Anna Sui Misses the Days of High-Maintenance Supermodels

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Carolyn Murphy, Anna Sui, Naomi Campbell. Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Anna Sui was friends with a lot of supermodels before she worked with them, and she still gets nostalgic for their diva moments. “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.” [WWD]