I can’t let the week go by without giving a nod to the late fashion legend, Anna Piaggi, whose style was by far one of the most individual that I have ever witnessed. You have to admire someone who throws on half of her closet, 3 furs, a 5 foot tall hat and walks out the door to sit front row at the season’s best runway shows. This was a woman who lived with no boundaries in her sartorial choices and loved to express herself through color and wild combinations of novelty. I remember the first time I saw her in Paris going into a show I gasped at my luck of being able to see her so close up. I truly felt honored with her just walking by me and my eyes and brain went all wiggidy wack trying to take it all in. Like many, I was mesmerized.
In a world of safe and banal fashion, Anna’s aesthetic stood out amongst the crowd and many admired her for it. As we start to gear up for the Fall 2012 season, Anna’s eclecticism will live on through Marc Jacob’s Fall 2012 collection. Having been the muse to Karl Lagerfeld for many years, this past year Marc Jacobs looked to Anna for inspiration. Don’t you remember the layers of brocade and fur hats that he sent down the runway back in February? We are always surprised with what Marc throws at us every season and the fall season was no different. Here are pictures from his Fall ad campaign shot by Juergen Teller. Don’t you see the resemblance?
Looks like we won’t be missing Anna’s wild fashion choices until at least next year as we can expect to be inundated with her inspirations for the rest of the year in editorials, advertising and imagery.
Long live Anna Piaggi!
All images from Fashionologie.