Matador fashion, the Dello Russo way

Anna Dello Russo is one of the few truly bold stylists who has the conviction to wear what she puts in the pages of magazines. Though one assumes she also realises that not everyone else has the daring to wear the combinations she styles, that realisation is tied to the fact that fashion is, often, about fantasy. In the March 2012 issue of Vogue Japan, Dello Russo styles Bianca Balti as the fashionable Matador. Unlike other incarnations of Spanish traditional dress cropping up as a theme in editorials, Dello Russo’s interpretation is full, ornate, wrought with a kind of intensity that seems reasonable when you consider that she herself would – without hesitation – walk down the street in it.

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Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12
Bianca Balti: Vogue Japan, March '12

Fashion as fantasy unabashed, you can view the full Giampaolo Sgura photographed shoot at the gallery above.

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