Julianne Moore is Franca Sozzani’s Award first recipient ever

Julianne Moore is Franca Sozzani’s Award first recipient ever

“With friends, we wanted to honor her legacy, her creative freedom and endless curiosity” said Sozzani’s son Francesco Carrozzini of the decision to launch Franca Sozzani Award.

The first award was bestowed to Julianne Moore by Colin Firth, an event that was followed by a dinner at Palazzo Contarini Polignac.

Moore, wearing a pleated Valentino gown in different shades of red, praised Sozzani’s “professional fearlessness and honesty,” and the “enormous impact beyond herself.” With her work, “she stopped time and we saw what she wanted us to see” reports WWD.

Julianne Moore is Franca Sozzani’s Award first recipient ever

“She made me feel like she knew me. I really admired her. She looked like a tiny angel, beautiful with her long blonde hair, but she was so determined and earth-bound, with a sharp wit and sense of humour, with no self-importance. For her son to have done this, it’s so meaningful” she added.

Julianne Moore is Franca Sozzani’s Award first recipient ever

“She would have wanted a no-nonsense speech, to the point and effective,” said Piccioli, in his own tribute. “She had a degree in Germanic philology and I dare anyone to define this. She used to say, I bet on the winning horses or maybe I am just lucky [using a colloquial Italian expression]. Ours could have been a professional relationship, but for some reason she gave me her friendship. She called me Nettuno [Neptune, from the Italian city outside Rome the designer lives in], but she was not surprised  by this.”

Julianne Moore is Franca Sozzani’s Award first recipient ever

Moore is making headlines once again with her elegance and her otherworldly beauty. Photographed by Miguel Reveriego Julianne Moore turns up the glam factor for Vogue Russia in gorgeous gowns of Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin and more.

Photos via Fashion Gone Rogue