Anna Piaggi was famous in the fashion world for her pale blue hair and eccentric over the top style; she was found dead in her home in fashion capital Milan, Italy on the 7th August.
Piaggi was aged 81 and is credited with introducing vintage fashion to the Italians, she was a celebrated fashion writer and contributed extensively to Vogue Italia with amazing double-page spreads which showed her artistic and eclectic flair.
Piaggi was an unmissable fixture at catwalk shows in outlandish outfits and accessories while her lips were painted an array of bright colours. She contributed to various publications which included La Settimana Incom, Linea Italiana, Annabella and Arianna to name just a few.
Six years ago London’s Victoria & Albert museum celebrated Piaggi’s style by staging the exhibition “Anna Piaggi Fashion-ology” which featured a personal clothes archive that highlighted her extensive collection of vintage couture and designer clothing including pieces by Balenciaga, Fendi, Galliano and Poiret.
The editor of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, paid tribute to Piaggi on social website Twitter “23 years working together, millions of D.P. Done together. Will remember you for ever Anna.” Meanwhile Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese took to the website to express her own words on the style guru as did Stefano Gabbana.
As yet there is no news on Piaggi’s cause of death.