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Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani dead at 66

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Italian Vogue Editor France Sozzani dead at 66. Photo Credit REX

Italian Vogue editor France Sozzani died today in Milan at the age of 66. Sozzani was at the helm of Italian Vogue for 28 years and helped make the magazine what it is today, one of the most influential magazines in the world.

Vogue Italia is one of the most inclusive and progressive magazines around thanks to her. She was featuring plus size models on the cover of the magazine when nobody else was doing it. Remember that fabulous Italian Vogue cover from 2011 with Tara Lynn, Robyn Lawley and Candice Huffine? Yeah, she did that.

 

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Plus size models on the cover of Vogue Italia

Known for her petite frame, her big blue eyes and curly blond hair, Franca was a very creative journalist and editor, she had a way of blending social issues with fashion like no other and tackle them on the magazine. She was also a great philantropist and a United Nations goodwill ambassador. Her son Francesco, who is a director and a photographer, recently did a documentary about her titled “Franca: Chaos & Creation”. Many fashion industry notables took to social media to express their sadness.

Model Maria Borges Said:

Singer Nicky Minaj said:

Model Kendall Jenner said:

Singer and designer Kanye West said on Twitter:

By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for Examiner.com and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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