Vince Camuto

  • Born: 1936
  • Died: January 21, 2015
  • Location: Greenwich, Connecticut

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In this Nov. 29, 2011 photo, Vince Camuto arrives at the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab)

Shoe designer dies

By The Associated Press, The Associated Press

Women's footwear designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded shoe company Nine West Group, has died in Connecticut at age 78.

Camuto died Wednesday at his home in Greenwich, said Matthew Murphy, director of the Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements. Camuto had been battling cancer.

The designer is best known for co-founding Nine West Group in 1978. He served as creative director there for two decades and was named CEO in 1993. Nine West was sold in 1999 to Jones Apparel Group.

Camuto founded the Camuto Group, which owns his namesake footwear line, in 2001. The company also licensed products for Tory Burch, BCBG and others.

The privately held company, based in Greenwich, did not respond to multiple calls and emails seeking comment on Thursday.

The designer, whose products are sold at the company's own stores and other retailers, expanded his fashion empire to include clothing, accessories and fragrances.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Heather Williams - These are amazing!! The pics relaly show who both of you are, and who you are as a couple!! Hard to choose, but I THINK my fave is the one of D.C. eyes closed leaning into your face, and Linds you're looking at the camera smiling!! Love, love, love them all though!!!! <3november 11>

Posted by Shahad - XKwksVny, OK - GaacuD6g   November 10, 2015

Thank you sooooo much for your pglede of $2,500 to the Service High School Cheerleaders and Booster Club in Anchorage Alaska. The Service High Cheerleaders are the ONLY Alaska Cheer Team to have been invited to perform in the Champs Bowl Half Time Show in Orlando Flordia at Christmas 2012. As it is expensive to get uniform gear and travel all the way from AK to FL and back, we really really appreciate the monetary pglede. It's sure gonna help out alot! The girls are sooooooo excited for this once in a life time opportunity. Thanks again. This is such a blessing. Melanie Stromme.

Posted by Sirirat - ljjHUpPURM, IL - zWdFTyYz0   November 10, 2015

Donna Kafel - These are amazing pohtos they capture the love and fun you two have! I love the ones with you and Dave on the pier with the background of the cove muted. And I also like the shots of the engagement ring unique way of showing it!November 12, 2011 7:32 am

Posted by Alexanra - pf1qGoxQ4Qz, AK - 2RmVM0zeqAJb   April 12, 2015

Heather Williams - These are amazing!! The pics rellay show who both of you are, and who you are as a couple!! Hard to choose, but I THINK my fave is the one of D.C. eyes closed leaning into your face, and Linds you're looking at the camera smiling!! Love, love, love them all though!!!! <3november 11>

Posted by Luisa - AOtdwp9HIlXG, NJ - aezZ5LTOPU   April 12, 2015


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In this Nov. 29, 2011 photo, Vince Camuto arrives at the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab)