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RIP to the legendary Franca Sozzani

She never failed to both wholeheartedly love fashion and to have a good sense of humor about it. “So you have to think and fight for the big things,” she told The Telegraph in 2013. “The dreams should be huge."

 

“Of course you can dream to have a bag,” she continued. “But that's a small dream.”

 

In a piece remembering her friend, Anna Wintour wrote about attending the Fashion Awards with Sozzani. “She was on oxygen but determined to be there in person," wrote Wintour. “And she willed herself onstage, giving the most charming and humble speech and thanking the English for opening the door to her creative spirit when she lived there as a young woman. Personally, I feel that door was always ajar.”

 

 

Text by Jocelyn Silver

Image via @Rodarte/Instagram