13 Things Franca Sozzani Said That Defied the Fashion Standards

We’ve lost a rare gem in the fashion industry…

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The devastating news that came yesterday of the parting of Franza Sozzani, 66, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia has left many down in a sombre mood. Sozzani’s passing on Thursday, 22 December was due to a long term illness. The visionary icon has dedicated 30 years of her life leading the magazine to where it is today. During her three long decades with Vogue Italia, she went beyond the standard limits and defied the norm in fashion pushing boundaries with issues like body weight, race and what fashion really means. So as we mourn the lost of a strong voice in the fashion industry, here are her words that made her who she is and why she is loved by many.

Our hearts go out to her family and friends.

“Giving back is the new luxury.”



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“I respect people who put their lives in front of their work”



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” In “curvy,” they are super happy with their sizes. We help them dress fashionably. We say: it’s pointless for you to buy leggings, take this because this will look good on you. We help them choose. We don’t talk about diets because they don’t want to be on a diet, but it’s not a ghetto. Why should these women slim down? Many of the women who have a few extra kilos are especially beautiful and also more feminine.” – Talking about Vogue Italia’s controversial Black (2008) and Curvy (2011) issues.”


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On Photoshop: “I am very much against it.”


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“I don’t like fashionistas. They only wear the brand. You want to be a fashionista? Easy! Spend money.”


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“We are not celebrities, we are people who work as a messenger, to fashion and readers. We should not become our stars. And anyway, if you become [a star] it is because of what you do, not because you dress this way or you wear these glasses or you have this bag. That’s not the point.”


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“It’s not that fashion itself is ridiculous. It’s the people in fashion who make fashion ridiculous.”


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On plastic surgery : “It’s better to age with dignity than to age with these fake cheeks and lips, or eyebrows up to here.”


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“Here’s what I think: fashion isn’t really about clothes. It’s about life…We can’t always be writing about flowers and lace and aquamarine.”


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“I feel the same way about style that I do about beauty: I want to be myself. I don’t care what’s in style or not, I’m not a fashionista — I’m a person with style, who wants to keep her style. It’s important to feel like yourself.”


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“I do not think that a different fashion style exists from each country individually. Nowadays, fashion is globally consumed and followed. The signature style that differs from each place lies in the country’s culture.”


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“My view is not just to find young talents, it’s to support them too.”

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We will do our best, but it will be impossible to fight this widespread idea of thinness all by ourselves. Everybody must do their part, from parents to teachers to the kids themselves who must help those who can’t make it on their own.”

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Source: azquotes.com, fashionista.com, businessoffashion.com, thatsnotmyage.com, telegraph.co.uk, disneyrollergirl.net, worldbank.org, buro247.me

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