Co-founder of Missoni fashion company, famous for zigzag-patterned knitwear, dies ‘serenely’ at home in Sumirago, Italy at aged 92.
He was discharged on May 1st from the hospital Circolo in Varese, where he had been hospitalized for a heart failure, to return to his villa in Sumirago, in the province of Varese and where is also the home of the fashion house he founded. He was immediately resigned because he wanted to return home but his condition remained complicated. In recent days, as it was learned, was very cut down to his condition but there were no signs of an imminent end. So much so that yesterday he had wanted to see on television a tennis match. His condition deteriorated overnight.
The entrepreneur was the father of Angela, Luca and Vittorio, passed away on January 4 in Los Roques, Venezuela, while he was traveling on a plane from tourism with his partner and a couple of friends. The tracks were lost shortly after takeoff. The local coastguard had launched searches, but are no longer found traces.After the tragedy that has befallen the son Vittorio,Ottavio Missoni had never resumed. From that day on, he never wanted to talk about that story.
Ottavio and Rosita on their wedding day 18 April – 1953.
ottavio missoni with his wife
Misooni Family 2008 Ottavio, Margherita, Rosita and Angela Missoni Rome, Italy, October 2008 ©WireImage
The Rainbow that came from his creations gave us the image of a jolly man who knew how to bring to his fashion world levels.
Rest in peace!
Sunday, March 17, 1982 file photo shows Rosita, center, and Ottavio Missoni, center left, as they take the catwalk after presenting their fashion collection in Milan, Italy. It’s all about the jet-setter life on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif, and next week multiple generations of Missonis as well as supermodel Iman will land there. They’re the newest honorees of the Rodeo Walk of Style, which gives fashion influencers a permanent place to celebrate their signature looks. (AP Photo/File)