The fashion world mourns over the death of Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani. She was one of the few people in a harsh non-diverse industry that used her influence to further diversity by publishing boundary-pushing content.
She was fearless in pushing the conversation forward through her fashion spreads and often found herself at the centre of storms.
The most memorable publications include ‘The Black Issue’ focusing solely on black women, ’Makeover’ an entire edition about the growing phenomenon of plastic surgery and ‘Horror Movie’ on domestic violence.
“Fashion isn’t really about clothes
It’s about life”
After graduating in literature and philosophy, Franca started working for Vogue Bambini in 1976 and spent a record-breaking 28 years at the helm of the Italian fashion bible.
She was appointed the same time as Anna Wintour started her career at US Vogue. They became friends and almost family as Franca’s son Francesco Carrozzini & Winter’s daughter Bee Shaffer form a couple.
Her incredible contribution to fashion will be missed.
Check a best of below.
RIP you wonderful human being.
THE BLACK ISSUE