The fashion world lost one of its true eccentrics when the scene-stealing, print-mixing, hat-wearing, blue-haired style doyenne and contributor to countless fashion magazines, Anna Piaggi, passed away at age 81. A runway fixture admired by the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, and Stefano Gabbana, a muse to milliner Stephen Jones, and a woman with a closet so over-the-top that her 932 hats, 265 pairs of shoes, and 2,865 dresses were the subject of a 2006 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, she will not soon be forgotten.

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