Vogue Japan’s Anna Dello Russo On Halloween

We could think of no better expert on how to put together the most attention-grabbing Halloween costume than Anna Dello Russo. Anyone who has glimpsed Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large hotfooting it around fashion week knows that she is among the most spectacularly dressed women on the planet.

Her take on Halloween is typically her own: she’s thinking about the visual tradition of Italy as well as Lady Gaga. “I don’t care if it’s Halloween,” she says, “I’m thinking about my tradition!”

Lady Gaga

I love Lady Gaga. She becomes a new person each time you see her. Nobody is one person – you have a million versions of yourself inside and you should play with them.

Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson and Bubbles

Koons’s work is the perfect mix of modernity and tradition for me. Plus, Michael Jackson is an icon of pop culture and I love pop culture.

Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010

Tisci’s last couture collection was unbelievable. This dress… I hoped to wear it one day. But it’s impossible to wear—it’s so delicate, it’s all embroidery.

Alexander McQueen, Spring 2001

McQueen was my favorite designer because there were lots of references and meaning in his work, it was a conversation with clothes.

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