Sunday, March 14, 2010

On the Street…..Franca Sozzani, Paris


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  1. sean

    March 14, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Perfectly accented with the bush and Vespa in the background.

  2. rash magazine

    March 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

    i love francesca Sozzani 's hair the curls and that jacket not quite sure about the whole ensemble though

  3. Dan Brazil.

    March 14, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Incrible… Elegant and Fashion.

  4. Marquis de Lannes

    March 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Franca et Carla, les soeurs glamour!

  5. The Sluice Box

    March 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Her outfit is almost as dazzling as her smile. Fabulous image.

  6. Nick

    March 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Che classe la Franca!

  7. Daphne

    March 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    absolutely love the coat!

  8. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm


  9. Clare

    March 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    That coat is stunning!



  10. The Photodiarist

    March 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful coat.

  11. Caddy

    March 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My best friends and I still want to be able to look as chic as Franca and Carla Sozzani when we hit their age!

  12. Bell

    March 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I dont like this lady style. sure she is wonderfull. but….

  13. Coco and Zaahb

    March 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    That jacket is Fabulous i love the print and the colors


  14. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    She is allright, but the red Vespa PX at the back is the best !

  15. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    LOVE the shoes!!

  16. estelleblogmode

    March 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Lovely jacket and great picture !

    ♥ ♥

  17. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I love thos shoes

  18. Marian D

    March 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Don't think I've ever seen Franca in colour before. I love the matching shoes, and her legs are great.
    Not the neckline, though – that gold shade is so difficult to wear for people with Franca's skin tone. But her smile is gorgeous!

  19. Porsilasmoscas

    March 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    love how she's got loads of personality :)

  20. meraldia

    March 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    What a stylish coat!


    March 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    What a beautiful coat and I love how her heels match the coat.

  22. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Simply splendid. You don't see beautiful people like her where I live

  23. Delphine

    March 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Its really amazing how well those sunglasses fit with that gorgeous coat. Thanks for being on the street to catch all these looks!

  24. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    love the shoes, her dress a bit over powerng, she does have an air about her

  25. Hugo Hase

    March 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Her look is wonderful! So chic and ladylike.

    The only thing i don't like are the glasses.

  26. Sinner Diamond

    March 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I love her.. Vogue Italia is the best

  27. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Love it! <3

  28. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    She is Italian Vogue's editor. I love her style. That outfit, with the glint of shine on the shoes picked up by the gold on the coat. I want that coat! No purse, anywhere.


    March 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    what a cute lady!

    all love ida

  30. Berta

    March 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    She is just great!=)!

  31. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    That's in front of the National Assembly, isn't it?
    I used to live there.
    Totally love her

  32. Natascha

    March 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    so good. i love the ffact, that you take pictures of every … person. especially older women. :)

  33. Misanthropic Pulp

    March 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I adore her, she smiles on every picture and she looks just perfect…
    Incredible taste!

  34. Sophiemei

    March 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    i love Franca Sozzani!! i always pay attention to her outfits!!

  35. lintmag

    March 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Ah, fabulous Franca – I want to see her hop on that red Vespa and zoom off!

  36. Melissa Blake

    March 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I love that coat!!!


    March 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I love Franca Sozzani, she is so elegant and such a nice person. Good shot!


  38. estherjeohn

    March 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    love the classy look – but with a bit of twist. the gold is stunning!

  39. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I don't like the glasses, but the combination of the coat and shoes is great.

  40. Lisa

    March 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Stunning, confident, classy, WOMAN. Love the touch of red, including the cycle!

  41. lea simply

    March 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    She is cool..

  42. Enrique

    March 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    She has the quick wit that goes with her quirky but elegant style. Her tweets are something I look forward to.

  43. T H E F A T T A C K

    March 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Very very beautiful coat!




    March 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    great class

  45. Isabel

    March 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Can't resist an OMG – she looks gorgeous! The shine from the gold bands on the coat and the shoes are the best complement to her beautiful smile! Another
    great capture for you Sartorialist!

  46. chula

    March 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    what a elegant woman!!! we love you franca
    a truly inspiration;-))

  47. SabinePsynopsis

    March 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    After so many outrageous shoe designs I find a classicly shaped shoe quite exciting. Beautiful coat and colour scheme goes without saying.

  48. Karen

    March 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Elegant lady. Beautiful coat.

  49. LaurieAnn

    March 14, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Very, very chic. Love how Franca has coordinated her shoes with the coat. She looks distinctive, elegant, not fussy, confident. I love seeing "women of a certain age" looking age appropriate and stylish.

