The Late Franca Sozzani to Be Honored by Fashion 4 Development

SOZZANI’S LEGACY: Fashion 4 Development will honor the late Franca Sozzani, former editor in chief of Vogue Italia and Goodwill Ambassador for F4D from 2011 to 2016, at the seventh annual official First Ladies Luncheon. The event will take place on Sept. 19 during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the Pierre Hotel in New York.
Sozzani’s son, Francesco Carozzini, will present the first Franca Sozzani Award that will be given to Precious Moloi-Motsepe, founder of African Fashion International and pioneer of African luxury fashion initiatives who will take on the role of Goodwill Ambassador for the African region to continue Sozzani’s work.
Hosted by Evie Evangelou, founder of F4D, the luncheon will gather first ladies, fashion industry professionals, influencers and diplomats from more than 100 nations to celebrate the progress made to drive positive social change worldwide in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s F4D Award will be presented to Iman for her work with The Children’s Defense Fund, Action Against Hunger and the Raise Hope for Congo campaign, which aims to build a permanent and diverse constituency of activists who advocate for protection and empowerment of Congolese women and girls. She will also be honored for

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