Anna Dello Russo
attracts as much and sometimes more attention than the clothes on the catwalk, during fashion show seasons! She’s a favourite on street style blogs like ‘The Sartorialist’ and ‘Garance Doré’ and has legions of fashion fans across the globe.
Based in Milan, Anna Dello Russo has two apartments – one for herself and another for her clothes. “I collect clothes!” she told Glamour. “I’m like a buyer… at the start of every season, I have a wish-list. Who cares if I don’t get a chance to wear it all? I just love owning it.”
Described by legendary photographer Helmut Newton as a “fashion maniac”, the larger-than-life personality is synonymous with wearing radical runway pieces by day – and we got to seem them up-close. Living out of your suitcase from New York to Paris isn’t fun for anyone, but A.D.R. adheres and advises others to follow her list of “Front Row Rules,” which include:
Only wearing an outfit once!
Always wearing good shoes!
Don’t wear sunglasses unless you’re VIP!
And most importantly – “Nothing succeeds like excess.”
Packing for fashion week is no easy feat… especially when all eyes and lenses are on you.
When everyone is expecting you to wear something more outrageous than the last time, it can be difficult trying to top an outfit complete with a cherry on top.
But nobody does it quite like Anna Dello Russo!
We caught up with the street style legend to see how she keeps the photographers on the street always on the edge of their seat. Vogue Japan’s Editor-At-Large and creative consultant, Anna Dello Russo is known for her eccentric, head-turning outfits.
At this year Milan Fashion Week she revealed her new Coat Wardrobe.
It seems that Anna Dello Russo collection of chic cover-ups could not wait more!
Let’s recap the coats we’ve seen so far!
First, she was pretty in pink at the Costume National show thanks to a crushed wool, candyfloss-colored beauty by Carven. As she headed to the Dolce & Gabbana show, she did the design duo proud in a black and white tartan ensemble. And then it was onto a menswear-inspired, navy pinstripe coat by Stella McCartney.
This comes after she was spotted parading around in the very same Prada creation Anna Wintour debuted on the red carpet last week. When this multi-coloured furry number hit the Spring Summer 2014 catwalks in September, it truly captured the style pack’s attention direct so it’s little wonder ADR was quick to get her mitts on it. Stylish and warm? We’re sold.
But that’s not all!
The Vogue Japan editor-at-large also wrapped up against the Milanese chill in Fendi‘s Pre-Fall striped overcoat accessorised with a fur bag and leopard print hat, before switching to a Michael Kors’ camouflage design accompanied by a Stella McCartney hat.
Yep, it’s all about the statement cover-up folks, so keep those winter coats at hand.
Of course, we couldn’t forget that she ordered everything off the menu from the Moschino AW14 collection.