Revealing the inspiration and influences behind each of her wildly whimsical runway collections and brimming with more than 400 runway shots, editorial photographs of celebrities wearing Sui's clothes, and commentary from Sui herself, this fully authorized book is an enticing behind-the-scenes look at 'one of this decade's top five fashion icons' (Time Magazine). SALES HANDLE: This is the FIRST book on Anna Sui and it's fully authorized. It's a luxe $50 illustrated retrospective, revealing for Anna Sui fans in over 50 countries the story behind her rise to the top and inspiration for each of her heralded runway collections (Fall 1991 - Fall 2009). DISTINCTIVE: *Over 400 color photographs including photos by Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and other legendary fashion photographers, plus images of major celebrities such as Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Stevie Knicks, Sofia Coppola, Lenny Kravitz, Julia Roberts, and more. *Written by Andrew Bolton, curator of The Costume Institute at MET in New York City. *Preface by Jack White of the White Stripes, solidifying Anna's rock-and-roll cred *Introduction by Steven Meisel, one of the most famous fashion photographers in the world TREND: The Anna Sui brand is an international sensation; her products are sold in more than 50 countries and are especially popular in Japan, China, Taiwan, Dubai, Korea, Hong Kong, Turkey, and Kuwait. In 2006, Fortune Magazine estimated the collective value of Anna Sui's fashion empire at over $400 million -- a number which has undoubtedly grown. In September 2009, Anna designed a Gossip Girl line for Target that was sold in 800 stores and online, furthering her brand recognition in the mainstream. - Anna Sui's red lipstick sells one tube per minute worldwide!!! - Anna Sui Secret Wish was the fastest fragrance launch in Procter & Gamble Fragrance history. They have 57 brands of fragrance and Anna Sui ranks #5 in the P&G Prestige Portfolio Worldwide. CONSUMER: Fashion students, fashionistas, design aficionados, and Anna Sui fans worldwide. The core US consumer for Anna's beauty products/fragrances are girls ages 15-25. For her clothing, it is women late 20s - early 30s. NOTABLE AUTHOR: In 2009, Anna won the Lifetime Achievement Award from CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers in America) and was also named the 2009 Fashion Icon of the Year at the China Fashion Awards. She was named one of 'this decade's top five fashion icons' by Time Magazine. She exhibits her collections at the Bryant Park Fashion Shows in spring and fall, and also at two annual trade shows in LA and Paris, and once annually in Japan (See author bio for more information.) 'Every season she brings a fierce-some amount of research to bear on prints, fabrics, and the decorative elements that give her clothes a distinctive richness.' -Style.com, on her Fall 2010 show.
ANNA SUI NEW YORK, NY AVAILABLE TO PROMOTE DURING HER EXISTING TRAVEL. NEEDS ADVANCE PLANNING. Anna Sui's first fashion show in 1991 earned her international acclaim. She won the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent in 1993, and in 2009 she received their prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Anna Sui has 30 shops and is sold in over 200 stores worldwide. The Anna Sui line also includes very popular fragrance and cosmetic ranges, and 12 other licenses (including shoes and eyewear). Anna Sui designs and manufactures from her New York City headquarters. Her runway shows continue to inspire and set trends with her signature rock-n-roll romanticism. ANDREW BOLTON NEW YORK, NY AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL Andrew Bolton is curator of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He has lectured and given gallery talks at the Met, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Victoria & Alberta Museum, London College of Fashion, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Fashion Institute of Technology.