Editor- in -chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani is dead, suffering a year long illness. She is most especially known for her boundary pushing themed issues of Vogue.
Franca started her career at Vogue Bambini where she started to build relationships with creatives that she would work with for over 30 years.
She constantly worked with photographer Steven Meisel; he shot every Vogue cover for as long as she was editor in chief and also helped Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh start off their careers as photographers.
Franca Sozzani was also a philanthropist and was also a United Nations goodwill ambassador as she has been recognised for her fundraising with many awards through out the years.
Franca Sozzani was recently awarded the Swarovski Fashion Award For Positive Change at this year’s Fashion Awards in London. She is survived by her son.