It is with a heavy heart, I report that Vogue Italia Editor Franca Sozzani has died at age 66.
Franca will always be remembered for her taste, vision, and willingness
to take risks. In 2008, she unleashed Vogue Italia’s Black Issue in
response to the industry’s rampant diversity problem.
She later went on to create Vogue.it’s Black Vogue website, along with Vogue Curvy.
Though she was scrutinized and judged for her decisions, she held to
her convictions fiercely, always unafraid to march to the beat of her
In a world of followers, she was a fearless leader. She will be missed.