The Spanish version of Vanity Fair magazine has announced that the Personality of the Year Award will be presented to Charlotte Casiraghi. This will happen on November 2 at the Real Alcazar of Seville.

The Prix Vanity Fair is awarded annually to someone who has contributed to the progress of humanity in the field of culture, art, or sport. Previously, it was awarded to the writer Mario Vargas Llosa, tennis star Rafael Nadal, Mayor Anne Hidalgo (of Paris) and actor Antonio Banderas. 

The eldest daughter of Princess Caroline was chosen by a jury for her commitment to the emancipation of women in the world of art and fashion. As an ambassador for the Chanel fashion brand, she has taken the initiative for some philosophical and literary evenings in the fashion world with writers and scientists.

She is also president and organiser of the Rencontres philosophiques de Monaco – launched in 2015 – and in that role she has brought many different disciplines into contact with each other. Thanks to these initiatives, she has become a reference for a new generation in the cultural, philosophical, and literary world. 

Last Sunday Charlotte Casiraghi was a guest on France 2 on Laurent Delahousse’s talk show and expressed her concern about a lack of creativity in a younger generation, which is afraid of getting bored quickly because in everyday life everything is fast and suddenly there is nothing left to be inspired by. “But it is precisely thanks to creativity that humans have been able to solve most problems. But I’m very worried these days that people are afraid of the big nothing, because they’re more likely to be exhausted by all the stimuli they get, creating a lack of creativity. Yes, I’m afraid of that,” she said in a discussion with the writer Abd al Malik and the actor Romain Duris.

The 37-year-old graduated in philosophy from the Sorbonne in Paris. She then worked as an intern at the Independent newsroom in London. 

FILE PHOTO: Charlotte Casiraghi Courtesy Chanel