  50. ColorHater

    March 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm

  51. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Amazing how someone so influential in the business could keep such an alice in wonderland attitude!
    ps: great mods vespa in the background..

  52. Maggie

    March 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    those SHOES.

  53. psforal

    March 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Lovely shoes!

  54. Lea

    March 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm


  55. fernando

    March 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    she needs to do something about this hair!!!


    March 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    that coat is perfect for her age!

  57. anna

    March 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    The shoes, the shoes!

  58. Ceci Woodard

    March 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    that coat! those shoes.. mmm.

  59. Milana

    March 14, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Love, love, love the coat!

    Milana from

  60. Erika @ Practical Princess

    March 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    She looks so happy and divine. Wonderful pictures.

  61. GeorgiaRae

    March 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    love the proportions in this-the fullness that the pleats create in the coat balanced out by the sleek point of the shoe. and, as with many of your subjects, she has a beautiful smile!

  62. Nedda Ebo

    March 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    oh thats some beautiful use of plaid!

  63. fashionfauxpas

    March 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    elegant gambs…patent leather, metallic, great

  64. sottch

    March 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    tres class! et tres belle.

  65. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    always stunning

  66. Whereisthecool

    March 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Old is cool.

  67. Nay.D

    March 14, 2010 at 4:35 pm

  68. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    She is fabulous, a real role model.
    At the same time, I look closely at the role model part, because I'm pushing 50, though I don't look it, and I always think about this "age appropriate" stuff.
    Her hair is very long, but she pulls it off. How?
    She wears minimal makeup without looking washed-out. Even tougher since she's blonde. How does she do it?
    Is it ALL her clearly fantastic personality coming through? Yes, it helps to have gorgeous designer duds, but there is more to it than that. She is tiny, not a statuesque model type. How does she look so consistently good?

  69. MiA

    March 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    what a good picture of her!

  70. brightlightsbigcity

    March 14, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    beautiful coat and shoes…

  71. This is

    March 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    It's a beautiful outfit, but I think that the coat needs to be stiffer in cut.

  72. Lisa Petrarca

    March 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Completely perfect fashion…she didn't miss a single thing.

    Wish I could look this put together as I run out the door each morning!LOL!

  73. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    My favourite photo of the year, so far. I want it all… and I want it now!

  74. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Too "ladylike"; why do women of a certain age just become more conservative and a smaller color pattern would be better on her.

  75. Diane

    March 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Are those shoes for real? They are gorgeous and she wears them so great! It's so refreshing to see something else than platforms these days!…


  76. Joffrey

    March 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Very elegant!

  77. Jenny Kozlow

    March 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Franca's signature style is the belt. Such a glamour

  78. Liu

    March 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    The trench is stunning….

  79. Jim

    March 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    —it continually amazing me when a lady with this much style, class, elan and fashion sense receives comments such as " I don't like this or that" and the same people clamor with excitment over people that are dressed sloppy and/or appear as if they are homeless.

  80. Punctuation Mark

    March 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    She is such a classy lady… no doubt about it!

  81. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I love what she is wearing and how happy she looks wearing it. I do think short grey or dark brown curly hair would accent the outfit to it's best.

    That means I would love to wear it, even after I have grey curls. It's timeless and lovely.

  82. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    She's gorgeous in that coat! Great combination with the glasses, the coat and the shoes! Plus she's always got that divine smile on her face!

  83. Krishna

    March 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    What really makes it for me is the outline of the legs in the thick tights, and the beautoful gleaming shoes. A lady with elegance!

  84. mathias8

    March 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Yesterday I was in Paris!! I want to see her!! I love Her!!!

  85. guto

    March 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    She's such a charming lady but sometimes i don't like the size of her glasses…simply doesn't match… but the rest, absolutely perfect!

  86. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    she's very elegant and i agree with what everyones saying about the personality shining through in that smile. but i've always thought she could do with a trim. its not that length is out of place at her or any age but that in this case it has such a limp look to it.

  87. 50centlove

    March 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    love the tights and shoes!

  88. Anonymous

    March 14, 2010 at 11:45 pm


  89. Le 21ème

    March 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

  90. Leslie

    March 15, 2010 at 12:18 am

    what a great looking outfit! She has so much style!

