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Anna Sui opens a grand bazaar at New York Fashion Week

Ann Sui opened a grand bazaar as she dreamt of an unspoiled paradise at New York Fashion Week.

She was inspired, in part, by the 1955 Vincente Minnelli film "Kismet."

"One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when she went shopping and she was walking through this beautiful marketplace and that is my favorite thing on earth to do," Sui told The Associated Press of Monday's show. "In every city I travel to, I want to find out where's the flea market."

The vibe, she said, was wanderlust, an escapist fantasy. Set designer Jerry Schwartz created her shopping experience for guests, including filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, his filmmaker...