Tuesday, November 17, 2009

On the Street…. Franca Sozzani, Milan & Paris


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  1. Mara

    November 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    amazing. are you going to do a book tour of australia?

  2. Gigi

    November 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I like the fact that the pic isn't one where she's posing. And I like the skirt.

  3. Anonymous

    November 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm


  4. underneath

    November 17, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Definition of style.. a woman that really stands out from the crowd.. speaks low.. a small explosion.

  5. Monika Poppy

    November 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    wow, old fashion


  6. jack bespoke

    November 17, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    charming, as always.


  7. Tiny

    November 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    She is lovely as always.
    This is my first ever comment, though I have been reading your blog almost since it started!
    As a young artist, your site is always dependable for inspiration.

    Thank you Scott!


  8. Anonymous

    November 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    she IS beautiful

  9. cobaltika

    November 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    what a witchy wonderful woman!

    she is my new role model. in my 50's, i am always back and forth with what to do with my mid-back length hair. i don't *want* to cut it and have some easy-care middle-aged "do". yuk!

    i'm going to keep growing it! thank you for the inspiration!

  10. amalie

    November 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    i love her hair!
    so classic – especially with those glasses.

  11. Anonymous

    November 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm


  12. Lolitta

    November 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    oh what an interesting dress..I like!


  13. JM

    November 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Perfect picture as always!!
    Went to your book signing today at Madrid it was very nice to meet you and Garancé, I hope this visit won´t be your last.

    Love your blog!!


  14. Lilisfashion

    November 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Such a gorgous lady, love her in all black

  15. Daniel

    November 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    What an effortless chic style! She looks amazing.

    Let's grow up later

  16. beths

    November 17, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Tres jolie

  17. Maija

    November 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Franca Sozzani inspires me to grow my hair as well. She seems always so optimistic and bright in the pictures taken of her.. definately my favourite person of all the industry people judging by the images!

  18. Libby K

    November 17, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Love her happy expression and the feminine details–the earrings, the little ties on the delicate pumps, and the soft pleated skirt. I wish I could make out more of the cut of the top of the dress.
    P. S. The guy behind her looking straight into the camera makes his own contribution to the photo and to the situation with his amused, engaged expression and green shirt.

  19. The Bambina

    November 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    You can tell when someone truly enjoys clothes and loves what they're wearing. She is all this, but has an air of modesty. It's a deathly combination.

  20. Anonymous

    November 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Kind of reminds me of Sarah Jessica Parker's style…

  21. Nick Leonard

    November 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Pretty sure I've seen her on a street style blog before, very cool woman indeed. I like her glasses a lot here.

  22. Anonymous

    November 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    She looks lovely. Great courage to wear such long hair. It's very pretty.

  23. Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker`

    November 18, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I think she looks great, very classy. I really hope I can still carry my hair like that when I'm her age.


  24. Stjarna

    November 18, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Interesting pleated skirt!!

  25. The Lovely Bastard

    November 18, 2009 at 2:59 am

    i love the great texture of the dress.

  26. tizzylish

    November 18, 2009 at 6:12 am

    I love her wind blown hair matched with a nice a sweet navy blue ensemble. Her silver shoes cuts the darkness of the skirt. Very inspiring!


  27. beinglovingdoing

    November 18, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Was he looking at you or Franca?


  28. Jacqueline

    November 18, 2009 at 10:20 am

    GREAT hair! Love the outfit too. All black is always chic =)


  29. MJ

    November 18, 2009 at 10:56 am

    thanks for reinforcing the beauty of older women- and she rocks that hair.

  30. chula

    November 18, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Viva Fraca!! it's imposible don't love her;-)

  31. Polly

    November 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I love the skirt best

  32. Anonymous

    November 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    It's Carrie a few years later!!!

  33. Sabine

    November 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    To me the perfect combination of chique and elegance. Absolutely ageless style.

  34. Therese

    November 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    What a cool and gorgeous lady!

  35. Anonymous

    November 18, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Very Prada-esque! I love the unadulterated joy of fashion that comes through. The chap in green certainly adds something to the photo's composition. She is unaware of him but he is integral to the shot.
    Well done, as always Scott.

