Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani Celebrates New Film

by Kristopher Fraser Photographed by Franca Sozzani, Francesco Carrozzini
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Franca Sozzani, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia since 1988, hopped across the pond and came to New York City this past weekend to celebrate her new documentary, Franca: Chaos and Creation. The film is directed by her son, Francesco Carrozzini, who managed to capture the greatest highlights of his mother’s life from her youth to some of her most controversial magazine covers.

Sozzani has long been a fashion figure who has made headlines for breaking the rules. Some of her most talked about career highlights to date include her “Black Issue”, an issue she did devoted entirely to Black models and beauty, and the “Plastic Surgery Issue,” which discussed the phenomenon and growing trend of cosmetic procedures and going under the knife. Her daring eye and vision helped her build her way towards being one of the most respected and acclaimed figures in the fashion industry, and quite the force to be reckoned with. Her goal has long been to break away from the status quo and challenge people’s perception of beauty.

The film includes interviews from people who have admired and worked with Sozzani with commentary from Karl Lagerfeld, Courtney Love, Bruce Weber and Baz Lurhman.

“When my father died, I realized my mother was all I had left. Seeking a deeper level of connection, I turned my camera on her as a means of exploring our relationship in a new way and also to confront the questions I had never asked before,” Carrozzini said. “I wanted to understand the choices she had made throughout her personal life, but also gain insight into her work in the fashion world and share the story of her groundbreaking career. This film, which took 4 years to complete, is as much a testament to her legacy as it is an act of love.”

The special screening of the film took place at Metrograph. Guests got to enjoy a cocktail reception prior to the film, which is sure to be one of the most talked about fashion documentaries of the year.

Attendees to the event at Metrograph included American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Condé Nast chairman Jonathan Newhouse, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenburg, Bethann Hardison, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Damian Lewis, Bee Shaffer, Baz Luhrmann, Bruce Weber, Grace Coddington, Karolina Kurkova, Misha Nonoo, Aurora James, Adam Selman, Eddie Borgo, Cindi Leive, Edward Enninful, Delphine and Reed Krakoff, Chloe Gosselin, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough.

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