Emanuele Farneti is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. Announced in January 2017, Farneti’s appointment comes after the unexpected passing of Franca Sozzani in 2016. Most recently, Farneti was editor of GQ, a post he took on in 2015. He is the third editor of Vogue Italia.
“Emanuele is one of the most experienced, accomplished and admired editors in Italy today, with experience as editor-in-chief of eight magazines in his career,” Conde Nast chairman Jonathan Newhouse said in a statement. “He is considered to be a true ‘magazine maker’ who brings to a title surprise, visual freshness and a true commitment to quality at the highest level.”
Joining Condé Nast Italia in 1999, Farneti was part of the team that oversaw the launch of GQ, before leaving to work at publications including Flair, Icon and Men’s Health. In 2014 he rejoined the conglomerate to edit Architectural Digest, before returning to GQ a year later.
On succeeding Sozzani, whose unique vision drove the magazines for 28 years, Newhouse said: “Franca was a one and only. However, Franca herself recognised that Vogue stands for itself despite the creativity of each individual. She knew and respected Emanuele and I think she would have approved.”