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Anna Piaggi (1931 - 2012)

The Italian author and journalist first began working for the company, Mondadori,as a translator before collaborating with the Italian Vogue for which she imagined creative and inspiring words – on her red Olivetti typewriter - and image collages, with her iconic Doppia Pagine, from 1988. Not only an editor, Anna Piaggi also rapidly became, from the 1970s, an eccentric figure of the fashion world that assumed her love for vintage and used clothing in the same way she produced her collages: a patchwork of inspirations. A muse and friend to many designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Jones and Manolo Blahnik, she dared to mix her incredible collection of antique garments such as her Fortuny dresses with conceptual accessories and an accumulation of whimsical scarves and jewellery, the whole highlighted by ostentatious hats. Anna Piaggi about whom Karl Lagerfeld once said 'she is not pretty, she is worse', clearly defined what is was to have a true personal style.

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Anna Piaggi, 1970s
Anna Piaggi, 1970s
Antonio Lopez and Anna Piaggi by Tony Barette at Michael and Tina Chow’s wedding, 1972
Antonio Lopez and Anna Piaggi by Tony Barette at Michael and Tina Chow’s wedding, 1972
Anna Piaggi and Manolo Blahnik by Tim Jenkins, 1973
Anna Piaggi and Manolo Blahnik by Tim Jenkins, 1973
Anna Piaggi by Alfa Castaldi, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Alfa Castaldi, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi, 1987
Anna Piaggi, 1987
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld by Michel Maurou at a Kenzo shop party, 1978
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld by Michel Maurou at a Kenzo shop party, 1978
Anna Piaggi by Alfa Castaldi, 1980s
Anna Piaggi by Alfa Castaldi, 1980s
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Roxanne Lowit at the Cafe Coste in Paris, late 1970s
Anna Piaggi by Roxanne Lowit at the Cafe Coste in Paris, late 1970s
Anna Piaggi by Marco Glaviano, 2010
Anna Piaggi by Marco Glaviano, 2010
Anna Piaggi, drawing by Karl Lagerfeld
Anna Piaggi, drawing by Karl Lagerfeld
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Dita Von Teese and Anna Piaggi by Jeremy Kost at Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer Fashion Show, 2009
Dita Von Teese and Anna Piaggi by Jeremy Kost at Louis Vuitton's Spring/Summer Fashion Show, 2009
Anna Piaggi by Guy Marineau, 1978
Anna Piaggi by Guy Marineau, 1978
Anna Piaggi by Riccardo Slavik, 2010
Anna Piaggi by Riccardo Slavik, 2010
Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1987
Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1987
Anna Piaggi selecting images for Vogue Italia, 2004
Anna Piaggi selecting images for Vogue Italia, 2004
Anna Piaggi by Michel Maurou at Ideacomo, 1978
Anna Piaggi by Michel Maurou at Ideacomo, 1978
Anna Piaggi by David Downton, 2000
Anna Piaggi by David Downton, 2000
Anna Piaggi by Edland Man for Envelope Magazine, 1995
Anna Piaggi by Edland Man for Envelope Magazine, 1995
Anna Piaggi by Edland Man for Envelope Magazine, 1995
Anna Piaggi by Edland Man for Envelope Magazine, 1995
Anna Piaggi by Alfa Castaldi, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Alfa Castaldi, 2000s
Anna Piaggi and Karl Largerfeld by Guy Marineau, 1978
Anna Piaggi and Karl Largerfeld by Guy Marineau, 1978
Anna Piaggi, 2000s
Anna Piaggi, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Michel Maurou at a party at Le Palace in Paris, 1981
Anna Piaggi by Michel Maurou at a party at Le Palace in Paris, 1981
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfed by Renato Grignaschi, 1978
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfed by Renato Grignaschi, 1978
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by Dan Lepard, 1970s
Anna Piaggi by Dan Lepard, 1970s
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld, 1977
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld, 1977
Anna Piaggi by Bill Cunningham, 1979
Anna Piaggi by Bill Cunningham, 1979
Anna Piaggi and her husband, the photographer Alfa Castaldi for Vogue, 1969
Anna Piaggi and her husband, the photographer Alfa Castaldi for Vogue, 1969
Anna Piaggi by Jean-Luce Huré at Chloé's Spring/Summer Fashion Show, 1979
