Franca Sozzani, the celebrated editor in Chief of Vogue Italia was known for her minimalist style at interiors and she opened her home to the interior design magazine Architectural Digest. The giant of Italian fashion world has died last year and AD writes that Sozzani’s homes usually had “Stern black and white lines created a spotless and fuss-free gallery-like aesthetic in all her domestic surroundings.” Room Decor Ideas brings to you the inspiring Home Tour to Celebrity Homes, this time inspired by the fashion world.
The Paris property, a 19th-century townhouse, actually it was in bad shape, divided into three apartments, but soon Sozzani saw that behind that mess is was a great potential home. Later she refurbished the home with the help of her friend and architect Massimiliano Locatelli to make it look good as stylish home.
Her son, the filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini, remembers that her her passion for luxury interior design was very personal and she had a good eye when it came to designing the floor plan of her homes. “The furniture was always clean-lined, modern Italian and modern Scandinavian. The visual interest didn’t come from curtains or wallpapers; it was the way she layered things. Her houses were truly an expression of her personal philosophy.”
The architect Locatelli combined the existing apartments and then opened the ground-floor walls to bring air and light into the entry and living and dining rooms. In fact, Sozzani always appreciated the architects work, and last Fall she even shared that “If I weren’t in fashion, I would have gone into real estate or architecture”.
The famous Editor In Chief had four homes, a New York townhouse, the Milan apartment, where she was based, a family getaway in Portofino and a riad in Marrakech,. Except for the Marrakech home, which was decorated decades ago with a bohemian style, all the other home interiors were mostly with reductive furniture, black and white lines like a gallery aesthetic.
The longtime editor in chief of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani was beloved for publishing rule-breaking portfolios. She was the helm of the Italy’s most prominent fashion magazine for 28 years.
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