Anna Sui Bio/ Profile
Anna Sui is an American who makes clothes for women. She was named one of the “Top 5 Fashion Icons of the Decade,” and in 2009, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) gave her the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. She joined Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Diane von Furstenberg on that list. Her brand categories include several lines of clothing, shoes, makeup, perfume, eyewear, jewelry, accessories, home goods, and a line of gifts.
Anna Sui Partner
Her father passed away in 2013, and her mother and two brothers continue to reside in Michigan, the state in which she spent her childhood. She has never been married.
Anna Sui Family
Sui was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is a second-generation Chinese-American. Paul Sui, the father of Sui, and Grace Sui Fang, the mother of Sui, met at the Sorbonne in Paris, where her mother was studying painting and her father, engineering. Her paternal grandparents were businessman Xiao Yulan of Tahiti and his spouse Qiu Daidi. Her maternal grandparents were Masue Ueki, a Japanese woman, and Fang I-chih, a Chinese diplomat.
Sui is a matrilineal descendant of the illustrious Fang clan from Tongcheng, Anhui, which is renowned for its many intellectuals. She is an influential Chinese poet Fang Bao’s 18th generation great-granddaughter. Fang Bao established the Tongcheng School of literary prose, which became well-known throughout the Qing Empire. Among other Qing era scholars, notable ancestors include Fang Gongcheng, tutor of the imperial palace, and Fang Guancheng, Viceroy of Zhili seated at Tianjin from 1749 to 1768. Chase Sui Wonders, an actress and model, is her niece.
Sui had her sights set on becoming a fashion designer by the time she was four years old. Sui’s mother brought a young Sui along when she went fabric shopping to teach her how to put together a wardrobe. Sui used to collect fabric scraps from her mother’s sewing sessions to dress her Barbie dolls and her brothers’ army action figures. Sui would spend hours watching her mother sew. Sui gained an understanding of the fundamentals of clothing construction through this process, and soon she was designing her own outfits. To achieve this, she bought dress pattern pieces for the sleeves and changed them to match other dresses to give the clothing her own style.
When she was a teenager, she read an article in Life magazine about the accomplishments of Mia Fonssagrives-Solow, a Parsons School of Design alumna who later moved to Paris and opened a store with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Sui considers reading this article to have been a turning point in her life because it helped her to define her future aspirations. Sui relocated to New York City and enrolled at Parsons.
Anna Sui Age
Sui was born on August 4, 1964 , Detroit, Michigan, United States. She is 59 years old.
Anna Sui Height
She stands at an estimated height of 5ft 6in.
Anna Sui Perfume
In 1999, Anna Sui launched her cosmetics line with Albion and her fragrance, Anna Sui Classic, with Wella AG.
Sui debuted a skincare line in 2000 alongside Albion. Her collections were showcased in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London’s Fashion in Motion exhibition that same year.
The designer debuted her Dolly Girl perfume in 2003, along with a number of Dolly Girl series limited edition sets. In the same year, Procter & Gamble purchased Wella AG, continuing their collaboration. Sui and Peruvian fashion designer Ali Rapp collaborated on a long-lasting line of clothing in 2003 under the name Ali Rapp for Anna Sui. The collaboration includes ready-to-wear, handbags, clothing, accessories, T-shirts, and dolls made of fabric. Sui’s shows in 2008 and 2013 featured objects.
Anna Sui Dress
“Power-dressing” reached its peak in the 1980s, with brands like Chanel, Lacroix, and Versace setting the bar. Sui found it difficult to stand up in front of the well-known fashion houses. One of the few designers of the era, Sui worked with Marc Jacobs, Daryl K, and Todd Oldham to explore the grunge fashion scene, breaking away from the established fashion houses. Around 1987, Annette Breindel’s showroom, Annette B, offered Sui the chance to move her line there. Sui was greatly influenced by Breindel, who had a reputation for supporting up-and-coming designers, and who helped the designer break onto the fashion scene. Sui was finally able to relocate her business from her apartment and into the garment district during this time. Sui had developed a cult-like following by the late 1980s, which caught the eye of influential Japanese fashion houses like Onward Kashiyama. In the mid-1990s, Sui would go on to significantly expand Japanese operations.
Sui experienced one of her first significant professional breakthroughs at Paris Fashion Week in 1991. Sui was traveling to the Jean Paul Gaultier show in her car with her friend Steven Meisel. They made a stop to pick up Madonna, a pal of Meisel’s, en route to the performance. Madonna shocked Sui by showing up to the event dressed in her clothes. Later, Madonna would don the same attire once more for Meisel’s Vogue photo shoot. After returning to New York City later that year, Sui held her first runway show.
Anna Sui Makeup
Following a distribution and sales agreement with ISETAN. Ltd., the Anna Sui Cosmetics line debuted in 1999 with Albion Cosmetics, a Japanese cosmetic brand and production company. Following this in 2000 was the Albion-inspired Anna Sui Skincare line. Based on the cycle of fashion, the cosmetics line releases two seasonal collections each year. The cosmetics line includes sections for base and makeup, eyes, lips, and nails in addition to sections for skincare, hair and body, and cosmetics accessories.
Park Min Young was named the key opinion leader for Anna Sui Cosmetics in South Korea in 2010.
A Halloween-themed collaboration between Anna Sui Cosmetics and Nylon Japan was unveiled in October 2016 at MODI in Shibuya under the name Anna Sui Nylon: Halloween Makeup Room. Sui released her Mysterious Fairy Tale collection for Autumn 2016 in August of the same year.
In July 2017, Sui worked with Anna Sui X Inc International Concepts to create a collection for Macy’s, the retailer that gave her her first significant break. Reeditions of recent collection items, along with jewelry and shoes, were included in the collection. The prices were about one-fourth of those of her collection items.
Anna Sui Net Worth
Sui is very wealthy, with a net worth of $600 million.
FAQ About Anna Sui
What is Anna Sui Most Famous For?
Sui has influenced not only the clothing, textiles, accessories, cosmetics, and interiors that make up her design universe since her first catwalk show in 1991, but also the development of the boutique fashion trend as a whole.
What Happened To Anna Sui?
In the midst of the lockdowns, Sui closed her Soho flagship store, which she had first opened on Greene Street in 1992 and later relocated to Broome Street. She does not have any plans to reopen the shop because she is concentrating on developing her own e-commerce, wholesale accounts, and cosmetic licenses.
What Is Anna Sui Nationality?
Sui was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is a second-generation Chinese-American.
What Scent Is Anna Sui?
Pretty Pink Anna Sui for women
Jérôme Epinette is the nose behind this scent. Pomelo, Mandarin Orange, and Basil are the top notes; Cyclamen, Bellini, and Plum Blossom are the middle notes; and Musk, Brazilian Rosewood, and Amber are the base notes.