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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Style Salute: Anna Piaggi


Anna Piaggi, colorful style icon, dead at 81 (Photo Source: HERE)
“She was the height of glamorous eccentricity."
-
Dita Von Teese
Before you could read the headlines, the news hit the twitter feed last night: Anna Piaggi, fashion writer, former editor for Vogue Italia, everyday eccentric + fashion icon, passed away at the age 81. Fashion show front row fixture, and serious hat collector, Piaggi embodied everything marvelous about personal style: she was a lover of fashion, who transcended trends. You can read a more news-style report of her passing by clicking HERE. The Citizen expresses a heartfelt sympathy to Piaggi's friends, and family.

You can read some wonderful tributes to the glorious Piaggi style, HERE, HERE + HERE.





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30 comments:

Vix said...

I'm a disgrace 'cos I've never heard of her. She looked to be an utterly fabulous woman with unique style and a killer attitude. May she rest in peace! x

thorne garnet said...

She was freaking amazing!

Patti said...

Ah, she was formidable! There's a shift in the Force : <

Joni James said...

She had guts, individuality and lived a full life submersing herself if the things she loved. I hope I'm an ounce of that as I get older. It's easy to take tiny steps toward giving up a little with each decade. Let's fight it!

LV said...

I have never heard of her, but she certainly seems to be the epitome of bold, colorful and stylish.

Kristina said...

RIP Anna, she was a true innovator and a fashion icon.

superheidi said...

Oh dear, 81 already and gone, she seemed ageless!

La Dama said...

How have I never heard of her?
She is a fierce fashionista, love her blue curl.
besos

Veshoevius said...

Oh no! Oh that's so sad - she was such a wonderful flamboyant lady.

Krista said...

So so sad that she is gone. Our world is less colorful because she is not in it :(

seƱora Allnut said...

oh, so sad, she was a real style icon, a so inspirating and colorful lady with great attitude.
besos & lagrimitas

Helga! said...

Bugger! She was mega inspirational and sooo,sooo fabulous! A total Style Icon.Sad!
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edie pop said...

That's the saddest news of the world, one of my favorite style icon ever..
Good bye Anna, my world is so hollow now...May your heaven be colorful as you!
xxx

Melanie said...

An original. She will be missed on earth.

Lisa said...

Thank you for bring the news of this unique woman to us.

Terri said...

It's a shame that she had to go. She stood out in the Fashion Week crowds.

The Style Crone said...

I first saw Anna Piaggi years ago in Bill Cunningham's 'On The Street' in the Sunday NY Times. I have photos of her hanging in my studio for inspiration and was fascinated by her every hat and her love of color. I remember scanning the internet for her images. She left her incredible mark and will be missed.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'll miss her so much, is there anyone else left that's so fabulous? Yes ... bloggers! But darling Anna, she paved the way for giving zero fucks. I loved her xoxoxo

Chicatanyage said...

I remember meeting her at the shows in Milan in the early 70s. She was a truly eccentric character. A colourful bird of paradise.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Oh I wish I'd paid more attention to her, she's pretty amazing. What an inspiriation, you can stay looking fantastic no matter what your age

Misfits Vintage said...

RIP - what a rockstar. Sarah xxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

Sigh...the world just became a little more grey. RIP Anna!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

A world without Isabella Blow and Anna Piaggi is a more boring world.

Little-Hat said...

She will be remembered for her true originality and creative spirit! Thank you for giving her a fabulous send-off/tribute on your blog!

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

I was so sad to hear about her passing :( There will definitely be a void in the fashion industry without her. I hope she inspired many to dress to the beat of their own drum!

jill815 said...

I've been so busy watching the Olympics that I didn't know of Anna Piaggi's passing. What a style inspiration, she will be missed!

As for you, my dear, are you coming to NYC for the IFB Con? I can't go this year, but would love to see you if you have time! XO, Jill

The Closet Shopper said...

Super sad. She will be missed.

xo,
Tracy

Faye Kent said...

She was such an amazing woman with a truly individual style. And she knew how to rock a hat. Sad sad news.

Girl Does Geek

kaffesoester said...

Thank you Bella, for taking the time to put this post together. You've found so many great links, with lots of lovely pictures, and I've enjoyed them all! She was an icon, a role model not only for 40+ women, but for women of all ages. A great loss!

Style Mentor™ said...

Rest in peace Anna.

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