Tahitian-Chinese businessman, and his wife Qiu Daitai (zh: 丘帶娣).[8][9] Her maternal grandparents were Fang Chih (zh: 方治, pinyin: Fāng Zhì), a Chinese diplomat and his wife Fang Ih-chi.[10][11]

Sui is a matrilineal descendant of the Fang family of Tongcheng, Anhui, a Ming and Qing dynasty noble family notable for its many scholars and philosophers. She is an 18th generation descendant of Fang Bao, an influential Chinese poet who founded the Tongcheng School of literary prose popular throughout the Qing Empire.[12][13] Notable ancestors also include Fang Gongcheng, tutor of the imperial palace, and Fang Guancheng, Viceroy of Zhili seated at Tianjin from 1749 to 1768 amongst other Qing era scholars.[14][15]

By the time she was four years old, Sui knew she wanted to be a fashion designer. As a teen, she read an article in Life Magazine about a girl who graduated from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and then moved to Paris, where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton opened the girl a boutique. As Sui recalls, "As a kid, you think 'wow', you've found the magic ticket...all you have to do was move to New York and go to Parsons."[16] Years later, when Sui went back and re-read the article, she realized the girl's father was the legendary photographer, Irving Penn. Sui moved to New York and attended Parsons.[17]

Early career[edit]

Karlie Kloss poses on the runway at the Anna Sui show in September 2011.

After finishing her second year at Parsons, Sui was hired by juniors clothing label Charlie's Girls,[18] the first of several jobs where she learned by designing for sportswear labels and doing styling on the photography shoots of friend and former Parson's classmate Steven Meisel. During this time, she began designing and making clothes out of her apartment. While working for the sportswear company Glenora, she brought her collection of five pieces to a New York trade show, and caught the attention of a couple of New York department stores. A few weeks later, those clothes were featured in a New York Times advertisement.[19] The manager at Glenora, where Sui was still on the payroll, was furious when he saw the advertisement in The Times and fired her on the spot.

Left without a job, Sui took her $300 in savings and started a business out of a little corner in her apartment's living room.[20] For several years, Sui ran the company out of her apartment, doing odd-jobs for spare income and reinvesting every penny of earnings into her business. The 1980s was the height of "power-dressing", with companies such as Chanel, Lacroix and Versace setting the standard. Sui struggled to stand up next to the big-name fashion houses. In 1991, Sui's supermodel friends Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista got together and encouraged her to try a runway show. Sui rented a small space in the Meatpacking District and paid the models by giving them the clothes. The successful show was the biggest breakthrough of Sui's career: "That those beauties [Campbell and Evangelista] were then at the height of their fame helped stoke the reception Sui got from buyers and the news media."[21]

Anna Sui line[edit]

Caroline Trentini for Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2011.

Sui's first runway show took place in 1991.[22] In 1992,[23] Sui opened her first retail location at 113 Greene Street in New York City's Soho District. The flagship store, with its red floors, antique black furniture, signature dolly head mannequins and its lavender walls which Anna painted herself,[24] became a staple of SOHO fashion and has guided the aesthetic of Anna Sui stores worldwide, evoking the Anna Sui brand and lifestyle, "the stores have come to emphasize the epitome of culture in a continually shifting fashion world."[25]

From her first show, Sui was known for her light-hearted, whimsical, homemade and entertaining approach to showcasing her collections. The atmosphere often had a distinct party vibe and the antics of guests and participants were described as a distinct cultural scene of the period.[26]

In 1993, the Anna Sui Corporation opened a store in Hollywood at La Brea Avenue expanding coverage and controlling North American distribution.[27]

Anna Sui Shoes premiered on the runway for the fall collection in 1994. Manufactured in Venice, Italy, the shoe collection includes both day and evening styles, in velvet, silk, patent leather, snake and lizard skin, shearling and suede.

Global expansion[edit]

Liu Wen on the runway at Anna Sui Fall/Winter 2010.

In 1997, the first freestanding Anna Sui boutiques opened in Tokyo and Osaka through a distribution and sales license with Isetan.[28] Sui also partnered with Italian shoemaker Ballin to create a shoe line.[29]

In 1999, Anna Sui launched her fragrance with Wella AG and cosmetic line with Albion.[30]

In 2003, the designer launched her Dolly Girl fragrance together with several limited edition sets in the Dolly Girl series.[31]

Sui partnered with Gonzo K.K. Studios to design costumes for the characters in their 2004 television series Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, a series loosely based on The Count of Monte Cristo by French author Alexandre Dumas.[32]

In 2005, Sui was contracted by Samsung Electronics Co. in partnership with VOGUE to design a cellular telephone. The limited edition handset which was available through T-Mobile sold out in the first month with products occasionally coming for sale on eBay.[33][34] Sui described the phone as "...the most visible accessory and should be an extension of your personal style and essence...Anna Sui Mobile by Samsung reflects my favorite things purple, metallic black, a butterfly, glam rock, vintage-chic, all unmistakably Anna Sui".[35] Sui also partnered with Anthropologie to launch a fashion collection called Anna Sui for Anthropologie,[36] the collection remains ongoing.[37]

For the Hello Kitty 30th Anniversary in 2007, Sui partnered with the Japanese company to create a limited edition collection in tribute to the milestone. The stuffed animals from this collection sell for over $100.00 USD on Ebay.[38]

In 2006, Anna Sui launched a limited edition Anna Sui Boho Barbie doll in partnership with Mattel. She later launched a limited edition collection with Victoria's Secret called Anna Sui for Victoria's Secret.[39]

In 2008, Sui launched the Dolly Girl clothing collection in Japan to follow up on her previous fragrance lines. Sui's designs continue to attract many famous clients such as Blake Lively, Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, Liv Tyler, and Courtney Love. Later in 2008, Sui partnered with Nissan to design a customized car, the Nissan 350z Anna Sui Limited Edition which was featured at various roadshows.

