Want a Byline on Vogue Italia? Italian Vogue's Franca Sozzani Launches Online Fashion Encyclopedia With Reader Submissions
Want an Italian Vogue byline? If so, you're in luck, as they are apparently pretty easy to come by these days. A few months ago, Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani posted an open call for pitches on her blog for a vague new online project. Even though it wasn't at all clear where she was going with it, tons of people sent in pitches (via the comments section) and she even publicly critiqued almost every one. The recently-launched Vogue Encyclo seems to be the result. (Thanks to WWD for bringing to our attention.) It is not unlike American Vogue's Voguepedia in that it identifies fashion's important people, places and things, encyclopedia-style. However, like Wikipedia, Vogue Encyclo's articles are all reader contributions, as in anyone can participate and, pending review from Vogue staffers, will receive a byline.