Thursday, August 9, 2012

R.I.P. Anna Piaggi


Rest in peace, Anna Piaggi. I wish I had the chance to get to know you better.


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  1. Elisa Eymery

    August 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

    She was an inspiration to so many people. There was something completely timeless about her crazy style.

    Wandering Minds fashion

  2. Ahmad

    August 9, 2012 at 9:03 am

    RIP, She and her outlook on life and fashion will be dearly missed!

  3. Simbarashe

    August 9, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Wonderful collection. She is all her own, and stunning and vibrant in each of these shots.

  4. Tina @ Tinacious Me

    August 9, 2012 at 9:04 am

    She’s such a wonderful inspiration! RIP

  5. Irene's Closet

    August 9, 2012 at 9:04 am

    she was super. R.I.P


    • niki

      June 5, 2014 at 3:16 am

      realy…nooooooo!!!! such a woman!

  6. kateaddict

    August 9, 2012 at 9:06 am


  7. Nissa

    August 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Beautiful post.

  8. Lindy702

    August 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

    …Iconic…to have that sense of ‘freedom’, within herself and style is a true inspiration to all.

  9. alessandra de leonardis

    August 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Artist never die

    • Jelena Zunda

      August 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Absolutely agree. Best obituary for Anna Piaggi. Thank you.

  10. Bella

    August 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

    She was awesome

  11. Dawid

    August 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

    R.I.P :(

  12. debi c

    August 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

    o god!!this is news!!!i had no idea she passed away!!r.i.p!

  13. Sevan

    August 9, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I admire confidence but at this level, I greatly respect it.
    I hope there will be a museum to display her fantastic wardrobe.

  14. Paola

    August 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Rest in Peace.


    August 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

    rest in peace Anna Piaggi!!! She had a different and lovely style!!

  16. LeeSeongJin

    August 9, 2012 at 10:23 am

    What A Good Looks

  17. RJT

    August 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

    One of the most unique and positive personalities in the fashion world, and also an amazing expert on fashion history and design
    Her presence will be missed and her style never replicated.
    Take inspiration fashion lovers: Use fashion as an expression of your inner joy as Anna did!

  18. Kate

    August 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

    There will never be anyone like her. What a legend.


  19. C.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

    She was a singular and fascinating individual and will be greatly missed.

  20. mimi-cigalechanta

    August 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

    who will pass the torch
    louise doktor,
    diane pernet,
    catherine baba,
    anna della russo?

    • Tonia

      August 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Good question. I think there is room for all of them. We actually need more, at the fashion shows and roaming the street! I’d like to add Daphne Guinness and the fabulous Iris Apfel to your terrific list of creative, individualists. Iris is my personal fave, it is an absolute delight to look at her. At 91 years young, she recently designed a makeup line for MAC. With her trademark round, large, black glasses, she is spot on every time. Such a beautiful inspiration.

      • Pinky

        August 13, 2012 at 12:39 am

        All are lovely choices; my strongest vote also goes to the incomparable Iris Apfel who is without peer. I still carry the Coach bag she designed for Coach in 2008. ..because I love it and it is perfect, not because I am a big Coach fan. In addition to the MAC you share, she has a line on HSN, which is madly funky and is coming out with her own handbag line in the fall, so I’ve heard tell.

  21. hasfd

    August 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

    LOve how colourful she is so positive

  22. lintmag

    August 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

    A fabulous person – no one in fashion compares to her amazing style. Italian Vogue website has a bunch of little videos of her that are really good if anyone wants to hear her thought process.

  23. Phoebe

    August 9, 2012 at 11:56 am


  24. Becky Bedbug

    August 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Such a loss to the world and fashion world alike. Her inspiration will live on for generations.


  25. carole

    August 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    What an amazing woman of style.

  26. Tonia

    August 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    R.I.P to the most fabulous peacock there ever was. I can imagine everyone waiting with bated breath for her arrival at fashion shows. In this day of cookie cutter fashion and celebrity stylists, it is a rare thing to see people truly expressing themselves with fashion. Anna Piaggi balked at the idea of conformity -she did it on her terms – with flare, exuding pure joy.
    @ Sart – keep up the good work showcasing creative, individual style.

    • Robby Robinson

      August 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      BRAVO, Tonia!!!

  27. anonymous

    August 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    She was a great inspiration for all older women who were told in their lives :”Dress appropriately for you age.” Hah!

  28. Roberto Pires

    August 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    God bless Anna Piaggi!

  29. Style Linguist

    August 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Anna Piaggi epitomized self-expression. I suspect this world was too small for her.

  30. allen

    August 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    never a dull moment.

  31. YQS

    August 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    A true style icon…she will be missed!

  32. VĂ­ctor

    August 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    It’s a pity to lose such an original person.

  33. Maria

    August 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you for this entry.

  34. Blaire

    August 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Her confidence and style is an inspiration to everyone.