Specialized collections[edit]

Jessica Stam walking the Anna Sui show in February 2009.

In 2009, Sui partnered with Target to produce a Gossip Girl inspired line combining Upper East Side style with a "downtown" edge called Anna Sui for Target. The limited edition collection was available for several weeks in September. A children's line known as "Anna Sui Mini" debuted in early 2009 in Japan[40] and her Rock Me! fragrance launched later in the year.[41] She further entered into a distribution agreement with Mondottica Limited for eyewear distribution under the Anna Sui Eyewear brand[42] and launched a collaboration collection with Bliss called Anna Sui for FitFlop.[43][44]

Later in 2009, Sui was presented with the Classic Icon of Fashion Design award at the China Fashion Awards in Beijing and with the CFDA's Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in her native New York City.[45] At the award ceremony, Simon Doonan, Creative Director at Barneys New York said "Anna Sui's award is so long overdue, she is a genius, if I was a girl I would be just Sui, Sui, Sui head to foot because I love what she does."[46]

In 2010, Sui collaborated with Andrew Bolton to publish her first book celebrating and chronicling her 20-year career.[47] The same year, she launched her Forbidden Affair fragrance.

In 2011, she partnered with Hush Puppies to create a limited edition shoe collection which debuted in the Fall 2011 fashion show. She went on to also partner with Tumi to create a line of suitcases and travel items.[48] Later in the year, Sui collaborated with Google to create a themed Google Chrome web browser extension.[49] She also entered into a fragrance license with InterParfums for fragrance and perfume distribution.[50]

In 2012, Sui collaborated with Coach and created Anna Sui for Coach, two limited edition handbags.[51]

From May to November 2013, clothing from Sui's 1999 and 2000 collections were featured at the The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology as a part of their RetroSpective: Fashion & Textile History Gallery exhibition.[52] In November Sui and Albion partnered with Asos to launch a Fall/Winter 2013 Anna Sui Cosmetics line in Europe. The series included holiday gift sets which featured a collaboration with Disney called the One Night Only Minnie Mouse Collection.[53]

On February 2, 2014, Lee Min-ho announced the Anna Sui for Fila collection on behalf of ANTA Sports Products Limited[54] and FILA which launched in 2015.[55][56] In April, Sui returned to her native Detroit to partner with the Ford Motor Company in creating the Mustang Unleashed Collection celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Sui, who is fiercely proud of her hometown, said "...As a designer, I am constantly inspired by everything around me, but it is important for me to remain true to my aesthetic and identity. Mustang has accomplished the same."[57] Later in April, Sui and Hong Kong based I.T. Apparels Ltd partnered with Lab Made, a Hong Kong ice cream vendor famous for pioneering the obscure market of liquid nitrogen ice cream to create an Anna Sui × Lab Made pop-up store which was featured at the company's Tsimshatsui branch throughout April 2014. The collaboration also featured Sui's own flavor of purple ice cream and the opening was announced by Hong Kong celebrity Alfred Hui, a contract artist for Hong Kong's Television Broadcasts Limited.[58] In July, Sui launched a lingerie line in Korea with Alvin Korea Co. Ltd. which was launched with a full scale lingerie fashion show at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Seoul. Of her launch, Sui said "Anna Sui fashion is ideal for lingerie because it's very girly, flirty and ultra feminine, but with a little touch of rock 'n' roll – a little bit of bad girl mixed in... there's a little bit of mystery behind it."[59] In October, Sui partnered with the CDFA to launch a collaboration with Best Buy called Anna Sui × Best Buy as a part of their designer's series.[60]

In March 2015, Sui and Isetan partnered with Sailor Moon to launch the Sailor Moon × Anna Sui collection which was featured at the Isetan store in Shinjuku.[61][62] Sui also partnered with French dessert maker Ladurée to create a collaboration called Anna Sui × Ladurée as a part of the Les Merveilleuses Ladurée collection.[63][64] In April 2015, Sui partnered with O'Neill to launch the collaborative collection titled Anna Sui for O'Neill, a collection inspired by the California beach scene.[65] Later, in June 2015, Sui relocated her Soho flagship store to Broome Street from its previous 23 year long location on Greene Street saying "...I will certainly be closer there to other stores that also suit my customer. The new location matches my sensibility and aesthetics much more. I have high hopes...".[66][67] In August, Sui partnered with American boot-maker The Frye Company to launch a limited edition collection titled Anna Sui × Frye, which expanded a previous collaboration between the two houses to develop boots for Sui's Fall/Winter 2015 fashion show. The collection was inspired by Nordic culture and History Channel's show Vikings.[68][69] The designer commented on the collection saying "The Frye Engineer Boot has always been my absolute favorite ... but they make so many other cool styles! It was a total dream to collaborate with them on boots for my Fall 2015 show... The fun part was customizing their classic shapes in an Anna Sui style!". Frye's Creative Director Michael Petry said of the collection: "We are honored to partner again with Anna Sui, one of the great American designers."[70][71] In honor of Singapore's Golden Jubilee, Sui partnered with Uniform and Shentonista to create a commemorative SG50 tote featured in a blog series by Shentonista.[72] Later in November 2015, the Starbucks × Anna Sui collection was announced by Starbucks, a holiday collaboration between the coffeehouse and the fashion designer offering a selection of stylized coffee mugs and tote bags for the holiday period.[73][74]

In January 2016, Starbucks continued its collaboration line with Sui via online sales.[75] Sui's clothing are featured in the Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism exhibit documenting the life and times of the rock 'n' roll band at the Saatchi Gallery between April and September 2016.[76][77]

Reception[edit]

Karlie Kloss on the runway at the Anna Sui show in September 2011.

