Anna Piaggi Foundation Announced, Will Preserve the Icon's Famous Clothing Collection
Sep 24, 2012 - by Emily Draznik
Last Friday night in Milan, patrons remembered one of fashion's greatest icons. Anna Piaggi, a famous Italian fashion journalist and extensive Vogue Italia contributor, passed away last August and was remembered at a ceremony held in Milan's Palazzo Reale. At the ceremony, Piaggi's siblings announced that they would start a foundation which would preserve their sister's iconic clothing and accessories collection.
During Milan Fashion Week, the fashion industry mourned the loss of the great fashion journalist and overall fashion icon Anna Piaggi. As the woman who is credited with introducing vintage fashion to Italy, the writer's personal style was one that was neither practical or average. Speakers at the memorial reminisced about Piaggi's disregard for practicality.
Among the attendees of Piaggi's memorial included the who's who of Milanese high society and fashion staples such as Manolo Blahnik, Guiseppe Zanotti, and Carla Fendi.
During Manolo Blahnik's speech in Italian he described her as, the visual aristocracy of Italy. and added, "I miss Anna's voice. Milan is no longer Milan for me without Anna. I miss her, et voilà."
With such a great loss to the fashion community we hope that Anna's personality and influence will never truly fade away. At the service, Anna's brothers Alberto and Stefano announced that they were to launch a foundation that would preserve Piaggi's extensive collection of clothing and accessories.
Rosita Missoni said about Piaggi's passing that, "I am sure she can see us and hear us, and is giving a wry smile. We dont know how she appeared to the angels, but no doubt she is giving them advice, perhaps on getting a colored streak in their hair.
And hopefully with the creation of her fashion foundation, Miss Piaggi will never float away from our memories as she was one of the most interesting and innovative. Her face will will be missed from Milan Fashion Week and it's hard to see another season go by that will not be scrutinized by one of the industry's most editorial eyes.