Skip Nav
The Royals
The 18 Most Stunning Pieces of Jewelry Kate Middleton Has Received From the Royal Family
Met Gala
See 100+ Insanely Gorgeous Looks From Met Galas Past
Celebrity Style
Emily Ratajkowski Found the Dress Every Power Woman Should Have in Her Closet

Anna Sui Mourns the Loss of Supermodels on the Runway, Made Karl Lagerfeld Complain Once Upon a Time

>> Stunt casting has really become part of the fashion show DNA in the past couple of seasons, but Anna Sui's runway casts have always boasted at least a few special girls — sometimes even a few supermodels. Though now, she says, "It’s a different time. We are now going through a period of a lot of Eastern European. It’s more about their look than their personalities. It was the most terrifying thing to do fittings with supermodels, because they would come in and look at your Polaroid board and count how many outfits they had, what order they came out in, and who were they next to. They would say things like, 'She is taller than me, and I am not coming out after her,' 'How come she has three outfits, and I only have two,' and 'I want that outfit.' They’d literally pull the Polaroid off the board and say they want to wear this. There was a reason they were supermodels, though. When they put on an outfit, everyone was floored."

That includes Karl Lagerfeld — who took notice of Sui's dresses before she even had her first runway show. As Sui tells it, "Linda [Evangelista] and Naomi [Campbell] went to the couture shows the Summer before my first show, and they were wearing my cotton lace baby-doll dresses. All of a sudden, I started getting phone calls from Paris, and other models like Helena Christensen were asking for the dress. I heard that Karl [Lagerfeld] was complaining. Everyone came into the couture fitting wearing my dresses, and he was like 'Who is this Anna?'"

 

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Chanel Bridal Makeup; Linda Evangelista on Beauty
Helena Christensen Talks Life and Love at Her Idyllic Catskills Home
Charlotte Casiraghi Wearing Chanel Cape at Rose Ball 2016
Drew Barrymore Beauty and Fashion Interview | Video
Helena Christensen Denim Dress | Video
Ashley Olsen Dress at Hammer Museum Gala
Cara Delevingne Chanel Eyewear Campaign

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
X