For her innovative work, Sui has been called a designer who "never panders" by The New York Times,[78] and earned the distinction of being named to Time magazine's list of the decade's top five fashion icons.[1] Sui's work has been extensively covered both by the journalist industry as a whole and by the fashion press in particular. Her seasonal shows are regularly covered by Vogue magazie, Style.com, Women's Wear Daily and a host of other news and editorial platforms. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week called Sui's career "a classic American success story", quoting Sui's determined attitude: "You have to focus on your dreams, even if they go beyond common sense. How could this young girl from the suburbs of Detroit become a success in New York? It was always that dream".[79] Reviews generally refer to the thoroughness of the designer's research and her tying together of various trends and topics both historical and current.

You can never tell if it's for a good girl or a bad girl... I think that's part of the appeal...

— Anna Sui, Michigan Daily, October 2015, [80]

Charity and community involvement[edit]

Sasha Pivovarova at the Anna Sui show in February 2008.

In 1996, Sui partnered with General Motors Corporation as a part of the GM/CFDA Concept: Cure collaboration between General Motors and various fashion industry companies, raising awareness about and raising research funds for breast cancer. As a part of the program, Sui designed a GMC Yukon which was sold at silent auction to raise funds.[81]

Sui designs and manufactures her signature collection in her New York City headquarters on Fashion Avenue. In addition to her work as a designer, Sui has ardently fought to keep the industry alive and has spearheaded a campaign to "Save the Garment Center", which was highlighted during Fashion Week in September 2008.[82]

Following the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Sui put several of her designs up for auction on eBay, donating the proceeds to Citizens for Justice and Peace, a Mumbai-based civil-rights organization.[83]

In 2010, Sui partnered with Isetan and Bearbrick in a charity event benefitting the World Wildlife Foundation and Malaysia's Forest Restoration and Orang-utan Monitoring Project, with proceeds from a limited edition collection going to the cause.[84]

In September 2014, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the 1925 film The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. and the Tonner Doll Company organized the creation of a collection of commemorative dolls designed by several famous American designers including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Charlotte Ronson, Trina Turk and Sui. The collection of dolls was exhibited at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Bloomingdale's between September and October 2014 before being auctioned on eBay Giving Works with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity's There's No Place Like Home campaign.[85][86]

In June 2015, Sui partnered with New York restaurant Serendipity 3 in a charity fundraiser benefiting the Bowery Mission, a rescue mission and shelter in the Bowery area of Manhattan.[87]

Sui regularly gives lectures to students and around the United States in an effort to give back to the community and to inspire future generations to pursue their dreams. In October 2015, Sui spoke to local students about her experiences at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor as a part of the University of Michigan's Penny Stamps Speaker Series hosted by the Stamps School of Art and Design.[88] Sui emphasized the need to not be intimidated by the industry which is sometimes described as cutthroat, even recounting her experiences from when she had been fired from a position at a sportswear company early in her career: "My boss told me I had to stop and I was like, I can't stop, I have to ship my orders! And I got fired...". Following the lecture, some of Sui's designs went on display as part of the Detroit Historical Museum's Booth-Wilkinson Gallery exhibition Fashion D.Fined: The Past, Present and Future of Detroit Fashion.[89]

Works[edit]

Karmen Pedaru at the Anna Sui show in November 2011.

Perfumes and cosmetics[edit]

Sui introduced her fragrance and cosmetic line in 1999, to date the designer has launched 26 individual products with most coming in a variety of sizes.

The following is a list of Sui's fragrance collections:

Year Fragrance Partner Notes
1999 Anna Sui Classic Wella AG
2002 Sui Love[90] Wella AG
2003 Dolly Girl Wella AG Part of the Dolly Girl Collection
2004 Dolly Girl Ooh La Love Wella AG Part of the Dolly Girl Collection
2005 Secret Wish Wella AG Part of the Secret Wish Collection
2006 Dolly Girl On The Beach Wella AG Part of the Dolly Girl Collection
2006 Secret Wish Magic Romance Wella AG Part of the Secret Wish Collection
2007 Dolly Girl Bonjour L'Amour Wella AG Part of the Dolly Girl Collection
2007 Flight Of Fancy Wella AG Part of the Fancy Collection
2008 Dolly Girl Lil' Starlet Wella AG Part of the Dolly Girl Collection
2008 Night of Fancy Wella AG Part of the Fancy Collection
2009 Live Your Dream Wella AG
2009 Rock Me! Wella AG Part of the Rock Me Collection
2010 Forbidden Affair Wella AG
2010 Rock Me! Summer of Love Wella AG Part of the Rock Me Collection
2012 Anna Sui Fairy Dance Secret Wish InterParfums
2013 La Vie de Bohème[91] InterParfums Part of the Bohème Collection
2013 Tin House Fairy Dance InterParfums Part of the Tin House Collection
2013 Tin House Flight of Fancy InterParfums Part of the Tin House Collection
2013 Tin House Forbidden Affair InterParfums Part of the Tin House Collection
2013 Tin House Secret Wish InterParfums Part of the Tin House Collection
2014 La Nuit de Bohème[92] InterParfums Part of the Bohème Collection
2014 La Nuit de Bohème Eau de Parfum[93] InterParfums Part of the Bohème Collection
2014 Sui Dreams in Pink InterParfums
2015 (September) Romantica[94] InterParfums
2015 Sui Dreams in Green InterParfums

Fashion collections[edit]

Sui has done 2 seasonal fashion shows every year since 1991 with the exception of the Spring/Summer 2002 show which she canceled in respect to the victims of the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers.[29] In addition to the seasonal shows, Sui also has partnered with a variety of brands and companies such as Hush Puppies, Target Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Tumi, Isetan, FILA, O'Neill, Samsung, Mattel, Coach, T-Mobile, Victoria's Secret and VOGUE to produce limited edition collections.

