Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Guess Who I Sat Behind At The Kanye West “Runaway” Premiere in Paris?

Yes, Anna Dello Russo and her headpiece!

She’s really one of the most charming characters in fashion today.


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  1. Mary Ko.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    OMG :) This is SO Anna!!!!

    Amazing woman!


  2. Vermine

    October 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Thought it would have been Tavi…

  3. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I can't decide whether or not she is selfish or just fashionable. Either way I love her

  4. Marthita Estrada

    October 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    How was the movie by the way? I've heard that is great, a masterpiece…
    You went to the Paris premiere too didn't you? Pics please

  5. America

    October 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I was thining of being a peacock for halloween this year, but after seeing the silhouette of this hat i might as well just be Anna dello Russo!

  6. Marthita Estrada

    October 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    So, how the movie? I've heard it is great, a masterpice. Pics please… Kanye's outfits lately have been great, why don't you post some of them?

  7. Trivia

    October 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Is covering half the view charming?..

  8. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    October 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Ha! Awesome.

    I guess the one time one wouldn't care/dare to ask the lady to kindly remove her hat.

    Not blocking the view, but part of it.

    She is indeed fantastic.


  9. Bronwyn

    October 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Anyone who wears a headpiece that big to an event where people behind her want to be able to see, is also rather inconsiderate of others, wouldn't you say?

  10. Cinta

    October 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    hahaha i love the picture!
    xxx, cinta from trapped in her closet

  11. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I hope you were able to see through those wonderful feathers. LOL!

    Also, can you tell us/clarify a bit about this "Kaye West Runaway Premiere."



    October 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Wow, you are pretty damn lucky!

  13. la pie qui chante pour un oui pour un non

    October 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Did you see anything? Hehehehe…

  14. Nordstrom at The Oaks

    October 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    My guess would have been Lady Gaga

  15. Isis Diaz

    October 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Love the headpiece! HOW EXCITING!

  16. - GraceCarolina

    October 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Anna cracks me up! I enjoy her outfits so much.

  17. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    So her headpiece blocked people's views? Doesn't sound so charming to me.

  18. BM

    October 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    if it were any other person – this would be annoying


  19. ritournelleblog

    October 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    This reminds me of the journalist who complained he saw a show through Tavi's gigantic bow… except you're not complaining!

  20. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Charming, maybe. I would think "selfish" might be a better descriptor of someone who wears that when sitting front row. The show isn't about her is it?

  21. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Wow that was a huge thing! But she is really awsome!

  22. Pao

    October 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

  23. a Broad

    October 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I wonder at what stage in your life you begin to just think, F* it, I am wearing a full feathered head dress and to Hell with the people sitting behind me …

    Who would have the nerve to say, Madam, would you removed that bird from your head during the show ?


  24. Frozen Fashion

    October 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    What a delightful chance encounter to add to your day:)

    Her hat is perfect with the ballerina images!

  25. lia

    October 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    hahaha!!! fun!!!


  26. Kate.Showalter

    October 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I love this photo. Fashion can be so serious. This is fun!

  27. Sylvia etc...

    October 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    this picture captures a 'true' fashion moment, Anna is such a wonderful fashion figure!

  28. fashionsdirtylaundry

    October 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    That headpiece is shooting up to icon status!

  29. Alice Olive

    October 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Her blog is amazing, too. The little golden twinkles that waft down the screen when you move your mouse/cursor etc is very fabulous!

  30. Caroline

    October 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    She totally is.

  31. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Agree w/Bronwyn. She could have at least sat in the back row so as not to block anyone's view.

  32. Rosa

    October 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Thats so cool!!! She is awesome… I wrote about her a few days ago because she is one of my inspirations :) I love that she have so much fun with her dressing

  33. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Where oh where does she get the money for all this clothes?

  34. Marina

    October 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

  35. l'habitué

    October 20, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    This is so incredible.
    I guess it had to be Anna!

  36. SabinePsynopsis

    October 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Did she cause a stir like Tavi with her big head gear?

  37. BlacBlouse

    October 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Love the photo – awesome silhouette of the fabulous Anna!

  38. CaliforniaCandy

    October 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Now that's how you make a statement!

  39. jimjims

    October 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    wow… hah!

    this is amazing!

  40. micio

    October 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    How incredibly rude!

  41. Miss Topanga

    October 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    haha, i also thought it must be tavi!

  42. Rafael Franco

    October 20, 2010 at 5:42 pm


    I really love Anna Dello Russo, she is so chic and unique.

    kisses from Brazil*

  43. merveille

    October 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Okay, so why not remove the enormous (yes beautiful indeed) headpiece while watching a screen with many people behind you unable to see a significant part of it?!
    She could afterwards put it back on her head to remain fabulous.
    Consideration + Style = Gratitude + Glamour.

  44. Isabelle

    October 20, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I would have guessed Lady Gaga.. but it looks like more and more people are copying her crazy style.

  45. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    She is great, but this is definitely the discourteous side! There are some situations in which it's more elegant not to draw attention to oneself.

  46. Anna B

    October 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I really don't see the charm in blocking other people from seeing the screen. No, I really don't see it.

