Always one to turn heads in her blue eye shadow, bright red lipstick, marionette-style blush and a heavily powdered face, Anna Piaggi quickly made her name as the most daring woman in fashion. Long before the term “vintage” was coined, (back then it was simply just called “used”!) she dashed and swayed about town in an eclectic mix of maximalist and over the top looks that were a far cry from the head-to-toe designer looks coveted by her fashion editor contemporaries. She wrapped herself in a jumble of runway jewels, priceless antiques and worthless McDonald’s uniforms and she finished the look off with a heaving pouring of fabulous costume jewelry.
Piaggi’s taste in eclectic Couture Bijoux reflected her insatiable appetite for pieces that raised eyebrows and met a million camera lenses. Now, for the first time, a special selection of these pieces taken straight from her incredible personal jewelry collection are on sale exclusively from LaDoubleJ.com.
Each of these 25 stand-out pieces come straight from the closet of the Queen of the Doppia Pagina herself: most of them are one-of-a-kind pieces from Chanel, given to Piaggi by her long-time friend and partner-in-crime Mr. Karl Lagerfeld. Others were designed by fashion jewelry’s best-kept secret, Ugo Correani, the Italian creative genius behind sparkling creations for Versace and Valentino.
In the mix are cage-fighting cuffs, cascading statement necklaces and a gold-chained belt that will make you want to swing your hips until the cows come home. There’s also a rare pair of Chloe jeweled studs that rival even the most colorful Moroccan Mosaic not to mention a long, single strand necklace dripping with black and white squares resembling dominos.
Even those who may blush (or sneer!) at the unrivalled style of this totally pazza fashion genius will appreciate the craftsmanship, beauty and humor in these totally unique pieces that were once worn and always loved by fashion’s greatest style icon. What are you waiting for, get shopping!
– Livia Satriano