The following is an incomplete list of Sui's fashion shows and collections:

Published works[edit]

Literary[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of Sui's literary works:

Filmography[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Video/film and television appearances[edit]

During filming of Confessions of a Shopaholic in 2008, a faux Anna Sui store was mocked up inside the Hearst Tower for the movie set, which also included mock-up stores for Valentino, Catherine Malandrino and Alberta Ferretti. The stunt fooled some New Yorkers into believing an actual stores had been opened.[117]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Hi Octane[118] Herself (TV series) Episode 1.3
2008 Bravo A-List Awards[118] Herself (TV special)
2010 The City[118] Herself (TV show) Episode: "Show 'Em What You Got"
2010 America's Next Top Model[118] Herself (TV show) Season 14, episode 11: "America's Next Top Model Is..."
2011 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel[118] Herself (Documentary)
2012 Project Runway[118] Herself (TV show) Season 10, episode 8: "Starving artist"
2011 Fashion News Live[118] Herself (TV show) Season 15, episode 42
2013 Tumi Case Studies[119] Herself (Short Series) Episode: "Anna Sui"
2014 Make It in America: Empowering Global Fashion[118] Herself (Documentary)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

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  37. ^ "Anna Sui". anthropologie.com. Anthropologie. 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2015. With little to her name, Anna Sui started her collection in 1981, working countless side jobs to keep her dream afloat. Now, with boutiques branching across the United States and Asia, she has stayed true to her signature aesthetic—a combination of sweet, femme and rock-and-roll. 
  38. ^ "ANNA SUI × HELLO KITTY". hellokittylimited.blogspot.sg. Hello Kitty Limited. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2016. These are one of the items that you just have to have but too expensive on the online market.Probably because they are no longer available. This Anna Sui Hello Kitty is a favorite of mine but is worth over $120.00 if you can find one. She was released for her 30 years anniversary. 
  39. ^ "ANNA SUI BRAND TIMELINE". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. Limited edition Anna Sui Boho Barbie was launched with Mattel. 
  40. ^ "2009". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Anna Sui Mini, a baby and toddler collection, launched in Japan. 
  41. ^ "2009". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Launch of Rock Me! fragrance. 
  42. ^ "Our Story". mondottica.com. Mondottica. 2015. Retrieved 2015. To further increase our growth in Asia, a license with ANNA SUI is signed. 
  43. ^ "Anna Sui for FitFlop". thegoodwebguide.co.uk. The Good Web Guide. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  44. ^ Bennett, Chris (11 February 2015). "Anna Sui launches coloured contact lenses to Asian market". opticianonline.net. Optical Online. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  45. ^ "2009". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Anna Sui honored with CFDA's Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award...Anna Sui honored with "Classic Icon of Fashion and Design" Award and accepted award at the China Fashion Awards in Beijing. 
  46. ^ Interview with Anna Sui on her background, fashion & Anna Sui fragrances (Video). YouTube. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  47. ^ "2010". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Launch of Anna Sui's first book; a retrospective chronicling the past 20 years of her runway, editorial and celebrity experiences. The book was published by Chronicle Books, written by Andrew Bolton and titled Anna Sui. 
  48. ^ "2011". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Anna Sui partnered with Hush Puppies on a limited edition shoe collection. The first collection of footwear debuted at the Fall 2011 fashion show...Anna Sui partnered with Tumi, a leading brand of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories to create a collection of travel bags and luggage. The Tumi Vapor? International Carry-On case and Just In Case? Tote debuted on the runway of the Anna Sui Spring 2012 fashion show. 
  49. ^ "Theme: Anna Sui". google.com. Google Inc. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2015. Anna Sui has a worldwide cult following who look to her each season for ironic mixes of romantic nostalgia and rock-and-roll glam. 
  50. ^ "ANNA SUI BRAND TIMELINE". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. Anna Sui entered into a ten-year exclusive worldwide fragrance license agreement with InterParfums to create, produce and distribute perfumes and fragrance-related products under the Anna Sui brand. Albion continues to hold the license to design and distribute the cosmetics. 
  51. ^ "2012". annasui.com. Anna Sui Corporation. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Anna Sui partnered with Coach to create 2 'Anna Sui for Coach' limited edition bags. The Fleur-de-Lis Duffle, which is unlined like the original version introduced in 1972, and the Dragonfly Duffle, which features vintage Anna Sui printed twill lining. 
  52. ^ "RetroSpective". fitnyc.edu. Fashion Institute of Technology. May 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2015. Anna Sui, ensemble, floral embroidered blue and gold shot silk taffeta, velvet, cord, beaded denim, 1999-2000, USA, gift of Anna Sui. 
  53. ^ "Anna Sui Masterclass". asos.com. Asos. 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2015. In November 2013, New York designer Anna Sui launches her much-loved beauty line at ASOS with a collection of gift sets in time for the Christmas season. Expect earthy eye shadows and berry red lip colours, plus body and skincare products infused with natural rose extracts. 
