The British Fashion Council is certainly hoping to make this year’s Fashion Awards an affair to remember. After teasing the nominees, and revealing that Bruce Weber would be the recipient of this year’s Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, the BFC announces today that the ceremony will also honor Franca Sozzani with the first ever Swarovski Award for Positive Change.
“Words cannot express the huge deal of admiration and respect I have for Franca and her work,” said BFC chairwoman Dame Natalie Massenet in a statement. “She exemplifies those qualities this award has been created to honor, and her tireless commitment to the causes she cares so passionately about is a great example to us all.”
“During her nearly three decades as editor of Vogue Italia she has worked tirelessly both to innovate and push the creative boundaries of fashion, and to help lead the global fight for a world without AIDS, cancer and hunger,” added Nadja Swarovski, of the Swarovski Executive Board.
This has been quite the year for Sozzani, who was the subject of the documentary Franca: Chaos and Creation (directed by her son), which was released this past summer.
With the ceremony only a few weeks away (it takes place on December 5th), there is still time for the BFC to announce more award recipients, specifically, the Outstanding Achievement Award. Stay tuned.