Vogue Italia

20 - 3 - 2017

In honour of legendary editor Franca Sozzani, who passed away at the end of last year, we are turning over the SALAKO salon to Vogue Italia for the next four weeks.

Vintage issues from the 1990s, featuring seminal shoots from the likes of Sozzani's long-term collaborator, Steven Meisel and artists such as Vanessa Beecroft and Maurizio Cattelan, will be on display to read and purchase with 10% of proceeds from magazine sales going to the Child Priority Charity, founded by Franca Sozzani, Jonathan Newhouse and Gianpaolo Grandi (both of Condé Nast), which supports artistically talented children from impoverished backgrounds throughout the world.

Sozzani's tenure, as editor of Vogue Italia since 1988, was typified by creating a collage of fashion, art and topical journalism, producing ground-breaking issues which explored diversity in fashion (the infamous Black Issue of 2008) and plus-size (Vogue Curvy).

Her work led to the award of the prestigious Legion d'Honneur in 2012 and her interests and editorial choices had far reaching cultural impact.

Looking back on these magazines, produced nearly twenty years ago, Sozzani's bold and innovative approach to editing shines from the pages, with most of the fashion pages looking as though they were shot yesterday. Each issue features iconic fashion images which were created by a mixture of established names and those just starting their illustrious careers. Certainly, the styling and photography of this period has had a huge impact on today's fashion and these vintage issues are coveted by fashion designers, photographers and artists alike.

Come and enjoy this slice of fashion history at:

SALAKO, 85 George St W1U 8AQ
020 7262 5620

We will be posting various cover shots and fashion stories on our Instagram account: @salakolondon so keep looking to see if your favourite issue is featured.