Fashion Icon: Franca Sozzani

Franca Sozzani, the editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue, has died after a year-long illness. While she might not have been a global name like her US counterpart and friend Anna Wintour, she was undoubtedly a giant of Italian fashion. In a tribute published on the American Vogue website, Wintour describes her as “the hardest-working person I have known, and with an envy-inducing ease with multitasking”. A post on Marc Jacobs’ Instagram reads: “Her incredible contribution to fashion will be missed.”

She was a very powerful women, hard-working, fashion icon and the hole fashion world will miss her.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Editor and Chief of Vogue Italiz Franca Sozzani attends the 2011 First Ladies And Fashion 4 Development Luncheon at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images)

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MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 17: Franca Sozzani arrives at the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012 on January 17, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

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