Anna Piaggi… fashion reporter, editor, divinor of trends, designers’ muse and self-styled icon has retreated to the next realm and many in the fashion world and those interested and/or influenced are mourning her passing.
A contributor to dozens of Italian fashion magazines including Vogue Italia, an author, a visionary, and an owner of an incredible collection of clothes that was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Anna Piaggi was an iconic persona in the world of fashion. Known for her freely expressed artistic vision on the pages of Vogue just as much as for her eccentric personal style, she was described by Bill Cunningham as a “fine poet in clothes”, and was Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime inspiration. Here are some of our favorite fashion moments of Anna Piaggi.
An inspiration to many… admired by all she touched, Piaggi was truly a gem in the world. The statement she made in fashion is everlasting. Her spirit lives on!
Manolo Blahnik dubbed her “The world’s last great authority on frocks”
Her associates in the fashion world included the fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (from the 1970s), who has often sketched her, and Manolo Blahnik, who is the designer of many of her shoes. She was the muse of British milliner Stephen Jones. She was also an admirer of British clothes designer Vivienne Westwood and her hats, made by Prudence Millinery.
For years, Piaggi’s vibrant dress sense _ including funky hats and theatrical makeup _ made her stand out on the front rows of Milan and Paris runway shows.
endless options when it comes to Anna Piaggi photos. The inspiration keeps coming. Thank you for your enduring presence and cosmic energy.
Anna, now it’s time to make the next realm a bit more ….. well, MORE. (I bet you don’t even need the headbands to keep the hats on anymore!!)
“Look How You Want To Feel!” I’m sure Piaggi would agree….