As one of the most recognisable fashion personalities within the industry, Anna dello Russo has become something of a fashion celebrity for her daring ensembles and outré public persona. Favouring looks often taken directly from the catwalk – which, once worn, are often never worn again – the Italian stylist became a standard feature on influential street style blogs right from the early days, winning a legion of fans eagerly following her outfits on blogs such as The Sartorialist and Jak & Jil. Embracing the notoriety, the former fashion stylist at Vogue Italia quickly expanded on her rising popularity, launching her own fashion and lifestyle blog annadellorusso.com and entering into creative collaborations with retailers such as Yoox.com.
“Once described by Helmut Newton as a “fashion maniac”, Anna Dello Russo is currently the Editor At Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan.”
Currently fashion editor-at-large for Vogue Nippon, dello Russo has also starred in several editorials for magazines such as 10 and Interview. The street-style star has also been cast in shows for Lanvin and Emanual Ungaro and in 2010 released her first fragrance ‘Beyond’ in a bottle shaped like a shoe. In October 2012, dello Russo released a capsule collection of accessories in collaboration with Swedish high street retailer H&M. Comprised of jewellery, handbags, eyewear and shoes, the stylist modelled the collection for the launch and also released a single entitled ‘Fashion Shower’ that was available to purchase on iTunes.
Growing up in southern Italy, dello Russo studied Italian literature and art history at the University of Bari in her hometown before persuing a master’s degree in fashion at the Domus Academy in Milan. Initially working in the editorial department of Donna magazine, dello Russo was taken under the wing of Franca Sozzani at Vogue Italia in the early ’80s, spending over 18 years as a stylist for the prominent fashion publication. In 2000, she was appointed creative director of L’Uomo Vogue before leaving to freelance as a creative consultant in 2006.