By Glam & Essence
One of Italy’s top shoe designers,Sergio Rossi, has died of the coronavirus on Thursday in a hospital in Cesena in the northern Emilia-Romagna region.The news was made known on Friday by some Italian media.
Luciana Garbuglia, the Mayor of San Mauro Pascoli, confirmed the death and its link to the novel COVID-19 to dpa.
The Sergio Rossi Company was founded in 1951 and gained fame in the 1960s.
Its shoes featured in the Italian film classic “La Dolce Vita”, as worn by lead actress Anita Ekberg.
The company was sold to Gucci in 1999 and later became part of the French PPR-Kering luxury group, and returned under Italian hands in 2015 with the Invest-industrial private equity fund.
According to the Adnkronos news agency, the luxury shoemaker had recently donated 100,000 euros ($108,000) for a hospital in Milan, treating novel coronavirus patients.Sergio died at the age of 84.