Anna Sui has been quietly building a boho-chic fashion empire on bright colours and baby-doll dresses since her debut in 1991.
Now, Andrew Bolton — the head curator of the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York — has plundered the archives to present a picture of a woman at the epicentre of pop culture in Anna Sui.
With an intro by Jack White, the book reads like a photographic Who’s Who of the fashion scene over the past two decades — all decked out in Sui’s finest frilly shirts and layered gypsy dresses, of course.
|Arrr! She's a pirate. Or Kate Moss. Your choice.|
|Jessica Simpson being Jessica Simpson|
|Twiggy twigging out in Sui.|
Originally published in The Toronto Star (thestar.com), January 4, 2011. Written by me.