MILAN (1) – Italian luxury shoemaker Sergio Rossi has died aged 85 after being hospitalised with the coronavirus, the mayor of the designer’s residence city mentioned on Friday.

Italy has recorded extra deaths from coronavirus than every other nation on the planet, with 13,915 fatalities as of Thursday. The aged have been significantly exhausting hit.

Rossi died on Thursday within the small city of Cesena in central Italy.

“He was among the many founders of the high-end girls’s footwear district within the space of Forlì and Cesena within the mid-20th century,” mentioned Luciana Garbuglia, mayor of San Mauro Pascoli, the place Rossi was born in 1935 and the place he based his model.

French luxury vogue group Kering took over the model in 1999. It then handed into the arms of the Italian personal fairness fund Investindustrial in 2015, when Rossi had already retired.

Reporting by Claudia Cristoferi, enhancing by Gareth Jones

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