I’ve just reached the Dante 5 store, it’s 18.30 p.m. on the 3rd of December 2011 and just a shop window separates me from Anna Dello Russo, one of the acknowledged fashion icons of our times.
Anna Dello Russo has already begun to create, she moves wisely among the clothing and accessories to choose the most suitable look for each lucky woman who can pose as a model for her just for one evening.
I go into the shop where I can observe her better. She wears a light-blue Fausto Puglisi dress, whose characteristic shape sets off her statuesque body sculpted by fitness training, embellished with golden clothing facings. She has a black hat with a spotted veil and golden and silver exceptionally high-heeled shoes.
With mastery, Anna makes use of everything that has been provided for her and gives the staff all the necessary instructions to put her ideas into action. Feathers, clutches, make up products and brushes wait on a big glass table. The crowd and many cameras don’t intimidate her as she’s always under the spotlight. She comes across as being helpful to her fans as they ask her for a picture together.
So she completes the last outfit, poses with a box full of cupcakes decorated with little portraits of her and the “J’adr” quip and she dedicates herself to her admirers. It’s finally my turn to smile by her. I shyly take a step forward, just the time needed for a shot and I thank her. “Thanks to you!” she answers me, smiling warmly.