This is such sad news.
Italian Vogue editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani passed away Thursday after battling a year-long illness. She was 66.
Cond Nast chairman Jonathan Newhouse issued the following statement:
“This is the saddest news I have ever had to report to you. Franca Sozzani, the Editor of Italian Vogue for 28 years, died today in Milan after a year-long illness with her son Francesco by her side.”
RIP beautiful, incredible, talented Franca SozzaniSpeechless..A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:24am PST
R.I.P. Franca Sozzani!! A trail blazer and a True Rebel ! You are loved and adored by so many! We will miss you. . Respect and admiration!! @vogueitaliaA photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:52am PST
So sad to hear the news of @FrancaSozzani’s passing. She was a fashion icon, true visionary & beautiful both inside & out. The fashion world lost one of its greatest. My condolences to her family & loved ones. #RIP #FrancaSozzaniA photo posted by Paris Hilton (@parishilton) on Dec 22, 2016 at 11:53am PST
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