Wardrobe items of Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani go on sale for charity

All proceeds raised will support the Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics (set up by her son) at Harvard University

Franca Sozzani’s Valentino dress, £2,225 at Yoox.com
Franca Sozzani’s Valentino dress, £2,225 at Yoox.com

Writing on the day Franca Sozzani died, Anna Wintour praised the Vogue Italia editor’s “totally original way of fusing social issues with fashion”. She was an uncompromising journalist, unafraid of ruffling feathers in the fashion industry, who drew defiant lines in the sand with her “black issue” of Vogue Italia in 2008 and her 2011 “plus-size issue”. She was also a UN Goodwill ambassador, supporter of the Aids foundation Convivio and chair of the European Institute of Oncology. Honouring her legacy, her son Francesco Carrozzini launched the Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventive Genomics earlier this year and has donated over 550 items from her private wardrobe to be sold on Yoox.com – sale now live – in aid of the charity. Pieces include couture and ready-to-wear dresses, skirts, coats and shoes by designers such as Lanvin, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. All proceeds will fund Harvard University’s research into genomic medicine and its potential to prevent diseases.

Sozzani’s Miu Miu coat, £846 at Yoox.com
Sozzani’s Miu Miu coat, £846 at Yoox.com

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