Givenchy's Tisci posted an Instagram saying: "I am heartbroken about my dear friend @francasozzani1 gone too soon. My heart is with all of your loved ones. Today would have been our usual Christmas dinner, where you would be the most beautiful and funny host. Your spirit, your kindness and gentle soul will be missed in this world forever. My dear friend Franca, you were one of my very first supporters and I honor your memory today and every day to come, you will always stay in my heart, as I am sure you will stay in the one of everyone who really knew you. How lucky they are, to have you in heaven. LOVE YOU @francasozzani1 and MAY YOU REST IN PEACE."
Giambattista Valli echoed the sentiment. "I will miss you my favorite blonde Princess, I will miss you as the beautiful human being, as an inspiration and the precious friend you are, now you left us for a new adventure...bon voyage," he said.
Fashion world pays tribute to Franca Sozzani
Fashion world pays tribute to Franca Sozzani
Ciao Franca, my dearest friend. You will be in my heart forever.
I am heartbroken about my dear friend @francasozzani1 gone too soon. My heart is with all of your loved ones. Today would have been our usual Christmas dinner, where you would be the most beautiful and funny host. Your spirit, your kindness, and gentle soul will be missed in this world forever. My dear friend Franca, you were one of my very first supporters and I honor your memory today and everyday to come, you will always stay in my heart, as I am sure you will stay in the one of everyone who really knew you. How lucky they are, to have you in heaven. LOVE YOU @francasozzani1 and MAY YOU REST IN PEACE ❤
I will miss you my favorite blonde Princess, I will miss you as the beautiful human being, as an inspiration and the precious friend you are, now you left us for a new adventure....bon voyage #francasozzani 😘👸🏼❤️
Grazie di tutto.
ADDIO FRANCA SARAI SEMPRE NEL MIO CUORE RIP💔
Franca, we will always remember you !!! @francescocarrozzini RIP
Im so sad and speechless for the loss of this WONDERFUL women . Bye bye Franca i will miss u ❤ @francasozzani1
A huge loss for magazines, fans, the fashion industry and Italy, a very sad day RIP Franca Sozzani, publishing will miss her wise words, great taste in photographers and unwavering vision.
Fantastic Franca by me and @terryrichardson for @industriemag
Deeply saddened by the loss
Dear Franca you will always be in my heart. Valentino
RIP #FrancaSozzani 💔 Her incredible contribution to fashion will be missed. Photo by @terryrichardson and @kegrand for @industriemag.
You will be deeply missed @francasozzani1
HOW DO YOU SAY GOODBYE TO NOT ONLY A FRIEND BUT A TRUE INSPIRATION ? SOMEONE YOU LOVED AS A PERSON AND WHO YOU GREW UP ADMIRING FROM A FAR ? MY DARLING FRANCA YOUR ENCOURAGING WORDS, YOUR INSIGHTFUL STORIES, YOUR WIT, HUMOR AND RADIANT SMILE WILL LEAVE A BLANK SPACE IN MY HEART & THIS WORLD NEVER TO BE FILLED BY ANYONE AGAIN. I LOVE YOU AND CHERISH YOUR MEMORY FOREVER.
Our thoughts go to beloved Franca.
You will be greatly missed.
RIP Franca Sozzani ✨
Ciao Franca. You have been a great supporter and inspiration.
FRANCA💔💔💔 Thank you Franca for everything you did for me and for fashion. You were visionary and a frontrunner in our world but also as a unique and powerful woman. Thank you for your guidance and for your belief in me. It was a privilege to know you. We will all miss you deeply Today is a sad day. Rest in peace Franca
I was 13, I was 16, I was alone in my country side finding and waiting the poetry of vogue italia, the POETRY of @francasozzani1.
Au revoir FRANCA! You are a True fashion icon, a legend already 🙏
RIP beautiful, incredible, talented Franca Sozzani💔👑😔Speechless..
Speechless , heartbroken... for the loss of a true incredible special human being a wonderful mother and a forever inspiring Muse. @francasozzani1 you are going to be truly missed... i will always keep you in my heart ... NOT enough!!! My thought and prayers goes to her beloved son @francescocarrozzini 🙏🏻
A strong woman that has defined fashion and championed creativeness. A visionary who will truly be missed by everyone. Thank you for the incredible visuals you always delivered. My deepest condolence to her family and @francescocarrozzini in this hardship. May you find peace is knowing she was a splendor of a mother and role model. #ripfrancasozzani ❤️ #icon
#rip dearest #francasozzani , you are in our hearts forever ! Our thoughts are with you @francescocarrozzini . Kisses iv
U will be missed dear Franca Sozzani RIP
In memory of Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of @vogueitalia. Thank you for your contribution to Fashion, you will be missed.
Photo by #peterlindbergh
Franca Sozzani, whose golden curls and sweet smile made her look like a Botticelli painting is now up there with the Angels. Her last appearance in London with Anna Wintour and Jonathan Newhouse.
Anna, Franca and I started our big careers in the same year: 1988. Jonathan Newhouse describes Franca as 'one of the greatest editors who ever made a magazine. She died after a year long struggle with a rare form of cancer lining the lung.
Your brilliance has left its mark in fashion and our hearts. RIP Franca
A great loss to the fashion world. So sad, so sorry. #francasozzani 💔 photo by Peter Lindbergh.
Ciao Franca ❤️💧Mancherai Sempre 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Unforgettable Franca , effortlessly Genius , Thank You for the beautiful vision you shared with the world
Feel honored to have been working with you and to have had you in my life , you been a constant inspiration .
Francouz, This is us, laughing as usual ... I will continue to think of you every day, and share everything with you as we have always done.
There will be so many things that will remind me of you, and I will smile, knowing that you are with me,
I love you, Your Bou ❤️