Hey Quick Question: Why Is Fashion So Obsessed With Anna Delvey?
, 2022-11-22 19:11:21
Welcome to our column, “Hey, Quick Question,” where we investigate seemingly random happenings in the fashion and beauty industries.
It seems like almost yesterday that Anna Delvey first came onto our radar — and not for good reasons.
As we’re now well aware, the story of Delvey-slash-Sorokin first went viral in a 2018 The Cut article by Jessica Pressler. The riveting exposé detailed how the then-27-year-old, posing as a German heiress, had scammed her way into the likes of Manhattan’s elites, cozying up in the most coveted boutique hotels, coasting in private jets and, more often than not, swindling bankers and nearby acquaintances out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The catch was that Delvey convinced those in her circle that she was worth millions.
As a consequence of her schemes, the faux “nepo baby” was arrested in 2017. After a month-long trial in 2019, she was found guilty of four counts of theft of services, three counts of grand larceny and one count of attempted grand larceny.
Though she spent time in New York’s correctional facilities, Delvey kept herself relevant. Over the past four years, she’s been featured in a number of articles and interviewed by celebrities like Paris Hilton and Julia Fox. She released an art collection filled with pencil sketches and NFTs. Then, there…
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