Saturday, November 10, 2007

Anna Sui Spread Beauty!

Anna Sui grw up in Dearborn, Michigan. was born to Chinese immigrant parents; her father Paul was an engineer who graduated from The Sorbonne in Paris, at which her mother, Grace, also studied painting. According to photographer Taka Kawachi, as Sui was growing up, she "began clipping fashion-magazine pages and filing in now what she calls her Genius Files, which have been an inspiration to her throughout her career. During her senior year of high school, Anna Sui received a scholarship to attend Parson's School of Design in New York. While there, she became close friends with photographer Steven Meisel who is today widely recognized as the industry's leading photographer.

Now, Anna dresses real dolls for very real events. The International designer became involved with fashion at an early age. It was in 1992 that she took a chance with a personal clothing line and opened her first boutique shop at 113 Greene Street in New York City's Soho District. The first of Sui's freestanding boutiques in Asia opened in May 1997 in Tokyo. The second opened in Osaka in the fall of that same year. In following years, the popular stores soon expanded to over 200 independent locations all over Japan. Anna Sui opened her Los Angeles boutique in 1998 in Sunset Plaza, in West Hollywood. Sui also made headway with the international markets as boutiques sprang up in countries like China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Some of Ann Sui's Cosmetics and Fashion:

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