A Family Affair

Of course, it all starts with their mothers. Anna and Franca had been close friends for years.

"Franca and I found ourselves falling into a friendship that I am so happy and honored to say sustained itself for 30 years," Wintour wrote in a moving piece for Vogue back in 2016, when Sozzani passed. On one of her last visits to her dear friend, Wintour recalled "I was wearing a little watch Franca had given me, and I promised to pass it along one day, in celebration of our friendship, should Francesco be blessed with a daughter."

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