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Anna Sui, Jil Sander to Publish Retrospective Books

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Anna Sui, Jil Sander to Publish Retrospective Books

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The latest designer trend seems to be books. This fall, designer Anna Sui will release a book about her 20-year career in fashion written by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, with a preface by Jack White, introduction by Stephen Meisel and a foreword she penned herself. Meanwhile, Jil Sander-- who's recently re-entered the public fashion realm in a major way with a Uniqlo partnership -- has similar plans for her own tome, according to WWD.

Sui's volume will outline her tenure with the industry since the early 1990s and her generation of some of the decades' most influential trends, as well as her relationships with the world's top models and stars she's dressed since back in the day.  In addition to the preliminary text by her celeb friends and Bolton's synopsis, the book will contain more than 400 images. 

Sander has yet to name a publisher but told WWD that her main idea is to write "some kind of resume of my work in the past and the ideals that stand behind it." Both have built strong careers quietly, but come fall Sui will illuminate her path iwth an international publicity tour -- we wonder if Sander will go so far once her book is released.

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