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Anna Sui for Target Lookbook


Anna Sui for Target

Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl-inspired collection for Target won’t launch until September, but it is already generating lots of buzz. In case you’re out of the loop, Anna Sui announced a few weeks ago that she will be doing a capsule line for Target, following in the footsteps of Alexander McQueen, and the line will be inspired by the four main female characters from Gossip Girl. The line will be available in Target stores and online September 13th through October 17th.

I know many of you are Gossip Girl fans, so I thought I’d update you on the latest with this line. When it launches in September, it will be a great chance to get some Gossip Girl style at budget-friendly prices!

If you’re curious about Anna Sui for Target, here’s your chance to check it out – I’ve posted the photos from the lookbook below. There are 19 looks in the collection, each inspired by one of the four main female Gossip Girl characters (Blair, Serena, Jenny, and Vanessa).

Here are the 19 looks sorted by character. (Thanks to New York Magazine fashion blog The Cut.) Check out the photos below and let me know what you think!

Click on each picture to enlarge.

Blair Looks:

Blair Look 1 Blair Look 2 Blair Look 3 Blair Look 4 Blair Look 5

Serena Looks:

Serena Look 1 Serena Look 2 Serena Look 3 Serena Look 4 Serena Look 5

Jenny Looks:

Jenny Look 1 Jenny Look 2 Jenny Look 3 Jenny Look 4 Jenny Look 5

Vanessa Looks:

Vanessa Look 1 Vanessa Look 2 Vanessa Look 3 Vanessa Look 4

What do you think of Anna Sui for Target? Will you be picking up any of the pieces this fall? Which look is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on this new line.

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90 Responses to “Anna Sui for Target Lookbook”

  1. 1
    June 29th, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I really like the looks. However, I do wish the colors varied a little more within each character’s looks. At first I liked Blair’s look the best, but after looking at it Iike Serena’s a lot too. I can’t pick just one!

  2. 2
    June 29th, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I really like Blair’s looks! I will definitely be picking up a couple of these looks! I’m not at all into Vanessa’s looks. I can’t stand that orange color. It looks too much like an old 70s couch!

  3. 3
    June 29th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Too many dresses.

    I like these boots, though:

  4. 4
    June 29th, 2009 at 11:34 am

    the vanessa look reminds of carpeting from the seventies.

  5. 5
    June 29th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I love the third look for serena and the fourth look for blair. Will definitely be stalking the target website to make sure they don’t sell out before i can get them. does anyone know what their price range is going to be?

  6. 6
    June 29th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I like the looks, but I feel that they’re not really anything special. There seems to be a lack of variety.

  7. 7
    June 29th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I love both the Blair and the Serena looks. Vanessa’s look the same since the colors are so similar. I wish there were more color choices.

  8. 8
    June 29th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    i like vanessa’s looks best…the other?neah,they have nothing in common with the show.

  9. 9
    June 29th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I wish there was more color in the collections too, but overall, I really like them. Blair’s is my favorite, though Serena’s is excellent too.

  10. 10
    June 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Wow, this looks great. I love the styles of all 4 girls in Gossip Girl. I can’t wait for this collection to come out.

  11. 11
    June 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I feel as if these outfits are too trendy for what’s going on now, and will definitely go out of style soon, except for a couple of outfits. i.e. the 4th blair inspired look.

    I don’t understand how the designer picked such boring colors and patterns for Serena. Since Serena is always in the spot light, she usually wears studs, sequins, gold, bronze, silver, etc. colors to help her stand out. Athough I do understand the other gossip girl inspired looks.

  12. 12
    June 29th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    The 4th Jenny look is really interesting. I can’t really tell if it’s all one dress, or two or three seperate pieces, though…

  13. 13
    June 29th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Blair’s clothes don’t look classy to me – everything is trendy and not appealing. I was looking forward to this until I saw the looks. SKIP. :)

  14. 14
    June 29th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I am not that impressed by the outfits but my favorite would have to be Blair’s 3rd dress (the white/cream one with the blue bow). Super adorable. I am thinking about possibly adding a skinny teal belt – any thoughts? How do u think it would look with ankle boots? or is it better with heels?

