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Inside Anna Sui’s World

Sat, Sep 14, 2019

To celebrate The World of Anna Sui, her first major retrospective in the United States, Anna Sui is participating in a series of conversations at MAD with her favorite collaborators and muses. For Inside Anna Sui’s World, the fashion design icon and the exhibition’s curator Dennis Nothdruft will share behind-the-scenes stories of The World of Anna Sui in a panel discussion moderated by MAD Assistant Curator Barbara Paris Gifford.

Anna Sui presented her first fashion show in 1991 to international acclaim. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) recognized Anna Sui with its Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent in 1993, and honored her again in 2009 with the prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Anna Sui’s products are sold in over 300 stores in 30 countries. Anna Sui designs and manufactures directly from her New York City studio and the Anna Sui brand has been independently owned since its inception in 1981.

Dennis Nothdruft is Curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.

Barbara Paris Gifford is an Assistant Curator at MAD and adapted the exhibition for the Museum.

Upcoming Sui Saturdays

(Tickets go on sale one month in advance of program date)

October 12
Anna Sui in conversation with Vanessa Lawrence, senior editor of Elle Décor.

November 2
Anna Sui in conversation with her longtime collaborators, make-up artist and impresario Pat McGrath and legendary hairstylist Garren.

December 7
Anna Sui is joined by her collaborators at Interparfums, makers of Anna Sui fragrances.

January 11
Anna Sui in conversation with musician and supermodel Karen Elson.

February 8
Anna Sui in conversation with legendary fashion journalist Tim Blanks, author of the book The World of Anna Sui.

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