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Carla Sozzani, a truly remarkable woman.

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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.

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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.

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In collaborations with others, there are now three other 10 Corso Como’s in the world, in Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai.

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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.

Rare combinations.

Laters, Kate x