Celebrating the chaotic brilliance of Franca Sozzani

During the weekend fashion’s biggest names gathered for a tribute film to Vogue Italia’s long-serving Editor in Chief at the Venice Film Festival. The docu-film Franca: Chaos and Creation held its premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and it was a family matter. Directed by Francesco Carrozzini, the film takes an intimate look into the life of his mother, Vogue Italia’s legendary Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani. Behind the lens, the film shows Sozzani’s work as well as her wide-reaching fashion influence during her almost three-decade tenure as head of the publication.

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Conde Nast Traveller’s ode to the immense glamour of Hydra

“The laid-back Greek island” is “a stop-off on the glittery international art circuit and yet the boho, go-slow Greek island of Hydra will always sway gently to its own rhythm” for Antonia Quirke who fell in love with the small Saronic island of Hydra.
“The port – a perfect horseshoe – backs into a high amphitheatre dotted with 18th-century mariners’ mansions painted citrine, picked out now by the morning sun. It is a Rip Van Winkle town, cute-warm and coiled around dazzling-bright labyrinths of steep steps and slender streets” she writes of the island that Leonard Cohen appreciates ever since the 1960s. Read more

The philanthropy/ Jeff Koons bag of giving

He is the subject of a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art that runs through this Sunday and now he is ready to go under the hammer for a good cause. All thanks to Svetlana Kuzmicheva-Uspenskaya, a collector of Koons’s work as well as his friend and collaborator. Read more