60 Minutes had a great interview with Anna Sui on Sunday. Sui, who is single and jokes that she’s too busy to get married, is part of an extended Chinese family that comes out in force for her New York fashion shows.
Today she’s proud to be part of a small group of Chinese-American designers that now includes Vera Wang, famous for her wedding gowns, and Jason Wu, who created Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown. But as a kid, Sui never doubted she could go all the way …
"At the point when I wanted to become a designer, I didn’t think about, ‘Oh, but I’m a woman,’ just like didn’t think about like, well, ‘I’m Chinese’ or that "I’m in Michigan.’ You know, none of those things were obstacles to me. I just had this idea that this is what I had to do."
Still, Sui says that when she first told her immigrant mom and dad about her interest in a fashion career, they said, "Why do you want to be a dress maker when you could be a doctor?”
We’ll post video as soon as we can.
Read the rest of her story here: www.cbsnews.com