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
There’s a new book out by the Photographer Todd Selby – Fashionable Selby – opening the door to the sort of voyeurism that really tickles my fancy: Designers at work..
Dries Van Noten quietly arranging beautiful flowers.
A highly organised bohemian Isabel Marant.
A Marant mood board with a lust-worthy bracelet.
Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of Balmain at work on a stunning parquet floor.
Inspiration from every corner: Carla Sozzani, Italian gallerist and founder of Galleria Carla Sozzani and the creator of 10 Corso Como in Milan.
Surrounded by colour: Pascale Mussard, Artistic Director of Hermes Petit H.
It’s thinking you have that little bit of knowledge to know what they’re really like and what makes them tick..the reality behind the curtain. Even though you know in your mind, you’re still seeing what they want you to see….but it helps that each profile is accompanied by Selby’s watercolour portraits and illustrated questionnaires, revealing answers to personal questions.
It sounds delicious non?
Laters, Kate x