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Against the beautiful backdrop of Milan, Franca Sozzani, editor of Vogue Italia, is the latest subject of the video series ‘Just Like You’ by Citizens of humanity.
The project has profiled a number of influential figures from creative industries, with everyone from renown ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to LA based tattoo artist Mark Mahoney taking part – all to remind us that we are all citizens of humanity. Get it?! Each person featured in the video series has also created a limited edition t-shirt for the iconic denim brand, with all proceeds going to the charity of their choice.
Known for pushing the boundaries, Franca Sozzani has been the brains behind issues that have caused quite the international stir. There was the ‘Black Issue’ featuring all black models, a full-figured ‘Vogue Curvy’ and most recently (in response to BP Gulf Of Mexico oil disaster) Kristen McMenamy smeared in crude oil. ‘You have really to take a risk… You should not be scared to make a mistake. You should not be scared to not please people’ reveals Franca Sozzani. It's an inspiring attitude that comes across in every issue of her magazine.
Despite being involved in several educational initiatives to improve the fashion industry and awarded the Knight of The Legion Of Honor (France’s highest award for civilian achievements), Franca Sozanni still insists ‘perfection doesn’t exist’. Hmm, maybe she is ‘just like you’ after all.
Watch Franca Sozzani's philosophical take on life and fashion in the video below...