Fashion legend, Italian journalist Anna Piaggi, was the very unique, original, eccentric fashion icons in my time. Sadly she passed away on Tuesday. She was 81. Her signature look was very flamboyant, theatrical and playful that matched her funky hats and somewhat blue hair.
[ Photo: Selecting images for Vogue Italia in 2004 ] …I love everything about this photo, the Art Nouveau backdrop and Anna Piaggi looking so impeccable while at work.
I remember seeing her year ago at the Sydney fashion week. At the time I was studying fashion and for someone like me who loves colour, mix and match clothing and texttures. I was in awe with her look, the most fascinating style I had ever come across. I was in my early 20s and felt so plain and borring 🙂 She would have been around 69 at the time.
In the fashion world, Anna Piaggi influenced so many people over such a long period. Here are a few sketches, illustrations by other Anna Piaggi fans.
“the original punk grandmother” Illustration by Joana Avilllez
Sketch book inspiration by unknown artist (at least to me)
What are you wearing today? Go back in time and see more images of Anna Piaggi here.