It happens. Especially with proper names. When a New York Times piece about the memorial service held in Milan Monday for beloved Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani first went out, it featured a headline that had inverted the letters of her last name.
The Feb. 27 service was put together by Condé Nast International chairman Jonathan Newhouse together with the mayor of Milan and the head of Italian fashion organization Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. Sozzani’s son Francesco Carrozzini was one of two eulogists, along with her niece Sara Maino.
As the Times reminded last fall when Carrozzini debuted a feature documentary about his mother at the Venice International Film Festival, Sozzani almost didn’t last:
When Sozzani finally landed the job atop Italian Vogue in 1988, Jonathan Newhouse considered firing her, because the radical changes she made to the magazine were sending shock waves through the advertising community.
Sozzani was 66. RIP.