Legendary event at the V&A on Friday the 17th of February, when despite of the first day of London Fashion Week - the room was packed with Anna dello Russo fans; all waiting for the style diva to make her appearance and enchant us with her glamorous charm.
There is no need of introduction or any further information on her , as everyone that has at least once opened the pages of a fashion magazine knows who Anna dello Russo is. She is some kind of female version of Elvis Presley of the fashion industry. As Coco Chanel has her own line of quotes , I decided that instead of giving you useless information that you already know, maybe spice it up a little and giveout everything Anna said tonight in form of quotes. All the while showing you some of the snaps I took during her interview with the renowned fashion journalist Gianluca Longo.
'When I do yoga I wear a pair of pants and a little top'.... 'When I go to bed I wear a nighty, but A NICE ONE, NO PIJAMAS for me!!!!'
'There are so many good young Italian designers at the moment. We have some really talented designers and i try to help and promote them as much as I can'... 'Just like you had Isabella Blow, who was a very important ambassador and suporter of young emerging designers, I try to do my best as well'
Answering the question : What was your first encounter with fashion? A.D.R : 'It was my birthday so I said to my father : Father I want a Fendi bag! And my father said OK, let's go and buy you one. But then I said : No father, I don't want just the bag, I want a Fendi scarf and a Fendi umbrella too.'
A truely magnificent, very funny and smiley Anna dell Russo! She made the whole room smile and laugh and everybody just watched her with so much admiration in their eyes. Such a great woman!
Allthough she claims her biggest fear is that of becoming old in what she does and not being able to keep up to date with everything . 'Today you're in fashion, tomorrow you're out', I think her wild and free spirit will never get old and she is and will remain a legend and a big name in the fashion history worldwide.
Thank you V&A and Peroni for organising such amazing events for the public to get a chance to meet these people and learn some more from them! You are doing a great job!