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Carla Sozzani, a truly remarkable woman.
An italian, born in 1947 she was a longtime fashion editor at Vogue and Elle before spreading her wings into writing books, staging exhibitions, retail and design.
In 1990, she opened Galleria Carla Sozzoni at 10 Corso Como, Milan. Originally a vacant garage, it was intended only as an exhibition space, now it houses a bookstore, fashion and design store, roof garden, hotel and cafe and is a true cultural sanctuary.
In collaborations with others, there are now three other 10 Corso Como’s in the world, in Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai.
She says she got into retail through the editors desire to communicate, to share and get feedback. ‘I cannot please everybody, but it is important to have one eye.’
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Sozzani dresses in a simple way, functional, yet full of character. There’s a sense of permanent calm at the heart of a storm. Happy in her own skin, with strong personal integrity, she knows what she likes and shines with contentment and understanding.
Laters, Kate x
I can’t tell you how much I miss little trips to Corso Como 10 and little aperitivos in its garden. Nostalgia… XO
What a beautiful, smart and inspiring woman! Thank you for featuring her.