The fashion world was in mourning last week as it was announced the great Anna Piaggi had passed away at the age of 81.
The impeccably stylish, amazingly eccentric Italian fashion writer, was one of the last great inspirations to the fashion industry. Piaggi chose what to wear, not with trend in mind, but because she enjoyed and took great pleasure in choosing such arrangements, all the way to the end.
From the iconic ringlet turquoise hair, neon pink feathers, to the most avant-garde headwear creations (where Anna Dello Russo learnt her art) china doll blush, ring master jackets, zebra capris, multi-coloured fur shawls and ornate gold winklepickers. Even at her last public sighting, front row at the D&G show during Milan Fashion Week, Piaggi was her same flamboyant self, dressed the only way she knows how. No-one in the world could pull off such concepts with such ease, confidence and fabulousness, never try hard, always an effortlessly spectacular show of colour, texture and print. She put the F in Fashion,
This is not an obituary, this a celebration of the exceptional: Anna Piaggi.