The fashion industry has lost another legend, as we've just heard that Italian fashion icon Anna Piaggi has passed away, aged 81, at her home in Milan.

Journalist Piaggi had a long career in the industry, and is perhaps best know for her work at Italian Vogue and her famous double page spreads. She was also a familiar face at Fashion Week and industry events, known for her wild and wonderful outfits, bright blue hair and incredible collection of hats.

News of the loss is only just making its way through the fashion industry, with tributes beginning to appear on blogs, website and via twitter.

Perhaps Vogue Japan editor-at-large and former Italian Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo has put it best with her succinct tweet - "I will miss forever Anna Piaggi!!!"