  47. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    AWWW man i thought you sat behind Lady Gaga and her head piece. well it was still cool

  48. alexandra

    October 20, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    totally thought it was gaga .. haha oops

  49. Ella

    October 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Lucky duck! She's so inspirational, I always imagine her as the adult version of Tavi Gevinson…

  50. Meg

    October 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I take it they didn't do a "hat speech" before the show…Oh well, at least it was an experience.

  51. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    She is so adorable

  52. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    It's one thing to wear a fabulous headpiece. It's another to wear it all the way through a film screening, disrupting others' ability to see and enjoy the film and essentially insuring that one's own presence has more impact on some viewers than the film or event itself. Sorry, Sart, but I see nothing charming about that. Arrogant and self-indulgent, yes; charming, no.

  53. no name.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    wow that's an interesting head piece, sort of reminds me of grass, but tops for her :)

  54. Sarah

    October 20, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Awesome. I totally agree that it would be annoying if it were anyone else and she is very adorable. Cool picture!

  55. Jennifer

    October 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    That is NOT 'charming' at all. I don't give a damn who it is, if it was the President wearing a hat that obstructed my view, I'd ask him to remove it. That's just plain rude.

  56. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    i thought it was going to be tavi. what a precious baby blogger.

  57. Maryanne

    October 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Cher did this look in 1986 at the Oscars.
    Bob Mackie headress.

  58. Jason

    October 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Fabulous, but I would hate to sit behind her in any sort of event; how inconsiderate.

  59. Sweet Confessions

    October 21, 2010 at 12:25 am

    i totally agree with YOU!!! only she would wear those headpieces..

  60. KC

    October 21, 2010 at 1:35 am

    i thought it was tavi. but yeah, so anna as well.

  61. BC

    October 21, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Gorgeous headpiece and beautiful juxtaposition with the ballerinas on the screen but a little inconsiderate. Perhaps that's the point?

  62. fashionslap

    October 21, 2010 at 2:38 am

    LOL I was thinking it was her. Honestly I love her, but I don't think I would ever want to sit behind her. I'd be sad like one of those people who go to a concert only to end up behind a sign of a screaming girl or at an awards show behind lady gaga and her meat dress or one of her head pieces….sad.

  63. paristempslibre

    October 21, 2010 at 2:45 am

    so cool! but a bit difficult for you..

  64. the inspired

    October 21, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Ahhh she is my fashion idol!

  65. Eilish

    October 21, 2010 at 3:01 am

    haha.. this made me smile :)

  66. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 3:34 am

    She does not know what else to do to catch attention… where's the limit?

  67. Clay Douglass

    October 21, 2010 at 4:00 am

    What is better? Sitting in front of her and seeing the show or sitting behind and seeing the headpiece?

    Clay Douglass


    October 21, 2010 at 4:25 am

    you're right Scott…She's really one of the most charming characters in fashion today…great post

  69. Tara's Dolce Vita

    October 21, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Ha ha ha lucky you….
    I love hats, but this is kind of selfish at a fashion show!

  70. Z---

    October 21, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Lucy you! I love Anna!

  71. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

    how annoying!!!

  72. Davidikus

    October 21, 2010 at 6:42 am

    For a split second, I thought it was that 14-year old blogger (what's her name again?)

  73. EmmyLou

    October 21, 2010 at 6:58 am

    gorgeous photo x

  74. TheWingchairTraveller

    October 21, 2010 at 7:52 am

    This looked like a landscape in my dashboard.

  75. MGF

    October 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    that is wonderful hos you turn an obvious uneasy situation into a friendly compliment !
    you are such a gentleman

  76. Darn

    October 21, 2010 at 8:21 am


  77. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Perhaps charming, definetely not chic

  78. 82Brute

    October 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

    My first guess would have been Lady Gaga. I'm glad you found it charming. I would not have been so charitable had I been forced to gaze upon her folly when I had come to see something else.

  79. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Uproar when Tavi wears a huge headpiece to a show, but charming when Anna does the same thing? Hmm.

  80. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    October 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

  81. Chele

    October 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

    You know, I love her, and I LOVE her fearless, fun sense of style! But……I can't help but think it's a tiny bit rude – if you know you are going to a film or show – to wear something that you know will mar the experience of others? So as much as I adore her, better judgement next time maybe? And long live the ADR's of the world who dress for fun & fabulousness…not for trends!xxo

  82. Christal Coração

    October 21, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Great Shot! The headpiece looks amazing. But it isn't too nice for the one that is seated behind her (:

  83. SĂ©verine

    October 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    hahaha you were in Dello-Russo-vision ?…

  84. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

    She's fabulous, but it's rather rude to block the view… I'm surprised she would do that.

  85. E...

    October 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Anna is ever Anna and her style is the most interesting respect on the other fashion editors…The "vey famous" Mrs Wintour hasn't a quarter of Anna's style and sense of fashioN!

  86. L N

    October 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    For a second I thought is was Tavi as well. Hmm, did this take away from the film?

  87. Bell

    October 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    charming characters in fashion today?
    ha ha ha, Ridiculous

  88. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Anna's hat is far more important than you having an unobscured view!

