Sergi Rossi, shoe designer dies from Covid 19 aged 84.

For eagle-eyed followers of film actress Anita Ekberg and songstress Madonna (to name but two well known names), a close look might have revealed incredible and beautifully designed Sergio Rossi shoes.

Rossi’s business was inherited as a cobbler’s shop from his father which he transformed into a global footwear empire. The business grew up in Italy’s San Mauro Pascoli, a provincial shoemakers’ town harking back to the 19th Century.

He worked closely with Gianni Versace throughout the 1970’s and was sold to The Gucci Group where he remained chairman and creative director.

Sergio Rossi is survived by Gianvito, his son who is also a shoe designer.


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