Iconic supermodel Iman is to receive the prestigious Franca Sozzani Award later this month. The award was established by the family of late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani. It recognizes women who have made a difference in their artistic work and social commitments.
Franca’s son, Franceso Carrozini, praised Iman saying in part: “Iman’s work has disrupted the fashion industry in a way similar to Franca’s: bold, innovative and inclusive.” He continued: “Using her platform to the best of its potential, Iman’s work from lobbying the CFDA for an increase of diversity on the runway to impactful humanitarian work, displays her true passion and focus. We are truly honored for her to accept the Franca Sozzani Award.”
Iman will be the third recipient of the award following Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek.
Iman to receive the prestigious Franca Sozzani Award. Congratulations!
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Proud to announce that the 3rd Franca Sozzani award will be given to @the_real_iman on August 27th at the @belmondhotelcipriani From working on increasing diversity to impactful humanitarian work with children Iman has been a real champion of all the values this award stands for! She will also join @franca_fund as ambassador helping us raise awareness on leveraging genomic medicine to prevent illness THANK YOU @ecoage @liviafirth