  54. ^ "Proactive development of Fila Business in the PRC, overseas markets and e-commerce business, revitalising sustainable growth". m.ir.anta.com. ANTA Sports Products Limited. 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. The Group spared no effort in strengthening presence of FILA brand by progressively opening stores at key locations in major cities in the PRC, and fostering the quality of store decor and product displays, so as to drive in-store traffic and bolster sales. As at the end of June 2014, there were 441 FILA stores operating in China, Hong Kong and Macao (end of 2013: 416). In order to raise awareness of FILA, a large-scale FILA event was held in February 2014 in Shanghai to launch the Anna Sui for FILA collection's stylish products and the "Santorini Blue" - themed 2014 Spring/Summer collection, and to announce that popular Korean star actor Lee Min Ho has officially become a FILA ambassador. FILA's trendy lifestyle brand image is also fully demonstrated to target consumers through impressive POPs featuring Shu Qi, another FILA ambassador. In addition to being an Official Sports Uniform Sponsor for the Hong Kong, China Delegation, FILA is also the Official Apparel Sponsor for the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association and the Official Sponsor for 2014 World Ladies Championship. Furthermore, FILA tailor-made uniforms for the CCTV sports channel reporters at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, enabling FILA products to capture the attention of yet more consumers. 
  55. ^ "Anna Sui for FILA Collection Launching". fila.com.hk. FILA Marketing Hong Kong Limited. February 2, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2015. Fila has collaborated with renowned Chinese-American designer, Ms Anna Sui to create the latest 'Anna Sui for FILA Collection'. This cross over collection was unveiled by the newly endorsed brand ambassador Mr Lee Man Ho in Shanghai on Valentine's day. 
  56. ^ Chen, Jingjing (April 12, 2015). "Anna Sui for FILA". Behance.net. Behance. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  57. ^ "Unleashing Passion and Creativity – Ford Launches Global Fashion Collaboration Marking Mustang's 50th". at.ford.com. Ford Motor Company. April 17, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2015. Sui, a Detroit native, says that Mustang has adapted over the years to cultural changes, but always has remained true to what it represents – freedom and passion. "Fashion is ever evolving, and is a historical representation of what is going on in the world," she said. "As a designer, I am constantly inspired by everything around me, but it is important for me to remain true to my aesthetic and identity. Mustang has accomplished the same." 
  58. ^ "ANNA SUI × Lab Made Pop-up Store Opening Event". ithk.com. I.T. Apparels Ltd. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2016. Famous for its refined accessory collection, ANNA SUI joined the popular ice cream parlour, Lab Made, to have the first-ever cross-industry collaboration this spring for a pop-up store at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch of Lab Made from 8th April to 21st April. During the mentioned period, all Lab Made shops will only sell four different flavours of ice cream which are in purple colour, including Purple Rice, Blueberry Breakfast, Lemon Ribena Yoghurt and the ANNA SUI special - Purple Sweet Potato. Customers who purchased in any Lab Made store during the mentioned period will receive a discount coupon for purchasing ANNA SUI SS14 items. In celebrating this happy occasion, we are honoured to have famous singer, Alfred Hui, to join us, and explore the artistic journey of ANNA SUI. 
  59. ^ Kim, Bo-eun (23 July 2014). "Anna Sui lingerie line launches in Korea". koreatimes.co.kr. Korea Times. Retrieved 1 December 2015. Models strode down the runway in the skimpiest versions of Anna Sui's signature bohemian look at the Ritz-Carlton in southern Seoul, July 15. The show marked the launch of the American fashion designer's lingerie line in Seoul, which has up until now been most familiar with her cosmetics and fragrance lines. Highly consistent with her feminine yet mysterious fashion line, the undergarments featured romantic butterfly and rose motifs and glamorous oriental prints in a toned down palette of hues. 
  60. ^ "Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi Team with Best Buy for Tech Accessories". fashiontrendsdaily.com. Fashion Trends Daily. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2016. The collection, which is available for pre-order now at www.bestbuy.com/designerseries, will be available in stores on October 5. The Nanette Lepore and Anna Sui collections were done in collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, or CFDA, which works to bring the work of American designers to customers. 
  61. ^ "Sailor Moon × Anna Sui Fashion Collaboration 2015". sailormooncollectibles.com. Sailor Moon Collectibles. 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. Another Sailor Moon collaboration will be available at Isetan, this time it's between Sailor Moon × Anna Sui... These items are available for sale for a limited time only from March 25 – 31, 2015. You can find them at the Shinjuku Isetan, 伊勢丹新宿店本館3階 センターパークステージ#3. 
  62. ^ Baseel, Casey (22 April 2015). "Anna Sui's new manga accessory collection includes anime eye pouches and torso bags". rocketnews24.com. Rocket News 24. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  63. ^ "Doll Face by Anna Sui". thebeautynerd.com. Chronicles of a Beauty Nerd. 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  64. ^ "Ladurée × ANNA SUI Les Merveilleuses Ladurée 2015 冬季限量 ღ 浮飾玫瑰經典腮紅 "混色限量版". pixnet.net. Angeline. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  65. ^ Simon, Samantha (April 1, 2015). "Anna Sui Launches a Beach-Ready Collection for O'Neill". instyle.com. In Style. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Inspired by classic California beach girls when designing the line, "It was important to keep the pieces feminine", said Sui, who has also incorporated swimwear into her recent spring collections. "I used a lot of lace and crochet, and I channeled some of my idols, like Michelle Phillips, Joni Mitchell, and the ladies of Laurel Canyon." 
  66. ^ Iredale, Jessica (July 18, 2015). "Anna Sui Relocates SoHo Flagship: Anna On The Move". wwd.com. Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved October 23, 2015. After 23 years on Greene Street (between Prince and Spring Streets) in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, Anna Sui is moving south to 484 Broome St. (between Wooster and West Broadway). According to Sui, the move was prompted by her newish neighbors on Greene. 
