Growing up in an academically successful Chinese-American family, Anna Sui was not destined to make her mark as a fashion designer. When Sui left for New York City, America's fashion capital, her mother lamented that her only daughter was wasting her brains in a career that required none. Almost 30 years later, Sui has one of the most sought-after labels in fashion world. Blending rock and roll, bohemian culture, and pure girlishness in her designs, Sui has created a devout following of famous fans, including Madonna, Paris Hilton, and supermodels Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. Find out how this girl from suburban Detroit pursued her dream, even when few believed it could come true.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Glossary. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Susan Muaddi Darraj is associate professor of English at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. She is also the editor of The Baltimore Review, a literary journal of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her essays, articles, fiction, and reviews have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, New York Stories, Pages, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, and elsewhere.