  89. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I can't help but think of Isabella Blow … and how much I miss seeing her in the fashion scene. It's good to see her influence on the next generation.

  90. Stéphanie

    October 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    ….Cisors please!!!!

  91. AnAzevedo

    October 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Anna is unique.

  92. Emily Jean

    October 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    perhaps a little in the way? none the less, amazing!!

  93. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Believe me, this hat is more interesting than the flick……

  94. Marco Nardella

    October 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Anna loves fashion without being fashionista. She has the inner capabilities to be both eccentric, sophisticated and simple. Marco

  95. A.D.

    October 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    uff, anna, uff!

  96. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I knew it was Anna even before I scrolled down! haha Shes the best!

  97. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Maybe Sart was being ironic about the "charming" part? Maybe by taking this picture and posting it, he would like Anna to realize how her ridiculous fashion can come at the cost of others!

    Just my thoughts…:)

  98. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 4:11 am

    the headress may have look amazing, but i'm sure he was frustrated at his masked view.

  99. T.A.P.S.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Ohhhhhh Anna. She would wear a head piece like that to a showing of a Kanye West music video. Totally inappropriate for the occasion but you got to love her for having the guts to wear things like that. God I love her.

    check out my post of vintage fashion photos today!


  100. rose

    October 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Not many people can still attract attention when they are sitting in silence in the dark. Anna being a clear exception :)

  101. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I would say inconsiderate, not charming. Why didn't she sit in the back row so everyone else could see the film?

  102. Meera

    October 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    A legendary picture.

  103. Lucia

    October 23, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Anon.. 10.30 PM, I was actually thinking the same after a while.. Yeah maybe Sart is a bit ironic about it?!

    I don't know Anna DR , I have never ever met her, or seen her live, so I am not the right person to critizize her, but as she is a media person, and a person who enjoys being in the middle of happening, I am sure she can take critics from unknown people.
    Some famous people in the fashion business seems to me NICE, i.e everyone prob agree that Garance seems to be a really NICE person. The same thing I see in Kate Lanphear, and in Viv. Its something about the face and the smile, and of course what qualities speaks to me. Some one else might find Viv's smile totally annoying i.e. But in ADR, no, I do not see anything Nice in her. She might be lovely actually, but a person who blocks the view like that, can't be really nice.. or charmig can she..?
    OR maybe she removed the head piece right after Sart had his picture taken..?

  104. Just Me

    October 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    great photo!

  105. Anonymous

    October 24, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Oh, I wish you would have taken a picture of her afterward in the light. I would have loved to seen the entire outfit.

  106. Kelsey Louise

    October 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    i was going to guess lady gaga or tavi. i've never heard of this woman, thanks for sharing. love the photo.

  107. Anonymous

    October 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I'm on the side of those who think it's inconsiderate. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have been OK sitting behind someone who did the same thing.

  108. Anonymous

    October 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I'm on the side of those who think it's inconsiderate. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have been OK sitting behind someone who did the same thing.

  109. 82Brute

    October 25, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I wanted to add another comment about this shot. At first I only saw my own annoyance, but it's actually an amazing shot. There's humor, irony and the composition is marvelous. The silhouetted feathers looming over the dancers in their purple tulle is lovely and seems a nod to Degas.

  110. Anonymous

    October 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Haha, 82Brute is totally right! Everyone goes on about if this is annoying or charming, but actually the picture itself is great! And there is a lot of humor in it.

  111. 82Brute

    October 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Re: Humor in the shot. It also brought to mind a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon called "Hare Do". Go to 2:24 for the moment.

  112. Dick Goodnuts

    October 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    The Runaway film was outstanding! Accept it for what it is and don't get caught up in what the media says about the creator and you will enjoy the story.

  113. derek

    October 25, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    she's so fabulous!!! i hope you could see the screen!

  114. Adri M.

    October 26, 2010 at 7:28 am

    She's so brilliant and chic and the video of Kanye is amazing!!!

  115. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Anna really is a joy. Having seen Kanye's Runaway myself, I would much rather admire Anna's head gear – even from the back.

  116. Jimmy Long

    October 27, 2010 at 10:11 am

    This is just sublime. What a statement!

  117. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I totally thought it was Lady Gaga.

  118. kelli

    October 28, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    nice pic.

  119. supercalifragilisticespiallidocious

    October 29, 2010 at 4:14 am

    for a second i was thinking tavi because of the big bow she once wore . but she's tiny , so she wouldn't have blocked you . ha ha ha .

  120. Anna

    October 30, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Reminds me of Isabella Blow…

  121. Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    November 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Hahaha, how unfortunate to be seated right behind her when she's wearing THAT lol

  122. Anonymous

    December 3, 2010 at 5:01 am

    i'm also on the side who thinks it's inconsiderate. no matter how beautiful/stylish/fashionable the hat/headpiece, one should always have it off when it's blocking the way of another, or at the dinner table, and other such social situations where taking it off would be the norm.

    no exceptions to the person or headpiece!

  123. Zana Fauzi

    February 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    LOL I was about to say Lady Gaga!

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