Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani dead at 66
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.
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:
The world has lost a legend, today. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the people of color, Franca Sozzani. Rest In Peace. 🌹 pic.twitter.com/fSs8iCxKkz
— MARIA BORGES (@IamMariaBorges) December 22, 2016
Singer Nicky Minaj said:
RIP to the iconic Franca Sozzani. Your contributions to fashion will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/AdOJGJl3Ri
— Nicki Minaj Lite (@NMLite) December 22, 2016
Model Kendall Jenner said:
rest peacefully Franca Sozzani. ❤️
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) December 22, 2016
Singer and designer Kanye West said on Twitter:
Farewell to Franca Sozzani, a woman who believed fashion could be more. “We can’t always be writing about flowers,” she said.
— Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) December 22, 2016