Fashion

Anna Piaggi is W’s Original Fashion Original

Fashion

Anna Piaggi is W’s Original Fashion Original

"It is a moment, an expression. My philosophy of fashion is humour, jokes and games. I make my own rules." -Anna Piaggi
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Our favorite Italian editor/eccentric, the late Anna Piaggi, stars in this month’s issue of W. Master storyteller Tim Walker shot the the icon just one month before her death in August in, “what else?—ensembles forged from her singular imagination and wardrobe.”

“When we began planning a tribute to fashion’s originals for W’s 40th anniversary, our starting point was Anna Piaggi,” writes Diane Solway in her W tribute to Piaggi. “Photographer Tim Walker had long been obsessed with this haute eccentric, so we conceived the portfolio around Piaggi and the constellation of fellow mad hatters she has inspired.” Just as the W team was starting production on the issue, they learned of Piaggi’s passing.

Read the full article to learn more about Piaggi’s singularity. View the whole photo set to see more of Piaggi’s singularity.