  67. ^ Reddinger, Paige (19 June 2015). "Anna Sui To Relocate Soho Flagship After 23 Years". fashionweekdaily.com. Fashion Week Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  68. ^ Gorski, Cheryl (15 January 2016). "Native Plains-Wear". artvoice.com. Artvoice. Retrieved 27 January 2016. Anna Sui's collection is influenced by her love for the History Channel's "Vikings." Models strutted with Inuit face tattoos and wild tousled hair. She combined Scandinavian influences into her fabrics. Each season leaves you wanting for more. A 1960's boho undercurrent always punctuates her collections. 
  69. ^ Iredale, Jessica (2015). "Anna Sui RTW Fall 2015". wwd.com. Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2016. After she killed time on a flight by watching the History Channel's "Vikings" series, Anna Sui became obsessed with the show and its "sexy, racy gorgeous cast and setting. 
  70. ^ Cheng, Andrea (6 August 2015). "Anna Sui and Frye Collaborate on the Perfect Fall Accessories Collection". instyle.com. In Style. Retrieved 30 November 2015. When Anna Sui showed her fall/winter 2015 collection earlier this year, her lineup was brimming with Nordic-inspired designs and print-happy pieces. But it was the Frye boots that perfectly rounded out each look and took the theme to the next level. So it was a natural next step for the designer to partner with the all-American boot company to launch a limited edition line of accessories that so accurately captures the essence of her fall collection. 
  71. ^ "Anna Sui × Frye". thefryecompany.com. The Frye Company. 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  72. ^ "UOB CARDS × ANNA SUI × SHENTONISTA". theuniform.com.sg. Uniform. August 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015. Our campaign for UOB Cards in collaboration with Anna Sui tied in with the festive season, and was also a bid to honour our roots in preparation for SG50. We photographed and interviewed personalities across Singapore's entertainment, fashion, and F&B industries, and asked them a little about what they love about Singapore. We featured an exclusive tote bag, designed by Anna Sui specially for SG50 
  73. ^ "STARBUCKS × ANNA SUI COLLECTION". starbucks.ph. Starbucks Corporation. 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015. Anna Sui + Starbucks Boutique Double Wall Mug Anna's iconic boutique artwork in a double wall construction to help keep beverages hot and insulate/protect the hands. 
  74. ^ Sohn, Ji-young. "Starbucks, Anna Sui Launch Collaborative Goods". koreaherald.com. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2015. Starbucks has joined hands with high fashion and cosmetics brand Anna Sui to launch a special collection of mugs, water bottles, bags and card pouches in South Korea. The collection includes the Anna Sui Rose DW Mug, the Anna Sui Boutique DW Mug, the SS Swell Anna Sui Water Bottle, the Anna Sui Tote Bag and the Anna Sui Card. 
  75. ^ "Anna Sui + Starbucks". starbucks.com. Starbucks Corporation. 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  76. ^ "The Rolling Stones 'EXHIBITIONISM' at The Saatchi Gallery". londonlaunch.com. World Launch Franchise Limited. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. The exhibition is an interactive tour through the Rolling Stones' vast artistic oeuvre, including original stage designs, dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, rare guitars and instruments, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips, personal diaries and correspondence, original poster and album cover artwork, and unique cinematic presentations. Collaborations and work by a vast array of artists, designers, musicians and writers will be included in the exhibition – from Dior, Prada, Anna Sui, Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen and Ossie Clark, to Don Was, Walton Ford and Martin Scorsese. 
  77. ^ "Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones, delivered by DHL". stonesexhibitionism.com. Rolling Stones. 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  78. ^ Trebay, Guy (11 February 2009). "Testing Her Strong Suit". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  79. ^ "ANNA SUI". mbfashionweek.com. IMG Worldwide. 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. The career of Anna Sui is a classic American success story. "You have to focus on your dreams, even if they go beyond common sense. How could this young girl from the suburbs of Detroit become a success in New York? It was always that dream", she says. Today Anna Sui has over 50 boutiques in eight countries and her collection is sold in 300 stores in over 30 countries. Anna still has the same love of fashion that she did when she was a little girl. At age four, she decided that she would become a designer and started to make her own clothes. She mixed a very serious approach to learning her craft with eccentric ideas, such as vowing to not to wear the same outfit twice in one year. "I was completely obsessed", she says, "I don't know how my parents put up with me." Before the end of her senior high school year, she was accepted to Parsons School of Design in New York. After two years at Parsons, Anna styled with friend Steven Meisel and designed for several sportswear companies before launching her first collection in 1981. 
  80. ^ Filips, Caroline (October 12, 2015). "Detroit fashion designer Anna Sui recounts life at Penny Stamps Lecture". The Michigan Daily. 
  81. ^ "General Motors and Fashion Industry Target Breast Cancer Through Concept:Cure". prnewswire.com. General Motors Corporation. October 21, 1997. Retrieved October 28, 2015. the program enlisted the support of fashion designers Nicole Miller, Richard Tyler, Anna Sui, Todd Oldham and Mark Eisen to lend their artistic talents to GM'S Cadillac STS, Buick Riviera, GMC Yukon, Oldsmobile Bravada and Chevrolet Camaro Z28, respectively. The vehicles were sold by silent auction through the December issue of the Neiman Marcus Holiday catalog "The Book", and the funds were formally presented to the Nina Hyde Center at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show in January 1997. 
