Doyenne Series {Anna Dello Russo}

Do you know anyone that has a separate apartment to archive their fashion wardrobe or has over 4,000 pairs of designer shoes?  If you don't, let me introduce you to Vogue's Nippon (Japan) Fashion Director and Editor at Large, Italian maverick- Ms. Anna Dello Russo. I have followed her style since her days at Vogue Italy as she is a risk taker and is a fashion lover.  In her separate apartment in Milan she houses all her clothes tagged and enveloped and only keeps the current designer collection in her bedroom closet. She keeps very accurate archives and dreams of one day having her own foundation. She describes her love for clothes as a disease she can't control. She is extremely passionate about collecting clothes and says she loves to dress up for the bloggers. She also has an obsession with jewelry and accessories and is always wearing funky headpieces with her outfits that she might wear only once in her life...goodness, you hardly ever see her repeating an outfit!  I mean come on Anna, can you donate any of those garments to me or maybe adopt me?

Look at some of the pictures of her apartment where it looks like a grandiose french apartment, but it's actually a wallpaper she had printed (awesome idea). 

 Two above images from W November 2010 magazine shot by Jurgen Teller. 

For the French Vogue 90th Anniversary Ball, Anna wore an spectacular custom Pucci ball gown of white ruffles and an endless train with a Gareth Pugh custom headdress of steel feathers that transformed her into a magnificent winged victory.

I leave you with one of her quotes and please check our her


..she is truly a fabulous lady!

"Everyone has a strength. The English people sell very well because their editorial style is a little avant-garde; they are always the first at looking for new ideas. We Italians, have a very beautiful product that no one can beat, for quality, efficiency and tradition. The French people have that allure; in Paris you can feel a fantastic glamour at each show. The Americans have the money and the power, can you ask for more?"

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images by

Jak and Jil

and Jurgen Teller