As a young Jane Holzer danced her heart out in her best couture outfit at the Peppermint Lounge on West 45th Street in Manhattan in the 1960s, Anna Sui transported us back to that time. Heaven Can Wait is Sui’s latest collection in honour of the Peppermint Lounge, an Italian restaurant that became thee club where anyone who was anyone was seen, including The Beatles, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, and even Jackie Kennedy.

As she pays homage to the place that was supposedly the birthplace of the infamous ‘Twist’ dance move, she sets the tone with flamboyant make by Pat McGrath, a soundtrack featuring Patty & The Emblems, The Cramps, and more classics, and even got the models to boogie. The way she embodies rock glamour almost has a playful, ultra-feminine edge. Although Sui looked to the 60s for inspiration, she gave it a sense of modernity and created a collection relevant to all the Blair Waldorf’s meets Edie Sedgwick, the Upper East Side girlies, and nepotism babies, and we’re here for it.

Here are some of our favourite moments:

From the ribbed green fur moment, the matching slip dress, the tights, and the sunglasses, this is the winning look of the collection.

Courtesy of Anna Sui

The Child-like Winter Headwear.

A Peppermint Green and Baby Pink Slips Moment Matched with Lace Excellence.

Who Doesn’t Love a Tweed Moment?

It’s Giving Gossip Girl (not the reboot of course!)

Courtesy of Anna Sui

Prints that Match Together, Get Styled Together

A Sequence Extravaganza

Through her writings about culture, art, music, and fashion, Zeina Saleh hopes to answer her own questions and to constantly stimulate her own curiosity. She holds an immense love and appreciation for music, and loves to travel. Her social media handle is @zeinasaleh.
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