Meet Anat Fritz

by Adam Kluger

MEET ANAT FRITZ
DESIGNER, CREATIVE, RENAISSANCE WOMAN

Editor’s Note: Anat Fritz is no stranger to the readers of Metropolitan/25A. Anat galloped onto our pages like Lady Godiva
(her “nude lady on a horse” fashion photo still graces our website: Metmagny.com) and has introduced us to her many talents as a perfume maker, Vegan Chef, clothing designer, health/lifestyle advocate and entrepreneur. Serendipitously, Anat has even found a way to bring her sense of fashion, style and whimsy to the hit Netflix show Queen’s Gambit! Ms. Fritz is not only a once in a lifetime talent, she is a multi-faceted woman who wears many hats! -AK

Just when I was thinking about designing hats again, after having been focused on my perfume line and creative direction for the past 15 years, one of my hat collection pieces I created 16 years ago, miraculously showed 
up in a Queen’s Gambit scene.

That crocheted hat was a actually a big success— 16 years ago! I sold that collection throughout Europe to many luxury boutiques and department stores. It just so happened that the costume designer for Queen’s Gambit had purchased my green hat back then and had it ever since. Isn’t it crazy that this hat was still in good shape, well, good enough to crown Anya Taylor Joy’s head in that pivotal scene? Good quality is timeless I guess!

That crocheted hat was a actually a big success— 16 years ago! I sold that collection throughout Europe to many luxury boutiques and department stores. It just so happened that the costume designer for Queen’s Gambit had purchased my green hat back then and had it ever since. Isn’t it crazy that this hat was still in good shape, well, good enough to crown Anya Taylor Joy’s head in that pivotal scene? Good quality is timeless I guess!

It was a nice confirmation for me to finally pick up my crochet needle again, just as I had planned to do anyway. Sometimes – no – all the time, divine timing and orchestration is at work. A force that shapes our destiny in the most colorful ways. You can’t make this stuff up! It also shows me that beauty fades but true style and class does prevail. This beautiful photoshoot by Uber-talented stylist Ty-Ron Mayes and amazing photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth shows that this collection still rocks, not only in 2005 but even more so in 2021. And Lita Cline, the model: what a timeless cutie! Seeing this collection interpreted by these three gives me living proof

Fast forward: needless to say, get ready for a relaunch. I am so inspired to bring that ‘old’ – now 16 years later I guess we can call it ‘vintage’ collection – out of the closet again. It will be available in the next few weeks via www.anatfritz.com and of course on instagram @anatfritzdesign . I just finished the photoshoot for the website with photographer Will Shargo and my new dig-out Cayetano Amato, who I am collaborating with on the trajectory on the Anat Fritz brand.
Lots of cool things to come!

One last funny detail: just as I love it, my original producer as well as the original yarn supplier from 16 years ago are on board again as well – Sustainability at its best, right?

Photographer: Will Shargo
www.anatfritz.com
instagram: @anatfritzdesign

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