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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Anna’s Family

Anna Sui realizes her distinct aesthetic with the help of a trusted circle of friends. Her show tonight and the exhibit opening Tuesday night at the Museum of Art and Design, show the power of collaborative trust and perseverance.

Anna’s Family: Back in the Day

With a retrospective of Anna Sui’s work about to open at New York’s Museum of Art and Design, members of her creative and in-house family reminisce about how it all started. Thomas Miller: When I started working with Anna 30 years ago, we were working in her apartment on 7th Avenue and 16th Street. So even Anna was getting on her hands and knees and taping up boxes. We were all doing everything. Garren: Back in [the early] days, all the supermodels had haircuts, and they were all special. Those girls really modeled and they had fun on the runway. Then we went through the period where everyone clumped down the runway. And then it just got very soldier like, you know, so it’s showing the clothes. So it’s been through a lot of transitions, so through all the times, in and out, Anna’s really stayed true to her beliefs and her thing. That’s what’s great about it. It’s definitely Anna Sui. It’s not trying to find someone else. It’s perfectly there. Akiko Mamitsuka: A friend of mine was working with Anna before me.…And then she was calling me, they said, “Anna needs help.” And I just started — 31 years ago. Karen Erickson:

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Kerry Kennedy Talks Democratic Candidates at Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Show

WE THE PEOPLE: Politics is a conversation thread bound to pretty much any social or professional setting and fashion shows are no exception. Before the lights went down at the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe show Saturday, Kerry Kennedy, president of the nonprofit Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, mentioned another commitment coming up — attending the next Democratic presidential debate Thursday night at Texan Southern University in Houston. The upcoming showdown will feature 10 of the Democratic candidates. Kennedy said, “I think we are really lucky as Democrats because there are so many. Really we have such a strong field. But I think the only question is, ‘How do we beat Trump?’” This week’s debate will be the first where rival frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will be on the same stage. As for whether Kennedy has decided on a candidate, she said, “I think Joe Biden has the best chance to win and Elizabeth Warren is somebody who has a great vision and such depth on the issues. She would bring our country in a very new, dynamic and wonderful direction.” While influencers, retailers and designers may be energized by the back-to-business feeling of fashion week, others are revitalized

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