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Whoa Overload: Anna Dello Russo Profiled and Photographed For W

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Anna Dello Russo wears a YSL hat, cape, and a Dolce & Gabbana bra and brief set. Photo by Juergen Teller for W magazine
Anna Dello Russo wears a YSL hat, cape, and a Dolce & Gabbana bra and brief set. Photo by Juergen Teller for W magazine

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Fashion's own Lady Gaga, Anna Dello Russo, roving fashion editor for Vogue Nippon, gets profiled and photographed in the new issue of W magazine. Whoa, house.

Also, some choice bits from the story:

Dello Russo on her devotion to clothing (she has 4,000 pairs of shoes and 250 black tuxedo jackets): “I was crazy about fashion from the day I was born.”

On her first big spree: “It never rains in Bari, so my friends asked, ‘What are you doing with the umbrella?’ And I said, ‘How should I know? It’s part of the look!’”

On her love of new clothing: "I hate vintage clothes," she says, referring to last year's Prada. "I love the smell of a new store, not an old dress."

On choosing between a husband—whom she wed in 1996 in a dress with a 60-foot train designed by his best man, Stefano Gabbana—and more closets: “It barely lasted. He said, ‘Isn’t there some closet space for me?’ And I said, ‘No.’”

· Anna Dello Russo: Little Miss Maximalist [W]