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Inventing Anna – A Rich German Heiress Rips Off New York’s Elite

A story about why the power of outfits should never be underestimated. We take a look at a few scenes and their set design and interior decoration.

Inventing Anna is about the shocking but true story of Anna Delvey, who convinced New York high society she was a millionaire German heiress – although her real name was Anna Sorokin, she was from Russia, and she was far from rich.

Inventing Anna (2022) Netflix. Anna in a Dolce & Gabbana one-shoulder gold midi dress

The Netflix series Inventing Anna is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler and centres on journalist Jessica (Anna Chlumsky), who is on the case of Anna Delvey (Julia Garner).

Tuft Velvet Ottoman. Inventing Anna (2022) Netflix

Delvey is an assumed German heiress who has become famous through Instagram. She has stolen the hearts of the rich in New York with her “sham”, and by the way, their money.

High-Back Cosm Chair by Hermann Miller. Inventing Anna (2022) Netflix

The series explores whether Anna is New York’s biggest scam or a new way of living the American dream. Anna and the reporter begin a love-hate relationship and the journalist wants to answer the question: Who is Anna Delvey? Is she just a superficial party girl or even a modern Robin Hood figure?

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Premium yacht chair from Starbay’s yacht collection. Inventing Anna (2022) Netflix

The series sometimes portrays Anna from a distance as manipulative and condescending, while at other times almost as a career role model.

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Inventing Anna (2022) Netflix

Production designer Henry Dunn along with production designer George DeTitta Jr. revived the world of Anna Delvey. Designer and set decorator Susan Ogu has. mastered a Kit Kemp look in decorating and furnishings.

Kit Kemp is a British interior designer, founder of Firmdale Hotels. She is known for her fancy, patterned interiors at London’s Ham Yard Hotel and New York’s Crosby Street Hotel.

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For the fictional 12 Howard Hotel inspired by Kit Kemp . Courtesy of Netflix


In the scene here, Ogu placed a massive, striking dog sculpture in front of a William Morris wallpaper and chose a glossy floor that looks like an exclusive stone.

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A place where the real Delvey carried out one of her scams : the palatial La Mamounia in Marrakech. 

Part of the series was filmed in Morocco, including at the La Mamounia Palace Hotel. In this magnificent 12th-century house, Delvey’s bill came to $10,000

MOVIE:Inventing Anna
DIRECTED BY:Various
COSTUME DESIGN:
PRODUCT DESIGN: Henry Dunn
SET DECORATOR: Susan Ogu, David Smith, George DeTitta Jr.
YEAR:2022