  82. ^ Pinson, Laurel (December 24, 2008). "Save the Garment District?". The L Magazine. Archived from the original on February 2, 2009. Retrieved December 29, 2008. 
  83. ^ "Chinese American Heroine: Anna Sui". AsianWeek.com. Asian Week. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2016. Sui has also used her designs skills to benefit charitable causes such as the Mumbai based organization, Citizens for Justice and Peace, and the Stop Global Warming organization. Sui put her designs up for auction on eBay to show support for the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. 
  84. ^ ""Merry Green Christmas" Charity Campaign - Isetan & WWF in collaboration with BearBrick and Anna Sui". wwf.org. World Wildlife Foundation. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  85. ^ GEORGE-PARKIN, HILARY (3 September 2014). "Anna Sui Unveils Her Wicked New Wizard Of Oz Collaboration". instyle.com. In Style. Retrieved 30 November 2015. Anna Sui has both a deft hand with darkness and a serious thing for dolls (one of her fragrances is called Dolly Girl, after all), so it should come as no surprise that the designer jumped at the chance to create a miniature rendering of one of the film world's most iconic villains: The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West. 
  86. ^ Taylor, Victoria (1 September 2014). "Designers work their magic on 'Wizard of Oz' dolls". nydailynews.com. New York Daily News. Retrieved 30 November 2015. Fashion and costume designers including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan Atelier, Charlotte Ronson, Anna Sui and Trina Turk have created the new looks for the leading ladies of Oz in honor of the movie's 75th anniversary. 
  87. ^ "Serendipity 3 Celebrates 60 Years With an Anna Sui-Designed Celebri-Tee Signed by the Legendary Restaurant's Celebrity Fans That Benefits a NYC-Based Charity -- The Bowery Mission". prnewswire.com. Serendipity3. Retrieved 7 January 2016. Serendipity 3, the iconic NYC restaurant known for their legendary Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, turned 60 and to help celebrate, world-renowned designer, Anna Sui, created an art nouveau-inspired tee shirt design, appropriately called the Celebri-Tee, because of the celebrity signatures that adorn the shirt, which include Cher, Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Teri Hatcher, Kelly Preston, Sharon Gless, Ben Stiller and Stephanie Seymour, to name a few. 
  88. ^ Boyd, Kayla (10 November 2015). "Anna Sui talks fashion, success at Michigan Theater". easternecho.com. The Eastern Echo. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  89. ^ Boyd, Kayla (11 October 2015). "Anna Sui talks fashion, success at Michigan Theater". easternecho.com. Eastern Echo. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  90. ^ "Sui Love Anna Sui for women". fragrantica.com. Fragrantica. 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. Sui Love is inspired with the romantic 1960's and their world-known parole 'Peace and love' that was the main source of inspiration for this American of Chinese origins, Anna Sui. Floral-fruity composition is in perfect harmony with warm musky and vanilla base. Sicilian bergamot, Japanese osmanthus, and passion fruit create an aery floral introduction into a gorgeous blooming garden of the middle notes: Italian violet, orange blossom, water lily, Egyptian jasmine, white rose and tuberose, spiced with a touch of pink pepper. The base is composed of vanilla, nutmeg, and musk. The fragrance was created in 2002 by Jean-Louis Grauby iz Drom. 
  91. ^ "Anna Sui La Vie de Boheme ~ New Fragrance". nstperfume.com. NST Perfume. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2015. Anna Sui has launched La Vie De Bohème, a new perfume for women. It is the brand's first fragrance under new licensing arrangements with InterParfums. 
  92. ^ Mychaskiw, Marianne (19 June 2014). "Exclusive! Anna Sui Spills the Details on Her Most Personal Fragrance Yet". instyle.com. In Style. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  93. ^ "Anna Sui La Nuit de Boheme ~ Fragrance Review". nstperfume.com. NST Perfume. Retrieved 19 November 2015. I didn't even realize that an Eau de Parfum version of La Nuit De Bohème had been released until I came across it at the Anna Sui flagship boutique in New York. It was reportedly created as a Middle East exclusive but was later given limited distribution elsewhere. The Eau de Parfum was developed by perfumer Philippe Romano and includes notes of bergamot, mandarin, apple and dark berries; jasmine, orange blossom and black plum; patchouli, sandalwood, amber and musk. This time around, the bottle's roses are black 
  94. ^ "Romantica Anna Sui for women". fragrantica.com. Fragrantica Inc,. 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015. Anna Sui is launching her new feminine fragrance Romantica in September 2015. The fragrance is announced as a romantic and cheerful display of gardens in full bloom. The composition is fresh, sparkling, cheerful and floral. 
  95. ^ Larcen, Donna (November 3, 1995). "Despite Rain, Anna Sui Shows Fun In The Sun". articles.courant.com. Hartford Courant. Retrieved October 23, 2015. One editor, in her late 50s, swore that Sui had raided the boxes in her attic for inspiration. The kicky show dresses, plaid-clash short sets with madras hats, Pucci-print scarves and skinny-leg jeans with skimpy jackets looked like period costumes for The Mod Squad. 
  96. ^ "FINISHED: HANDMADE 1940S INSPIRED ANNA SUI DRESS". vintagegal.co.uk. Vintage Gal. April 12, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015. In 1995, at the tail end of Grunge, Anna Sui took inspiration from the 1940s and 1960s creating two collections that were steeped with her unique style of feminine wistfulness mixed with the strength of the 90s ladette. 
  97. ^ Eiseman, Leatrice; Cutler, E. P. (2014). Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design. New York: Chronicle Books. p. 23. ISBN 1452130523. 
