Issue #34

Nicoletta Santoro

La Creativa

Born in Milano, Nicoletta Santoro graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Languages and Journalism. Nicoletta’s long-standing relationship with Conde Nast International began with Italian Vogue in the role of Senior Editor. During this time, Nicoletta created an innovative approach to fashion in collaboration with photographers such as Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh and Paolo Roversi. After marrying British photographer Max Vadukul, Nicoletta relocated to Paris where she held an editorial position at Paris Vogue and Egoiste. While working on Egoiste, she established a long-lasting, creative relationship with legendary photographers Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon. Upon moving to New York, Nicoletta began collaborating with Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair and Richard Avedon for the New Yorker, while continuing to freelance for Italian Vogue. For the past four years, Nicoletta held the post of International Fashion Director at Large for Vogue China. She was recently appointed Creative Director at Large for Town & Country.

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I work as a Creative Director at large at Town and Country. I am a passionate traveler and, when I can, I travel to relax or adventure..

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

My private life : marriage with Max Vadukul.

Please share your best memory in the City.

My first winter in NY, a memorable snow storm. The city was snowed in: a fascinating, gigantic mistery.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

I am passionate about cinema. The photo has an Antonioni feel: a real Italian woman in a crude, urban landscape.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

A unique, original way to support and strengthen Italianity.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I am very attached to my roots and traditions, the best way to be an ambassador of my culture.

  • Shots

    104

  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    New York

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