Anna Dello Russo Draws the Line at Feathers, Rhinestones, and Hats

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Photo: Nicholas Hunt

That ball of white feathers at last night's Marc Jacobs show was Anna Dello Russo, freshly arrived in New York for Fashion Week. “I just landed, but I saw everything on the Internet,” the Vogue Japan fashion director told us. (She liked Alexander Wang. “I like the fact that he has such a young energy, but he already has a statement with all the top models.")

With her eccentric fashion sense, Dello Russo is a darling of the street-style photographers who haunt the fashion shows around the world. Doesn’t she ever have bad hair days or bags under her eyes and just want to be left alone?

“No. I always please them,” she said, adding that she does not mind the intrusion. “They made me visible; before, I was just a hard worker, invisible.”

The feather ensemble was delightful, but where was her trademark hat? “No hat, because I was wearing glasses,” she said, showing us the rhinestone-encrusted eyewear in her hand. “Too much stuff, eyeglasses and feathers,” she laughed.

But the zany headgear will appear? “Yeah, of course I have hats.”

Related: See the Full Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Collection