ANNA PIAGGI: DEATH OF A FASHION LEGEND
Ever present in the front rows, the eccentric Italian fashion editor passed away this Tuesday, August 7 at 81 years old.
“Anna Piaggi’s signature style will forever be imprinted in our memories, with her blue hair escaping her black silk top hat and covering a heavily shadowed eye, her lips outlined in a red heart and her accumulation of multicolored scarves and accessories. The Fashion Week legend and eccentric Italian fashion editor passed away this Tuesday, August 7 at the age of 81. Born in Milan in 1931, Anna Piaggi left behind more than a handful of memories as her fashionable life story came to an end, a story she began writing in the 1970s and continued as it transformed into a sparkling spectacle of vibrant colors. Married to Italian photographer Alfa Castaldi, she began working at the Italian fashion magazine Arianna before she joined the launch of Vanity Fair and began signing Vogue Italia editorials. She was friends with many grand couturiers, trusting Stephen Jones to create her signature hats, and being featured in a book by Karl Lagerfeld called Anna-chroniques. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London held the ‘Anna Piaggi, Fashion-ology’ retrospective in 2006 in her honor, presenting her fabulous collection of clothing. Her passion for style and fashion will be forever accessible in Anna Piaggi’s bookFashion Algebra published in 1998 by Thames & Hudson.”