the Visionary


Lizzette Kattan

was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  She moved with her family to New York City during her teens. Eileen Ford discovered Lizzette as she was a student in College and she jumped on the opportunity of becoming a fashion model. Lizzette worked throughout the Americas and Europe, but she wanted something more of a challenge.

She landed a position at Cosmopolitan Italia organizing photo shoots. Her drive for success allowed her to quickly become essential to the magazines and she was promoted to fashion director to Cosmopolitan in 1976 and likewise for Harper’s Bazaar Italia in 1978. She also created two new magazines Harper’s Bazaar Men’s in 1979 and Harper’s Bazaar France in 1983. She left the Harper’s Bazaar family to focus on her family and start new projects in 1986.

Lizzette knows that life takes many shapes and forms, and has seized all the opportunities in front of her. Discover in detail her story.


From New York, Paris and Milan
How she became a career diplomat


Helping the next generation of creatives

Fashion Biography

Lizzette was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She lived in her home country until her family relocated to New York when she in her teens. Her ambitions at the time were to return home as an archeologist and unearth the many discoveries lying under the Honduran soilOne faithful day on the streets of New York a woman approached Lizzette with a proposition. It was something that she had never thought of before nor considered as an option. The woman’s name was Eileen Ford and she wanted to represent Lizzette as a model in the fashion world. Lizzette thought over the proposal and decided to take advantage of the opportunity. College would always be there for her but the chance to travel and see the world was an occasion that couldn’t be passed up. The fashion world quickly discovered her and Lizzette started to travel throughout Europe working for Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and many other magazines.

The Diplomat

Lizzette sought for a different challenge once retired from the fashion world. Her continued support her home country of Honduras lead to an invitation in becoming the commercial attaché to the Honduran Embassy in Rome in 1990. In this new position she mustered her unparalleled marketing skills gained in the fashion industry to promote Honduras image on the world stage. Lizzette established a quarterly publication called Honduran Highlights in 1990, which promoted culture, tourism and investment opportunities in Honduras. She motivated investors by showcasing Honduras lucrative manufacturing sector, exportation of agricultural goods and developed programs aimed at its growing tourism industry on the island of Roatan. She campaigned tirelessly on Honduras’ behalf at international trade shows by showcasing its rich cultural heritage and attracting tourism to its white sandy beaches.


Lizzette retired after over 17 years of work in the diplomatic post in Italy for the Republic of Honduras, to dedicate to her family. She continued anyhow to be active in different projects.

She had developed many friendship and professional contacts during her career both in the fashion and diplomatic world, so naturally she was contacted to be invited into different projects as freelance.

Lizzette selected just few of the various proposals and she dedicated lots of energy, time and skills.

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