Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue will receive the Swarovski Award for Positive Change as part of our new global format The Fashion Awards 2016. On monday, 5th December at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London Franca will be awarded for her work on promoting the welfare of others by the generous donation of their resources in order to achieve change and positive impact to good causes.
We are delighted to present the inaugural Swarovski Award for Positive Change to Franca Sozzani. During her nearly three decades as editor of Vogue Italia she has worked tirelessly both to innovate and push the creative boundaries of fashion, and to help lead the global fight for a world without AIDS, cancer and hunger. Franca is an incredible woman and a force for good, and this award is the perfect celebration of her commitment to positive change, both inside and outside the industry. – Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board
Words cannot express the huge deal of admiration and respect I have for Franca and her work. She exemplifies those qualities this award has been created to honour, and her tireless commitment to the causes she cares so passionately about is a great example to us all. The positive impact she has had on the fashion and global communities will be felt for generations to come. – Dame Natalie Massenet, British Fashion Council Chairman