Anna Delvey's Incredible Audacity

Anna Delvey is a free woman, so raise a negroni sbagliato with prosecco.

We've all heard of Delvey a Russian immigrant who pretended to be a German heiress and cleverly got large sums of money in order to fund her dream,

The persistent thief lived lavishly in New York, oozing with money while having none.

Luxury flexing is a complicated thing, and Delvey mimicked the look of modest, costly constraint that only the genuinely wealthy can afford.

Nowadays, the mood has turned toward The Row's soft neutrals, but Delvey was a Le Coucou Philophile, the pinnacle of 2010 ambitions.

It's mind-boggling that it wasn't sponsored by a trust, that the lifestyle of hotels, private jets, and luxury riads was as false as papier-mâché.

Delvey was fresh off the Rikers Island ferry and back in the East Village this week, her unfurnished flat less-deliberately modest.

Delvey is an icon even when under house arrest, with an ankle monitor securely affixed to her leg.

She wore head-to-toe black satin with a trench and monogrammed scarf hooded and bent at the neck

like an extravagantly wrapped Fabergé egg to her parole hearing on Tuesday.