Fashion Legend Anna Piaggi dead at 81
by: Abernathy Miller
August 7, 2012
Fashion lost one of its favorite muses today.
Style icon and fashion writer, Anna Piaggi died today in her Milan home, leaving behind an unparalleled legacy, and void in the fashion world.
Referred to by Manolo Blahnik as “the world’s last great authority on frocks,” Piaggi’s eclectic look, signature blue hair, and creativity inspired artists such as Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld and Stephen Jones.
Anna started her writing career in the 1960s at the height of the fashion revolution. She began editing at one of Italy’s first women’s magazines, Arianna Magazine. She would go on to work at Vogue Italia, where she introduced her double page spreads.
A visionary, an icon, and one of fashion’s original “wild” one, Anna has left some big Manolos to fill.