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Fashion Writer Anna Piaggi Dies

Anna Piaggi, an Italian fashion journalist known for her eccentric sense of style, died on Tuesday at her home in Milan. She was 81. Piaggi was a fixture at high-end fashion shows, often stealing the limelight with her blue hair, unconventional clothing, and bright makeup. A longtime contributor to Italian Vogue, Piaggi was also honored by the Victoria and Albert Museum, which presented a collection of her clothes that included 265 pairs of her shoes and more than 2,800 of her dresses.