If the backdrop, done up like a cartoon version of her store, was anyindication, fall was going to be pure, classic Anna Sui. And it was,riotously and festively so. The designer hit all her hallmarks — Mod,rocker babe, boho chic, Twenties, Portobello Road — and there was a veryclear thread throughout. In a preview, she recalled meeting Sixtiestrendsetters Jane and Victoria Ormsby Gore 10 years ago. “I wanted toknow where they got their inspiration,” said Sui. “And why Mod turnedinto romantic dandy.” Their answer: a 1967 Sotheby’s auction of BalletRusses costumes they attended where they scored the outfits from theensemble cast.

 

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