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Of course we’ll always be betrothed to Anna Wintour and the U.S. edition, but we think that Vogue Italia is really having its moment on the 25th anniversary of having Franca Sozzani at its helm. We read Sozzani’s Telegraph interview over our morning coffee, and loved how candid she got about the industry and its penchant for the ridiculous.
On Tuesday afternoon, we had the honor of attending Fashion 4 Development‘s second annual First Ladies Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel. The organization was created in 1996 by Bibi Russell to empower global communities through the fashion and beauty industries, and entrepreneur Evie Evangelou relaunched it in 2011. As such, the luncheon was attended by fashion industry folk, First Ladies, and Royals, and we felt completely out of our element. But model Lily Cole wasn’t even fazed. “No disrespect to anybody in the room, but I don’t get starstruck!” she laughed. “I’m honored, very honored to be here.”
As earlier reported, Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani was in NYC this week for a roundtable discussion at the United Nations headquarters concerning Fashion 4 Development, a two-year-old initiative that aims to galvanize the fashion industry towards promoting sustainability and international development. And discuss she did.
Franca Sozzani is no stranger to controversy. First it was those naked pics of Karlie Kloss, then it was the “haute mess” spread, and who could forget the Michael Jordan rapper-style trend fiasco? Next up: menswear hating.
Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani was just named a Fashion 4 Development goodwill ambassador to the United Nations, which means she will participate in a roundtable discussion at the U.N. headquarters Thursday. Fancy!
Kim Kardashian is indeed getting her Vogue moment.
Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani is no stranger to controversy — remember Karlie Kloss’s hotly debated editorial and the whole “slave earring” debacle? This month, she’s at it again with a drag queen-inspired (and possibly racist) editorial entitled “Haute Mess”.
You’d better plan on having your controversy pants pulled out of storage and dry cleaned before spring gets here. Franca Sozzani told us Sunday afternoon at Diane von Furstenberg‘s fall runway presentation that she’s currently working on another Africa-themed issue for L’Uomo Vogue that will be on newsstands in May or June.
Karlie Kloss‘s naked Vogue Italia photos have been a source of controversy ever since they hit the web nearly two weeks ago, prompting the magazine to take down one of the photos from its site. The pictures were certainly not Photoshopped, and Kloss told us she doesn’t really get what the fuss is about. Now Franca Sozzani has finally addressed the issue.
Don’t try to schedule a meeting with the renowned editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani — she’s not interested in doing that.
This week there was a lot to love — Tavi singing Joni Mitchell, Lea T snagging another magazine cover, a brave girl giving an awesome makeup tutorial. But there was also a whole lot to hate. Justin Bieber ruined Christmas! Terry Richardson remained really creepy! Little girls got bikini waxes!
Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani covers the fourth and newest issue of Industrie magazine wearing a patent leather trench coat and shot by Terry Richardson — a surprising move considering she once called the photog “trashy”.
Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani took to her blog yesterday to call out a particularly controversial figure: Pope Benedict XVI.
Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani is certainly no stranger to controversy, which she caused during New York Fashion Week by telling a Newsweek reporter that that Dior should do the unthinkable and “hire Galliano back.” But now that that comment has blown up into a big news story, she says she was misinterpreted.
This week saw the end of the Week of Fashion, and what a successful week it was! We brushed shoulders Beyoncé, and chatted with the likes of Tavi and Carine Roitfeld. We also bore witness to the fact that Lindsey Lohan had a less successful week. Marc Jacobs seems to be headed to Dior, even though he’s demanding a huge paycheck. And Suri Cruise wears lipstick. Deal with it.
This week we’ve been asking important people what they think about Marc Jacobs at Dior. Jacobs is rumored to be demanding a whole lot of cash, but everyonehinks he’s the right choice for the job. Everyone, that is, except for Franca Sozzani.
For every step forward Vogue Italia and Franca Sozzani take — spotlighting black and plus-sized models, speaking out against pro-anorexia websites — they seem to take quite a few steps back. Like, for example, declaring “slave earrings” an important trend.
Come November, Japan is going to be overflowing with Vogue editors. Anna Wintour and her counterparts at several international editions of the magazine are headed to Tokyo for its edition of Fashion’s Night Out.
Did you think putting basketball players in fashion magazines was the sole right and privilege of American Vogue editrix Anna Wintour? Because if you did, you were wrong. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony let slip last week that Franca Sozzani gave him six pages in an upcoming issue of Vogue Italia.