Carla Sozzani’s photography collection in Berlin


Paolo Roversi, Meg. Alaia Dress, 19187 © Paolo Roversi

‘It’s not a collection,’ editor, gallerist and 10 Corso Como founder Carla Sozzani recalled in 2016, ‘it’s my life! Actually, I didn’t even think I had a collection until Azzedine [Alaïa] had the idea. Whenever he comes to my office in Milan, he always says, “Oh, you have so many beautiful pictures!” But it wasn’t meant to be a collection; I just started putting together all these photographs.’ Alaïa has sadly now passed away, but not before opening a show of Sozzani’s personal collection of fashion and art photography in his Paris exhibition space; now that show arrives at Berlin’s Helmut Newton Foundation, which is very fitting as the provocative German photographer was, like Alaïa, a good friend of hers. ‘I spent a lot of time with Helmut Newton and his wife, June,’ Sozzani has said. ‘He gave me the Charlotte Rampling at the Hotel du Nord and the selfie in front of Courbet’s Origin of the World, which a Japanese couple took of him in 1996.’

More information at: Helmut Newton Foundation