  36. Le 21ème

    November 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    AMAZING hair!

    - http://21Arrondissement.com

  37. Anonymous

    November 18, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    she's is the director of Vogue Italia.

  38. Anonymous

    November 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I'm so glad Lennon glasses are back. :)

  39. Tokyo Girl

    November 19, 2009 at 12:04 am

    This lady knows how to put together simple items and create an incredible look that no one else can achieve. I would like to know how she does it.. as I contemplate the fate of my pleated black skirt that has not seen the light of day in almost 5 years..

  40. Well Done

    November 19, 2009 at 1:23 am

    what a woman…divine!

  41. Alex Folzi

    November 19, 2009 at 2:02 am

    its amazing the way the picture makes her look so elegant and strong. well i bet she is.

  42. Vinda Sonata

    November 19, 2009 at 2:13 am

    love love loveeee that LBD. so perfect paired with that chandelier earrings! and the shoes are great! creme shoes are so in right now. plus, her beautiful hair reminds me of mermaids… :)

  43. Anonymous

    November 19, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Ok, quick question, I might be wrong, but isn't that CARLA Sozzani of Italian Vogue and not France (her sister). I think Franca has straight hair.

  44. Ellie

    November 19, 2009 at 11:31 am

    She has beautiful hair. Cute shoes!

  45. tiramisuk

    November 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    la donna in gamba!

  46. Couture

    November 20, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Beautiful! I ADORE her black outfit with the neutral shoes. The textures even of her hair and details are gorgeous.
    Only thing is would love to see her in a different pair of glasses. Feel those are too harsh for her face and delicate colouring.

  47. Elise

    November 20, 2009 at 1:29 am

    she's amazing!!! and inspiring too

  48. Anonymous

    November 20, 2009 at 7:20 am

    I'm going to cut my hair today.Notwithstanding the hair she's so charming!

  49. Anonymous

    November 20, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Totally cool and normal that she just carries her wallet and phone around in her hand (I do the same but drop them).

    It relaxes an otherwise really sophisticated and textured look. And those shoes are so divine and delicate and unexpected with the outfit.

  50. Leslie

    November 20, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Ah! Style and confidence, the best combination. She looks comfortable in her own skin.

  51. Anonymous

    November 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Love this site..thank you so much!
    I like everything from the neck down in this pic. This woman has beautiful hair…clearly her pride and joy.. yet doesn't this length harden her features just a tad?
    From another 50s specialist.

  52. Anonymous

    November 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    She looks like an effortlessly stylish, perfectly accessorised mummy. Like a modern, magazine controlling version of the ones in the Natural History Museum.


    November 21, 2009 at 1:20 am

    beg to differ on the choice of shoes and glasses as someone above has also pointed out, but the dress is slightly interesting…

    p r i m a r y c o l o u r s

  54. thestyleexpress.com

    November 21, 2009 at 11:55 am

    So confident; love her shoes and glasses.

  55. Anonymous

    November 22, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Maybe it's her hair, or how chic she is… but she reminds me so much of Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw. Love it!

  56. Amoruccio

    November 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    She could use a haircut. I mean, it's amazing, but way too long for her age.

  57. jessica

    November 23, 2009 at 3:04 am

    lovely lady.

  58. Anonymous

    November 24, 2009 at 11:18 am

    that's what I love about Italy. you can meetthe most beautiful women in the world there, but also those who think they are, but in fact are only a clone to mrs versace.

  59. Anonymous

    November 24, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I saw her in NYC this week on my way home, she truly is effortlessly stylish.

  60. Muza

    November 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    she is like a wine)

  61. Anonymous

    December 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    wow, her hair is certainly inspiring. She always manages to look so chic and feminine, she's got a great eye for delicate details. Franca's looks are always awesome.

  62. e...

    December 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I just loved it, loved it and love it:perfect outfit.

  63. kierstin

    May 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    i love the seemingly knowing smile of the gentleman in the background…

  64. Ivy Lee

    January 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

    She’s a dream woman.

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