  91. Jenny B

    March 15, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Great to see a woman who doesn't look like she's 20 – you have lots of elegant older men…but not so many ladies!!! Love your column though – Thanks

  92. Vinda Sonata

    March 15, 2010 at 1:18 am

    awesome woman. stylish and classy. love her outfit. she shows real grace!

    fashion atelier.

  93. Catherine

    March 15, 2010 at 1:19 am

    great look, love the elegance of the shoes and the belt plus the materials.

  94. Cecylia

    March 15, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Great age, great style, great coat

  95. Overdressed

    March 15, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Brava bella Franca-she is so chic, and owns the curly hair!

  96. Milena

    March 15, 2010 at 5:31 am

    simply perfect in every way!

  97. Quirkygirl

    March 15, 2010 at 5:35 am

    love the metallic stripes!

  98. AVM

    March 15, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Très chic!

  99. proletarian Great Gatsby

    March 15, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I love the colors:blood-red gold and wine. The horizontal bands remind me something i saw yesteday in a book about Cristobal Balenciaga.Her youthful spirit and her good taste have no age.

  100. Laura Patience Lover

    March 15, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I love her!! She is so elegant and ethereal!! :-)
    I've read on Vogue Italia about her obsession for Laura Tonatto…she is her n.1 fan on !!
    I wann customize a fragrance like her!!! Anyone can tell me more about it?

    Laura P.

  101. Izzen

    March 15, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Such a fabulous coat, accessorised perfectly with matching shoes and a winning smile!

  102. *G*R*U*N*T*I*L*D*A*

    March 15, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Fabulous! Absolutely LOVE the shoes…

  103. Louis

    March 15, 2010 at 9:38 am

  104. Anonymous

    March 15, 2010 at 10:44 am opposed to others i think franca's hair is simply gorgeous…women have to understand that natural is elegant and whatever hair you were born with is better than looking fake…her smile shows her confidence which no outfit on the planet can ever take the place of…priceless…your photograph dear sart just enhances it all!…kisses from cisternino/italy.

  105. Anonymous

    March 15, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Fantastic woman, fantastic photo! But what brand is this? Does someone know?

  106. joyce

    March 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    THE most elegant of plaids in the most luscious of colors! And that little strap over the instep on the shoe. So gorgeous!

  107. Anonymous

    March 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I have to agree with the poster Jim. One of the things I love about Italian women is their ability to look so chic and sexy without looking so "made up." I live in a European city where the "women of style" don't leave the house without a professional blowout or full makeup. I find this kind of refinement so refreshing. as far as the comments regarding her hair or glasses, bah humbug to you.

  108. Francesco Artibani

    March 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

  109. Anonymous

    March 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    dislike the eye wear greatly and i would so have enjoyed it if she had some sort of up do – not rigid maybe a very loose/ mess-ish chignon.

    that said, the rest of the look is lovely. the rich brown back with gold against gold, lovely. I hope that this is not a designer coat. i want to believe that this woman knows style and fashion well enough to find it anywhere.

  110. Maniqui

    March 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    She must have been a dancer before, she has these feet manners.

  111. Anonymous

    March 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    DAYUM! Look at them legs!!

  112. Jeanne

    March 15, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    No question that this woman has what it takes…

  113. Liz S

    March 16, 2010 at 12:05 am

    What a classy outfit–the gold on the coat and the glisten on the shoes are so eye catching.

  114. Anonymous

    March 16, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Now that's the way to show off your gams! Chic and sexy, not trashy and crass. Lovely!


    March 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

  116. Christine

    March 16, 2010 at 5:01 am

    This is the first time in my experience that I have ever seen a pointy-toed shoe look good.

  117. Phyllis

    March 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    It looks like she lets her hair air dry naturally; I like that.

  118. Anonymous

    March 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This woman ALWAYS dresses age-appropriately and that is why she always looks fab!

    Love the dress and the shoes.

  119. Anonymous

    March 16, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    The lovely line of the arch of her left foot…

  120. Anonymous

    March 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm


  121. GUGA

    March 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    she is always full of joy… But please i know its your mark… but cant u make anything better with the witch hair? bring us the boldness…. bring us the inspiration…maria bethania would be proud of this..

  122. Anonymous

    March 17, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Very elegant, but the ribbon-like gold sections and general flatness of the dress fabric makes her look like a present awaiting its bow.

  123. Ellie

    March 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Each time you capture this woman she looks so stylish. Lovely!

  124. Anonymous

    March 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    this woman has that exact facial expression in every image iv seen of her.

    i really love that dress but not the pointy shoes..

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