Sergio Rossi, the celebrated shoe designer, has died at the age of 84, APA reports citing Vogue magazine.
The cause of death for the master cordwainer, who founded one of Italy’s most illustrious footwear brands in 1968, is not known. He was hospitalised in Cesena for a few days, leading sources to speculate he had contracted coronavirus.
The brand’s chief executive officer, Riccardo Sciutto – who has been at the company since April 2016 – announced the news on the morning of 3 April, according to WWD. “It was a great pleasure to have met him,” said Sciutto. “He was our spiritual guide and he is today more than ever.”