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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
RIP: anna piaggi
Fashion world mourns death of fashion writer Anna Piaggi
Italian style icon and fashion journalist, Anna Piaggi, has passed away aged 81.
Piaggi, who was famous in the fashion world for her pale blue hair and eccentric style, was today found dead in her home in the Italian style capital of Milan.
The 81-year-old, who was credited with introducing vintage fashion to the Italians was a celebrated fashion writer who contributed extensively toVogue Italiawith her fanastical double-page spreads. An unmissable fixture at catwalk shows, the Milanese commentator contributed to numerous publications, includingLa Settimana Incom, Epoca, Linea Italiana, Annabella, Panorama, L'EspressoandArianna.
In 2006, London's Victoria & Albert museum celebrated her inimitable style by staging an exhibition, 'Anna Piaggi Fashion-ology', exhibiting personal clothes archive, highlighting her extensive collection of vintage couture and designer clothing including garments by Balenciaga, Fendi, Galliano and Poiret Franca Sozzani, the editor ofVogue Italia, for whom Piaggi penned a column entitled 'D.P. Doppie Pagine di Anna Piaggi' paid tribute to Piaggi on Twitter writing: "23 years working together, milions of D.P. done together. Will remember you for ever Anna".
Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese also took to the social media site to express her words on the style guru: "So sad to hear that Anna Piaggi, one of my last icons of beauty & fashion has passed. She was the height of glamorous eccentricity."
(from telegraph.co.uk) (photo credit: david bailey)