Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson has been an art writer for thirty years. She interviewed Sean Scully for Vanity Fair and more recently authored a monograph on Ann Thomson. Her writing on fashion began at Vogue and culminated in the book Handbags: The Power of the Purse. She also paints.

Haute Anarchy

By Anna Johnson – April 1, 2019

X is for X-Ray The more simply we dress the quicker we can be ‘scanned’ socially. Eccentric fashion confuses the machine because it scrambles the code.   Y is for…


By Anna Johnson – March 21, 2019

Closing the door on fashion, Havekes and Duchafour seemed to focus all of their energies on the flower itself. Duchafour, writing from Paris, described the boronia as a small flower…