DEATH OF A FASHION LEGEND
EVER PRESENT IN FASHION
WEEK FRONT ROWS, THE ECCENTRIC
FASHION EDITOR AND COUTURE
MUSE PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY
AUGUST 7TH AT 81YEARS OLD
Anna Piaggi 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 lip outlined in a red heart and her
accumulation of multicoloured scarves
The fashion Week legend and eccentric
Italian fashion editor passed away suddenly
Born in Milan in 1931 Anna Piaggi left behind
more than a handful of memories as her
fashionable life came to an end.
A story she began writing in the 1970's
and continued as she transformed it into
a sparkling spectacle of vibrant colours.
Married to a Italian photographer
Affa Castaldi, she began working at the
Italian fashion magazine Ariana before
she joined the launch of Vanity Fair
and began signing of Vogue Italia editorials
She was also friends Couturiers including
Stephen Jones to create her signature hats
and being featured in a book by Karl
Lagerfeld "Anna Chronicles" and also
a Retrospective at the Victoria and Albert
Museum in London called Anna Piaggi
Fashionolgy in her honour.
Her passion for style will be forever
accessible in the "Anna Piaggi Book"
Fashion Algebra in 1998 by Thomas and
By Mike Kagee