Designer Dossier: Anna Molinari

Italy's beloved "Queen of the Roses"
anna molinari
Bardo Fabiani
Italy's beloved "Queen of the Roses" is sugar and spice and some bitchin' tattoos.
anna molinari
Bardo Fabiani
Anna Molinari: Designer Dossier
MY VISION
"I'm captivated by the extravagantly dressed new-moneyed Russian women I see on Paris's Avenue Montaigne -- and suddenly my Blumarine fall collection is all fur, sequins, and rosettes." (Molinari also designs the ultra-girly Blugirl, while her daughter, Rossella, does the moodier Anna Molinari.)
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bunch of red roses
S. Granitz
Designer Dossier: Anna Molinari
MY PRIZED POSSESSIONS
"I got my first tattoo at 16. I've got roses all over my body; I'm not called 'Queen of the Roses' for nothing. As a child I tottered around in my mother's jewelry, and today I treasure my rings -- my diamond Cartier and the family-crest signets my late husband gave me. He was a count."
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sharon stone
Jeffrey Mayer
Designer Dossier: Anna Molinari
MY ANGELS
"My dream girls are Sharon Stone, always, the society beauties in [turn-of-the-century painter] Giovanni Boldini's portraits, and my 8-year-old granddaughter, who has declared herself the designer of the future!"
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brooklyn museum of art
Bennett Raglin
Designer Dossier: Anna Molinari
MY OBSESSIONS
"Never stop looking -- at museums, new movies. Never stop educating yourself. In 2004 I received a bachelor's degree 'ad honorem' in the history of arts from the University of Urbino. And never stop smiling. Which brings me to my favorite pasta: Voiello spaghetti from southern Italy, served Mediterranean-style with vegetables or fish, as I don't eat meat."
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sardinian sea
D. Pelligrini
Designer Dossier: Anna Molinari
Molinari often samples the blues of the Sardinian sea.
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blumarine fall 2008 runway looks
Dan Lecca
Fall 2008 Runway Looks
Tiers -- Blumarine
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bluemarine fall 2008 runway looks
Dan Lecca
Fall 2008 Runway Looks
Purple -- Blumarine
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runway shot of anna molinari show
Dan Lecca
Anna Molinari: Designer Dossier
Anna Molinari, spring '08
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