― © David Downton, 2000 ∙ This morning in Milan, fashion icon, writer and front row fixture passed away at the age of 81. The fashion world gained another angel and the physical world has lost it's Queen of Eclecticism. ∙ Not very often are we as a society blessed with an individual that TRULY defies trends and dresses in a truly authentic way. A genuine reflection of their inner self which defies all "rules" and traditional taste. ∙ Anna Piaggi has been a fashion fixture [...].