Go Inside Anna Dello Russo’s Apartment-Cum-Closet

Italian stylist Anna Dello Russo pushes fashion to the extreme—not just in her work but in the way she lives.

by J. J. Martin

Photographer: Juergen Teller

Dello Russo has never met a leopard she didn’t like. The entire bedroom (and bed) in apartment number one is covered in bolts of spotted silk. Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit.

Photographer: Juergen Teller

Christian Louboutin high-heeled fox booties and a superslick Comme des Garçons for Speedo bathing suit are not standard yoga gear, but who are we to argue?

Photographer: Juergen Teller

In her gold coin–encrusted Dolce & Gabbana suit, Dello Russo is just as gilded as the extravagant Palazzo Gangi scenery in apartment number two.


Every inch of Dello Russo’s home is decorated. “I hate white walls,” she says, unnecessarily.


As slim as one of her nonslip hangers, Dello Russo wears an Yves Saint Laurent hat and transparent cape and a Dolce & Gabbana bra and briefs. Her Chinatown hair mannequins (wearing Philip Treacy hats) look on from above in apartment number two.


Dello Russo’s Roksanda Ilincic suit gives her the air of a dark angel. The 19th-century Italian sofa is covered in vintage leopardskin.