I'm Once Again Obsessed With Anna Dello Russo's Most Insane Street Style Outfits

I once dressed like Anna Dello Russo for a week by following her specific outlook on style. It was peak ADR time when the world was her stage for peacocking and H&M had decided to launch a wacky range of accessories with the editor. Street style photography was on the up and she was the ultimate muse, changing her outfits with the wind—each one a riot of colour, glitz and Italian sass. She was the epicentre of a "look at me" hurricane which caused some industry figures to label the new circuit a circus and happily retreat back into shadowy black signature clothes.

Recently, Dello Russo decided to have a full fashion detox, ditching her old and elaborate garms in favour of a more minimalist approach. This year, she's left out a lot of her extravagant looks and stripped things back. However, at the more recent Copenhagen and Stockholm fashion weeks, I’ve noticed a return to mad styling and a reinvigorated love for the molto methods of ADR (bold colours, feathers, super-high heels, prints, outfit changes, ruffles, metallics and giant sunglasses). It was all very OTT, only made under by the laid-back way Scandi girls throw something structured or offbeat into a look (that rad party dress would look most “now” with sneakers, right?).

So whilst ADR hasn’t announced any plans to recoup her sold-off goods or to return to a life of maximalism, there are definitely signs of her returning to this previous fashion form. Just see the above Dolce & Gabbana moment from this week as a fabulous, fun example. Then there’s the fact that her documentary, Out of My Closet: The Life and Times of ADR, is set to release soon. Either way, let’s just take a moment (whilst the shows are on and the street style frenzy continues) to revisit her most memorable and out-there ensembles.

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Dello Russo has been photographed in this fluffy coat many times, but our favourite look was with these red OTK boots. She looks like a very fabulous Mrs. Santa Claus.

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Remember her cheery cherry headgear? We do. Here’s the fruity piece she wore with a Dolce & Gabbana look.

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ADR was one of the first big names to support Italian designer Fausto Puglisi. She wore his gladiator-style dress on the regular.

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Wow. This red swan headpiece was for a dinner hosted by Carine Roitfeld in Paris. Let’s hope no one was stuck behind her at the bar.

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Matchy geometric prints (see the four pieces?) from Prada and a dolly fascinator for good measure? This is a classic ADR outfit.

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From the short hemline to the mismatched everything, this is true Dello Russo.

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Gowns for breakfast? Sure. This is a Gucci number she wears oh so casually.

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More is more. Always.

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Here’s ADR in a pink Oscar de la Renta gown accessorised with her H&M collection (luggage included). Do you remember it?

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Another party, another fantastical piece of headgear. 

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So many things to looks at here. Where do we begin?

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This was when Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent pieces were super sharp and only pulled off by the most dedicated, such as ADR.

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It’s clear to see that ADR likes pairing reflective shades with anything and everything.

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Bonjour, Paris! This Antony Vaccarello dress sure got the photographers snapping.

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Part pilgrim, part Saint Laurent groupie, part boater… This look includes so many key designer items all rolled into one eclectic look.

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Like a cute Moomin, ADR manages to pull off this rainbow Prada look with incredible ease.

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When is an LBD not just an LBD? When it’s flanked by a net beanie and sci-fi sunglasses.

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Perhaps my favourite ADR look of all time: This sequined Prada dress and snake boots is still so current.

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Cheeky, sailor.

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Why stop with a gold star Dolce dress when you can add reflective visor sunglasses, platform heels and a Vespa?

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Anna’s take on athleisure is definitely glitzier than most.

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Dello Russo always thinks of her look from every single angle.

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She can do conceptual too—this Rei Kawakubo look is like a walking piece of art.

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And you thought Rihanna’s puffer coats were big.

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Very few would dare to wear a skintight printed onesie, but Anna makes this Dior look seem like child’s play.

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And there are moments for prettiness too. How delightful is this dress?

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So. Much. Drama.

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Another sunny day, another Fausto Puglisi dress.