Anna Dello Russo is easily one of the most photographed editors during fashion week — or, for that matter, ever. But that wasn’t always the case.
The Vogue Nippon editor tells the Daily Telegraph that getting all decked out in designer wares is a bit like revenge. After dressing models in the best ensembles for Vogue Italia, where she worked previously, it was time to put the clothes on herself:
“I felt like a mouse, always — but especially in front of someone like Cindy Crawford. Now? In a way it is like a revenge. To not feel like Cinderella before the party any more. To feel beautiful.”
That would certainly explain her epic rise to street style fame. She was photographed by Scott Schuman for The Sartorialist in 2006 (“I thought maybe it was for porn!”), and has been getting snapped left and right since then. But she believes that anyone, not just editors, can be a street style stars thanks to new media:
“It is like the revenge of the invisible people. Fashion has been like an iceberg for years – only the tip of it was visible — but now all the people you couldn’t see before are as easy to see as anyone. We can all be great stars.”