“Giving back is the new luxury” – Franca Sozzani
Today, fashion is mourning the loss of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, who suffered an untimely death at just 66 years old. Sozzani, known equally for the transformative photography on her pages as the activism she employed in and out of the industry, always believed fashion was about more than clothes. Though not the household names her counterparts Anna Wintour or Carine Roitfeld may be, Sozzani was the quiet force that helped create the 90s supermodel, gave stage to a conversation on diversity in the industry, and fused fashion with social justice like no one else could. She will be missed by many.
Read more about Sozzani’s contributions and perspective in Vanessa Friedman’s 2013 interview.