Born in Mantova, but "adoptive" Milanese from the age of 9, Franca Sozzani has been one of the most influential cultural personalities in the Italian fashion-system. Franca's career was one of great success in fashion publishing; from 1988 to 2016 (the date of her death) she was the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Under her direction, fashion services began to graft with current affairs and the most pressing social issues; Sozzani was a true image revolutionist, a woman who struggled with illness to the very end to defend the only thing she really cared about: the beauty of the world.
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HER FIRST NAME:
She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Sacro Cuore in Milano with a thesis in Germanic philology.
Franca Sozzani lived in the very central Via dell'Annunciata, in a historic building located in one of the most chic and fashionable districts of Milano: Brera.
HER PLACE IN THE HEART:
Definitely 10 Corso Como, a multifunctional space that Franca had designed together with her sister Carla. Opened in 1991, the five-storey building houses a gallery and a library, a luxurious café-restaurant and a hotel. The Sozzani sisters created the first Italian concept-store inside 10 Corso Como, where you can find bags made of recycled materials, fragrances, candles and designer clothes in costumised capsule-collections.
"Elegance is not related to height or weight. It is a gift, a natural dowry."
The documentary Franca. Chaoos and Creation directed by her son Francesco Carrozzini.