  15. 15
    June 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Well… you can definitely see the inspiration in each collection. *shrug*
    And of course everything looks trendy–that’s what Gossip Girl is all about.

  16. 16
    June 29th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I rather like the looks for Blair. Then again, that might be also because I like Blair the best from Gossip Girl. I really like most of Blair’s looks.

    I have to agree though, they are very trendy but that’s what Gossip Girl’s about.

  17. 17
    June 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Surprisingly I like more of the Blair’s than any of the other girls. I’ve always admired her style on the show, but never really thought it was “me.” My favorites – the 5th Blair look and second Vanessa one. Thanks for the update! I’ve been looking forward to this line.

  18. 18
    June 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I like the Serena and Blair ones the best. Vanessa’s looks have too much brown and orange in them

  19. 19
    June 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I love how there is a basic color scheme for each character, although I wish the color scheme’s varied more from each other… I cannot wait to buy these looks! I am a dress girl, I wear them almost everyday so this is totally up my alley! And these are outfits you can were for almost any occasion… perfect! Will these looks be available online do you know?

  20. 20
    June 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    LOVE the 5th and 3rd dress for the Jenny collection. I would totally wear those and might consider ordering from Target.

    I do like the 3rd dress of Blair’s but I don’t find it lives up to her chic and classic look…

  21. 21
    June 30th, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I like them all, but Blair’s are lovely.

  22. 22
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I really like the Vanessa looks! Great colors for fall.

  23. 23
    June 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I like Target for party and slightly professional (including my sorority meetings) dresses. I’ll probably mix and match from each collection.. except for vanessa’s.. though I like the boots.

    I hope they offer some sort of color variation.. because I dont like the colors they have so far.

  24. 24
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Does anyone know if the shoes and accessories in the pictures are also part of the line, so they will be sold at target?

  25. 25
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    so excited for this collection!

  26. 26
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I need to figure out a way to order from Target (I’m not in the states) ’cause I adore Blair #10 and Vanessa #2. I love Anna Sui!

  27. 27
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Blair #5, my bad!

  28. 28
    June 30th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    LOVE the Blair line. GG is my fave show and Blair is my fave character so I will definitely be doing some shopping at Target when these come out. I love what they wear on the show and these are all super cute!

  29. 29
    June 30th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I don’t watch the show, but I absolutely LOVE the bottom ones (vanessa?).
    The color is gorgeous.

  30. 30
    June 30th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    *sigh* I love Anna Sui, and I love Blair’s looks from Gossip Girl. So, Anna Sui launching a Gossip Girl inspired collection for Target = Heaven for me. Thank you for posting this! =)

  31. 31
    June 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Love the Vanessa looks, guess who will be going to Target in the fall? I desperately need/want a pair of brown boots like that too.

  32. 32
    June 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Oh my God, I love all of them! I would buy all of it if I was forced to choose. :P

    But my favorites HAVE to be Blair looks; they are just plain GORGEOUS! :]
    And I’m also loving the Vanessa looks too. Yum. (: This makes me excited to look
    forward to one thing this fall! (:


  33. 33
    June 30th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I really hate them to be completely honest. If it’s inspired by Gossip Girls she did a really bad job, but it’s all opinion. None of the girls’ signature colors are represented and they look very cheap. I think you could pull off a better wardrobe by choosing pieces yourself from Forever21. If there would be one I’d buy it’d be Jenny3.

  34. 34
    July 1st, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I’m really disappointed! They havn’t done justice to gossip girl fashion. I absolutely love vanessa’s look on the show but the anna sui vanessa clothes look terrible!

  35. 35
    July 1st, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Three words: not enough colors! And why are they almost all dresses? Personally I don’t think any of those ‘looks’ look like anything from the show. But my favorite is definitely the Serena look.

  36. 36
    July 1st, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I like Blair’s and Serena’s collections best. Hence, I’ll be checking this line out.

  37. 37
    July 1st, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I think this looks exactly like what it’s supposed to be — an affordable, wearable Gossip Girl collection. Not exactly on par with the show but recognizable by character, by style. Agree with the other posters that the colour scheme is lacking variation and vibrancy, but that would probably all cost extra.

    Considering Anna Sui’s standard style, I would have thought she’d be all over the New Jenny look. Vanessa’s pumpkin palette here is definitely a miss… wearable and cute but not exactly screaming V.

