Dita Von Teese has led the tributes to Anna Piaggi after the Italian style icon and fashion journalist died at the age of 81.
Dita Von Teese has led the tributes to Anna Piaggi after the Italian style icon died at the age of 81.
The Fashion journalist - who was famous in the industry for her pale blue hair and eccentric style - passed away at her Milan home earlier today (07.08.12) and burlesque dancer Dita took to twitter to speak of her sadness over her death.
She wrote: ''So sad to hear that Anna Piaggi, one of my last icons of beauty & fashion has passed. She was the height of glamorous eccentricity. (sic)''
Franca Sozzani, the editor of Vogue Italia , for whom Piaggi penned a column entitled, D.P. Doppie Pagine di Anna Piaggi, also wrote: ''23 years working together, milions of D.P. done together. Will remember you for ever Anna. (sic)''
Anna was credited with introducing vintage fashion to Italy and was a celebrated fashion writer who contributed extensively to Vogue Italia .
In 2006, London's Victoria & Albert museum celebrated her inimitable style by staging an exhibition, 'Anna Piaggi Fashion-ology', exhibiting personal clothes archive, highlighting her extensive collection of vintage couture and designer clothing including garments by Balenciaga, Fendi, Galliano and Poiret.