18 Of Fashion Icon Anna Piaggi’s Most Fabulous Outfits

The famed Italian fashion writer has died at 81. Her work and rainbow-colored wardrobe won’t be forgotten.

Piaggi, a veteran fashion writer, worked for top fashion magazines like Italian Vogue, but she was perhaps best known for her unequivocally colorful sense of style.

She favored outlandish hats.

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And had an extensive collection of dyed fur stoles.

Blue hair was another of her trademarks.

Karl Largerfeld considered her a muse.

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They’re pictured here together in 1977.

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They remained friends for decades.

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A sketchbook of Lagerfeld’s completely devoted to Piaggi.

Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik was also a close friend.

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Even as she neared 80, Piaggi continued to attend fashion shows in Paris, Milan and London.

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With the blogger BryanBoy and Vogue Japan’s Anna dello Russo at the Emilio Pucci show in Milan, in September 2010.

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At Vivienne Westwood’s London fashion show in February 2009.

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Outside the Christian Lacroix show in Paris, in July 2009.

New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham called her “a fine poet in clothes.

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