  38. 38
    July 1st, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I think all the collections are definetly cheaper and accessible versions of the Gossip Girl wardrobe- but if they didnt have the Gossip Girl name attached to them i probaly wouldnt find them very special.
    But i really liked parts of all the lines :)

    xxx H

  39. 39
    July 2nd, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    EXCITING! I think G2 is a dumb show except I adore the clothes, both on the guys and girls!

  40. 40
    July 3rd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    they’re just eww

  41. 41
    July 3rd, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    i like blairs outfits the best..i can totally see her character wearing these on the show..jenny outfits really need to be improved… they are not really based on her character. i think serena has okay outfits but they arent really what she wears on the show…and vanessa has too much orange… she wears lots of colors not only orange….i feel like it isnt really based on the way the characters dress.

  42. 42
    July 3rd, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I love this collection! I don’t like wearing jeans/pants all that much, so these dresses will be a great addition to my fall wardrobe. I don’t watch the show, so the references to the characters are totally over my head.

  43. 43
    July 3rd, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Great idea because I love the show, Blairs looks are on traget but would like more snooty prep school looks, BUT I think Jenny’s looks need more rocker edge, more old Courtney Love style and Serena needs more metalic gold.

  44. 44
    July 3rd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    OMG!! I love the entire collection. I am more of a Blair and I can’t wait. Awesome clothes at an affordable price!! Thank you Anna Sui!

  45. 45
    July 3rd, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    M. I share your love for the boots, in fact most of the shoes and boots are gorgeous something tells me though they wont be available at target!

    If anyone knows where the footwear came from please post!


  46. 46
    July 4th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I’m a bigger girl, so some of the looks won’t look just right on my build. But my fave is definately Blairs looks. I guess their more of my style than the rest. Best believe I’ll be up in Target this September…


  47. 47
    July 4th, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I am very excited for the collection. I find pieces that I like in each of the characters. I think that the cream colored dress for Blair is my fav. I can see where the collection doesn’t fully represent each character but I feel it is a good mix of the characters and anna Sui’s designs. Yes, these looks are more on the trendy side but that’s the point when purchasing cheaper products. Why spend a couple hundred on a trendy designer dress you will wear once when you can find a good deal at target ? I really hope the shoes will be made available too

  48. 48
    July 4th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WANT THEM ALL !!

  49. 49
    July 4th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    i love a coupleof pieces from all the different styles :) dont know whether i would get away with a vanessa dress though as im blonde so its not great colouring for orange :( LOVE jenny look 5!!! its so cute <3 i live in england though so id have to order them over the internet in autumn x

  50. 50
    July 4th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I was so excited when I heard about this collection… until I saw it. Other than Blair’s looks, I do not see a whole lot of inspiration from the show. Jenny and Vanessa’s looks are really far off as far as I’m concerned. Jenny’s supposed to be edgy, and I don’t see much of that. Where did those flowy hippie dresses come from? She has the best style on the show and I would not wear any of that, so it’s especially disappointing. And Vanessa may be a fan of vintage, but does everything have to look the same? Is that a puffy vest? What NYC teen would go out in that?

  51. 51
    July 4th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I like Vanessa’s looks. I’m a big fan of browns and oranges. Someone commented that they look like 70s carpet – THAT’S what I love about them! A very 70s vibe.

  52. 52
    July 4th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Blair look should be classy and elegant
    Serena – sexy
    jenny – a chic rock style
    vanessa – bohemian and hip
    the collection is just wrong i only liked the blue dress (blair) and the
    grey dress (serena).

  53. 53
    July 4th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    As much as I love Gossip Girl and the amazing fashion seen on that show, the Target line definitely does not and can not compare. But i’m pretty sure they made it that way for a reason and so the prices would be cheaper. One of the main things I noticed about the line (or what is shown) is that there is NO color. All the girls share the same color, except for Vanessa. And Vanessa has the same freaking pattern and color in each pair of clothes. Like really, could Sui not come up with anything better? Why so repetitive? I swear i’ve never seen Vanessa even wearing any of those clothes on the show! Or anything similar. Apparently they rarely ever show legs on the show, because all these models have leggings and boots on. Did I never notice that? That’s something I might want to pay attention to when Gossip Girl airs again. I was really excited for Jenny’s clothes, because I really liked her style. But I don’t like any of it. Could it be the model they chose? I think Blair has the best line, so far. Well, hopefully there are more choices than the ones shown.

