Bold, sophisticated and fashionably daring Anna Dello Russo is one of fashion’s most glamorous figures. Long-time magazine fashion director and one of the most recognisable street style stars to ever grace the streets outside fashion week, Russo’s style CV carries 30-years-plus of experience.
News that Dello Russo is set to sell pieces from her extensive personal collection (she famously bought the apartment next to her own, just to house her clothes and accessories) with luxury online retailer Vestiaire Collective is sure to set fashion lovers’ pulses racing.
Russo’s exclusive 38-piece collection, on sale to mark the fourth installment of Vestiaire Collective’s fourth Archive Series, is rumoured to include the most lavish pieces worn and collected by the stylist whose believes jewellery is the core of any wardrobe.
“Accessories allow you to play with fashion and to give new life to what you already have in your wardrobe,” the 56-year-old Italian fashion journalist says.
“Wear a necklace, a bracelet, and earrings, hold a clutch and top it all off with a hat, and everything becomes new.”
On the subject of selling her favourite pieces, Della Russo is candid. “I have grown very sensitive to the idea of over possessing things, and putting pieces back into circulation is the most sustainable behaviour there can be in our industry.”
The offering on sale will include a Lanvin necklace she wore to Paris Couture Fashion Week in 2014 and the gold crocodile choker she wore to the Gucci Spring Summer 2012 show. She’s also offering a selection of Moschino, Chanel and Balenciaga statement styles plus vintage pieces collected during her extravagant travels.
Similar to Della Russo, Vestiaire value the process of breathing new life into pre-owned fashion through re-use and resale. “It felt right to sell the pieces on a platform as collector-friendly as Vestiaire Collective. And I love the fact that it’s Vestiaries’ job is to pass on items to their next owners and the sustainable dimension that comes with this,” she says.
The collection will drop on Vestiarie Collective from November 15 with prices starting from 75 Euros. Whether you’re searching for more sustainable gift ideas or purchasing for yourself these keepsake jewels make for the perfect gift this festive season.