  35. Eva

    August 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Such an inspiration…R.I.P…

  36. Jessica

    August 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Wonderful woman.
    She may be gone, but her spirit will live on in fashion for years to come.
    The Lovelorn

  37. robby R

    August 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Our world needs spirits like this…to teach and remind us that style/fashion is more than the clothes we put on…it is how we express and share our true self with the world. Anna inspires me…she will be greatly missed.

  38. Michael

    August 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    When you cast aside the rules, new rules are created to cast aside. The torch is passed.

  39. Alice

    August 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    The first women who gave me the courage to explore my personal style. She was and always will be an inspiration to all of us. Rest in peace

  40. Ros

    August 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    She was great, I remember her rocking up to the first show I worked on in London with a bird on her head, I didn’t know who she was but quickly found out. She was cool..What a style icon, RIP Anna.

  41. m. oliu

    August 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I hold Anna Piaggi in the highest regard. I want to move forward through life exactly as she did–without fear and rocking it to the very end.

  42. Duchess Gabrielle

    August 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    A beautiful spirit and such a remarkable fashion icon. I will be lucky to be quarter as stylish as she was in her sunset years.
    Fashion Beauty Insight

  43. TeMo

    August 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    She is an inspiration!

  44. Devyani

    August 10, 2012 at 1:58 am

  45. Asark

    August 10, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Thank you Anna Piaggi. Rest in Peace.

  46. Arietta

    August 10, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I so enjoyed seeing her clothing, accessories, and hairstyles! I found her and some other lovely ladies on Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style Blog! She surely will be missed.

  47. Johnny

    August 10, 2012 at 3:22 am

    She was a true icon in eccentricity!

  48. Patricia

    August 10, 2012 at 3:29 am

    She was a wonderful women with a personal style and inspiration for so many people!

  49. Luisa C

    August 10, 2012 at 6:12 am

    It’s really sad, along with Isabella Blow. They were such exotic birds and made fashion so much more fun and extravagant. I think they inspired fashion to be a lot less mundane, and I hope that heritage doesn’t get lost as the years go by.

  50. themusetv

    August 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

    such a great loss, we love you and your fashion genius anna
    rip x


  51. ttea

    August 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

    When watching things like Fashion Television etc., I had often seen this woman at the fashion shows. I’ve always wondered what her roll is, this post just inspired me to google her. The photos you have of her here have such a sense of fun and eccentricity. I especially love the last photo.

  52. Daisy Nguyen

    August 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    LOVE her style! She was such an inspiration!

  53. Jessica Snow

    August 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    She was the perfect mix of eclecticism, eccentricity and elegance..what an inspiration!

  54. Sylvia

    August 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    She is the key that will go on to inspire where all dimensions intersect. A true healer through style and confident self expression.

  55. African Fashion

    August 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    She is too cool, love her confidence. Its inspiring!

  56. Pinkettes

    August 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    An artist never dies…

  57. Alessandra

    August 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

  58. kathryn

    August 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    a master of the mix, always amazing and unique. rip

  59. rine

    August 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I like the fact that she almost never smiled;what a great contrast with her colorful, outlandish outfits;it was probably part of her personality. If she had been a smily person she would’ve probably looked somewhat… clownish, a bit off?? But her frozen,icy, expression, in contrast with those crazy outfits inspires awe and respect. It’s here where you can see she had a thourugh understanding of herself. She was obviously very liberal, and she must have had a liberal childhood, otherwise she wouldn’t have kept so consistent in her style.
    may she have a peaceful journey!

  60. Miami

    August 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    A creative woman, a creative life.

  61. Erica Burnham

    August 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    So major! Her style was impeccable! Such an inspiration to everyone.

    Xx- Erica

  62. Jourdane E.

    August 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    She was a fabulous fashion icon. She will truly be missed. </3

  63. Pinky

    August 13, 2012 at 12:40 am

    RIP, and thank you for enlivening the world with your presence and glorious spirit.

  64. Name*

    August 13, 2012 at 2:47 am

    It really is a sad to lose one of the few original people there are. What a woman.

  65. Haylee

    August 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

    What an example on how to live your life as you with no apologies. A true inspiration!

  66. Tomek from Radical Eyewear

    August 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    She had the confidence to be radical, to don’t care about what others think of you. Hmm…

  67. menthe.

    August 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    She was a wonderful and very creative woman, and she’ll be it forever.

  68. Olive

    August 15, 2012 at 4:32 am

    She’s truly a fashion icon!!

  69. Teryosha

    August 29, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Dear Miss Piaggi, you were a true icon of color & style… your vision will be missed leaving a bleak emptiness that no one can fill.

  70. Colin Sheppard

    January 30, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Had the pleasure of meeting this incredible lady in Milan in 06.
    She has been my hero alongside Westwood for many years. I truly believe she was the worlds best dressed human. X love yu style Anna

  71. Colin Sheppard

    January 30, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Had the pleasure of meeting the best dressed woman in the history of fashion in Milan in 2006. My hero Anna X col

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