Sunday, 27 October 2013

Icon of Class: Anggun Cipta Sasmi

Undisputable beauty, unique sense of style and a rich voice – Anggun is a perfect package in her own right. 

Bearing a majestic name that translates as “grace created in dreams”, Anggun Cipta Sasmi or globally known as Anggun captured the music world attention with her debut international studio album “Snow on the Sahara”.

At the start of her international career which took its base in Paris, her exotic look and charm was noticed by French couturier Azzedine Alaïa who designed her outfits for the cover and promotional photos of her first French album entitled “Au Nom de la Lune”(In the Name of the Moon) and Snow on the Sahara (or "Anggun" in Japan and Indonesia). 

Following suit, more designers have stepped forward to dress her as she peaked towards global stardom and they include Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Anna Molinari of Blumarine, Elie Saab and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Global names aside, Anggun is also oftentimes seen in creations by Indonesian designers such as Eddy Betty and Priyo Oktaviano whenever she returns back to her birthplace, Indonesia. If one has to describe her style in just one word, that suitable word will be eccentric. 

Unlike Lady Gaga whose eccentricity has gone beyond boundaries, in Anggun’s context, her eccentricity lies in the choice of colours that melange sophistication and boldness; silhouettes that bring forth her sensuality; and choices of accessories and prints that truly stand out. What's more, living in Paris too has helped her in experimenting with the various elements of fashion, season after season.

Thus, let’s emulate Anggun’s sensual and sophisticated style with these hot culled-from-the-runway pieces.    


(L-R): Oscar de la Renta skyline belted wool-blend jacket, $2,684.00; Gianvito Rossi cutout suede sandals, $1,334.19; Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Halton draped metallic jacquard dress, $784.90


(L-R): Roberto Cavalli knitted jacquard dress, $1,320; Marchesa embellished lace and silk-taffeta gown, $12,178.07; Givenchy black, white and beige patchwork lace skirt, $2,446.26


(L-R): Givenchy Doberman print t-shirt, $443.55; Etro printed crepe slim-leg pants, $425.81; Diane von Furstenberg Ofelia croc-embossed metallic blazer, $630.19


(L-R): Maria Black gold-plated wing earrings, $424.39; 3.1 Phillip Lim The Pashi mini shark-effect leather trapeze bag, $909.81; Stella McCartney marbled acetate clutch, $2,038.19


 (L-R): Roland Mouret Motabor stretch leather over-the-knee boots, $1,540; Hervé van der Straeten hammered gold-plated bib necklace, $2,830.19; Emilio Pucci gold-tone crystal and resin cuff
$1,129.81

All products featured are available now at Net-A-Porter.com. Anggun’s compilation album – Design of a Decade: 2003 -2013 (April Earth/Sony) – is available now at all record stores in Indonesia.

*Product images courtesy of Net-A-Porter. Anggun images courtesy of various sources/Sony Music/Paolo Zambaldi-Anggun.com.  

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