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Known and beloved for her boho-chic aesthetic and an unrivaled ability to mine countless cultural references, Anna Sui devotes herself fully to her artistic passions, saying, "When I’m interested in something, I want to know everything about it." Part hippie, part rock ‘n’ roller and perennial trendsetter, American-born Sui styled with friend and photographer Steven Meisel before launching her first collection in New York in 1981. Alternately lauded for its edginess, eccentricity and glamour, Sui’s namesake line helped its designer garner both the CFDA’s Perry Ellis Award in 1992 and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.