Anna Piaggi by Jean-Luce Huré at Chloé's Spring/Summer Fashion Show, 1979
Anna Piaggi by Jean-Baptiste Lacroix, 2005
Anna Piaggi by Jean-Baptiste Lacroix, 2005
Anna Piaggi by Paolo Pellegrin at Milan Fashion Week, 2007
Anna Piaggi by Paolo Pellegrin at Milan Fashion Week, 2007
Anna Piaggi by Paolo Pellegrin at Milan Fashion Week, 2007
Anna Piaggi by Paolo Pellegrin at Milan Fashion Week, 2007
Anna Piaggi,drawing by Karl Lagerfeld
Anna Piaggi,drawing by Karl Lagerfeld
Anna Piaggi by Bardo Fabiani, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Bardo Fabiani, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Bardo Fabiani, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Bardo Fabiani, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Patrick Shaw for Vogue, 1991
Anna Piaggi by Patrick Shaw for Vogue, 1991
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna at Milan Fashion Week, 1987
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna at Milan Fashion Week, 1987
Anna Piaggi walking the runway at the Missoni Spring/Summer fashion show during Milan Fashion Week, photographed by Chris Moore, 2010
Anna Piaggi walking the runway at the Missoni Spring/Summer fashion show during Milan Fashion Week, photographed by Chris Moore, 2010
Anna Piaggi by Bruce Gilden, 2006
Anna Piaggi by Bruce Gilden, 2006
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Tim Walker for W Magazine, 2012
Anna Piaggi by Guy Marineau, 1978
Anna Piaggi by Guy Marineau, 1978
Anna Piaggi by Michel Dufour at Yohji Yamamoto's Spring/Summer Fashion Show in Paris, 2007
Anna Piaggi by Michel Dufour at Yohji Yamamoto's Spring/Summer Fashion Show in Paris, 2007
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna at Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna at Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Rifat Özbek and Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Rifat Özbek and Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Riccardo Slavik, 2010
Anna Piaggi by Riccardo Slavik, 2010
Anna Piaggi by Christopher Lee Sauvé
Anna Piaggi by Christopher Lee Sauvé
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Bruce Gilden at Paris Fashion Week, 2006
Anna Piaggi by Bruce Gilden at Paris Fashion Week, 2006
Anna Piaggi by Bruce Gilden at Paris Fashion Week, 2006
Anna Piaggi by Bruce Gilden at Paris Fashion Week, 2006
Anna Piaggi by Moreno Fardin, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Moreno Fardin, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Moreno Fardin, 2000s
Anna Piaggi by Moreno Fardin, 2000s
Anna Piaggi and Rifat Özbek by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi and Rifat Özbek by Ferdinando Scianna during Milan Fashion Week, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Jean-Luce Huré at Chloé's Autumn/Winter Fashion Show, 1980
Anna Piaggi by Jean-Luce Huré at Chloé's Autumn/Winter Fashion Show, 1980
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld at Ideacomo by Michel Maurou, 1978
Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld at Ideacomo by Michel Maurou, 1978
Anna Piaggi by Nick Harvey at Karl Lagerfeld Party in Paris, 2007
Anna Piaggi by Nick Harvey at Karl Lagerfeld Party in Paris, 2007
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Anna Piaggi and Christy Turlington at Versace Couture at the Ritz in Paris, 2000s
Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Anna Piaggi and Christy Turlington at Versace Couture at the Ritz in Paris, 2000s
Rifat Özbek and Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Rifat Özbek and Anna Piaggi by Ferdinando Scianna, 1993
Anna Piaggi by Michel Haddi at a fashion show for Vanity Fair Italy, 2010
Anna Piaggi by Michel Haddi at a fashion show for Vanity Fair Italy, 2010
Anna Piaggi and fashion historian Vern Lambert by  Wayne Stambler, 1991
Anna Piaggi and fashion historian Vern Lambert by Wayne Stambler, 1991
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by David Bailey, 2002
Anna Piaggi by Monty Coles, 1991
Anna Piaggi by Monty Coles, 1991
Anna Piaggi and Vogue editor Nancy Pilcher by Monty Coles, 1991
Anna Piaggi and Vogue editor Nancy Pilcher by Monty Coles, 1991
Anna Piaggi and Vogue editor Nancy Pilcher by Monty Coles, 1991
Anna Piaggi and Vogue editor Nancy Pilcher by Monty Coles, 1991
Anna Piaggi by Monty Coles, 1991
Anna Piaggi by Monty Coles, 1991
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