~ Anna Piaggi: a life in pirctures ~

13 Aug

A stylist, designer pioneer, and much loved contributor of Vogue Italia, Anna Piaggi passed away four days ago, aged 81. Her reach spread from Milanese fashion fans to the highest editors and Houses.

Colour is the word you would use to describe everything about Piaggi. She used many of them in every outfit, her personality was quick, varied and intelligent, and her taste was remarkably wide-ranging. She was someone that you could always expect to be the same, and wholly unpredictable, at the same time. Whatever she was wearing, it would be filled with bright colours, blushers, furs, hats, and bold patterns, but the combinations and obsessions were never worn twice.

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2. A young Anna Piaggi had the same eclectic fashion tastes.

3. Piaggi was famous for her blue hair, bright lips and bold blusher.

4. Pretty in Pinko.

5. Always the charmer, here she makes Mario Testino and Helmut Lang laugh at PFW, 2005.

6. Cat-eye glasses and tweed make for a fierce look.

7. We wonder if her colourful rainbow scarf inspired Peter Pilotto’s Autumn Winter 2012/13 collection.

8. Anna Piaggi flying the flag at her own Fashion – ology exhibition at the V&A in 2006.

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