November 25, 2020

Franca Sozzani Award Bestowed to Julianne Moore

VENICE – “It’s nice to leave a trace,” said Franca Sozzani in a brief clip from the documentary on her life. And a trace she did leave.
Family and friends of the late Vogue Italia editor in chief gathered at the Lido here Friday evening, during the city’s Film Festival, when the first award in her name was bestowed to Julianne Moore by Colin Firth, an event that was followed by a dinner at Palazzo Contarini Polignac.
“She was a tough critic if I didn’t get the best of the best– I think she would be happy to have two Oscar winners here,” said Sozzani’s son Francesco Carrozzini, as a thunderstorm pounded the pavilion where the ceremony was held. “She is listening to us,” he joked to a round of laughter of his mother, who died in December.
.Carrozzini directed the film “Franca: Chaos and Creation” which premiered in Venice a year ago. “With friends, we wanted to honor her legacy, her creative freedom and endless curiosity,” he said of the decision to launch the award with Sozzani’s sister Carla and her niece Sara; Carlo Capasa, president of Italy’s Camera della Moda; Tod’s Diego Della Valle; Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli; Moncler’s Remo Ruffini; Donatella

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