Style Icons: Female »Franca Sozzani

Editor of Italian Vogue

As Fashion Week is underway, might as well praise one of my favorite ladies in the biz. Franca Sozzani‘s personal style is classic and elegant and her signature smile and wavy blond locks are quite stunning even if she’s not quite as visually recognizable as some (less risk taking) editors.

However, as the editor of Italian Vogue since 1988, she’s elevated it to the pinnacle of fashion magazines, certainly the most daring and inventive. It’s the one magazine I wish I had a subscription to – too bad it’s way expensive and the few times I’ve been a subscriber, they’ve been consistently stolen (everyone is Italian Vogue crazy!!). I wish more magazines would take notes (though many of the lesser known, but more interesting new magazines seem to have already).

Plus I want to get some good words in before I see her guest stint on the “high fashion” cycle of ANTM just in case she’s some bad news kind of crazy. Her work is so inspiring, though, I’m not sure I would care.

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Posted on September 12, 2010

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