  54. 54
    July 4th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    i really hope they also sell the accessories… some of those shoes are to die for.

  55. 55
    July 5th, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Will they be for sale at targets around the world or just america? they aren’t that great tho…

  56. 56
    July 5th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    so.. I’m a little letdown. hearing about the line had me excited, and I’m really trying to find the appeal in some of the looks, but I just can’t find anything I’d really plan on buying. =/ oh well.

  57. 57
    July 5th, 2009 at 4:41 pm


  58. 58
    July 5th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    blair’s collection is the best, well it atleast captures her the bet. vanessa’s collection is terrible

  59. 59
    July 5th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I have never missed and episode of GG and I have never seen any of these looks on the cast. Serena would not be caught dead in those clothes.

  60. 60
    July 6th, 2009 at 1:29 am

    I think the 2nd Blair and the 3rd serena should be switched..
    and i like the 2nd Vanessa one..
    none of the Jenny ones really.. look Jenny like.. :S
    this is just my opinion though :)

  61. 61
    July 6th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I don’t see how gossip girl inspired this fashion line? It’s so not the look of the 4 leading characters…. Everything seems rong!
    Serena, Jenny, Blair Vanessa… All wrong except maybe the blue outfit for Blair!
    Vanessa’s claose are much colorfull! Jenny’s are more rock and hip…

    Just wrong!

  62. 62
    July 6th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    AWESOME….so excited….love’em

  63. 63
    July 7th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    These are amazing. Props. I’m going for Blair looks. ALL OF THEM.

  64. 64
    July 7th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    these are all so gorgeous.

  65. 65
    July 7th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Love! Especially Jenny’s.

  66. 66
    July 8th, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Blair’s looks semi-authentic, but Serena’s only looks like her for the 2 dresses.
    Jenny has worn things semi like outfits 2-4, but not really close. That one with the coat is practically ridiculous. Not something she’d typically wear.
    Vanessa doesn’t wear those types of prints specifically, she’s usually much more varied. First one is the best, and while the 4th reminds me of Rachel, not Vanessa, I still like it.
    The shoes do fit the characters quite nicely though, and I might purchase some of these items, but really, this is hardly a gossip girl look-a-like

  67. 67
    July 12th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I love the blair looks but there’s not really a lot of variety within each character.All vanessas outfits look practically identical

  68. 68
    July 14th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I just wanted to say I LOVE!!! the new look for target this fall. I think it is fantastic and I really hope that the complete line will be at the Target Store in Inverness, Alabama on Hwy 280. Cause I will definetely be shopping there on September 13 thru the 17th of October.

  69. 69
    July 22nd, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Hey if you are from the UK is there any way you can get these clothes? & how much would they be? thanks

    – x H

  70. 70
    July 24th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    i wish they were a little better.
    but ill be getting all things Blair.

    i just have to say this though…
    VANESSA should not have her own
    “collection” she’s really not even a
    main character.

  71. 71
    July 25th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    i really liked blair’s looks… they were the only ones that actually look like blair style… but the other ones i didn’t find them quite similar

  72. 72
    July 27th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I adore gossip girl and all of the fashion they feature on the show, but I’m disappointed by this line. It doesn’t really look like stuff the characters would wear. I would buy Jenny’s ankle boots and maybe her black coat, but that’s about it. I was really excited for this line, and the only ones that look like they’re from the show are some of Blair’s. I love Blair’s style, but it doesn’t really work with my current wardrobe, which is more like Jenny or Georgina.

  73. 73
    July 31st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    I want it all! I will be flying from Maui to Oahu just so I can pick up several of the looks First Blair then Jenny and Serena, not so much Vanessa I can’t pull off orange. My favorite look is Blair’s first and last outfits, Serena’s third dress and Jenny’s first look! Thank you target!

  74. 74
    August 2nd, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Guys, get the concept!

    Make some cheap, chic looking clothes, put the Gossip Girl name on them, not to mention Anna Sui’s and you’ve got a tonna revenue.