  98. ^ "Anna Sui for Target Lookbook". collegefashion.net. College Fashion. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  99. ^ Nika, Colleen (14 September 2011). "Exclusive: Anna Sui Discusses Her Spring 2012 Show and Punk Rock Heritage". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  100. ^ Abrahams, Leah (9 January 2013). "Anna Sui for Tumi: Shop the New Collection". instyle.com. In Style. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  101. ^ Morris, Meagan. "Anna Sui + Hush Puppies = awesome". sheknows.com. She Knows. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  102. ^ Freinquel, Mihal (November 16, 2012). "ANNA SUI ON HER NEW COLLABORATION WITH COACH". elle.com. Elle. Retrieved October 23, 2015. What drew the eccentric, vivid-pattern-enthusiast to Coach? "I think we are an unexpected match, which sometimes makes the best kinds of collaborations", she said. "Coach told me to be as Anna Sui as possible, so that's why we brought in the art nouveau and the hippie feeling." And while the totes do have a distinctly Anna Sui feel, the classic sportswear style—as pioneered by one of Sui's favorites, designer Bonnie Cashin—is still unmistakably, and handsomely, palpable. 
  103. ^ Devine, Catherine. "Designer Faces: Anna Sui Fall 2013". allure.com. Allure. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Anna was really obsessed with films of Jean Luc Godard", says makeup artist Pat McGrath. "The look is just about the women of that time, like Anna Karina and Brigitte Bardot. You can see in the collection lots of colors and patterns—it's really rich—so it's quite good that the faces are basically just black and white. 
  104. ^ "DFS Tips and Trips - Anna Sui". dfs.com. DFS Group Limited. December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  105. ^ Abrahams, Leah (9 January 2013). "Anna Sui for Tumi: Shop the New Collection". instyle.com. In Style. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  106. ^ Parascan, Nicoleta. "Anna Sui Spring / Sumer 2014". fashionising.com. Fashionising. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Irresistible, feeling almost like a trip back in time, Anna Sui's vision for spring / summer 2014 incorporated the Pre-Raphaelite inspiration in a collection that redefined the concept of modern bohemian through an upbeat perspective. Ethereal and chic, Sui's offering included 51 looks built upon layers of nouveau florals and fringe trims that had Coachella written all over them. 
  107. ^ Saltzman, Stephanie. "Designer Faces: Anna Sui Fall 2014". allure.com. Allure. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Anna Sui has often incorporated elements of the 1920s into her designs, and this season that Art Deco aesthetic inspired the hair and makeup, too. Anna May Wong, a Chinese-American film star of the '20s, served as the main point of inspiration for the designer, hairstylist Garren, and makeup artist Pat McGrath. 
  108. ^ "Anna Sui for FILA Collection". fila.com.hk. FILA. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  109. ^ "Unleashing Passion and Creativity – Ford Launches Global Fashion Collaboration Marking Mustang's 50th". at.ford.com. Ford Motor Company. April 17, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  110. ^ Michault, Jessica (October 9, 2014). "ANNA SUI READY TO WEAR SPRING SUMMER 2015 NEW YORK". nowfashion.com. Now Fashion. Retrieved October 23, 2015. She mixed together a smorgasbord of retro 70s prints: art deco flowers, cartoony kids' wallpaper, shooting stars. And then she, more often than not, cut them in the 'Ziggy Stardust' shimmer of iridescent fabrics. It was as if Sui had raided every top-of-the-line vintage clothing store in London and pulled together the finest pieces the hippy era had to offer to create a modern day "best of" homage to a time of serious sartorial self expression. 
  111. ^ Iredale, Jessica (February 18, 2015). "2015 Fall Ready-To-Wear: ANNA SUI". wwd.com. Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved October 23, 2015. After she killed time on a flight by watching the History Channel's "Vikings" series, Anna Sui became obsessed with the show and its "sexy, racy gorgeous cast and setting." The question at collection time was, how to use it? She happens to be an interiors enthusiast (with a recently launched home collection in Japan), as were the Vikings' fellow Scandinavians with their fertile midcentury period, Marimekko and other purveyors of bold textiles — which lend themselves nicely to fashion. 
  112. ^ Singer, Maya. "Resort 2016 Anna Sui". vogue.com. Vogue. Retrieved October 23, 2015. For a designer like Anna Sui, the current '70s boho trend is a gimme. It's a look she can turn out, in varying iterations, without breaking a sweat—as evidenced in her Resort collection. 
  113. ^ Simon, Samantha (April 1, 2015). "Anna Sui Launches a Beach-Ready Collection for O'Neill". instyle.com. In Style. Retrieved October 23, 2015. Inspired by classic California beach girls when designing the line, "It was important to keep the pieces feminine", said Sui, who has also incorporated swimwear into her recent spring collections. "I used a lot of lace and crochet, and I channeled some of my idols, like Michelle Phillips, Joni Mitchell, and the ladies of Laurel Canyon." 
  114. ^ "Anna Sui × Frye". thefryecompany.com. The Frye Company. 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  115. ^ "Sailor Moon × Anna Sui Fashion Collaboration 2015". sailormooncollectibles.com. Sailor Moon Collectibles. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  116. ^ Sohn, Ji-young (3 December 2015). "Starbucks, Anna Sui launch collaborative goods". koreaherald.com. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  117. ^ Bonner, Julie (29 June 2009). ""Confessions of a Shopaholic" Fun Facts". crushable.com. Crushable. Retrieved 18 November 2015. The production spent two all-nighters dressing the beautiful atrium of Henri Bendel with a Midsummer Night's Dream themed design, as well as the aviator-themed window displays. They also created window displays for the Hearst Tower with faux stores by Valentino, Anna Sui, Catherine Malandrino and Alberto Ferretti. Excited New Yorkers thought that actual stores had opened on the ground level of the Tower and were sorely disappointed to discover that they were only for the movie. 
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