In the late 1980s, she became chief editor of Vogue Italia magazine. Several years later, she began editing Conde Nast Italia.
In the early 1970s, she earned a philosophy and literature degree from the University of Mantua.
She was partially responsible for creating the idea of the "supermodel."
A native of Mantua, Italy, she grew up with sisters named Carla and Maria. Her photographer and film director son, Francesco Carrozzini, was born in 1982.
She frequently collaborated with multimedia artist Vanessa Beecroft.