Anna Sui

Fashion Designer / United States / Anna Sui

Anna Sui’s Book List

I find it so important to maintain the spark of curiosity, the romance of adventure, the discovery of unknown worlds, the charm of an unexpected surprise, learning about something new. Films, exhibitions, music, travel, and flea markets—all help do that for me. And books!

5 books
Simon Barker
Michael Bracewell
Greil Marcus

This is a beautiful book by Simon Barker, who worked at Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s Seditionaries store in the 1970s, is full of very personal photos of everyone from that scene. Simon was a member of the Bromley Contingent (Sex Pistols followers and fans, Siouxsie Sioux, Jordan, Debbie Juvenile, Philip Salon, Tracie O’Keefe, Soo Catwoman, Steve Severin, and Billy Idol).

David Bowie
Photographs by Mick Rock

Photographer Mick Rock had unlimited access to this world. These photographs portray Bowie’s early glam period.

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper was the photographer and a friend of the Rolling Stones—part of their inner circle. He did the Their Satanic Majesties Request album cover, and the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover for The Beatles. He was also close friends with many artists and writers, such as Robert Fraser, Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Jean Genet, Terry Southern, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.

Julia Morton
Photographs by Jerry Schatzberg

Beauty and elegance without irony or exaggeration. Photographer Jerry Schatzberg captured the strength and glamour of the most beautiful women from the 1950s and ’60s.

Sheila Rock
Foreword by Nick Logan

Sheila (the ex-wife of Mick Rock) documented the early days of punk rock: The Clash, the Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, and the King’s Road boutiques, SEX and BOY. She also worked extensively for the magazine The Face. The book includes interviews with Paul Simonon, Glen Matlock, Steven Severin, Chrissie Hynde, and John Savage. The deluxe version comes with a limited-edition photograph to frame.

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