Culture 7 August 2012 Anna Piaggi: 1931 - 2012 The Vogue Italia writer has died at the age of 81, leaving the fashion world a more drab place. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Anna Piaggi, the fashion writer and designer, has died at the age of 81. In a career spanning many decades, she became known as a fashion designer, muse and writer - and as "Italy's most eccentric dresser". In 2006, she had an exhibition, Fashion-ology, at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Most of all, though, she made fashion look fun. Here are some of her best outfits: At the Fashion-ology launch, 2006 Milan Fashion Week, 2008 Milan Fashion Week, 2011 At the premiere of "Valentino: The Last Emperor" in 2009 At the amFar event in Milan, 2009 › Goldman Sachs gets into social impact bonds - but what are they? Anna Piaggi. Photo: Getty Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics. Subscribe More Related articles We knew we’d become proper pop stars when we got a car like George Michael’s “Real Housewives of Isis”: How do British Muslim women feel about the controversial BBC sketch? What can a new book of Holocaust testimony tell us about the Third Reich?