Death of Ottavio Missoni

February 11, 1921 - May 9, 2013
Sumirago, Italy | Age 92

Patriarch of fashion brand dies in Italy
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COLLEEN BARRY, The Associated Press

MILAN (AP) — Ottavio Missoni, the patriarch of the iconic fashion brand of zigzag-patterned knitwear that helped launch Italian ready-to-wear and turn Milan into a fashion mecca, died Thursday just months after his eldest son disappeared without a trace. He was 92.

Missoni "passed away serenely" in his home in the town of Sumirago, north of Milan, where Missoni SpA is also based, the company said in a statement.

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