The fashion icon and Editor-In-Chief of Vogue Italia battled with an undisclosed illness for a year. Sozzani led Vogue Italia for 28 years where she held the reins for her loved debates, philanthropic works and her support for the fashion industry.
Fashion Icon/Vogue Italia E-I-C passes at 66
Vogue Italia Editor-In-Chief; Franca Sozzani passed today 22nd December 2016 at 66 years old.
The iconic fashion icon and editor started out in Vogue around the same time with Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue. Wintour commented on Sozzani's passing on the American Vogue's website moments ago after her passing was announced; "I think for the first few years we just circled each other, quietly. Gradually, however, show by show and season by season, Franca and I found ourselves falling into a friendship that I am so happy and honoured to say sustained itself for 30 years."
Franca Sozzani was born in Mantua, Italy. She studied Philosophy and Germanic Literature. She was a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations and a recent recipient of the Swarovski Award for Positive Change at the BFC's Fashion Awards.
Franca Sozzani reportedly died with her son Francesco Carrozzini by her side.
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