Farewell Anna

August 13, 2012 5:07 PM

The ever-eclectic, fashion icon and editor of Vogue Italia Anna Piaggi died on August 7th in her Milan home. 

Known for her endless collection of avant-garde outfits, candy blue hair, and borderline theatrical hats, Piaggi created some of Vogue Italia's most provocative double page layouts, and became one of fashion's most daring darlings.

Manolo Blahnik considered her "the only authority on frocks left in the world," and she was a muse to some of fashion's most ground-breaking designers, like as Karl Lagerfeld. From 1981-1983, she served as Editor-in-Chief for Vanity Magazine, which developed a cult-like following (much like Piaggi herself) 

Mixing haute couture with vintage finds, Piaggi could always be counted on to create a stir at fashion shows, and was inducted into the Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Fashion lost a true visionary. Anna, you will be missed. 

 

 

WRITTEN BY: ABERNATHY MILLER

 

 

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