by Alina Marazzi

HD, color, 52’, 2016

coproduction with Mir Cinematografica, Rai Cinema, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana in collaboration with Nonfiction Planet (Germany). ARTE/NDR, Associazione Anna Piaggi

original version: Italian

subtitles: English

Festival: Official Selection Biografilm Festival 2016, Fashion Film Festival Milano 2016

Celebrated for her eccentric outfits and as an intimate friend of designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace, Castelbajac and Manolo Blahnik, Anna Piaggi recognised the conflation between art, society and culture that determined a new direction in fashion and defined its success on a global scale. The film retraces the story of this amazing journalist via the capital cities of fashion – Paris, London, Milan – and makes use of precious archival footage, unpublished photos provided by the archives of Alfa Castaldi, her husband and noted fashion photographer; Ugo Mulas; Baldo Fabiani; and the testimonies of some of the most known designers in the world.