Legendary footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died from complications due to coronavirus. The iconic designer was 84.
According to reports he died in Cesena, Italy after being hospitalized for a couple of days with the infectious disease.
He was born in San Mauro Pascoli, one of Italy’s main shoemaking regions, in 1935, according to WWD. He learned the trade from his father, began producing footwear in the Fifties and launched his namesake brand in 1968. As he grew his own label, the designer also collaborated with fashion houses such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Azzedine Alaïa.