Front Row @ Alberta Ferretti – Anna Dello Russo In YSL

At today’s Alberta Ferretti Spring 2011 presentation I was seated in between Byran Boy and Anna Dello Russo.

Talk about about making me a fashion sandwich.

The true style icon that is Anna Dello Russo was the sweetest person I’ve ever met.

I think she remembered me from London when I took her picture because she smiled and said hi to me before taking her seat.

She was wearing an off-the-shoulder YSL Spring 2010 dress which is embroidered with strawberries.

I had to ask her about the hat. She said she likes to come up with something different.

So many people take her picture that she doesn’t want anyone to look at a picture of her and think “oh she’s done that before”.

I think she takes her “job” as a style icon very seriously, but in a very tongue-and-cheek way hence the cherry hat.

When I asked her what’s next she said “fromage”.

Now that will be interesting.

Whilst in Milan she will be styling for Moschino so therefore she may not have the time to take in many other shows.

She told me that she’s very much looking forward to Paris. I’m looking forward to seeing her cheesy hat.


Alberta Ferretti Spring 2011

Alberta Ferretti Spring 2011

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29 Responses to Front Row @ Alberta Ferretti – Anna Dello Russo In YSL

  1. gab September 23, 2010 at 14:58 #

    She’s one of those people who always looks like she’s trying too hard.

  2. mol September 23, 2010 at 06:33 #

    The hat is adorable, and it surely would have been the funnest thing to be sitting next to her – it sounds like you completely enjoyed it, much envy!!

    • Fashion Critic September 23, 2010 at 07:10 #

      she’s a lot of fun

  3. mikeijames September 23, 2010 at 01:05 #

    while i will never like this dress, one has to give her credit on still being able to surprise us each time.

  4. Giuseppi September 22, 2010 at 23:40 #

    My first reaction to this was a resounding “YIKES,” but it is quickly growing on me. I really like the cherry hat, but I agree with Lou- the belt really made the outfit. Without it, it looks kind of like she has a bed sheet draped over her.

  5. Marvel September 22, 2010 at 23:21 #


    A crazy patient has escaped her war!!!

  6. Lou September 22, 2010 at 22:44 #

    I do love the dress, but it’s crying out for a belt – looks soooo much better ont he runway as a result.

  7. alex September 22, 2010 at 22:19 #


  8. alex September 22, 2010 at 22:19 #

    Hey! Now that you are on fron row I think it is about time for YOU to start showing us your looks ; )

    • Fashion Critic September 22, 2010 at 22:55 #

      I’m way too shy for that 😉

      • Jackie September 25, 2010 at 06:33 #

        Pleaseee, pretty please! With a cherry on top! Hahaha 🙂

  9. Sara B. September 22, 2010 at 21:55 #

    I will admit my fashion ignorance; I had to Google Anna Dello Russo. Now that I know she is fashion editor of Vogue Japan, I couldn’t be more surprised that she would appear on a runway looking so … ridiculous. The dress is completely unflattering, but I rather like the hat.

  10. Stacey September 22, 2010 at 21:32 #

    I’m highly amused by the cherry hat… but the dress truly looks like a hospital gown without the belt.

  11. SarahV September 22, 2010 at 21:21 #

    I like Anna, but I hate this.. Way too try-hard. Reminds me of Lady Gaga a little, whom I’m not a big fan of.

  12. Juliana September 22, 2010 at 21:03 #

    I don’t get her. If she wasn’t an editor everyone would think “What a crazy old lady!” looking at this picture.

  13. Tania September 22, 2010 at 20:50 #

    It woud have given her a waist if she belted it like the model.

  14. Rebecca September 22, 2010 at 20:44 #

    Amen, sister!

  15. heather September 22, 2010 at 20:43 #

    I have to agree with Molly – I’ve seen Anna wear some truly stunning outfits, but this definitely isn’t one of them!

  16. Hannah September 22, 2010 at 20:32 #

    Wow, Bryan boy and Anna Dello Russo, what an amazing place to be. I adore and admire Anna dello russo, always original (sorry to be cliché) and she always looks so happy and like she cherishes what she does, so refreshing. I cannot say I love the dress, but I am sure it would have been amazing and the hat is beautiful.

  17. Z FASHION BLOG September 22, 2010 at 20:28 #

    Love her extravagant style and her cherry hat 🙂

    Don’t like though how she wore the YSL dress without a belt. It looks shapeless..

  18. Ev September 22, 2010 at 19:59 #

    Maybe the belt and different pose would’ve helped, but as it is right now it’s just ridiculous.

  19. Lee Ann September 22, 2010 at 19:29 #

    She is a style icon and is photographed to death in the sartorialist and what not . Daily Mail readers may never have heard of her but fashionistas certainly have. Having said that I think she always looks fairly ridiculous and the blog The Emperor’s Clothes recently wrote a blog entitled “what’s the point of Anna Russo?”

  20. Moxie September 22, 2010 at 19:12 #

    This look really needed a belt to pull it in. Hospital gown is right.

    • Linda September 22, 2010 at 21:50 #

      Yeah, she looks way too wide without the black belt. And we know she’s not wide.

  21. worldofcarmela September 22, 2010 at 18:59 #

    so who made the hat?

    front row. Yey! Go fashion critic!!

  22. mm September 22, 2010 at 18:55 #

    How cool! This is not my favorite look from Anna. But she wears those runway looks well! I definetly love to see what she wearing.

  23. molly September 22, 2010 at 18:28 #

    My goodness. Hospital gown with a cherry on top. I can’t imagine anything less flattering. “Style icon”? Really? Can’t remember anything about her or past looks, but there’s nothing here that impresss me in the least. This is one of those “do you have a mirror?” moments for me.

    • robbie September 22, 2010 at 19:58 #

      AGREE 100%

    • Dorian Gray September 22, 2010 at 20:02 #

      Anna Piaggi wear this kind of look since the 70’s and is a style icon indeed, why can’t she be a style icon too?
      I love Anna Dello Russo ’cause is SO different from all the others stylist and journalist that works in important fashion magazines. She always smile, to EVERYONE and wears something that brings joy all around her.

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