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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.

By Helen Lewis

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

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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