Shoe designer Sergio Rossi died of coronavirus

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In Italy, shoe designer Sergio Rossi died. The legend of the fashion world was 84 years old.

As Vogue writes, the man was taken to the hospital with suspicion of coronavirus.

Earlier Sergio Rossi brand gave 100 thousand euros to medical institutions of the country to fight against COVID-19.

He died in Cesena (Emilia-Romagna region) after a few days in a hospital in northern Italy. That’s where the largest number of cases were recorded.

“His shoes have always been a model of good taste, without any pretentiousness and always comfortable. Shoes were not just an accessory for him. He once admitted that he wanted to create a perfect extension of a woman’s leg,” said Riccardo Sciuto, the brand’s general manager.

Rossi founded a company to sew women’s shoes in 1951. Already in the next decade, Sergio Rossi became a recognizable brand and moved to the luxury category. As RNS writes, Sergio Rossi was born in the Italian city of San Mauro Pascoli in 1935. He has collaborated with fashion houses such as Versace and Dolce & Gabbana and his collections were regularly presented at fashion weeks in Milan. Until 2015, the French corporation Kering was the owner of the brand