Franca Sozzani to be honoured in London

Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, is set to be honoured at this year’s Fashion Awards in London with the inaugural Swarovski Award for Positive Change.


Franca Sozzani - Photo: BFC

The award has been introduced to highlight individuals who promote the welfare of others by donating generous resources in order to achieve change and positive impact to good causes.

Sozzanni, who has been at the helm of Vogue Italia since 1998, will receive the award on 5 December at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. During her tenure at Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue, she has given consistent prominence to important social issues and raised significant funds for local and international charities, benefiting a great number of causes.

She will be also recognised for her commitment to her role as Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme, her work with Convivio in the fight to eradicate AIDS and the work she does with the European Institute of Oncology towards prevention and diagnosis of oncological diseases.

“Franca is an incredible woman and a force for good, and this award is the perfect celebration of her commitment to positive change, both inside and outside the industry,” commented Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board

“Words cannot express the huge deal of admiration and respect I have for Franca and her work. She exemplifies those qualities this award has been created to honour, and her tireless commitment to the causes she cares so passionately about is a great example to us all,” added Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council.

This year’s Fashion Awards will also celebrate the outstanding career of American fashion photographer Bruce Weber, who will be honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.

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