  75. 75
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:06 am

    I’d just like to say that I really love all the clothes I’ve seen above, and I think the shoes are beyond fabulous.
    I understand a lot fans saying that the characters would never wear these clothes, because they wouldn’t.
    Although, they didn’t say Anna Sui was taking exact outfits the girls would wear and designing them at target for a fraction of the cost.
    Besides, you can’t expect a designer to rip off the exact clothes of another designer.
    Each of the girls outfits are inspired from the girls’ own personal styles, and I think it’s a pretty awesome collection, all things considered.
    I think Anna Sui has done a great job, and I know where I’m gonna be shopping Sept. – Oct.

  76. 76
    August 6th, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Damn those are cute!!! I pretty much want all of Blair and Vanessas looks…

  77. 77
    August 20th, 2009 at 2:45 am

    i like the looks except I can’t really see Serena wearing the last two inspired looks in her category. can’t wait for them to come out!

  78. 78
    August 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Honestly when I saw this I was ooh but than when you see the pictures all four of the charters.It’s like one they are all the same colors.I wish there was more colors&options.Why does Vanessa has that same damn 70’s patterns.I thought Anna Sui would have done a great job.I just don’t like any of them.I don’t think I’ll be buying of them.I kind of like Jenny’s outfits because her style is kind of like mines but otherwise that everything is just meh&ehh.Hopefully there will be more looks&it won’t be a letdown but so far it’s a letdown

  79. 79
    September 3rd, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Well, let’s see…
    It is Anna Sui(Luv her!) so she’s going to have to recreate looks from her runways and incorporate them with these characters, not the other way around. It was Gossip girl inspired, but obviously it was still gunna be very much Anna Sui. And judging by these characters’ personalities and Anna’s style, she did a great job! Blair is prim, proper, girly, and preppy. This is shown. Serena, although wild at times, is very classy, put-together, and fashionable. This is also shown. Jenny is the punk princess, the wild child, or that is where her character is headed. I can see that here. Now, Vanessa’s colors are monotonous, but I see her vintagey attitude in the patterns and colors. The colors aside, the looks for Vanessa are vintage, urban, trendy, and with a sexy tomboy twist to them. That’s Vanessa alright! Plus, Vanessa could only afford Vintage. I can see what Anna was trying to do. This is what the Gossip Girls would wear if they purchased Anna Sui.

  80. 80
    September 5th, 2009 at 6:11 am

    It’s all wrong :|

    The colours are all dark and they are all just wrong.
    I think it’s very poor.

  81. 81
    September 7th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    i was excited when i heard about this line, but all these clothes just look cheap.
    i don’t think they look anything like the character’s outfits. I love serena’s outfits on the show, but none of these are things you would see her in…

  82. 82
    September 7th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I am a huge anna sui fan. I love every single pieces. who cares if they don’t look like the gossip girls’ outfits. Just love them…..

  83. 83
    September 12th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Why is Vanessa’s collection ALL orange and brown?? So weird. I’m not a huge fan. I guess Blair’s pieces are the best, but I’m not in love with any of them. I will check them all out in person, but I’m not sure I’d purchase any of them.

  84. 84
    September 13th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I love Blair and Serena’s dresses. Too bad Target doesn’t ship internationally.

  85. 85
    September 14th, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Well, I can see the Blair’s resemblance, but the others? They’re surely cute, and I agree with what LP has written, but f. ex. Serena looks would look definitely more Serena-alike if they had paired them with boots instead of pumps – she wears them all the time in the show!

  86. 86
    November 2nd, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I Really like how Jenny dresses on Gossip Girl but I dont think these outfits portray her actual sense of style lest her personality.

  87. 87
    December 10th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Will it be available in Italy??? Thanx for answers =)

  88. 88
    March 11th, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Blair’s are great!
    the rest aren’t quite right. i really love the black shoes on number 2 and 5 dresses of blairs. what are they called and who are they by ??

  89. 89
    November 22nd, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    OMG they are amazing!
    i love that clothes! i from Germany have got anybody a idea when they are out in Germany? the most time needs clothing lines form Germany to America a long time!

  90. 90
    September 18th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    ???? ???? ? ?????? ???????????? 2011, ??????? ??????

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