Italian Vogue Editor Carla Sozzani has joined Bottega Veneta as Creative Director

Bottega Veneta has a new creative director. Carla Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue since 2000, has joined the Italian luxury clothing and accessories brand as the artistic director for bags and accessories, effective January 2019.

Raf Simons was the last person to serve as the brand’s creative director from 2013-2017, eventually leaving for his own, eponymous label.

A native of Lille, N.Y., Sozzani has worked for Italian Vogue for 23 years as its editor, fashion director, and features director. Most recently, she has been the executive creative director of Interview magazine. She will divide her time between Bottega Veneta’s Loro Piana base in Trieste, Italy, and Interview’s offices in New York City.

“I know Bottega well, through my years of leading the Italian edition of Vogue,” Sozzani says. “I have felt great admiration for the Bottega brand and the very professional and inspiring talents within the business. I look forward to contributing to its further development in a new phase.”

Bottega Veneta CEO Marco Bizzarri issued the following statement: “We are honored to welcome a trusted fashion journalist and creator to be among our family of creative talents. Carla’s substantial international experience in fashion, style and culture, combined with her esteemed reputation, will undoubtedly help build on the creative development of the brand. We look forward to helping her take Bottega Veneta to the next level.”

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