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, and of course, at Anna Delvey’s outfits.

Anna Delvey Outfits: Exploring the Iconic Style of the Infamous Scammer

Inventing Anna. in Alice One-Shoulder Satin Top by Jonathan Simkhai. Courtesy of Netflix

Anna Sorokin, aka Anna Delvey, made headlines in 2018 when she was charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and theft. She had posed as a wealthy German heiress and scammed New York’s elite into believing she was one of them. But there’s no denying that Anna’s style was also noteworthy. From her designer clothing to her statement accessories, Anna’s outfits were always on point. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Anna Delvey’s outfits and what made her style so iconic.

The Power of Designer Clothing

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

One of the most striking things about Anna Delvey’s outfits was the number of designer pieces she wore. From her Celine handbags to her Miu Miu sunglasses, Anna’s love for high-end fashion was evident. She was often seen wearing outfits from popular brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga. And even though she wasn’t actually a wealthy heiress, she certainly dressed like one.

Statement Accessories

Another key element of Anna Delvey’s outfits was her use of statement accessories. Whether it was a pair of oversized sunglasses or a chunky gold necklace, Anna knew how to make a statement with her accessories. She was also known for carrying unique bags, like a see-through tote bag from Celine or a black leather backpack with silver studs.

Mixing High and Low

Inventing Anna MERRY’S Cat Eye Sunglasses Round Metal Cut-Out Flash Mirror Lens Sun glassesCourtesy of Netflix.

Anna wasn’t afraid to mix high-end designer pieces with more affordable clothing items. For example, she was often seen wearing a Zara blouse with a pair of designer trousers or a Topshop dress with a pair of Balenciaga sneakers. This mix of high and low fashion gave Anna’s outfits a unique and eclectic feel.

Neutral Color Palette

While Anna Delvey’s outfits were often bold and eye-catching, she tended to stick to a neutral color palette. She was frequently seen wearing shades of beige, white, and black. This allowed her to mix and match pieces easily and create a cohesive wardrobe.

The Legacy of Anna Delvey’s Style

Inventing Anna Interiors

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 Herman 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?

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.

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.

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.

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

In conclusion, Anna Delvey’s fashion choices were undoubtedly a crucial aspect of her carefully crafted persona. Her bold and eclectic outfits contributed to the illusion of wealth and sophistication she wanted to convey. Even though her story ended in scandal and incarceration, her fashion sense continues to inspire many. If you want to take inspiration from Anna Delvey outfits, don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and experiment with unique combinations.

MOVIE:Inventing Anna