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Saturday, August 11, 2012

ANNA PIAGGI DEATH OF A FASHION LEGEND 1931-2012

ANNA PIAGGI
1931-2012

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
              and accessories.
              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 
              Hudson......
              By Mike Kagee