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ITALY / Milan: Franca Sozzani, 1950 - 2016


December 22 2016
Fashion

Franca Sozzani passed away at the age of 66.
Journalist and editor in chief of Vogue, she was considered the "lady of Italian fashion".
Born in Mantua, she arrives in 1988 to Vogue Italy, where she led the magazine for 28 years.
She has revolutionized the publishing industry, transforming her magazines in giants: in 1994 she also becomes Editorial Director of Condé Nast. Great intuition for talent, and the knowledge that young designers must be helped, with prizes and competitions, such as "Who is on Next".
In September, during Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, was released a documentary film about her life. It’s directed by her son, Francesco Carozzini: "Chaos and creation."
Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast has described the death of Franca as "an incalculable loss for the fashion world."

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