MILAN, Italy — BoF is sad to report that much-loved Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani passed away in Milan on Thursday after a year-long illness. She was 66 years old.
Having led the magazine for 28 years, she was the recent recipient of the Swarovski Award for Positive Change at the BFC’s Fashion Awards.
Born in Mantua, Italy, Sozzani studied philosophy and Germanic literature at university. She was known for her philanthropic work and was a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. Her sister, Carla Sozzani, founded the much-lauded concept store 10 Corso Como.