Fashion Icon, Anna Piaggi Dies At 81

August 7, 2012 • Breaking News, Fashion, Fashion Blog

Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi, in her exuberant and unique collection of dresses, never ceased to grab attention from an audience of onlookers and most definitely never wore the same look twice. The Italian fashion writer known for her artistic flair and free expression in her work has died at age 81.

Piaggi who was famous for her immense clothing collection which at one point included 2865 dresses and 265 pairs of shoes was found dead today in her home in Milan, Italy.

Anna Piaggi alongside designer Karl Lagerfeld

Her life was consumed with fashion as Piaggi worked as a translator for the Italian publishing company Mondadori, and also worked for magazines such as Italian Vogue and the avant-garde magazine Vanity. She is remembered for her unconventional approach not only to fashion spreads by to her life. After all, since 1969, Piaggi used a bright red manual Olivetti Valentine typewriter for her work.

Her influence and knowledge of the fashion world was vast, and she was dubbed ‘The World’s Last Greatest Authority on Frocks’ by Manolo Blahnik. Piaggi’s style, eccentricity and irreplaceable flair with the missed among the fashion masses. Rest in Peace.

–Jamie Wilson

Sources:, Wikipedia; Images: dexigner, Miista

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