FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION
PORTRAIT OF AN EDITOR
Franca Sozzani has been at the helm of Vogue Italia since 1988, the same year when Anna Wintour was appointed editor-in-chief of Vogue U.S. With her signature blond locks, piercing blue eyes and petite frame, the Italian editor has always pushed the envelope editorially speaking, churning out a number of provocative issues such as the “All Black” edition featuring only black models, which sold out in a blink.
Sozzani’s personality, vision, career and more intimate side surface candidly and openly in the documentary film called Franca: Chaos and Creation, created by her son Francesco Carrozzini. The film, which was in the making for four years, reveals a touching and emotional portrait of Sozzani, as well as her hot temper, determination, controversial character and the fact that she cares nothing about critics.
In a testament to Sozzani’s reputation and power within the fashion industry, the various film screenings have attracted a flurry of top-flight personalities, including Baz Luhrmann, Patrick Demarchelier, Naomi Campbell, Steven Klein, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Grace Coddington, Patti Wilson, Damien Lewis, Marina Abramović and Edward Enninful.