Hot Shot: Franca Sozzani Anointed the ‘Pope of Fashion’

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) awards Franca Sozzani, Director of Vogue Italia, Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur (French highest award) during a ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace on March 14, 2012 in Paris.
Nicolas Sarkozy awards Franca Sozzani the Legion of Honor. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded Franca Sozzani with France's Légion d’Honneur at the Élysée palace in Paris yesterday. Her shiny new pin looked lovely with the gold-embroidered Dolce & Gabbana dress she wore for the occasion. You can read the speech delivered by Chairman of Condé Nast International, Jonathan Newhouse (in which he calls the Vogue Italia editor-in-chief the "Pope of fashion"), here.